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Nigel Farage’s Reform Party wants to position right in UK – Observer

Nigel Farage’s Reform Party wants to position right in UK – Observer

Nigel Farage, a right-wing populist politician, believes the Reform Party can change the party spectrum in England in the coming years and compete for the seat currently occupied by the Conservative Party.

Speaking to Agência Lusa, Farage pointed that out It has a six-year plan to promote “right-wing realignment” in the countryCurrently Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s ‘Tories’ (conservatives) dominate.

Farage, the honorary leader of the British Reform Party (Reform UK) is planning the next steps, taking into account the victory of the Labor Party (the main force of the British opposition) in the general election on July 4, taking into account a 20 percentage point advantage in the polls.

In the short term, the politician hopes to be able to overcome expectations of a reformed UK, get elected and increase representation in the lower house of parliament, beyond Lee Anderson, who defected from the Conservative Party. “I don’t know how many, but we’re going to elect representatives,” he told Lusa. However, the The polls are not favorable. Currently, voting intentions are around 12%, which according to analysts, may not be enough to elect representatives.

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Most recently, in May’s Assembly by-election, the Reformers came third in the Blackpool South constituency, siphoning some votes from the Conservatives.

Right-wing populist anti-immigration and environmental policies appeal to large numbers of voters in northern and central England. A major challenge is the simple majority electoral system that favors the major parties. Reform UK supporters want to move to a system of proportional representation, which gives smaller parties more opportunities.

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Another big hurdle will be convincing voters not to listen to Rishi Sunak’s argument that voting for parties other than the Conservatives will help elect Labor leader Keir Starmer as prime minister.

Nigel Farage reckons that closer to the election, if the “conservatives realize they have no chance of winning”, they will give the reformers a chance.

It is based on the assumption that a large number of supporters of ‘Brexit’ (British exit from the European Union) are disaffected. Farage believes that reform will make the UK “the voice of opposition to a Labor government over the next five years”..

The former MEP, who is seen as the mastermind behind the UK’s exit from the European Union, wants to take advantage of the instability within the Conservative Party to position himself as the right-wing opposition in parliament.

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“I decided to change the name of the party after Brexit [do Brexit] For reform inspired by the Reform Party of Canada”, he told Lusa.

Canadian Reformers were instrumental in the formation of the Canadian Coalition in 2000 and the demise of the Progressive Conservative Party. The latter two joined the current Canadian Conservative Party in 2003, which came to power three years later, in 2006, only to lose to current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in 2015.

After He admitted he was open to “talking” to conservatives In newspaper reports the sun This week, Nigel Farage retreated And he said he was being sarcastic.

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In the United Kingdom, 650 seats in the House of Commons will be at stake in a general election called for May 22 by the Prime Minister, conservative Rishi Sunak, on July 4. The Conservative Party has been in power since 2010.