UK ELECTION: TOO CLOSE TO CALL PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vision Africa Magazine   
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:43

It is like a dream as Theresa May, the United Kingdom Prime Minister, who had called for a Snap elections with hopes of increasing her “Majority in Parliament”.  She argued that the elections would give her the boost she needed to have a strong hand in negotiations to leave the EU.  But now, after losing her majority, the conservative Party's embarrassing showing has catapulted British Polities into the unknown.

As May plans to form a Majority Government with the support of the Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the far-reaching implications of these election earthquakes are soon to be felt around the world.

CNN pointed reasons why Theresa May's likely having issues said; it was an Election that no party won.  Prime Minister Theresa May, saw a Conservatives majority in the House of Commons Shrink to a Majority Labour remains in the opposition.  The European Union is still no wiser as to what the UK's negotiation position will be in the upcoming Brexit talks.  And dreams of an independent Scotland from Scottish Nationalist have been shattered.

 

 

The UK EU talks is due to start on June 19th 2017, Senior EU Officials and Politicians have said May can postpone the date if she need to, but with a final deadline for exiting the EU in March 2019, precious negotiation time would be lost if delayed.  Indeed, the prospect of a “Hard” Brexit, by which the UK leaves with no deal, has shrunk with the conservative majority, as it's a likely “red line”.  For Democratic Unionist Party, the Northern Irish Lawmakers may have turned to support in West Minister.

The DUP back the UK leaving the EU, but on the condition its Boarder with EU members, the Republic of Ireland, remains “Frictionless”, and this might not go well with the conservative party who went total a strict board controls.

It was same Theresa May who called for the Election early with the aims of showing up support for the conservatives ahead of the country's crucial Brexit negotiations, but the move has clearly had a setback.

However, one of the main criticisms aimed at Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn before the Election Campaign was that he did not step up to his role as a Leader of the opposition.  The Labour Party was crippled by in-righting and defections.  With Thursday 8th June 2017, Election providing 29 New Labour MPS, Corbyn's energetic election campaign has paid off.

As at the time Vision Africa was about going to press these are information made available on the happenings on the United Kingdom (UK) General Elections update.

As at Friday 9th June 2017, we gathered that the Theresa May said she will form a Government to provide stability and lead Britain out of European Union (EU) after meeting the Queen.

She said this outside her Official Downing Street residence, she also said she will rely in parliament on the support of her “Friends” in the Northern Ireland's Democratic Union of Party after her ruling conservations failed to win a Majority Vote.

Meanwhile Theresa May said, “We will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Union Party in particular”, she said.

“Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years and this gives me the confidence to believe that we will be able to work together in the interests of the whole United Kingdom.

While, Irish Prime Minister  Designate Leo Varadkari said “the results of the UK Election indicate to me that, there is no strong mandate to proceed with a hard Brexit, which responds an opportunity for Ireland”.

As UK Independent Party Leader, Paul Nuttalt announces resignation, saying that a new era must begin for the party after vote collapses.

Moreso, Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Labour Party, said it was pretty clear who won Thursday's Election, adding that says he is “Waiting to Serve” the country.

Corbyn told Sky News: “They're going to go ahead because Article 50 has been invoked, the Government in Office in 11 days time will have to conduct those Brexit Negotiations”.

“Our position is very clear, we want a job-first Brexit, therefore the most important thing is the trade deal with Europe”, he said. Culled from CNN and Aljazeera News.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 07:38
 

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