Thursday, 14 May 2015 11:52
by Rachel Shabi
In case you're wondering why your English friends seem even more gloomy than usual, it's because they uncharacteristically let in a little ray of hope. And then got crushed by reality. Ahead of last week's general election, the UK polls were predicting a nail-bitingly close run - giving progressives, who had been rallying against the incumbent coalition, cause for optimism.