So far Boris Johnson has held three significant votes in the Commons since becoming PM and has lost all of them. The Government last night abandoned its attempts in the Lords to thwart the Hilary Benn Bill blocking a no-deal Brexit which means it should pass both Houses of Parliament by tomorrow evening. … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn faces election date dilemma
Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaigns promised to create a dynamic social movement, shoring up traditional support while mobilising battalions of eager converts. Instead, Britain’s main opposition party resembles a dilapidated warehouse storing heaps of votes behind rusted gates, guarded by a drowsy night watchman. With a modicum of ingenuity, other parties can break in and help themselves. … [Read more...] about Your opinions: Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership – and investors profiting from climate change
One senior MP said the party would be watching the polls closely and that he was “frankly amazed” that Johnson’s popularity was holding up. A bit like the virus, there might be a two-week lag before the public comes to fully realise that the government is failing to get the testing issue under control, they said. … [Read more...] about No 10 seeks to end coronavirus lockdown with ‘immunity passports’
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