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.
‘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.’
Co-President of UCL Young Greens, Rajiv Sinha, calls for voters to ‘prioritise our future over old habits’ and vote Green, in order to protect the environment, an issue that the main parties have neglected for so long.
Louis Dearmer, of Warwick University, implores readers to follow him in reluctantly voting for Labour.
It is only through electing ‘a majority Labour government will be able to bring together seemingly disparate sections of society and mobilise resources to the greater good of everyone in society.’
Whatever the Scottish people decide in December will ultimately determine their future. If the 55% back the only Unionist Party left in Scotland then Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP will have to accept that the people of Scotland do not want a second referendum and wish to stay a part of the most successful political Union in human history. While there is no doubt that the Unionist vote will fragment between the traditional pro-Union parties, there is only one that can ensure that Scotland remains a respected and cherished member of the United Kingdom, and that is the party led by Boris Johnson. The chaos and division that would result by backing any other party in Scotland will put both the campaigning and aftermath of the 2014 and 2016 referendum to shame; we may never heal these wounds.