But Scottish Nationalist MP Stewart Hosie, who today backed calls for a no confidence vote in Boris Johnson, said that while the Labour leader may have the first attempt at forming an interim administration the SNP would push him aside if a stronger candidate put themselves forward. … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn insists Labour’s priority is stopping No Deal Brexit rather than a General Election – but says he also wants to be caretaker Prime Minister
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According to the Office for National Statistics, the annual inflation rate as measured by the consumer prices index was 2.9% in May, while earnings in the three months to April were 2.1% up on the same period a year earlier. The figures for May will be released on Wednesday, but are unlikely to show much change to the recent squeeze on living standards. … [Read more...] about Incomes squeeze denied May a landslide – now she must change course
But one likely candidate particularly intrigues. Kamala Harris embodies the driving force pushing Democrats to record turnouts in non-presidential contests over the last two years: women of colour. The California senator has served just two years in Congress – like the last freshman senator to win the Democratic nomination, in 2008. But unlike Barack Obama, Harris has a very significant record of public service in her pre-Senate career, serving as her state’s attorney general for six years and as San Francisco’s district attorney for seven years. … [Read more...] about Will it be a black woman who turfs Trump out of the White House?
When CNBC’s story about Gillibrand personally working the phones to woo Wall Street executives came out, her team responded defensively, noting her support for financial regulation and promising that if she did run she would take “no corporate Pac money”. But what’s most telling isn’t that Gillibrand and others want Wall Street’s money, it’s that they want the blessings of financial CEOs. Even if she doesn’t take their contributions, she’s signaling that she’s just playing politics with populist rhetoric. That will allow capitalists to focus their attention on candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who have shown a real willingness to abandon the traditional coziness of the Democratic party with the finance, insurance and real estate industries. … [Read more...] about These 2020 hopefuls are courting Wall Street. Don’t be fooled by their progressive veneer
This traffic-buster relied on humour and context – just as the milkshake protests do. Britain today is infested with violent thugs and gutter politicians, who pretend that just because they can put on a suit they are legit. And just as in Bogotá, the normal checks and balances of our democracy are not working. Blair and the other Serious People shake their heads over Robinson’s aggression but, they caution, those immigrants really must try harder to integrate. As for Farage, he gets a programme on LBC, and a near-nightly showing on the BBC. Neither a cabinet minister nor, despite all his attempts, an MP, he has appeared on Question Time 33 times, the last just a few days ago. … [Read more...] about This Milkshake Spring isn’t political violence – it’s political theatre