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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The country's biggest opposition grouping, the Civic Coalition, is seen coming second with 22.3 per cent support, followed by the leftist alliance, The Left, with 10.9 per cent. The bloc of agrarian PSL and anti-system Kukiz'15 was at 9.8per cent while the far-right Confederation would get 6.6 per cent. … [Read more...] about Poland’s ruling party on course to retain majority in general election, early results suggest
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
National’s best bet might be to provoke an ugly culture war. Expect to see Bridges attempt to start debates on these issues and paint Labour and the Greens as “woke” elitists, or just soft on law and order. This might be desperate and opportunistic – National MPs genuinely don’t care that much about many of these issues. But National knows that they are the sort of emotive and divisive concerns that might change votes. … [Read more...] about New Zealand voters must prepare for an ugly culture war this 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