Christal Hayes USA TODAY Published 5:23 PM EST Nov 4, 2018 WASHINGTON – Election week is finally here! Whether you're a Republican, Democrat, Independent or somewhere in between, we've got you covered all week. Here's a list of what you should know, whether you'll be heading to the polls, wondering why this year's midterm matter or seeking results Tuesday night and beyond. What's at stake Before anything, it's important to know why your vote matters. This year's midterm elections won't just decide who takes control of the House or Senate. The midterms are seen in large part as a referendum of President Donald Trump, whose two years as president have been tainted with controversy and scandal. Members of the House of Representatives are elected to two-year terms, meaning all 435 seats are to be decided. The Senate is a different story, where lawmakers are elected for six-year terms; about a third stand for re-election every two years. … [Read more...] about Midterm election: What’s at stake, where to vote, poll hours & rules
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Labour is likely to vote down any withdrawal agreement Theresa May reaches with the EU, even if the alternative she presents is crashing out without a deal, the party’s Brexit spokesman has said. Keir Starmer predicted the deal the prime minister was likely to secure in the coming weeks would fail Labour’s six tests, so the party was preparing to reject it in parliament. In an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “I think it is going to be a very bad deal. I don’t think it is going to meet our tests and we shouldn’t be voting for a deal which we don’t think is in the national interest.” In a speech to Labour’s conference in Liverpool on Tuesday, Starmer will formalise the party’s resolve to try to scupper any agreement that amounts to a “blind Brexit”. He will say: “If Theresa May brings back a deal that fails our tests – and that looks increasingly likely – Labour will vote … [Read more...] about Brexit: Labour likely to vote down May’s deal, says Starmer
THERESA May is pinning her hopes on her Chequers deal to pave the way for a smooth exit from the European Union. But the Prime Minister faces substantial opposition, with Labour planning to vote against her proposal. Here's what you need to know. What is Theresa May's proposal? After a marathon session of talks at Chequers on July 6, Theresa May managed to secure a Brexit plan which will be assessed by the EU. Her Brexit plan will see the UK remain closely tied to Brussels. It also includes the creation of a new UK-EU free trade area for goods with a "common rulebook". This rulebook could limit the UK's ability to strike trade deals with countries such as the US — for whom securing market access for American farmers would be a big prize. When will it be voted on? May hopes to get an agreement hammered out at a series of summits with EU leaders this autumn, and bring it back to Parliament for approval. But her plans were dealt a blow at crunch talks in Salzburg with other EU … [Read more...] about Chequers Brexit plan explained – what is Theresa May’s proposal, why has Labour planned to vote against it?
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Starmer on second EU referendum: sensible to keep ‘all options on the table’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer insisted that Labour would not take the option of a second referendum off the table if Parliament votes down a Brexit deal or the UK fails to reach agreement with Brussels. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/starmer-on-second-eu-referendum-sensible-to-keep-all-options-on-the-table-37092920.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37092915.ece/1d0d0/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_5a35c6dd-c8af-4b34-8f28-c7cae1be582d_1 Email Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer insisted that Labour would not take the option of a second referendum off the table if Parliament votes down a Brexit deal or the UK fails to reach agreement with Brussels. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he would like a general election if Theresa May failed to get a deal through Parliament, but Sir Keir said nothing should be ruled out. He stressed … [Read more...] about Starmer on second EU referendum: sensible to keep ‘all options on the table’