Rishi Sunak made an incredible troll during his announcement of the UK snap elections

Rishi Sunak made an incredible troll during his announcement of the UK snap elections

Henry Nichols/AFP Rishi Sunak, here outside 10 Downing Street in London, May 22, 2024.

Henry Nichols/AFP

Rishi Sunak, here outside 10 Downing Street in London, May 22, 2024.

UK – It certainly wasn't Rishi Sunak's day on Wednesday, May 22. After months of suspense, the British Prime Minister announced that the legislative elections would be held on July 4, in front of 10 Downing Street in London.

In the rain, while his conservative party (the Conservatives) was losing heavily to Labor at the polls, and as one of the demonstrators had the idea of ​​trying to cover his voice with… Things can only get better By the group D:Ream… which became Labour's campaign anthem in the 1997 general election.

That year, the Conservatives largely won the polls, led by their leader, Sir Tony Blair.

Released in 1993, title Things can only get better It became a hit the following year thanks to the remix, topping the charts in the UK in January 1994. In 1997, it reappeared at the top of the British charts, and was republished thanks to a Labor campaign.

Keir Starmer, the big favourite

Rishi Sunak has so far limited himself to talking about the legislative elections “In the second semester” While the vote could theoretically take place until January 2025. But in the face of disastrous Tory polls, pressure has been growing stronger to make its intentions clear.

“Over the next few weeks, I will fight for every vote.”Rishi Sunak said. “I will earn your trust and prove to you that only the Conservative government I lead will not jeopardize our hard-won economic stability and will be able to restore pride and confidence in our country.”He added, accusing the Labor Party of not being there “No plans”.

After 14 years of Conservative power marked by the Brexit referendum and five prime ministers, Britons appear determined to turn the page and send Labour's Keir Starmer, the 61-year-old former lawyer, to Downing Street.

“It's time for a change!”the latter was launched after the election was announced, presenting Labour's vote as a vote “For economic and political stability”. “We can end the chaos, we can turn the page, we can start rebuilding the UK and changing our country.”He insisted.

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Opinion polls give the Labor Party, which is center-left, about 45% of voting intentions, far ahead of the Conservative Party, which ranges between 20% and 25%, and the anti-immigration and anti-climate British Reform Party (12%). . Through a simple majority-based voting system in the UK's 650 constituencies, such results would translate into a large majority for Labour.

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