Conservative leadership contest- no real winners

In an earlier televised Tory leadership debate, Boris Johnson was mocked for failing to turn up.

The Conservatives will soon be electing their new leader, the third in five years, and will certainly become the Prime minister.

According to commentators and pundits, former Mayor of London and foreign secretary Boris Johnson is set to win. But he is not having his own way. Fellow cabinet members Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove at the time of writing seem very determined to stop him. Sajid Javid is also in the running, but do any of them actually deserve to win? The candidates all have very dubious records in office, yet they expect the party’s members to vote for any of them.

We are in the middle of arguably the worst Conservative-led government in recent memory, with former PM Theresa May repeatedly hit by one crisis after another, particularly over how they handled the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.

Despite recent heavy losses in both the local council and EU elections leading to a significant loss of support, there is still a perception, both in the media and the general public, that a Labour government led by left-winger Jeremy Corbyn would be a lot, lot worse. Voters simply don’t trust him, and even the mere mention of his name seem to have put even Labour voters off voting for them.

For now, having to fight a general election is the least of the Conservatives’ worries. The new leader, when elected, will still have to deal with the much-delayed EU withdrawal agreement.

Conservative party leadership contest: a race to the bottom

Following Theresa May’s resignation, listed below is a selection of manifestos of the leading candidates for the Conservative Party leadership.

(Via Another Angry Voice’s Twitter feed).

Remember, whoever wins out of this lot will become Prime Minister. You have been warned.

Tories and Labour kicked in the ballots- part two

Farage has the last laugh over his critics

The people have spoken…once again.

Both the Conservatives and Labour parties get yet another good kicking at the elections to the European Parliament, the last ones that the UK will participate in. The Brexit party, led by the controversial but charismatic Nigel Farage, were clear winners, winning a staggering 31 per cent of the popular vote and gaining 29 seats, way ahead of the resurgent Liberal Democrats who finished second on 20 per cent, winning 16 seats.

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The PM resigns!

So, our embattled Prime Minister Theresa May has finally thrown in the towel. What’s taken her so long?

After three years of constantly fighting with her fellow MPs over how the UK should leave the European Union via what was a very discredited referendum, she announced that she will stand down on 7th June, after which, the Conservative party will begin the search for her successor.

Throughout her period in office, Mrs May had made a series of misjudgements, mostly dominated by brexit. She flip flopped on many of the government’s policies, mainly to pacify her critics. She held a general election which led to the Conservatives losing their overall majority she inherited from her predecessor David Cameron. She has been criticised for her response to major tragedies, such as the Grenfell Tower fire, and the controversial actions over the treatment of the Windrush generation and Syrian refugees. Commentators have argued that her only real success was to keep the Labour party led by the hard-left Jeremy Corbyn out of power.

Mrs May’s reign will soon be over, but for the British people, the nightmare continues.