Last week the Liberal Democrats announced that they would postpone their leadership election, however, voting for the race to succeed Corbyn has closed and the result will be announced on Saturday…
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In weeks of Labour’s worst electoral defeat since 1935 pollsters are already predicting who will succeed Jeremy Corbyn in becoming leader of the opposition in March. However, YouGov have revealed that the front-runner and continuity-Corbyn candidate, Rebecca Long-Bailey, is expected to lose emphatically to the shadow Brexit Secretary, Sir Keir Starmer.
Jack Walters argues that for Boris Johnson to truly impose himself on British political history he must regenerate the Conservatives as the party of law and order.
‘The Conservative landslide has not only changed the dynamics of Britain’s position in the world, but it has also left the future of the Labour Party lies on a knife-edge. The choice for Labour, however, is unclear and unpredictable. Whether the parliamentary Labour party and Labour party members back a Blairite or a Corbynista one could argue that neither have the credentials to reunite the loosely connected coalitions of voters, which were shockingly fragmented under the rise of Boris Johnson.’
Jack Walters concludes his analysis on the State of the Union with a trip to rainy Edinburgh. While in Scotland his dissection of the result exhibits that while the SNP have won this battle, Unionists will win the war.
In the second piece of analysis on the future of the Union, Jack Walters looks at the possible difficulties in Northern Ireland where Unionists have lost their stranglehold in Westminster for the first time.
After a great night for nationalists in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Jack Walters highlights that the so-called ‘Yes Cymru’ movement failed to make Welsh independence an important issue for the next decade of British politics.
‘Whatever happens in this general election, the people of Northern Ireland face a massive decision. A decision on Ulster’s position in the United Kingdom. A decision on a future border poll. And of course, a decision on British membership of the European Union.’
‘In the wake of four Brexit Party MEPs resigning from the party, the Brexit Party candidate, Reece Wilkes, pulls out of the election race in the tightly contested Labour-Conservative marginal of Lincoln, as concerns about Nigel Farage’s electoral strategy continue to grow.’