No Big Surprises in British Elections

May 13, 2005

MEMBERS of the British andinternational communities gathered atBritish Ambassador Georgina Butler’sresidence last Thursday to follow theblow-by-blow developments of thegeneral election in the UnitedKingdom. Little surprise was expressedat the outcome, with a Labourlead (albeit much reduced) becomingapparent from the first counts.Attendees represented all the threemajor parties – Conservatives, Labourand Lib-Dems – but political andsocial harmony was maintainedthroughout. For the British community,it looks to be very much business asusual for the near future.

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