Please read this important Economist viewpoint before voting in the UK general election. The Economist argues that the leaders of both main parties have turned away from a decades-old vision of an open, liberal country.
The Economist’s conclusion is seriously inspired:
Backing the open, free-market centre is not just directed towards this election. We know that this year the Lib Dems are going nowhere. But the whirlwind unleashed by Brexit is unpredictable. Labour has been on the brink of breaking up since Mr Corbyn took over. If Mrs May polls badly or messes up Brexit, the Tories may split, too. Many moderate Conservative and Labour MPs could join a new liberal centre party—just as parts of the left and right have recently in France. So consider a vote for the Lib Dems as a down-payment for the future. Our hope is that they become one element of a party of the radical centre, essential for a thriving, prosperous Britain.
As a cosmopolitan, one-nation conservative all my life, I regrettably endorse the Economist’s conclusion. Corbyn’s Britain will be a toxic meltdown but surely May’s will precipitate an economic, social and political train-crash? Bring on Britain’s Macron!