UK Economy and Conservative Party's Popularity in Decline
The UK economy is facing the risk of recession at the end of 2024, according to a report by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (Niesr). This prediction has deepened the dilemma for Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, over whether to call an early election. The Conservative Party is also struggling to keep its core supporters onside, with the ruling party's popularity in decline. The Tories' chances of retaining their traditional strongholds, known as the Blue Wall, are at risk as these seats may be easily won by other parties in the next general election.