Hundreds of Malawians living in United Kingdom are eligible to vote on Thursday as Britain head to the polls in a snap election unexpectedly called by Prime Minister Theresa May.
The roller coaster campaign, which began less than two months ago, has seen a dramatic turnaround in the fortunes of the main parties, and a shift of focus away from the reason for which the election was purportedly called: Britain’s imminent exit from the EU.
Brexit has taken a back seat in the campaign to deadly attacks in London and Manchester – and growing concerns about social welfare and domestic issues such as the state of the National Health Service.
Originally predicted to be a landslide victory for the Conservative Party, polls show the Labour Party, under Jeremy Corbyn, closing the gap.
Meanwhile, Malawian-born standup comedian Daliso Chaponda has offered the UK a solution if it does not get the EU exit deal it wants.
During the Britain’s Got Talent show 2017 finals and in a BBC radio sketch, Chaponda mocked Brexit.
On UK’s biggest television talent competition and when he appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show , the Malawian comedian who is based in Manchester talked up the prospect of the UK joining the “African union” if the EU offers Britain a bad deal.
He said the UK was “practically African” while referring to the devaluation of the pound post-Brexit in a jibe aimed at Theresa May that she was not elected to the post of Primer Minister.
The comedian said: “Now you have been stressed very recently about the Article 50 trigger, you’re having your post-Brexit divorce talks.
“Will you get a bad deal? Or will you get a good deal? But don’t worry, I’ve got the backup plan for you, join the African Union.”
He said all the stress of Brexit refrendum“would never have happened if you’d just rigged the vote”
Goes one of his hilarious jokes: “I heard a lot of people talking about the financial crisis. I am from Africa – what are you talking about?
“You’ll have a financial crisis when this child will have to walk five miles a day to get a bottle of WKD blue.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :