The main British political parties will today make their pitch to British businesses, as part of the campaign for the December 12 general elections in the United Kingdom.
According to the BBC, both conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson, will speak Monday at the annual conference of the powerful Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Johnson promises to remove the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) on January 31, should he obtain a parliamentary majority on December 12, and will try to convince British businesses that his party will guarantee them good dividends once Brexit is finalized.
In that sense, he will assure the institution that brings together more than 190,000 British companies that the future Tory government will reduce sector taxes and increase credits, among other benefits.
‘With a Conservative majority government you can be sure we will get Brexit done and leave with the new deal that is already agreed – ending the uncertainty and confusion that has paralysed our economy,’ Mr Johnson is expected to say, as reported by the BBC.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, will present his plans to create 320,000 new apprenticeships in construction, manufacturing and design, and implement the Green Industrial Revolution, with which Labour will use public funds to promote green jobs and combat the climate emergency.
Swinson, on the other hand, will take advantage of the anti-Brexit position of her party to insist before the business community that the best thing for the country is to reverse the EU withdrawal process, and will also criticize the spending plans of her rivals.
General elections are held every five years in the United Kingdom, but this will be the third time since 2015 that the British public is called to the polls to elect the 650 members of the House of Commons.
The inability of the Conservative government to realize Brexit, after 51.9 percent of the electorate voted in favor of leaving the European Union (EU) in the June 2016 referendum, has seen the country increasingly divided, and forced Johnson tocall a snap election, in an attempt to achieve the parliamentary majority he needs to finalize the withdrawal on January 31.
In addition to Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats, Scottish nationalists, Greens and the europhobic Brexit Party, funded by populist Nigel Farage, are standing candidates.