In a bitter and divisive campaign, the Conservatives stumbled first. Labour soon followed, with resignations and charges of anti-Semitism.

Nobody expected Britain's general election to follow a smooth script, and by the end of a second hectic day of campaigning both of the country's major parties had suffered a series of unexpected bumps and blows. On Thursday, it was the opposition Labour Party's turn.

Two former Labour members of Parliament declared that they planned to vote for the Conservative Party because they said Labour's leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was unfit to be prime minister. Their comments came a day after the

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