My Thoughts on the 2017 British General Election

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn

I will be completely honest, I am not very happy with the results of the UK General Election. The fact that the Tories lost their Majority has put Britain’s exit from the European Union in question by leaving room for Jeremey Corbyn to somehow seize power. This would be a disaster. Mr. Corbyn is a dangerous far left extremist with ties to terrorism, and he has made it clear that he does not want Brexit and does not respect the democratic will of the people. He should absolutely not be allowed to be in any position of actual power.

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Leader of The DUP Arlene Foster

Also, a point of concern is the Tory-DUP Coalition. Besides the DUP’s questionable rhetoric, they had dragged on negotiations for a parliamentary agreement until the two parties finally reached an agreement on Monday and before this, they had been making unreasonable demands for a Supply and Confidence Agreement. Even a Tory-LibDem Coalition would be more desirable after these kinds of stalling tactics. The DUP are opportunists and were rumored to be making back door deals with Labour during the negotiation. It is all very unsavory at this point, it is very possible the DUP may not hold to their end of the agreement which would lead to the continuation of the hung parliament and another election.

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Scottish Tory MP Ruth Davidson

Another election could lead to the disaster of Jeremy Corbyn sitting in 10 Downing Street. Labour has boosted their popularity by demanding property redistributioninciting violence and exploiting recent tragedies for political gain. It doesn’t help right now that the Tories are divided in anger over the General Election and its aftermath. First off is the calls for Theresa May to resign, fueled by anger at the losses incurred by her decision to trigger the GE. There is also a huge divide within the party, a faction of the Tories do not want Brexit and have taken issue with the proposed Tory-DUP Coalition which has yet to materialize. Party in-fighting like this is a real kick in the teeth for the Tories. While I do not exactly love the DUP, a total exit from the European Union needs to take place and splitting the party over one small group’s personal issues is childish and would no doubt kill the party off entirely.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Of course, now I need to share my thoughts on Theresa May. She has received harsh criticism from her party of hubris and accusations from the British Public of being uncaring. I see Miss May in a different light however, she is the ideal politician who puts the wants and needs of her people above all else. For example, before the Brexit vote she was part of the Remain Camp, but after the results and when thrust into a position of leadership she put aside her own feelings and vowed to pursue a Brexit strategy that would best benefit Britain. Then she called this snap election, not just because she was ahead in polls but because there had been calls for a snap election to be held since last year. Then during her campaign, she was criticized for an unpopular tax she proposed and then accused of flip-flopping when she pedaled back on that policy, however I see it as her responding to the will of the British Public more than anything else. She has thoroughly shown, even far from an election cycle, that she wants what is best for Britain and not just for herself.

I find her to be a rarity in today’s political world, a literal public servant. It saddens me that the British Public is neglecting what they have in May. Aside from her flexibility as a leader, I applaud her for her courage in holding the General Election and still fighting to work for the British people after a disappointing result. Over here in America, we only have one or two leaders like that and none of them currently hold our highest office like Miss May does. I hold hope that she can turn this bad situation around. I truly believe she is the only person who can get the best Brexit deal for Britain in the face of threats from unhinged tyrants like Donald Tusk. The only thing I can do now is share these thoughts with the world and pray again to Bishamonten that he may bring victory, not just to Miss May but to Britain as well.

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