Well, the United Kingdom election is over and Prime Minister David Cameron was re-elected for another five years term.
Although the poll showed that Mr. Ed Miliband, the Labor Party leader and Mr. Cameron were in a tie position, but at the end of the day, Mr. Cameron managed to win the election with comfortable lead. Upon defeat, Mr. Ed Miliband resigned as head of the Labor Party. This is standard process in United Kingdom, as the leader of party who loses the general election would resign as the leader.
The re-election of Mr. Cameron brings the referendum for the UK to pull out of European Union. The Conservative Party has long been for pulling out the UK from the EU and now they get their chances to put this issue before the citizens.
There are many arguments made for and against the pull out of EU. Many British citizen fear of loss of jobs due to reduction in business activities with the remaining members of the EU, while others believe that THE UK’s economy will be stronger if THE UK pulls out.
Frankly, the outcome of the pull out is unknown and both sides have good arguments to support their positions. However, one should ask, if THE UK pulls out, why should the remaining member continue to do business with THE UK as they were doing before the pull out. After all the purpose of EU has been to bring the European countries together in all aspects; economically, politically, socially. Through this closeness, the member countries have trade advantages and relaxed tariffs. The UK pulling out will give the reasons for the other EU members to remove the relax trade laws in doing business with the UK.
Surprisingly the Scottish National Party end up to be the real winner of this election as they gained enough strength to become the third strongest party in the Parliament.
Further, the pull out by the UK, may create a political animosity with the remaining members which hamper future political cooperation around the globe. The unity of Europe has been very fruitful for all the members, including the UK. Surprisingly the Scottish National Party end up to be the real winner of this election as they gained enough strength to become the third strongest party in the Parliament. Of course that came about at the expense of the Labor Party which lost many seats to the Scottish National Party and to the Conservative Party of Prime Minister, David Cameron.
The election process in the UK is very interesting and is something that the USA should follow. The entire election process in the UK takes only a few weeks from start to finish and the election process is publically funded which make the process fair and even handed. No private donation, no political pacts whether secret or open are allowed. The candidates do not have to beg for money to fund their campaign and instead concentrate on the issues. Unlike the election process in the USA that seems to go forever and being exhaustive, the UK election process is quick, painless and least expensive, well done.