The national British election will take place on Thursday May 7th, as decreed by the Fixed Term Parliament Act, which was enacted on September 15th, 2011.
Recently, there was a televised debate that failed to give any party a decisive boost, according to The Week.
The “slugging match” that came afterward was over Trident nuclear submarines and the tax arrangements of people living in the U.K. who have a foreign residence, or “non-doms.” The debate appeared to have put the Labor Party on top of the heap.
Then came the “Challengers Debate,” which included the five main opposition leaders, but neither incumbent David Cameron of the Conservative Party nor Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, was there. Most pundits suggested that either Ed Miliband of the Labor Party or Nicola Sturgeon of the Scottish National Party (SNP) came out on top.
With three weeks to go, the British election still looks as unpredictable and unusual as ever.
Conservative and Labor are the two main rivals, and they remain neck and neck in the polls. The race between them has not looked so tight since 1992, states The Week.
Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats continue to trail Ukip, the Greens are still a factor, and the SNP’s position appears if anything to be growing stronger.
In this video, Russell Brand discusses the Challengers Debate.