The Political Battle to be the UK’s next Prime Minister

I would favour Dominic Raab. He says what he believes and speaks from his convictions and whether you like what he has to say or not, he seems more genuinely honest. He would take Britain out of the EU by 31st October without paying the ridiculous £39 billion tribute.

Situation as at 13th June 2019

All 313 Conservative MPs voted including Theresa May, who declined to say whom she had backed. This is how the votes went.

Tory leadership first round result:

• Boris Johnson      114

• Jeremy Hunt            43

• Michael Gove           37

• Dominic Raab          27

• Sajid Javid                23

• Matt Hancock           20

• Rory Stewart            19

Eliminated:

• Mark Harper • Andrea Leadsom • Esther McVey

Full 1st Ballot result

What Next

The second round of voting could see allegiances switching and support from eliminated and quitting candidates being accrued by survivors. Voting continues until only two candidates are left. The two finalists will then present their cases to the Conservative Party membership from across the country and it is the membership who will vote to see which one they prefer. The result of their ballot is expected to be announced on 22nd July 2019 and they will then become the UK’s next Prime Minister.

Theresa May has said that she will continue to serve as a Member of Parliament, but will do so from the backbenches.

Britain’s Parliamentary system in brief

From the last General Election in the UK in 2017, the Conservative Party won the most number of seats in the UK Parliament. They did not win an overall majority only the most seats. 

In spite of the hullabaloo about the 2019 EU elections, The Brexit Party have no seats in the UK Parliament because they did not exist in 2017. They came close to winning one seat in the Peterborough by-election where they finished a respectable second in the polling. You cannot be the Government in the UK unless you have seats in the House of Commons that have been gained through election for those seats.

Just to recap on the 2017 General Election in the UK, held on 8th June 2017: There are 650 constituencies and each constituency elects a Member to represent them in the House of Commons in Parliament.

The results from the 2017 election were:

               Conservative   Labour       SNP    Lib Dem    DUP     Sinn Fein

Seats Won               317                 262              35            12               10              7

Popular Vote      13,636,684     2,878.460     977,569    2,371,910    292,316    238,916

                               42.4%            40.0%          3.0%        7.4%           0.9%         0.7%

Others: Clwyd Cymru 4 seats; Green Party 1 seat; Speaker & Deputies 4 seats; Ind 1 seat

UK Parliamentary Divide

Who would I choose?

Personally, I would favour Dominic Raab. He says what he believes and speaks from his convictions and whether you like what he has to say or not, he seems more genuinely honest. He would take Britain out of the EU by 31st October without paying the ridiculous £39 billion tribute.

I like his opposition to feminism. He would abolish the women’s minister. With women getting far more social advantages than ever there is no need for such a position. I would like to see the abolition of foreign aid (except for emergency relief for natural disasters. Foreign Aid creates dependency by recipient countries and has been shown to inhibit their natural development.

Cygnets Jumping off Bridge

Big days happen in nature as they do with humans. Overcoming fear and anxiety in the face of challenge enables us to move on and to mature.

This opportune video is priceless. To see how Mum and Dad supervise their little darlings and how nervous they are for their big leap reaches out to those of us who have the capacity for empathy. We could be the cygnet, especially the last one to go who has serious doubts about following their siblings.

Big days happen in nature as they do with humans. Overcoming fear and anxiety in the face of challenge enables us to move on and to mature.

As humans, we often will fret and worry about what we are having to face, but we are no different from other creatures in that respect. In fact, by observing and learning to respect other animals, whether they be mammals, birds or insects, we can perhaps gain by realizing that we are very much connected and not so arrogantly superior as we might think.

One way of looking at things is to realize that, as we share the same universe, we are essentially sibling creatures that occupy a different shape and form.