The snap election for the UK of July 4  will probably do little to ameliorate the impending disaster facing the divided Conservative Party.

Although Keir Starmer’s Labour Party is not terribly popular either, it would take a cataclysmic series of errors to prevent him becoming the UK’s next Prime Minister.

Interest rests in the new Reform party, which is a rightist party that has emerged from Nigel Farage’s Brexit campaigning.   This could be the reason Rishi Sunak went early, in an attempt to sandbag any momentum which would harm the Conservative right sections of their constituency.

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Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Emeritus Professor Clement Macintyre University of Adelaide

First aired on The Wire, Friday 24 May 2024