UK Elections: Parties Discover a Magic Money Tree!

Remember when, in 2010, British Conservatives came to power? Well, remember the note Liam Byrne, chief secretary to the Treasury under Gordon Brown, left to his successor? “I’m afraid there is no money,” he wrote. Well, this time, it seems like all parties and not just Labour are looking to adopt that as their silent slogan. Their spending may as well reach astronomical proportions, enough to bankrupt the country or hike up the taxes. Labour pledges more borrowing, and according to Conservatives, it would amount to eye-watering £1.2 trillion over five years. And how does Labour’s socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn plan on doing that? By throwing money into insulating every home in Britain, scrapping university fees, providing 30 hours of free childcare a week and opening 1,000 Sure Start centers, the old policy of Gordon Brown’s. Childcare alone would amount to £1 billion. Since Labour haven’t released their 2019 manifesto yet, there could still be some surprises for December elections. On Brexit, though, they will only give a referendum when a new deal is negotiated. Conservatives, led by blond bombshell Boris Johnson, will promise anything, including teaching pigs to fly so long as he wins the election. And if he does win, expect a prompt EU exit with No Deal, and privatization of NHS for a trade deal with the U.S. He has already imposed a moratorium on fracking, unlike his Conservative predecessors who strongly supported the self-sufficiency policy since 2010. If it had continued and fracking was a success, it would have made the UK self-sufficient, and buying from unstable dictatorships like Russia and Qatar would have reduced significantly. But why did he stop it? Well, not because they think it causes minor earthquakes but because they want votes from the middle-class voters living in fracking-strong areas. The following day they promised to scrap controversial benefit freeze (Universal Credit) imposed eight years ago, which saw the establishment of food banks as people starved. Conservatives are not throwing around these new policies because they want to help the worse off, but so they can win December's elections, take UK out of the EU and help their millionaire friends make more money out of people’s miseries. Jo Swinson's Liberal Democrats have a similar policy as Labour; only they will offer 35 hours of free childcare starting at nine months. According to their website, they promise to tackle climate emergencies by “generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all low-income homes by 2025.” They also plan to employ 20,000 new teachers as part of an extra £10 billion to schools and give every adult £10,000 to spend on skills & training throughout their lives and transform mental health by treating it with the same urgency as physical health. But their most significant policy is they will stop Brexit. No referendums or EU negotiations, they will revoke Article 50 altogether. And while many staunch Remainers agree with this, some also argue another referendum would be a fairer way to go. But the sorest loser out of all of the above is Nigel Farage, who has announced he won’t run for an MP for the eight-time, well he knows he will lose the eight-time. And U.S. President Donald Trump push for Farage's Brexit Party and Conservatives to enter in some form of the coalition didn’t work, because Conservatives who already hate immigrants don’t want to be as loud about it as Nigel Farage and Brexit Party. Farage may hand over the victory to Labour. But whoever is the next Prime Minister, they will be forming the government under the shadow of a hung parliament, because the UK does not have a good opposition nor a party that is capable of delivering a good and stable economy. The British government will soon resemble the unstable economically broke Italy.

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