BILLIONAIRE Mike Bloomberg could win a landslide victory over Donald Trump in 2020, a bombshell new poll has claimed. The former mayor of New York boasts a six percent lead over Trump - and has already filed paperwork to make a dramatic entry in the Democratic primary. A Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,300 voters shows him with 45 per cent support compared to 37 per cent for Trump. Front-runner Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are shown beating Trump by 4 and 5 per cent respectively.It comes just days after source told NBC News that Bloomberg would enter at least one presidential primary and potentially the overall race. They claimed that the 77-year-old is keeping his options open and is "still not sure." Bloomberg flirted with the idea of running after he believed former Vice President Joe Biden was struggling against fellow candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren. 'NOT WELL POSITIONED' In a statement on Thursday, Bloomberg adviser Howard Wolfson claimed that the … [Read more...] about Michael Bloomberg could beat Trump by six per cent in Presidential election, poll suggests as former NYC mayor eyes run
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Nigel Farage claimed he had killed off a second referendum The leader of the Brexit party declared his party would not stand candidates in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in 2017. The exact impact is still a matter of debate, but it is almost certainly the most significant electoral boost the Tories have had in the campaign so far. In a speech in Hartlepool (full text here), Farage claimed his decision meant a “leave alliance” was now in operation: I have got no great love for the Conservative party at all. But I can see right now that by giving Boris half a chance, by keeping him honest and holding him to account by getting people in, and by stopping the fanatics in the Liberal Democrats who’d sign us up to everything, wouldn’t they, the United States of Europe, European army, you name it, I mean they even want to revoke the result of the referendum. No, I think our action … prevents a second referendum from happening and that to me I think right … [Read more...] about Andrew Sparrow’s election briefing: The best news Boris Johnson has had so far?
Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing. If you’d like to receive this as a weekly email, sign up here. You can catch our latest Brexit Means … podcast here, and for daily updates head to Andrew Sparrow’s politics live blog. Top stories Boris Johnson went on the attack after a string of Conservative gaffes overshadowed the start of his election campaign, declaring his intention to get his “oven-ready” Brexit deal through parliament quickly. But in the first full week of campaigning Johnson also seemingly committed a gaffe of his own when he insisted exporters in Northern Ireland would “absolutely not” have to fill in extra forms or submit to checks when they sent goods across the Irish Sea. This contradicted the Brexit secretary, drawing accusations from the opposition and MEPs that the prime minister – who also said Northern Ireland had a “great deal” since it would stay closer to the EU than the rest of the UK … [Read more...] about Brexit weekly briefing: Tory gaffes continue but party gets Farage boost
Donald Trump Democrats announced an official impeachment inquiry into Trump on 24 September following a whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s interactions with the president of Ukraine. A White House summary of a 25 July call shows Trump pressed Volodymyr Zelenskiy to work with the US attorney general and Rudy Giuliani, to investigate his political rival Joe Biden in the run-up the 2020 US election. Trump told Zelenskiy to look into unfounded and debunked allegations that Biden helped remove a Ukrainian prosecutor who investigated a company tied to his son Hunter. Volodymyr Zelenskiy Ukraine’s new president was a wildcard candidate who had no experience of politics save for playing the president in a TV comedy. In a remarkable plot twist, he’s now been thrust into the centre of an American political scandal. “I don’t want to be involved in democratic elections of the USA,” Zelenskiy said in September, visibly embarrassed after the release of … [Read more...] about Trump, the whistleblower and the comic: key players in the Ukraine scandal