Noel Whelan: The UK faces an unhealthy election

Theresa May undermines British democracy by announcing a vote with no real choice

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn launches his election campaign, railing against the Westminster establishment and vowing to defeat what he calls a "cosy cartel" at the heart of British politics that protects the interests of the wealthy.

It is extraordinary how quickly a political system can undermine itself.

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