With Conservatives leading polls, Britain heads to landmark winter election to determine its road ahead

WION Web Team London Colney, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain (UK) Dec 12, 2019, 11.09 AM(IST)

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Boris Johnson is affixed to his only slogan and insists that only Tories can "get Brexit done."

The United Kingdom is heading for its third general election since 2015 and Britain has not faced a more critical election in decades than the one it faces today.
 
The country’s future direction, its place in the world and even its territorial integrity are all at stake, primarily because this is a decisive election for Brexit.
 
The next Prime Minister is going to be either Boris johnson, whose main agenda is “getting Brexit done” regardless of the consequences or Jeremy Corbyn, who with a Labour-led government will try to remodel society with a programme of nationalisation and public spending.
 
The Britons have been confronted with two drastically different visions for what comes next and must decide between two very different persons to lead them there.
 
Candidates have dutifully appeared in a checklist of traditional election photo ops, they have read books to bored school children and piped campaign messages onto doughnuts.
 
From touring fish markets to making coffee, all the contesting parties have left no stone unturned to try and ensure that the ballot swings in their favour. 
 
Boris Johnson is affixed to his only slogan and insists that only Tories can "get Brexit done."
 
The Prime Minister took a visit to Derby putting his culinary skills to test and cooked a pie on the last day of his election campaign and compared his pie to Brexit by saying getting UK out of the European Union bloc is as easy as making a pie.
 
Johnson even drove a bulldozer through a wall of foam bricks with the words 'Gridlock' written on it.
 
His last campaign speech had only one message - break the Brexit deadlock.
 
Meanwhile, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed that to end austerity and give "hope to the next generation". 
 
Corbyn started his final day of election campaigning in Glasgow, making paper reindeers with children at primary schools across the country.
 
The leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson has pitched her promise to stop Brexit in Surrey. 
 
Swinson told the supporters that the time is short to stop UK from exiting the EU bloc and added that if they win they will stop the withdrawal process. 
 
The Scotland National Party's Nicola Sturgeon made her final pitch to voters too and was spotted at Edinburgh's Green Grocers, wrapping candles, urging voters to stop Boris Johnson being Prime Minister.
 
The Conservatives have been consistently leading the opinion polls, with the latest poll forecast showing the Conservatives taking 339 seats - which is up by 22 seats from the last general election in 2017. 
 
The left-wing Labour Party is estimated to take 231 seats - which is down by 31 in comparison to 2017.
 
The Scottish Nationalist Party is on course for 41 seats while the Liberal Democrats are estimated to secure only 15 seats.
 
According to You-gov poll, Conservatives are set to gather 339 seats with 43 per cent vote share.
 
The Labour Party is trailing behind with 231 seats and 34 per cent vote share.
 
But what's encouraging for the Labour Party has been the trajectory. As over the past week, the Conservatives' lead over the Tories has come down from 12 points to 9.
 
Implying that the slender majority of 28 is not something Boris Johnson can rely on. 
 
Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is not expected to win any seats as per this projection. However, it is important to note that the Brexit Party is not contesting seats where the Tories have a strong foothold.

The Scottish National Party is expected to sweep the electorate in Scotland with 41 seats.
 
London braces for a rare winter election that could be affected by inclement weather across Britain, significantly affecting the turnout in what many are styling a landmark vote that will determine the outcome of Britain's future.