Introduction: In the aftermath of the Brexit Party’s triumphant victory in the 2019 European parliamentary elections, it was widely anticipated that Farage’s party would split the Leave vote in any future general elections. These concerns became even more apparent when the Eurosceptic parties failed to displace Labour in Peterborough or fend off the Liberal DemocratsContinue reading “Did the Brexit Party cost the Tories seats in England and Wales?”
In weeks of Labour’s worst electoral defeat since 1935 pollsters are already predicting who will succeed Jeremy Corbyn in becoming leader of the opposition in March. However, YouGov have revealed that the front-runner and continuity-Corbyn candidate, Rebecca Long-Bailey, is expected to lose emphatically to the shadow Brexit Secretary, Sir Keir Starmer.
Jack Walters argues that for Boris Johnson to truly impose himself on British political history he must regenerate the Conservatives as the party of law and order.
Under the Cameroons HS2 was hailed as a great project to reconnect the UK. However, as days go by it becomes clearer that this vanity project will do very little to benefit the northern people.
‘The Conservative landslide has not only changed the dynamics of Britain’s position in the world, but it has also left the future of the Labour Party lies on a knife-edge. The choice for Labour, however, is unclear and unpredictable. Whether the parliamentary Labour party and Labour party members back a Blairite or a Corbynista one could argue that neither have the credentials to reunite the loosely connected coalitions of voters, which were shockingly fragmented under the rise of Boris Johnson.’
After a great night for nationalists in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Jack Walters highlights that the so-called ‘Yes Cymru’ movement failed to make Welsh independence an important issue for the next decade of British politics.
‘In the wake of four Brexit Party MEPs resigning from the party, the Brexit Party candidate, Reece Wilkes, pulls out of the election race in the tightly contested Labour-Conservative marginal of Lincoln, as concerns about Nigel Farage’s electoral strategy continue to grow.’
Ben Palmer, PAIS student at Warwick University, wants Britons to back the Liberal Democrats, not as the Remainer party, but because he believes that the country wants ‘a strong leader but also are willing to accept compromise.’
Jack Walters interviewed the youngest Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in Wales, Cameron Edwards, and asked him what the Brexit Party will give the people of Newport West, what he thought of the defecting quartet and the Brexit Party’s chances of changing the political landscape.
‘If you are concerned about the NHS services in this election then remember that the record of Labour is not too dissimilar to the Tories regarding privatisation, and their record in Wales is nothing to aspire for.’