Can we reject this nonsense from Mail on Sunday


According to today’s Mail on Sunday, one of their headlines is Boris Johnson would do best against Labour, losing a General Election by 26 seats, new poll shows and the people who have written that document are Glen Owen, Clair Ellicott and Brendan Carlin. They stated above this image “According to a poll by the Mail on Sunday, having Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party would help the Tories secure the most seats at the next General Election” and at the bottom they stated “Boris Johnson would do best against Labour, losing a General Election by 26 seats, new poll shows”. These appear to be a very weird concept. Some people in our nation may be persuaded to vote in their constituency because they are persuaded that will determine which of the national political group will become the Government. However, the majority of us understand that the local MP is who we are voting for and in most of the settings if we approve a client, that we would also hope that their Party will do well. No one in Brighton Pavilion who votes for Caroline Lucas is expecting the Green Party to become the Government Party. In the same way most of the people in Eastbourne or Lewes who will vote for Liberal Democratic realise that their Party will not become the biggest Party, even though their new MPs will be very positive locally and nationally. The same is the case in Brighton Kemptown which involves Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Hove which involves Peter Kyle. There is also potentially Hastings and Rye, Crawley and it could also be the case in East Worthing and Shoreham for voters for Labour to obtain Labour MPs. Of course if the Labour Party was either the largest group or involved in a mixture of groups such as SNP and Liberal Democratic that the Labour Party would then select the Prime Minister. However the leader of the Labour Party does not determine whether these local votes will be achieved.

There may be some people who naively think that if Boris Johnson becomes the Prime Minister now that there will be a majority of Conservative MPs achieved at the next General Election but there will also be many Conservative supporters who recognise that Boris Johnson was dishonest and therefore although they will still vote for their Conservative member they would be very offended if he is selected as the new Prime Minister.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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