The Prime Minister had bemoaned his lack of parliamentary majority since he took office, with a slim working majority that meant he operated a government with precious little power. … [Read more...] about What next for Brexit after Conservatives win the general election?
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In 2015 and 2017, along with most of our seats, we lost vote share to the extent that we slipped from second to third place or worse in dozens of constituencies. Our 2019 silver lining is our return to second in around 100, mostly Conservative, seats. If we win many of those, then the Conservatives lose their majority. The path to a progressive majority is clearer. … [Read more...] about The three things progressives must do to defeat the Tories in the next election
Brexit timeline: Charting Britain's turbulent exodus from Europe September 2019: Johnson's election threat Conservative rebels and opposition MPs backed efforts to delay an October 31 Brexit deadline in fear of a no-deal departure. In response, Johnson called for a general election, saying his government cannot rule without a mandate after he stripped 21 rebel MPs of their Conservative status. The Labour Party said it would not back elections until legislation to block a no-deal Brexit was in place. … [Read more...] about Brexit, Iran and Trump dominate on German defense minister’s UK trip
“We are now preparing for a situation where the Jews are the scapegoat,” Ms Ellman said at the launch of Forced Out, a film on anti-Semitism in Labour. “I think that [Mr McDonnell’s comments] is part of the next stage. … [Read more...] about Anti-Semitism will get worse in Labour if it loses election, warn former Labour MPs
She is severely critical of the way Corbyn and his supporters have seized control of the party machine and excluded those with different views. “The truth is there are corners of our party that have become too intolerant of challenge and debate,” she writes. “There is a clique who don’t care if our appeal has narrowed as long as they have control of the institutions and ideas of the party. … [Read more...] about The race is on … and the next Labour leader is likely to be a woman