Thursday’s truly astonishing British general election result has left the media with plenty of straws to grasp at. As we now know, the Conservatives missed the threshold for a majority (326 seats) after calling for a snap election with the hopes of a windfall to consolidate their authority in time for Brexit talks. In the meantime, Labour, led by the embattled Jeremy Corbyn, gained over … Continue reading UK General Election: Do UKIP losses show a swing away from anti-immigrant views?
Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) played a central role in the debate over whether to leave the European Union, and has now become a central campaign issue in the General Election. The parties nearly unanimously offer policies to bolster the NHS, calling for more funding, better training, and more positions open for doctors and nurses. But only one party – the Conservatives- have called for … Continue reading What is the Tories’ ‘Immigration Skills Charge’ and how will it impact the NHS?
By Phil Butland This is the latest in Migration Voter’s opinion series on strategic voting. Read our previous article on France here. At the beginning of the British election campaign, the Green Party touted the idea of a “progressive alliance” against the Tories. To many people this seemed like a no-brainer. With the Tory manifesto showing the return of the “nasty party”, surely anything would … Continue reading Opinion: British “Progressive Alliance” failed from bad politics and bad faith
Following an approved motion by British Prime Minister Theresa May, the UK will hold snap general elections on June 8th. Under Britain’s Fixed Term Parliaments Act, elections are held every five years unless a snap election occurs through either a vote of no confidence with no follow-up government installed or the approval of a motion for snap elections by two-thirds of parliament, as occurred in this … Continue reading Comparing the Labour and Conservative Manifestos on Migration