Will election call prove a nightmare for Theresa May?
LONDON: When British Prime Minister Theresa May, April 18 called general elections, smart money said to get a landslide.
May has been considered to have two enormous advantages: the opportunity to represent a strong leadership for Brexit and a rival, the boss of the play Jeremy Corbyn, despised by many voters as weak and awkward.
In this sense, it was expected that May could see its thin majority of the 17 in the House of Commons crisis of 650 seats, perhaps triple figures.
But as the voting day clock stops on Thursday these expectations have become tempered by uncertainty.
“She thought she would win in comfort, ease and without much effort. She was disappointed in that,” said Iain Begg, a policy professor at the London School of Economics (LSE).
“She was expecting a major increase mostly. Anything that is not over 50 seats will be a very bad performance for her.”
False feelings of the campaign and better behavior that Corbyn is expected to combine to melt the May leadership.
Now, with only days to campaign, they may also face uncomfortable questions about why British security services seem unable to thwart a series of terrorist attacks.
Over the past three months, three attacks in London and Manchester have killed 34 people and injured more than 200 ..
Sunday Polllster Survation gave the party in power only a point of the head at work on June 4
Another poll published a few days ago by YouGov even suggested that conservatives do not reach the majority and require the support of another party to govern – the so-called parliament without a majority.
Since last year’s referendum on Britain’s accession showed the EU, opinion polls can be extremely reliable.
Although talk of how the work could be wiped out of some support seats Brexit declined, and some conservative activists say the candidates are struggling at the door.
The “strong and stable leadership” mantra of May, while Brexit appears as the cornerstone of the conservative campaign.
But the monolithic image has shattered the face a shameful behavior T and public starch of May.
It may have declined in a policy of events to cover the social care of the elderly, after a game of reaction from voters who feared having to sacrifice their wealth as they age.
The tabloids have called “fee for dementia.”
“This has affected perceptions,” said Paul Howell, a conservative candidate in northeastern England, admitted to AFP after the prime minister paid a visit last week.
Mayo was also on fire for refusing to participate in a live discussion with Corbyn – and when she speaks directly to the public, she was accused of offering only slogans.
She tried to steer the debate towards the question of who is best suited for the UK during difficult negotiations for Brexit.
I perhaps compare his experience of six years as Interior Minister with the protest left Corbyn life.
But Brexit – for many toxic problems and divisions – presents much less in the country than would be expected.
Instead, the main problems were concerned about reductions in school funding and overburdened National Health Service (NHS).
Both will greatly benefit the job.
Corbyn has promised a significant increase in the funding of public services, paid for higher taxes for the rich and for business, an antidote to seven years of conservative austerity.
The state of public services, and becomes U May, also have a lot in ska protest song, “Liar, Liar”, which reached number four on the charts in the UK on Friday.
Just a few more months of his supporters have argued May as prime minister than Corbyn, a elusive socialist veteran not considered by most Labor MPs.