The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, was left stunned on 28 September. The founder of Leave.EU said Jeremy Corbyn would without a doubt beat Theresa May in another general election.
On BBC Question Time, Richard Tice expressed a total lack of confidence in May:
I’m afraid to say it but if she does complete the full term, Jeremy Corbyn will be the next Prime Minister
A shocked Bradley responded:
I disagree wholeheartedly…
Corbyn on course for Downing Street
The Conservatives could well replace May before the next general election. But either way, the signs point to victory for the Corbyn movement. Labour has been ahead in 21 out of 28 opinion polls conducted since the general election. The majority of the most recent polls place Labour three or four points ahead. In June, Labour almost won after starting over 20 points behind.
By contrast, May has been left trying to explain away losing her parliamentary majority. The Conservative leader claimed she did so terribly because she had “not been able to prepare” for the snap election. That’s despite these howling facts:
- May called the snap election herself.
- The Prime Minister called the early election after repeatedly assuring parliament and the media she wouldn’t. Yet claims she is the person who wasn’t ready.
- May called the election with over a 20-point lead in the polls.
But it hasn’t stopped there. May rolled out yet another excuse on 28 September. She lamented a lack of people “coming together for debates” during the campaign. But May tried to shut down debate throughout the election. Sky News Political Correspondent Beth Rigby called May’s campaign “the most controlled” she’d “ever seen”. And with good reason:
- At one of May’s campaign events local paper, Cornwall Live, reported: “Media were locked in a room and banned from filming”.
- The Conservative leader repeatedly refused to have a head-to-head debate with Corbyn, sending Home Secretary Amber Rudd instead.
- May often refused to take questions from anyone other than handpicked journalists
One reason May is still Prime Minister
The Conservatives are on the run. The only reason May is still in Downing Street is because her party is terrified of Corbyn winning a resulting general election. That’s why Bradley is forced to defend May on Question Time. But Leave.EU founder Tice had to state the obvious: the Prime Minister is toast.
-Boot the Conservatives out with The People’s Assembly.
Featured image via screenshot
We need your help ...
The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world, fast. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. But we are worried about maintaining enough income to pay our staff and minimal overheads.
Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds the government to account and calls it out when it puts vested economic interests above human lives. We need a media that shows solidarity with the people most affected by the crisis – and one that can help to build a world based on collaboration and compassion.
We have been fighting against an establishment that is trying to shut us down. And like most independent media, we don’t have the deep pockets of investors to call on to bail us out.
Can you help by chipping in a few pounds each month?