Brexit: Fears, Consequences, and State of the Parties


By: Dom Lindsay, (@DomLinsayPol)

The UK Voted to Leave the EU on 23 June
The country is in turmoil, budget problems are looming because of Brexit, racist hate crime has risen 58%, and nobody wants to take responsibility.

The Conservatives are to hold a leadership election in the coming months after David Cameron's resignation, which just shows that he couldn't handle the hot seat of politics, which is evident after he couldn't prove to the British public that voting to remain in a 'reformed' European Union was the best decision for the UK. The Labour Party, at the moment, are in a worse state than the country due to the resignations of the Blairite frontbenchers and the vote of no confidence in Corbyn's leadership. This just fuels people's anger and frustration with politicians (and explains why a lot of people, mainly young people, don't vote). Instead of constant infighting, the Blairites and Corbynites could direct their anger towards the Conservatives and may actually find common ground.

Most of the Labour Party membership saw Jeremy Corbyn as a true socialist leader, the one that could bring Britain back from its income and gender inequality, and the one that re-aligned them back into Labour, and despite him refusing to resign, the right wing frontbenchers are now betraying his clear mandate of 59.5% by stepping down, which is causing havoc in his cabinet. This just causes more chaos than what it's worth.

Now, there may or may not be an election in the next year, although the referendum is over, the two main parties being in particularly rough states will mean the electorate will turn away from the Tories and Labour, because they're only showing that they can't run the country in their current state. This will surely only play into the hands of minority parties in Parliament like the Greens, the Liberal Democrats, and unfortunately, UKIP. Most would have rendered UKIP obsolete after the EU referendum 'leave' outcome, but the two parties being in turmoil will only fuel the support for parties like UKIP.

So, who should take responsibility for the UK after Brexit? Should it be down to the 'leave' campaigners or the 'leave' HQ, should it be down to Downing Street, or should it be down to MP's in Parliament? Ultimately, all three should work together with the remain campaigners to work for a better Britain, whether you are content with the outcome or not. The only way that we will truly succeed as a country and recover after a devastating blow to FTSE 100, FTSE 250, and the Pound Sterling, is by working together to secure a better future for generations to come.

Unfortunately, it will be our children and their children after them who will be paying the price for Brexit, despite nobody under the age of 18 voting for it. The 'grey vote' have dragged us out of the European Union against our will, even though we, the younger generations, will be the ones suffering the consequences of George Osborne's emergency austerity, increased taxation levels, and the loss of our AAA credit rating, which will affect interest rates, our ability to pay off the national debt, and also increase our deficit. 
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