- The long-stretched Brexit debacle has put Britain into political turmoil
- Theresa May to resign after her Brexit deal is accepted
- Surveys posit Nigel Farage’s pro-Brexit party could end up on top
Nigel Farage’s pro-Brexit political party might end up winning more votes in the European elections than Conservatives and Labor combined, reports Al Jazeera, May 11, 2019.
Farage Capitalizes on Brexit Impasse
The Brexit conundrum has left Britain’s political and economic climate reeling. In 2016, the country voted in favor of Brexit which was scheduled to happen in March 2019. However, due to unrest in London, Brexit could not be taken through. Theresa May, the embezzled Prime Minister of Britain has since tried to convince the Parliament three times to move ahead with Brexit. However, her deal with the EU has so far failed to please the opposing Labor Party led by Jeremy Corbyn.
The political stalemate over Brexit has left the country in limbo with an increase anti-incumbency sentiment building against the reigning Conservative Party. Further, the lack of strong opposition from the Labor Party also opened the doors for other political alternatives that could address the issues of national importance effectively.
We got a glimpse of voters straying towards new political parties in the recent local elections in the U.K. which saw the total number of seats under the Conservative and Labor Party both shrink considerably. And this power vacuum within the country is exactly what Euroskeptics like Nigel Farage had been wishing for.
Promising to bring more clarity to the Brexit mishap, Farage’s Brexit Party is being predicted to earn more votes than both, the Conservative Party and the Labor Party. The survey published by The Guardian on May 11, 2019, concludes that Farage’s Brexit Party had 34 percent support ahead of the crucial European Union (EU) vote on May 23, 2019.
Surprisingly, the ruling Conservative Party ranked fourth on the list, behind the Brexit Party, Labor Party, and the pro-EU Liberal Democrats. The Democrats have especially been loud in their demand for a second Brexit referendum. The top three parties are predicted to win 34, 25, and 12 percent of votes, respectively.
The results were also corroborated by Financial Times which put Farage’s Brexit Party in the first place with 20 percent of votes.