The frenetic pace of the general election campaign in the United Kingdom is such that in the last few days I’ve twice written and discarded posts that were made redundant before I had even got to the last line. Hardly a morning or an afternoon or an evening passes by without some new or improbable twist as the contest for power in Westminster reflects the missteps and confusions that have characterised much of UK national politics since the referendum on European Union membership in 2016. So what if Nigel Farage, the ideological inheritor of 1970s-style Powellism, minus the intellectual heft, has backtracked on his vow that the Brexit Party would contest every seat for the House of Commons? Some other stunt, flip-flop or controversy will be making new headlines before the print on the old ones has had time to dry. While it makes for great entertainment for anoraks like me, one has to wonder if the British election will herald the dramatic changes that some hopeful observers expect. Or if Brexit-laced politics in London will be just more of the same in 2020?