“The last time the United Kingdom held a general election in December—when some parts of the country have just seven hours of daylight—was in 1923. Then, the country’s third-biggest party, the Liberals, took more than 100 seats, leading to a hung Parliament.

It is precisely that kind of deadlock that Britain is hoping to avoid with its next election, set for December 12.”

The Last Chance to Stop Brexit (The Atlantic)