The race for number 10 Downing Street has officially been started. The campaign having ended off with the routine political rallies in the United Kingdom the word now goes over to the voters. Despite the political crisis and widespread acclaim that has invested them-but the same happened to traditional parties throughout Europe-contending for the majority of the seats at Westminster Abbey will be once again, the Conservatives and Labour. The latest poll projections donot permit to overreach the final victory, since between the two leaders, the current Tory Prime Minister David Cameron and Ed Miliband, Labour contender, it’s still a neck to neck. It’s for certain that neither of the two make the British go mad, as has been demonstrated to date, in governing the country (Cameron) or in advancing his candidacy (Miliband). Sitting on the fence, the outsiders: Euro-sceptics of Farage to Liberal Democrats of Nick Clegg, passing through the third iron lady, Nicola Sturgeon of Scottish independence, Leanne Wood of Welsh separatists and green Natalie Bennet.The latter is the most transgressive; admittedly anti-monarchical Australian aged 49 with a British citizenship, would evict Elisabeth II and the entire royal family from Buckingham Palace, turning the King’s role into merely a ceremonial role and the House of Lords into an elected Assembly.
It will hardly be easy for her, considering the British affection for her Majesty and for that Court chatter that makes the tabloids sell thousands of copies every day. To scrape together a fair number of seats among the smaller contenders, is Farage: his Ukip was the real phenomenon of the last European elections and, despite having lost the battle for the independence of Scotland, will pick up once again the consent of populist voter. As the latest statements on foreigners,, according to nationalist politician, they are responsible for making the traffic worse in the United Kingdom. In his programme, the proposal not to offer medical assistance to the ill arriving from abroad into Britain. The challenge, then, falls on Cameron and Miliband.
The current premier has proven over the past five years to lead the country out of the economic downturn and this has gained him some popularity. But he was also heavily criticized for austerity sets in the country, called by some ” tears and blood ”, that has reduced welfare and caused discontent among the lowest levels of the population. He has repeatedly said he has been ispired by Margaret Thatcher, even recreating in a contemporary key some reforms introduced by the “Iron Lady”. But he never passionate crowds. His dream is to transform the Tory Party into a workers ‘ Party. Rumours in the Labour Party, is that Cameron is always a ‘preppy’ who studied at Cambridge and Eton. On the other side of the fence, stands Miliband, or “the Red” for his dangerous (according to Tony Blair and his current) leftist tendencies. Became a leader after defeating him, Gordon Bronwn-internal party elections, his brother David, the former Foreign Minister of the school of Blair, must show they have the leadership skills and attributes “that according to many observers they do not possess yet. His election spot attracts a “fairer society” for all, criticise harshly austerity and welfare cuts by Cameron and promotes an economy less tied to banks and multinational companies. Among the changes introduced in the party is however a stricter approach on immigration, which no longer is considered a taboo.
The British are, therefore, called upon to choose between two low profile with many ideas and little drive to achieve them. Forty-five million will go to the polls today from 7am to 10pm local time to choose the 650 members of the House of Commons. They have a uninominal system of vote with a majority first past the post system, known as “first-past-the-post”. The territory is divided into 650 constituencies, each of which chooses the deputy manager in the House of Commons. This means that each party must get 326 seats in order to have an absolute majority in Parliament. The constituencies are as follows: 523 in England, 59 in Scotland and 40 in Wales and 18 in Northern Ireland. The neck-to-neck between the Tories and Labour in the polls is likely to lead to “hung parliament”, forcing the numerically stronger to seek alliance with opponents to form a coalition majority. So far, during the election campaign the parties have denied any possibility of broad agreements but this does not exclude the possibility that, with the results of the elections at hand, political leaders may review their positions. The Scottish National Party (Snp) led by Nicola Sturgeon, has repeatedly raised the possibility of a coalition with Labour party, but Thursday, during a debate on Bbc Tv, Miliband rejected this possibility, saying they would rather not go to the government. In case the Snp gains influence over the executive, this would create an awkward situation as not only would the Snp contribute to the government, but is also the State which aspires to secede.