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.
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.
This will be the last chance for parliament to avoid a hard and damaging brexit. After desperately negotiating with the European Union to change the terms of her original deal, (which was first delayed, then voted down), Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May returned to parliament hoping that this time she will succeed in getting it voted through.
Yet the day hasn’t started well for Mrs May. Some of her own MPs and the Democratic Unionist coalition partners have said they won’t vote for the deal. Many Labour MPs, despite their loathing of Jeremy Corbyn, won’t vote for the deal to spite him. All of this, if predicted by commentators, would lead to another humiliating defeat for the government.
Whatever happens in tonight’s vote, the UK will still depart the EU on March 29th. The government will not be granted a delay… and the country will definitely be screwed.