What impact will the London Bridge attack have on the UK election?

David Miliband: The question this week is whether the terrorist attacks last Friday will affect the outcome?

The short answer to that, I think, is no. I think the vast majority of British people will be thinking above all about their sympathy for the victims of the attack. Two people were killed and the extraordinary life stories that have been told about them really would make you cry for the loss that's been suffered by their family and frankly, been suffered by the whole country. I think that's to be uppermost in people's minds rather than the political facts or the political consequences.


Lord William Hague: How much difference has last week's terrorist attack made to the British general election?

I would say, of course, something like this shouldn't affect the general election. It's very important that democracy isn't affected by something like that. It has affected the debate in the election because it's made it about security. Boris Johnson has learnt the lessons of the last election where the opposition parties lambasted Theresa May when there were terrorist attacks and she didn't really defend herself. So, he's got his retaliation in first this time, saying that we have to have tougher security policies. So ,there has been debate about it in the last few days. But speaking to voters here in London today, I don't see that it is changing the election. That remains about Brexit, the health service, housing, the economy and so on. So we're not many days, just a week from the election now. I don't think it has changed the course of that election.

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William Hague: What is my prediction for the election?

Well, I think that conservatives will definitely have a bigger lead in votes over the Labour Party than at the last election, two years ago. Now that should give them a majority in the House of Commons. But then there will be tactical voting between Labour and Liberal voters against the Conservatives. And there are many undecided people at the last minute. So, I would go for a small conservative majority, maybe around 20 seats, which is also what some of the most sophisticated pollsters have said.

David Miliband: Who do you predict will win the UK elections?

I'm very careful about predictions, especially about the future, as someone famously said. The polls are pretty clear that this has been a dismal campaign, an unpopularity contest in all sorts of ways in which the lesser of two evils is perceived by the voters to be a conservative vote. So, the polls are giving a range of possibilities from a hung parliament right through to a large conservative majority. Obviously, I don't know who's going to win. My tour around the country last week gave me a real sense, a yearning really, for a better choice, for better choices, for more fronting up by the parties, because both parties have done a job of avoiding some of the hardest choices. And so, I predict that whoever wins, there are some very difficult choices ahead. And the sooner that politics is about what you're asking for as well as what you're offering. As Tawney said, after Labour lost the 1931 election, "we offered too much and asked too little." The sooner politics is about shared endeavor, the better for the country.

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