CRISIS : day 3 & Conclusion
After heated debates happening separately in the Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet, the Labour and Conservative Parties gathered once again, this time with the occasion of the General Election. The past days have been a chaotic gathering of outlandish scandals, resignments and accusations in both Parties, meaning the atmosphere was anything but calm and steady when the General Election begun.
Each member of the Cabinet was seated across his translation in the Shadow Cabinet, and the two of them would be debating against the other, their respective discussions based off the Speaker’s single question to them.
Both Parties lived up to the expectations they had made for themselves over time: both good and bad sides of their plans and policies immediately showing in their speeches. The Conservative Party kept proposing solutions that would primarily benefit the well-off citizens of Britain, but was at least quick to respond to every question the Speaker addressed them. On the other side of the room, the Labour Party was keen to defend the rights of those in need, workers, immigrants and other crucial inconsistencies in the Tories’s answers, yet often got so caught up in tearing down their arguments that they didn’t leave any time for properly taking a stance on what the Speaker had started the debate from.
A few more debates, PMQs and General Election sessions later, the Crisis Committee saw its simulation ending with an astonishingly similar to real life conclusion: the Tories won with 320 seats (45 less than what they had in real life), while the Labour Party came up second with 239 seats (36 more than real life).
Written by : Sophia Țigănaș