Successive splits in the conservative camp as the legislative elections approach

Successive splits in the conservative camp as the legislative elections approach

The Conservatives have already missed the first week of their election campaign, trailing far behind in the opinion polls, and the Prime Minister appears to have become even more isolated.


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"It's time for change", confirms Keir Starmer (D), the leader of the Labor Party, the most likely in opinion polls for the legislative elections in Great Britain against the Conservative Party led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (C).  (Darren Staples, Justin Tallis/Pool/AFP)

The British Parliament will be officially dissolved on Thursday, May 30. After months of suspense, date The day July 4 was finally chosen to hold these elections, which will enable the selection of new representatives. All opinion polls indicate a change in the majority and expect a landslide victory for the Labor Party.

78 conservative MPs have already announced that they will not participate in these elections. Among these defections in recent days, one was particularly notable: Lucy Allan, who immediately lent her support to the candidate of the Reform Party, the far-right party, reinforcing the impression that the camp was in a state of complete collapse.

This impression was reinforced when Rishi Sunak unveiled his first major proposal: national service, civil or military, for British youth. Even within its own ranks, this idea has been crushed.

Zac Goldsmith attacks his party leader head-on. This former minister, a member of the House of Lords, is held responsible 'Almost irreparable damage' Conservative movement. He predicts a heavy defeat and exile for Sunak in California, where he regularly vacations in a luxury apartment he owns. And here is the Prime Minister in the middle of the campaign, forced into denial: “this is not trueAnd he confirms. this is my home. My soccer team has just been promoted. “I hope to see her in the coming years in the English Premier League.”

The current Prime Minister will not be able to count on the support of his predecessors either. And he won't miss Liz Truss: he regularly bashes her in his speeches. Theresa May is one of the MPs to hand over power, and Boris Johnson has already announced that he will be abroad during the election campaign.

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