News / UK and world by Press Association May 27, 2019, 12:55 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Nigel Farage predicted general election success for his Brexit Party if the UK does not leave the European Union after claiming victory in the European contests. On a terrible night for the Conservatives and Labour, the pro-EU Liberal Democrats emerged as the other big winners – underlining the continuing deep divisions over Brexit in British politics. Foreign Secretary and Tory leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt said the dire results for the Conservatives meant the party faced an “existential risk” unless it delivered Brexit. Meanwhile two of Labour’s most senior figures – Emily Thornberry and Tom Watson – tore into the campaign fought by Jeremy Corbyn, claiming the party had lacked a clear message and should have backed another referendum. Mr Corbyn said: “With the Conservatives disintegrating and unable to govern, and parliament deadlocked, this issue will have to go back to the people, whether through a general election or a public vote.” In a sign that he could consider a shift in position, he added: “Over the coming days we will have conversations across our party and movement, and… Read full this story
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