3 Jul 2024

Could Starmer election win cause a far-right future in the UK?

If the polls are to be believed, Sir Keir Starmer could be set to beat Rishi Sunak’s Conservative’s and gain a record majority in Parliament, but perhaps with one of Labour’s lowest shares of the vote.

Despite promises on tax, voters believe they will pay more, and are sceptical about things getting better. Turnout is expected to be historically low.

The Lib Dems are heading for a lower share of the vote than Reform but could get twenty times as many seats or more. Are these just the realities of our system or the warning lights on the dashboard for a democracy heading down the wrong road?

Look across the water to France and beyond – are we potentially storing up even more discontent and anger from people who might turn right next time?

In this episode of The Political Fourcast, Krishnan Guru-Murthy is joined by Labour’s Bell Ribeiro-Addy, former Levelling Up Minister Dehenna Davison and the SNP’s Mhairi Black to discuss all this and more.

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