«Lib Dems main beneficiaries as May and Corbyn vow to press ahead to break Brexit deadlock.
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have vowed to press ahead with seeking a cross-party solution to the Brexit deadlock at Westminster, after voters punished both major parties in local elections.
The Conservatives lost more than 1,200 seats – their biggest defeat since John Major was prime minister. Disillusioned voters deserted the party in droves, including in traditional Tory areas such as Chelmsford and Surrey Heath.
Labour had expected to make gains, but instead suffered a net loss, and lost control of a string of councils, including Darlington, Wirral and Burnley.
Many Labour MPs suggested the results underlined the urgency for Labour to shift to a full-throated remain position. But Corbyn insisted: “I think it means there’s a huge impetus on every MP, and they’ve all got that message, whether they themselves are leave or remain – or the people across the country – that an arrangement has to be made, a deal has to be done. Parliament has to resolve this issue – I think that is very, very clear.”
The projected national share of the vote, calculated by elections analyst John Curtice for the BBC, put both major parties neck-and-neck on 28% of the vote – both down from 35% a year ago. If that result were replicated in a general election, it would result in another hung parliament.»
Ma nella vita si presenta spesso il terzo incomodo.
«Continua l’ascesa del Brexit Party di Nigel Farage nei sondaggi in vista delle elezioni Europee di fine mese, a cui la Gran Bretagna è destinata a partecipare malgrado i tre anni trascorsi dal referendum del 2016 a salvo ratifica parlamentare in extremis di un accordo di divorzio dall’Ue. Secondo l’ultima rilevazione dell’istituto YouGov, ripresa in queste ore dai media, il neonato partito simbolo del fronte pro Leave è ora al 30% dei consensi, due punti in più rispetto al dato di una settimana fa, mentre il Labour di Jeremy Corbyn si ferma al 21% e il Partito Conservatore della premier Theresa May non si schioda dal minimo storico del 13.»