The British nation is at a crossroads. Deeply polarised and socially disunited, the United Kingdom (UK) is devoid of serious and thoughtful political leadership. Both major parties are very much in crisis. The Conservatives, historically one of the most electorally successful political parties in Europe, if not the world, is fighting for its very existence. After suffering a net loss of 1,330 councillors in the local elections, the party finished fifth in the European Parliament elections – failing to win a single local authority as it won a paltry 9% of the popular vote. Following Theresa May’s tearful but long-anticipated resignation, Tory parliamentarians are falling over one another in the quest to become the third Conservative Prime Minister since the June 2016 referendum on European Union (EU) membership.
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