The British Election: Lessons for America
AEI Politics Watch, Session IV
About This Event

Now that the British election is over, the battle for the political narrative has begun. At this event, three close observers of the British and American political scene examined the campaign techniques, discussed the results, and considered the specific lessons U.S. politicians can draw from the election. Are our politics becoming more similar, or are the two countries moving in opposite directions, with British politics becoming more presidential and American politics becoming more parliamentary? Both governments face serious economic challenges, with budget deficits running around 10 percent of gross domestic product. Will policies change as a result of the election? Will the result affect the special U.S.-UK relationship? Answering these and other questions were AEI resident fellow Michael Barone, coauthor of the Almanac of American Politics; pollster and political strategist Stanley B. Greenberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner; and William Schneider, both a professor of public policy at George Mason University and a distinguished senior fellow and resident scholar at Third Way, a think tank. AEI senior fellow Karlyn Bowman introduced the program. Mr. Barone moderated the event.