By Dickens Olewe Published 8 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Kenya general election 2022 Kenyans still do not know who their next president will be more than 48 hours after polls closed. Election head Wafula Chebukati has urged people to be patient and not to panic that media houses are releasing differing tallies. Each organisation is making calculations based on its own manual entry of data from more than 46,000 polling stations. But it is only the electoral commission that can declare the winner. The media's tallies show that the two leading candidates - Raila Odinga and William Ruto - are neck and neck. "There should be no panic about the differences we are seeing on the media screens. The results are from the same public portal; the approach [of each broadcaster] is different," Mr Chebukati, the chairperson of the … [Read more...] about Kenya Election 2022: Why the count is taking so long
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By Joshua Nevett Published 3 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Tory leadership Beyond the shores of the UK, a small community of devoted Conservative supporters have had their eyes glued to the twists and turns of the party's leadership contest. As paid-up Conservative members who joined at least three months before the ballot closes, they get a vote in the election to pick the next British prime minister. Under party rules, these overseas members do not need British citizenship to cast a ballot, nor the right to vote in a UK general election. Provided they paid their annual membership fee, they can have a role in shaping the political future of the UK - as Giuseppe Dottore did this month. He is part of a voter base that makes up about 1% of the party's estimated 160,000-strong membership. An Italian lawyer who has never … [Read more...] about Tory leadership election: Meet the overseas voters picking the next PM
Published 13 July Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The government has said it will introduce a confidence motion in itself. It had previously rejected the no-confidence motion proposed by the Labour Party because it referred to the prime minister. A vote is expected next week, before the result of the ongoing Conservative leadership contest is due. Boris Johnson resignation: What happens now? No 10 blocks Labour no confidence vote plan What is a no-confidence vote? It's a vote in which MPs from all parties decide whether they want the government to continue. It can trigger a general election and could see a new prime minister appointed. While any MP can propose a no-confidence motion, there's no guarantee their request will be granted. However, if the leader of the opposition - currently Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer - introduces the motion, … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: What is a vote of no confidence?
Published 4 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss will become the UK's next prime minister when the final stage of the Conservative Party leadership contest concludes early next month. A vote among the party's membership is deciding the winner, who will be announced on 5 September. The campaign Mr Sunak and Ms Truss are taking part in 12 hustings events around the UK - where they are being questioned about their policies. The events are open to Conservative members and are being streamed on the party's website. Journalists can attend - but can not ask questions. Conservative Party members are picking the winner. The candidate they vote for will automatically become prime minister, as the leader of the party with a majority in the House of Commons. To be able to vote, members must have joined the party on or before … [Read more...] about Tory leadership: How will the new party leader and PM be chosen?
Eddie Izzard has opened up on the moment her pronouns ‘changed’ to ‘she/her’ , explaining that while it wasn’t deliberate on her part, she regards it as ‘a ‘great honour’. In December 2020, the actor and comedian appeared on the Sky Arts programme Portrait Artist of the Year to have her portrait painted by a group of artists. During the episode, she requested that she be referred to by the pronouns ‘she/her’ after being asked for her preference, sparking high praise from viewers , as she said at the time: ‘This is the first programme I’ve asked if I can be she and her, a little transition period.’ In a new interview on the My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson podcast, Eddie explained that she identifies as ‘gender fluid’, and is ‘now based as a trans woman’. Speaking about the aftermath of her Portrait Artist of the Year episode airing, the Ocean’s Twelve star said: ‘My pronouns… I didn’t change my pronouns. I was thinking of changing them.’ The 60-year-old … [Read more...] about Eddie Izzard didn’t intentionally plan to change pronouns but is ‘honoured’ to be called she/her
Endeavour: ITV teases final season of detective drama series SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Roger Allam has played Detective Chief Inspector Fred Thursday for over a decade as the 68-year-old has been solving bleak murder cases since 2012. During the second episode of season seven,the ITV actor found himself having to solve his actual son's “death”. Related articles Richard Madeley sparks uproar after telling guest 'Get to the point' Eamonn Holmes fumes over vegans’ demands to rename roundabout Two years ago, Endeavour aired an episode called Raga which focused on the 1970s general election and racial tensions rising between two rival gangs. After an altercation one youth called Gary … [Read more...] about ‘Thought I’d be really upset’ Endeavour’s Roger Allam on seeing son in ‘strange’ scene
In a New York Times report titled, “Uprising Grows Over Cuomo’s Bullying and ‘Brutalist Political Theater,’” it was alleged that the New York Governor had threatened to publicly liken a opponent to a “child rapist.” In the latest New York Times podcast, an audio recording of this conversation confirms these previously-denied allegations to be accurate. After describing the response to the question, “Who in this room has been yelled at or bullied by Andrew Cuomo?” the initial report added that “ The theme suffuses many of Mr. Cuomo’s interactions — accounts in which the governor berated aides and elected officials, brought people to tears and threatened to fire them or end their careers. People outside the governor’s direct control who have clashed with him said he told them they would be subject to negative news stories or political challenges or, in one case, would be publicly likened to a ‘child rapist.’” “‘His primary tool for governing is to create fear,’ said … [Read more...] about New Audio Confirms That Andrew Cuomo Threatened To Compare Political Opponent To ‘Child Rapist’ | The Daily Wire
By Philip Sim Published 2 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Nicola Sturgeon's future is again the subject of speculation after the first minister said during an Edinburgh Fringe interview that she had not yet decided whether she would lead the SNP into the next Scottish Parliament election. She also stated clearly that she is "up for the challenge" and is looking forward to a fresh independence referendum - but with her cards on the table about that vote, we may be already at the point where we can map out what her future looks like. It is inextricably linked to the issue of independence - and how that plays out is likely to be the defining act of her career. Why has this come up again? First of all, if Nicola Sturgeon is reading this, I imagine she is already rolling her eyes. Her latest comments were made during a fairly light-hearted Edinburgh … [Read more...] about Is indyref2 showdown Nicola Sturgeon’s last stand?
By Andre Rhoden-Paul & Dulcie Lee Published 7 July Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Boris Johnson remains as prime minister despite his two most recent cabinet appointments calling for him to resign. Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi, who was given the job two days ago, said the situation was "not sustainable and will only get worse". And Education Secretary Michelle Donelan quit, saying Mr Johnson had "put us in an impossible situation". But Mr Johnson insists he has a "colossal mandate to keep going". The wave of resignations from the government and party exceeded 50 on Thursday, as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis became the first cabinet member of the day to quit, quickly followed by seven other ministers. Previously loyal supporters - including Priti Patel and Grant Shapps - urged him to step down on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Attorney General … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: Resignations exceed 50 but PM stays in post
By John Campbell Published 7 July Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Boris Johnson rose to the highest ranks of UK politics on the back of Brexit. He was the face of the campaign group Vote Leave and in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum the new prime minister Theresa May made him foreign secretary. Within three years, he had deposed her for taking an insufficiently hard line on Brexit. He then fought and won an election on the promise that he would "get Brexit done". He did deliver a Brexit deal with the EU but the treatment of Northern Ireland remains unfinished business, which has poisoned several sets of political relationships. How did Mr Johnson's position on Northern Ireland and Brexit evolve? November 2018: The DUP conference Boris Johnson was the star attraction at the DUP party conference in Belfast with his speech cheered to the … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson, Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol