Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, will face the first ballot on Thursday in sub-elections that could limit his small parliamentary majority to only one vote, which would complicate his exit strategy from the European Union.
The conservative Party, whose leader John Johnson took over last week, is likely to lose the seat of the Brecon and Radhanshire constituencies in the Wales region for a pro-European candidate.
This will weaken the new government, which has announced an increase in its budget to prepare for Brexit without agreement, by allocating an additional 2.1 billion pounds this year.
The Treasury said the funds would be used to “speed up border preparations, support institutional preparations and provide essential medicines” and launch a new communications campaign on Brexit.
“This government could have ruled out an agreement on Brexit and spent billions on our schools, hospitals and citizens”, said John McDonnell, shadow finance minister of the opposition Workers’ Party.
But the objections are not confined to Labor.
Philippe Hammond, the finance minister of the former Conservative government, warned that he would do all he could to prevent “no agreement”.
The candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Brykun Jane Dodds, a leading pollster, also warned that Britain’s exit plan from the EU “without agreement” would harm the interests of farmers in the Wales region.
Johnson wants to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement reached by former Prime Minister Thresa May and Brussels, which is excluded by the European Union.
In the event of failure, he said he would not ask for postponement of Britain’s exit from the European Union and that the United Kingdom would leave the bloc by agreement or without it on October 31.
The promotion of Boris or the election of democratic liberalism?
The sub-elections came on Thursday after the removal of Conservative Rep. Chris Davis as voters requested in accordance with a measure that was announced by former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015.
Davis was convicted by the voters for wrong advertising.
Convinced that he made a mistake, Davis is running again. The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is expected to win 43 percent of the vote, ahead of Conservatives (28 percent), Brexit (20 percent) and Labor (8 percent).
The National Party of Wales and the Green Party, both pro-European, didn’t offer any candidates, leaving the liberal Democrats getting votes in favor of the European Union.
However, another poll conducted by the Yogov Institute in Wales showed unexpected results showing conservatives taking advantage of a sudden momentum that analysts see as the “Rise of Boris”.
The Brecon and Radeenshire constituency has upheld a 52% EU divorce in a British exit from the EU in 2016, of which Johnson is a senior engineer.
He went to this department Tuesday to meet Chris Davis. He appealed to voters not to rely on the populist People’s Party, which took advantage of the impasse to achieve a major breakthrough in the European elections in May, taking 31% of the votes (compared to only 9% for the Conservatives).
“The Brexit party cannot implement Brexit, but the Conservatives can only do that”, Johnson said.
“Liberal Democrats will do everything in their power to prevent Brexit”.