How will Brexit affect my police pension?

UK election Much depends on the boys

Another election day in Great Britain. The British only elected a new lower house two years ago, and a year later they were called to a referendum on membership in the EU. The Liberal Democrats, one of the smaller parties, are now even calling for an additional ballot: A second referendum on Brexit when negotiations with the EU are over.

"I'm a little tired from all the referendums, the decision has been made."

"No, a second vote makes sense to a lot of people."

The EU issue did not move everyone in the election campaign

Today's election was triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to apply for early elections. May had actually excluded new elections for a long time.

"That's right, I only wanted a period of stabilization after I became Prime Minister. But then it became clear to me when we applied to leave the EU: Other parties want to stop the Brexit train and thus the will of the people Cancel the day of the referendum. "

Many observers believe that this justification was a pretext: Labor has approved all laws on Brexit in both chambers. May actually want to expand her majority in parliament so as not to be dependent on the hardliners in her own group. Labor's Jeremy Corbyn is also campaigning for the result of the EU referendum to be respected.

"There was a referendum and a decision: We are leaving the European Union. But we want to guarantee the rights of EU citizens immediately. We also want to achieve guaranteed access to the EU internal market, which is crucial for our industry."

Hard Brexit or soft Brexit - the election campaign showed that the issue of the EU does not only affect the citizens. Social issues came to the fore. Theresa May seemed unprepared here. She hastily suggested funding care for the elderly by counting their home toward the cost of care - up to £ 100,000. An outcry followed and the Prime Minister withdrew. The incident damaged their credibility and their reputation for safely leading the country through difficult times.

How the terror will affect the election result is open

Then came a third topic: Islamist terror. Three attacks within three months have rocked the country - and violently brought the parties into position against each other. Shortly before the election there was a battle of words between two London House of Commons candidates, the Tory candidate complained that Corbyn was an extremist himself.

"How dare you? Stop it!" How the terror will really affect the election result is open. Theresa May had to listen to allegations that 20,000 police officers had been saved during her time as Interior Minister.

The polls were completely wrong in 2015, they foresaw a stalemate, but the Conservatives won an absolute majority. The latest polls now see the conservatives in the lead with six percent, also because many voters of the anti-EU party UKIP will probably vote for Theresa May.

But some opinion institutes deviate considerably: the Tories would lose their absolute majority. Much depends on the turnout of the boys, say experts. If they vote in droves, it would be good for Labor. But in the EU referendum, the turnout of young voters, who were predominantly pro-EU, was well below the general average.