LONDON – During the Brexit referendum in 2016 and the 2017 parliamentary elections, Henry Pritchard was not eligible to vote. He was too young.
Now that he has passed the legal age of 18 years and is anxious for the government to change course after leaving the European Union, he is desperate for an opportunity to speak.
With Prime Minister Theresa May leaving and the deadline for Brexit on 31 October is upon us. Choosing the country's next leader is one of the most important decisions of one or more generations to confront the British. However, in the elections next week Mr Pritchard will be expelled again.
Only 160,000 members of the Conservative Party will vote for the next leader of Britain as the prime minister is directly elected by the government under the parliamentary system party. And that does not appeal well to 99 percent of the population who feel excluded. The fact that less than 1 percent of registered voters will make the follow-up decision at such a critical time has challenged many of the foundations of their democracy.
"The future of our country is decided by a few-of-touch toffs," said Chris Richardson, 21, a civil engineering student.
"The Tories have completely disrupted Brexit for over three years and ultimately failed," he added. "It's not too late to avert the crisis, and the public is keen to speak, and instead we'll continue to be shut off and forced to watch this slow-motion car crash." It is brutal.
Until Brexit, only a few Britons expressed dissatisfaction with their country's political system, even though the chairman resigned as May announced that she would not have to hold parliamentary elections in May after having her Brexit Both John Major and Gordon Brown have taken up office as prime ministers without parliamentary elections.
For many it is annoying that the decision lies with the Tories, whose party members are determined to overturn Brexit This claim was rejected by the majority of the population, but surpassed by 48-point lead Boris Johnson, the leader in the Prime Minister's race, according to a recent survey by YouGov.  But despite the dissatisfaction, few people are calling for the direct election of the Prime Minister.
"The election of a prime minister by Members of Parliament is a key element of parliamentary democracy. Even if the system could be changed, it would fundamentally undermine the principle of parliamentary confidence, "said Dr. Owen Winter, director of Make Votes Matter, a group that advocates proportional representation.
The current leadership competition has However, the number of seats each party receives does not match the number of votes it receives, which has led to more people, including the conservative Party members – calling for a revision of the First Past The Post voting system Critics argue for larger political parties with a larger geographic base
The Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in the 2017 parliamentary elections, but closed an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party Nordirl ands to continue to support Ms. May in exchange for financial support.
"The new prime minister will have a majority in the lower house despite the Conservatives and the DUP. In 2017, we only received 43 percent of the vote," said Winter. "If parliament really represented how people voted, the problem of internal leadership choice would be far less problematic, as the new leader would still have to gain the support of MPs from several parties representing the majority of voters."
Voted overwhelmingly in favor of remaining in the European Union, young Britons increasingly feel alienated and ignored during the Brexit process and the election of the next prime minister.
"Most politicians are directly involved with young people not only because of their low youth. Voter turnout is not worthwhile, which means that young people's concerns are not heard," said Oscar Redgrave, 17, who worked in Shropshire England's Midwest launched an EU-compliant youth campaigning group.
It is really important that young people are listened to, "he added," because we have to live the longest with certain political and other choices, such as Brexit.
Even young people who campaign for Brexit feel excluded.
"Not all Brexit voters believe they go regardless of circumstances," said Ashley Turner, 24, who works on her father's farm, and Mr. Johnson's rival supports Prime Minister Jeremy Hunt, who has not made an unequivocal commitment to it to leave until the 31st of October. While Ms. Turner prefers to leave, she fears that a Brexit without agreement will be a catastrophe for British agriculture and possibly ruin her family's business.
"Politicians have a responsibility to avert an economic disaster, and I think Jeremy Hunt is able to make a good deal," Ms. Turner said in a telephone interview. "But what does our opinion matter if we do not even get a voice? It's a weird kind of democracy we live in."
Although Mr. Johnson is committed to meeting the Brexit deadline, many people doubt That could lead to a vote of no confidence and a general election, many analysts say, but it is also not clear whether the public is expecting it.
Referendum and change of opinion, "he said Leading British survey expert John Curtice, a professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, in an interview.
In public, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Hunt head to head. According to Ipsos / MORI, a widely respected pollster.  Terry Grossman, 43, a member of the opposition Labor Party based in London, dismissed the Tory leadership competition as a "waste of time" d It only made the prospect of a departure less realistic by the end of October.
"The campaign is a joke," mocked Mr. Grossman on Friday in a pub in West London. "We're in the middle of a national Brexit crisis, and they're putting things like fox hunting back on the agenda to address the few thousand elites who will vote for them."
Betty Logan, 34 years old The prospective nurse also rejected the leadership campaign as a futile exercise.
"It took three years for Theresa May to find out and she failed," said Mrs. Logan. She added that she would consider moving her family abroad if Britain left the European Union without an agreement. "How in the world will a backtracking fool like Boris deliver in three months? It's not going to happen. We need another referendum. "
In the latest issue of" What UK Thinks: Poll of Polls ", an average of the six recent polls for Brexit, Britain is still split about as evenly as it was three years ago. A condition that most claim to be agonizing and destructive.
"I think the worst thing for this country is this blockade of Brexit because other important issues are neglected," said Melissa Logan, Bettys Logan's sister. "I voted to stay, but we can not stay in limbo, if it's going to be a no-deal, then so be it, at least we'll go forward."