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Showing posts from June, 2019

Pointless election won't change policy priorities

One of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will be UK's next Prime Minister (Image: This time next month, the UK will have a new Prime Minister. Either be Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be given the keys to 10 Downing Street, with the country's destiny in the hands of 160,000 members of the Conservative Party . The thought of this has, of course, angered many people who want a say but can't. Unfortunately for them, this is a system people must accept. To be honest, as someone who isn't a Tory member, I am glad I don't have to choose between Johnson and Hunt. Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon somewhat humourously compared to this choice as opting to either being run over by a bus or lorry . She isn't far from wrong, though if there was a choice, I'd choose being run over by a bus. Joking aside, if I did have to vote and you put a gun next to my head, I'd say, "Fine, I'll pick Jeremy." What I do believe, however, i

Only Tories can save the UK - for now

Boris Johnson (L) and Michael Gove (R) are strong favourites to be UK's next Prime Minister (Image: The Independent) The Brexit Party is on the verge of forming a government, if there was a general election tomorrow. That is if you believe in the polls at present . Of course, this is a frightening thought because not only they remain muted and speculative around their non-existent manifesto, but its name suggests to me that, should Britain leave the European Union by the end of October, their only goal is achieved and could be written out of political relevance. I for one am glad there is no general election planned right now. However, talks of a general election are heightened in recent weeks because Theresa May will hand her Prime Ministerial position to someone else this summer. Who she will hand the keys to 10 Downing Street to remains the question - we now have a Conservative leadership election underway where a handful of candidates have thrown their hat to the ring,