Former Johnson Party chief: Too bad both parties can't lose the election



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Former Johnson Party chief: Too bad both parties can't lose the election



MUCH debates over Brexit have deepened political divisions in Britain over the past three years. On the eve of Thursday's early elections, many voters are dissatisfied with their political leaders and do not know who to cast their vote for.

Molly Bennett, 86, captures well the mood of many voters ahead of elections that most people would probably wish were absent.



Bennett, from the southern city of Southampton, says he cannot vote for “red” Jeremy Corbyn, a leftist who heads the opposition Labor Party.

“Otherwise I vote for the Conservatives, but I can't stand that clown,” she said, referring to party leader and Gov. Boris Johnson.

“And I can't think of anyone else I would vote for,” he adds.

“That at least both sides can lose”

There are more and more voters and political commentators, including Johnson and Corbyn critics in their own parties, who speak similarly.

“It's a shame that both parties cannot lose an election,” says Chris Patten, a former Conservative leader and the last Hong Kong governor.

Johnson turned conservatives into a “narrow, almost sectarian English nationalist party,” continued Patten, now an MP in the upper house of parliament.

He doesn't think any better about the opposition leader.

“I don't think Corbyn is a bad man, but he is hopeless. His socialist economic policy would be a real disaster,” he claims.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies, a British economic think tank, analyzed the electoral programs of Labor and Conservatives and concluded that neither side has a credible spending plan and is not honest with voters when it comes to finances.

Under the British majority electoral system, in which each MP is elected in a constituency, voters cannot elect directly who will run the country anyway.

But many in their units appear to vote based on what the parties and their leaders represent.

The tyranny of the two parties

Like Johnson and Corbyn, the leaders of two smaller turnout parties in England and Wales, Jo Swinson of the Liberal Democrats, Brexit opponents, and Nigel Farage of the Brexit Party, are equally unpopular.

A few months ago, both parties were hoping for big gains in the election, if not in the number of MPs, certainly in the percentage of votes, but polls show that their support is waning.

Johnson managed to turn this election into a bipartisan one, in a clash of his conservatives with Corbyn Labor, who “hesitate and have a crush on Brexit.”

“In the future, this will be known as an election with terrible opportunities,” says pro-European but former Conservative MP Nick Boles.

Johnson is “a compulsive liar who betrayed every person who has ever dealt with him,” and Corbyna “only cares about class conflicts and struggles between abstract political forces,” Boles said.

Some voters, just like Boles and Patten, would rather see a parliament where no one will have a majority. But that will be difficult because the Conservatives poll supports 44 percent of voters, which, if confirmed, would guarantee them a comfortable majority.

Corbyn is much less likely to form a minority government with the support of the Scottish National Party (SNP) or the Liberal Democrats.

“In an election system like this, unfortunately, the only thing you can do is vote for a precarious parliament,” Patten said.

Boles announces that he will vote for the Liberal Democrats because he believes he will insist on a closest relationship with the EU after Brexit:

“But most of all because the Liberal Democrats will insist on electoral reform and the introduction of a proportional electoral system that is necessary to rid the tyranny of the two major parties and open British politics to new and fresh forces.”

Former Johnson Party chief: Too bad both parties can't lose the election

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