Public Policy

November 22, 2019

The UK Votes: Week 3


This week saw the first head-to-head debate of the General Election campaign as Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the man fighting to replace him, Jeremy Corbyn took to the ITV stage on Tuesday night. It wasn’t a great night for the Liberal Democrats or the SNP after their legal challenge to try and force ITV to give them a spot on the main debate stage failed leaving them to face one-on-one interviews after I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

Despite Swinson’s claims she could be the next PM, national polls continue to show this is a traditional two horse race between the Tory and Labour parties; though, the Lib Dems could have a surprising backer in former Conservative Chancellor George Osborne who admits he’s struggling between someone he likes and the party that’s given him incredible opportunities.

Finally, it was a week for Manifestos and (if you’re Nigel Farage) Agendas with the Greens, Liberal Democrats, Labour, Plaid Cymru and the Brexit Party detailing their election policies and commitments. Looking ahead, next week Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be unveiling the Conservative Party’s manifesto as part of his campaign to stay in Number 10.


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