The Collapse of the Political System of the United Kingdom
In Britain, there are dramatic events that require explanation. Prime Minister Theresa May, in tears, resigns as head of government and leader of the Conservative Party. She was not able to withdraw Britain from the European Union following a referendum held in June 2016, in which 51.9% of British people voted for a “divorce” from the EU.
Already ten candidates are applying for the post of the head of government - nine faceless personalities and one comedian. At the same time, the elections to the European Parliament, in which only a third of British voters took part, defeated ... the newly created Brexit Party of the main enthusiast of the country's withdrawal from the EU, Nigel Faraj. It will become the largest individual party represented in Strasbourg, and will use this as a platform for the denunciation of the EU.
The new brainchild of Faraj will occupy 28 out of 64 seats allocated to Britain in the European Parliament. While the Liberal Democrats will send 15 deputies to Strasbourg, the Labor Party - 10, the "green" - 7.
Other British parties also received several mandates, which are also not, especially under current conditions, Brexit fans. The protest sentiments against the country's withdrawal from the EU led to the fact that in the second place, overtaking the old “long-lived” parties - Labor and conservatives - were liberal democrats, who from the outset categorically opposed the United Kingdom's exit from the EU.
What will happen next
Britain remains a member of the European Union until October 31, but will be able to exit earlier if the agreement, already several times rejected by Parliament, can still be accepted. In fact, it is already quite clear that Britain will not dare to leave the EU at all.
According to the latest polls, the number of opponents of the British exit from the EU already exceeds the number of supporters by 10%.
In this regard, it is obvious that before October 31, the new prime minister and leader of the conservatives, who have taken the fifth place in the European Parliament elections, will have to go to early elections, which will primarily be a Brexit referendum, or directly hold a second referendum. Compared to 2016, British views on relations with the EU have changed, and this must be taken into account.
The already existing ten candidates for successor to May — Boris Johnson, Interior Minister Sajid Javid, Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, and others — will simply finish off the Conservative Party in the internecine struggle. Johnson's statements that after the departure of the deceased Brexit May, the new leadership of the party will succeed in withdrawing Britain from the EU is simply ridiculous. Globalists, whose opinion was taken into account by the current prime minister, will lose a lot from this and will not allow their political clowns to plunge them into even greater losses.
On the other hand, Faraj will definitely not succeed in repeating his success in the elections to the European Parliament in the early elections. When emotions come out, it turns out that the Brexit Party does not have any program, structures, professional staff, that this is a party of one person, which is not capable of giving an answer to the numerous topical problems of the country. The appearance of another party on the right flank will lead to the dispersion of the votes of the right-wing electorate and the victory of Labor and the Liberals, along with the “green” ones - political forces favorably related to the EU. After early elections or re-referendum, they will quickly find technical capabilities so that with minimal loss of face and lower costs they can crawl away from Brexit, which will be a good lesson for all other “insurgents” and obstinate EU members: you can join the community, but get out of it - no. This is not the USSR.
The agony of the conservatives will continue until the second half of July, since May will be and after the resignation. about. Prime Minister, until the party chooses up to this date its new leader, and therefore the prime minister. During this time, the number of supporters of Brexit even more reduced.