TWENTY FIVE years after the political right-wing started fragmenting over Europe and brought John Major’s government to its knees, how ironic that Theresa May is now able to reunite the Conservative Party on the back of Brexit – the most divisive policy issue of all.
This is the clearcut conclusion which can be drawn from Thursday’s election results which more than vindicated the Prime Minister’s decision to call a snap election on June 8 to strengthen her Commons majority.
Though the Conservatives made significant gains from each of its rivals, the collapse of a now chaotic Ukip – the party that orchestrated Britain’s exit from the EU – has the most far-reaching consequences.
Boost for Theresa May as Labour suffers losses and UKIP crumbles at local polls
Theresa May’s hopes of a General Election victory on June 8 have been boosted after local contests showed Labour suffering losses and the Ukip vote collapsing.