Nigel Farage tells Fox News Digital Conservative party ‘finished’ and serves ‘no purpose,’ hints at new party
The Liz Truss resigns As Britain’s prime minister after just 44 days in office has left the Conservative Party with an uncertain future, Nigel Farage has declared the party “dead” while others argue the party must evolve to survive the challenge of new “movements”.
“The British Conservative Party is finished, it is dead,” Farage told Fox News Digital. “After 200 years of existence, now it serves no purpose. Space is opening up to a new political movement from the center right.”
Truss announced her resignation just a day after declaring she was a “fighter, not a contender”, bowing to party pressure and embarking on a leadership election to be held “within the next week”. It rolled back a number of planned tax cuts outlined in its “mini-budget”, which sparked a strong reaction from markets that saw the value of the pound plummet to record lows, leading to Truss to dismiss the Secretary of the Treasury Quasi Quarting.
Some believe the problem goes beyond Truss and that the party has lost its way: Lance Fuhrmann, a former Conservative MEP and former MEP in the European Parliament, told Fox News Digital that the Conservative Party “looks like it has moved much more into the middle or even into the middle.” the left “.
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“You know, you have almost a situation now where you have, you know, old labor struggling with new labor while the real neo-conservatives have left,” Forman said, adding that “the situation is very rapidly changing” and “everyone is a bit crazy right now.”
Farage, the mastermind of the “Reform UK” Brexit Party in the European Parliament, on Thursday posted a video on Twitter urging “Big guns” from the party to join him in helping to “replace” the Conservative Party, saying he “couldn’t do it” alone.
Foreman said setting up a new party is “extremely difficult” and “almost impossible” in the current system, but acknowledged that the Conservative Party does not have a clear path to go due to “A lot of discontent” with the party.
“A lot of people blamed… for what is happening [with] The budget, certainly with our economy, but you just have to look around the world and interest rates are going up, and there’s a lot going on right now,” Foreman continued. Is there a place for a new party? Will the Conservative Party split? it’s hard.”
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Some analysts have dismissed the idea that the best way forward is to kill “the most successful political party in the Western Hemisphere”.
Alan Mendoza, executive director of the Henry Jackson Society, told Fox News Digital that the Conservative Party can survive, as it did before, “by constantly reinventing itself.”
“The Conservative Party may be going through a renewal period and sometimes these renewal periods may also defeat the party, but I don’t think for a moment that the Conservative Party will be replaced,” Mendoza said.
He referred to other periods of weakness in the party, such as in the 1990s after the “catastrophic defeat” of Tony Blair’s “New Labour” movement, arguing that the party “was able to unite itself again”. According to Mendoza, the real issue is one of the government, not the party.
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“I think the party at the moment has obviously suffered a shock to the system in Onomics gear shape And what Liz Truss was trying to do before that… Though, if you remember, in 2019 Boris Johnson had a large majority of 80 or so seats in the British Parliament, and that was a very large majority.”
Mendoza concluded, “It is clear that the ability to govern was being brought under control by already having to rediscover itself as a party dealing with northern and southern issues within the United Kingdom.” “It seems strange to think that the Conservative Party is over after only three years.”
Niall Gardiner, director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation, agrees with Mendoza’s assessment, saying the British government is “in a state of dire crisis and turmoil”.
“The Conservative Party will remain the largest or most powerful force on the right, and it will maintain a huge parliamentary majority,” Gardiner told Fox News Digital. “at the moment, [they] It has more than 70 MPs, so even if a new party appears on the right … it may split the vote on the right, and a new party on the right will undermine the Conservative Party, but it will not replace the Conservative Party as the dominant force among the right.”
As for the future, Gardiner noted that Jeremy Hunt, recently Hire a new advisor From the Treasury, he stands as “arguably the most powerful politician he is” in the UK, dictating policy over the past few days, but it remains unclear who will end up replacing Truss directly.
But whoever takes power will face the challenge of reuniting the party and forming a government that appears “on the verge of collapse”.