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Catherine Marsal: The British Labor Party has stood in opposition

The big trend in European politics is that the big state-supporting parties that used to win more than 40 per cent are now losing half of the old voter support.

Instead, new parties entered.

But with more parties in the game, many Social Democratic parties have learned that it is possible to gain power despite poor election results.

In Norway, the Labor Party is now in charge despite the party’s worst result since 1924. In Germany, the SPD appears ready to form a government with about half the proportion of voters they used to support in the 1970s. And in Sweden, the soon-to-be prime minister will likely be named Magdalena Andersson, despite the Social Democrats’ worst election result since 1908.

Many social democratic parties So she didn’t have time to think much about her predicament. The question of how to govern the country in various difficult parliamentary situations was more pressing.

British workers do not have this problem.

After more than ten years in opposition, the party seems to have completely permanently stopped itself in opposition

After more than ten years in opposition, the party appears to have stopped itself completely permanently in opposition.

It doesn’t look like he’s playing anyone The role of how many scandals have affected Boris Johnson. That people line up for up to an hour to refuel the car. Britain is constitutionally torn at the hinge of Brexit. This official assessment concluded that the Conservative government’s belated actions at the start of the pandemic should be seen as “one of the greatest public health failures in British history”.

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Boris Johnson consolidated his political grip on the country.

Not the opposite.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Photo: Ben Stansall / FAP

It is clear that the British electoral system plays a role. The chance of Labor coming to power through a creative minority government solution does not exist in the same way.

The United Kingdom has majority elections in one-man constituencies.

It’s so hard for new parties to join. The British electoral system benefits the two major parties. This means that the Labor Party, on the one hand, is too big to collapse completely. But at the same time today, very little ability to come to power.

The story of Labour’s difficult situation is one of being unable to deal with two forms of nationalism: Scottish and English.

In every national election between 1964 and 2010, the Labor Party in Scotland won. But in the 2015 British election, the SNP took a leap forward in earnest. Their message of Scottish independence combined with general left-wing politics has more or less eliminated the Scottish Labor Party. Labor only managed to hold onto one Scottish constituency.

With the help of the opposition of the European Union, Boris Johnson was able to blow up what was called the “Labour Red Wall” in northern England.

If the Labor Party lost Scotland Because of Scottish nationalism, large parts of England were lost to English nationalism. Brexit has prompted many white working-class voters to turn to Boris Johnson. With the help of the opposition of the European Union, Boris Johnson was able to blow up what was called the “Labour Red Wall” in northern England.

The prime minister’s entire political project now revolves around retaining these voters. Under Bryce Johnson, the Conservatives took a real left turn. This spring, for example, it was Boris Johnson who wanted to shock British corporate tax and the business that opposed it.

Instead of going against Minority governments and various coalitions such as large parts of Europe are pushing Britain towards something similar to three one-party states. Scotland is dominated by the Scottish National Party. Wales by Labor (in Wales, Labor has been the largest party at every election for the past 100 years). In England the Conservatives dominate.

(Northern Ireland is a separate story due to armed conflict. According to the 1998 Peace Agreement, the two main parties in Northern Ireland should always rule together.)

Of course, that’s part of it England is much larger than other countries. 56 million people live in England compared to 5.4 million in Scotland and 3.1 million in Wales.

Labor has one trump card in England: young voters. The average age in employment is 45, which is a small percentage compared to many other social democratic parties. But the question is how long will young people be able to support a party that does not appear to have come to power?

There is an idea that politics is transmitted. After several years of right-wing governments, a number of years of left-wing governments must follow. But in Britain, many are now beginning to question whether this is still the case. Will Britain have a prime minister from the Social Democrats?

On the other hand can Everything happens in politics. Something unexpected happens and suddenly the person who was previously fully calculated wins. But in British politics at the same time, almost everything seems to have already happened.

These years have been tragic politically.

Everything that somehow happened in the end seems to have benefited Boris Johnson.

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