General Election 2019: Laura Kuenssberg sums up the campaign – BBC News


We’ve been to Birmingham twice, we’ve been to Scotland twice. What are we going to do today? So if you are just now thinking about who you are going to vote for, or you haven’t made up your mind up yet, here are a few thoughts on
what’s been going on. The main reason we are having this election, of course, is because of Brexit. If Boris Johnson is lucky enough to get a majority, then unless something really weird happens we will leave the European Union at the end of next month. That’s why all the time you hear him go on and on and on about his main slogan which is, if you haven’t heard it by now: Get Brexit. Get Brexit. Get Brexit done. And that is the biggest difference between the parties. Because Labour on the other hand would promise another referendum on Europe. So in a funny way, not that much has changed during the campaign. So, the Tories have been broadly ahead for most of the time, with Labour struggling to close the gap. The Lib Dems haven’t really
made the kind of breakthrough that people thought they might do a few months ago. They’ve actually really struggled. And the SNP looks like they will be able to stay really dominant in Scotland. But it’s been strange in a way this campaign after all the massive turmoil of the last few years. Things have really been quite stable. With the Tories trying all
the time to focus on Brexit, taking us out of the
European Union in January. And Labour really trying to hammer home the message that they believe government’s decisions over the last decade or so have had a really bad impact on people around the country. And particularly on the health service. NHS. Our NHS. Our National Health Service
will be properly funded. There is a big dislike, that you find, of both the main party leaders. And that’s been a problem we’ve heard particularly from Labour candidates, who hear again and again people just aren’t convinced by Jeremy Corbyn. But Boris Johnson also has
got a problem with trust. There’s nothing new in suggesting that he’s always got a bit of an unusual relationship with the truth. And the question about who you can really believe has definitely been a big part of this campaign. So read the polls all you like, they put the Tories broadly ahead, and Labour struggling to close the gap. But predicting anything these days in politics is not that smart.

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