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.
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.
It’s Euro elections day…. Who to vote for????
The people have spoken!
Both the governing and the main opposition parties were kicked in the ballots in yesterday’s local elections in England. Conservative and Labour have at the time of writing, lost over 1100 seats combined. The big winners were the Liberal Democrats, who have gained over 580 seats, the Greens over 150 and independents and others over 540.
Our so-called parliament decided not to make a decision on how the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. MPs were asked to vote on eight alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s twice-rejected withdrawal deal… but failed to get agreement on all of them. May announced that she will resign… but only if her original deal is voted through for a third time.