Ghanaian MP predicts difficult times for UK after poll

Dr Iddi

Dr Iddi

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Gushegu in the Northern Region of Ghana, Dr Ziblim Iddi, predicts the United Kingdom (UK) faces difficult times after the snap general elections that started on Thursday.
Results trickling in shows the Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Theresa May, have lost their majority and has resulted in a hung parliament.
With just a handful of seats left to declare, polls, however, shows gains for the opposition Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn.
This is seen as a humiliation for Theresa May, who called the election to try to strengthen her hand in talks with the European Union (EU) on Brexit.
Commenting on the elections, Dr Iddi, an International Relations expert said an imminent coalition government is a harbinger of troubled times for Ghana’s former colonial master.
He said if neither party gets a clear majority they would have to form a coalition with other small parties, but this will prove to be “really bad for the UK especially domestically.”
“From the way things are going, it looks like even if Corbyn is to be the Prime Minister there will be a coalition government.
“Coalition governments are always not active in pushing things because they are being pulled back by members of the coalition and so it will be very difficult times for the UK,” he said.
“Either way you look at it, the outcome of this election will weaken the United Kingdom, at least as far as the Brexit negotiation is concerned,” Dr Iddi noted.
“A Prime Minister will need a clear mandate to go out there and negotiate,” he reiterated.

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