Matthew Lynn Follow 20 May 2019 • 7:00pm A centre-right party riddled with factional infighting. A populist opposition leader veering rapidly leftward. A hopeless political mess in which the government seems doomed to defeat. Sound familiar? It might sound a lot like the UK, but actually that was a description of Australia just before it went to the polls last week in an election that it looked certain the Labor party would win. And yet, as it happened the Liberal-National coalition – the main centre-right grouping in Australia – pulled off a surprise victory and now looks set to form the next government. Plenty of people in the City, and within FTSE boardrooms, have grown fatalistically resigned to a Jeremy Corbyn-led government. But… To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free Register for free to continue reading this article Register Or unlock all Premium articles, free for 30 days Start trial Already have an account? Login Want to learn more? View all subscriptions
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