British politics is in the midst of a total upheaval. The Conservatives are moving closer to ousting out their leader and Labour are lacking the cutting edge of a party in opposition. With the Brexit stalemate continuing, British voters could be forgiven for looking elsewhere for answers on how their country should be run.
Several Democrats have officially announced that they will be running for the candidacy of their party. The party needs interior changes after Hilary Clinton’s defeat in 2016 to a non-political candidate. As well as being a surprise defeat, it was a defeat which undermined the party moving forward after two successful terms in power with Barack Obama. The way forward for the party is new faces and a fresh political view. At this point in time, it is unclear just who Americans will see on their voting cards next to President Trump.
This week the Labour Party officially announced that the party would, as a collective, seek out and support efforts for a second Brexit referendum, fulfilling their expectations of being the party to oppose Brexit and to remain within the EU. It is a move which should put to an end any speculation of further MP departures and it finally, after what seems like months of disarray, gives Labour a clear and common goal to rally behind.
This week has seen a handful of UK Members of Parliament leaving the independent centralist group. Eight MPs have parted ways with their parties in what can be described as a protest, the way in which their parties and the government as a whole are conducting themselves. It is also an act that highlights the level of deficiency of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, and it is only going to weaken the party.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt will always be fondly remembered as the President who pulled the United States out of the Great Depression and led them into war to prevent the spread of fascism. Furthermore, he did this whilst suffering from health issues that made almost all of his adult life a struggle.
The ongoing stalemate in the Houses of Parliament would have left some UK voters questioning the loyalty to any of the three established parties. With Conservatives and Labour attempting to undermine each other rather than cross party divides to give the country the best Brexit deal possible, and the Liberal Democrats being out in the wilderness, a smaller party could try to capitalise.