We hunkered down in the only pub in Notting Hill, London, that could accommodate 12 diners at one table and would change the TV station to BBC for the 10 p.m. British general election exit polls. The group of us, deemed the #HoyasInUK, had just spent the past week meeting with members of Parliament, campaign consultants and journalists to better understand the effect of the sudden June 8 election on the United Kingdom’s political landscape.
The trip was announced almost as soon as British Prime Minister Theresa May called for the snap election in late April. Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and Institute for Politics and Public Service announced they would sponsor a trip to the U.K. for Georgetown students. The 10 of us were notified we would have the amazing opportunity to witness history in action, led by two GU Politics staffers.
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