‘More energy than the Conservatives!’: Nigel Farage blasts Tories as Republicans backed by British students

‘More energy than the Conservatives!’: Nigel Farage blasts Tories as Republicans backed by British students

WATCH NOW: Nigel Farage speaks to young British students in Iowa

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 15/01/2024

- 19:38

Rishi Sunak has predicted the next UK general election will take place in Autumn

Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Party have been slammed by Nigel Farage, as the UK and US gear up for their monumental leadership elections this year.

This autumn, the Prime Minister will fight to remain in Downing Street as across the pond, Joe Biden will be fighting to remain in the White House.

In recent polling for British voters, Keir Starmer is in the lead with Labour with 45 per cent of the vote, with Rishi Sunak trailing behind at 22 per cent.

In America the race is much narrower, with Donald Trump taking just a 2 per cent lead against Joe Biden, claiming 50 per cent of the polling figures.

Rishi SunakRishi Sunak is facing pressure from his own Conservative MPsPA

Sunak has dismissed claims of a Labour landslide after 13 years of Tory rule, and argued the only poll that matters "is the one when the general election comes".

He urged voters to "stick with our plan", despite failing to stick to his five pledges since taking office.

Speaking to GB News, a group of young British students from Radley College compared the US political race to the UK's, claiming they are "more engaged and more energetic".

Nigel Farage criticised the Tories and stated there's "more energy from the Republicans than the Conservatives, that's for sure".

The students told Nigel: "It's very different to what we see in the UK I think for people in the US. They definitely do live and breathe politics in every sense of the word - it's so very different.

"It also feels like their votes really matter here, perhaps more than ours do. They're so engaged, so energetic."

Another student admitted: "I think that with politics, it's something about the principles of America. They really live by their constitution, their political system.

"They love it in a way that it'd be nice if we did in the UK."

British Students speak to GB News

British students say US politics has 'more energy' than the UK

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Also speaking to GB News, pollster Frank Luntz discussed the latest figures from Iowa, and the chances of Donald Trump winning the next election, taking place this November.

Luntz predicted a victory for Trump in the Iowa caucuses, but warned of "surprises" for the former leader.

Luntz told host Nigel Farage: "A surprise is going to happen. I think he wins this caucus, I think he wins it going away.

"The question for me is does he get 50 per cent."

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