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Rob Ford is a professor of politics at the University of Manchester.
If people believe new parties can win, Labour and the Conservatives could quickly be left behind.
Public opinion has shifted since the Brexit referendum: more voters now favour retaining single market membership than controlling immigration.
“Trust us, we will treat EU citizens fairly” is likely to evoke some pretty bitter laughs around the negotiating table.
The rise of insurgent parties shows the growing political importance of the value differences which divide the nation’s old and young.