Great Birtain

Great Britain chooses – burdens remain

Britain faces a choice of direction today. Both in the Brexit question and in economic policy, the ideas of the most important parties diverge widely. The Conservatives under Prime Minister Boris Johnson want to lead Great Britain at the beginning of next year to relatively drastic conditions from the EU. Instead, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is promoting a softer Brexit with a second referendum. At the same time, however, the party also offers the prospect of radical economic upheavals, including the nationalisation of entire industrial sectors. Smaller parties such as the Liberal Democrats (LibDems) or the Scottish Nationalists (SNP) reject the Brexit altogether. Current polls put the Conservatives in the lead, but the absolute majority is becoming a nail-biter. If it is achieved, Boris Johnson will be able to „govern through“ it, and the UK’s exit from the EU at the end of January 2020 is unlikely to be hampered…