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"Nobody in the country wants either of the horses": No great enthusiasm in the UK election

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 28 May 2024, 11:15am
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"Nobody in the country wants either of the horses": No great enthusiasm in the UK election

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 28 May 2024, 11:15am

Things are heating up as the UK moves closer to its general election. 

The election is generally a two-horse race between the two major parties, the Conservatives and Labour, but UK Correspondent Rod Liddle says nobody really seems to want either horse. 

He said that there’s no great enthusiasm for Labour, with a poll saying that only 15% of the public are firmly in their camp, and there’s certainly no appetite for the Tories anymore. 

Current PM Rishi Sunak has announced the reintroduction of mandatory military service should the Conservatives make it back into power. 

He said that he believes twelve months of service would help foster the “national spirit” that emerged during the pandemic. 

Liddle said that it seems to be a bizarre, out of the blue policy which a good many members of his own party have cheerfully derided. 

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