Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party have won a decisive majority in the UK's general election.First reactions from world leaders have stressed the importance of shaping future relations with the UK.US President Donald Trump congratulated Mr Johnson on his "great win".Mr Johnson said he now had a mandate to take the UK out of the EU next month "no ifs, no buts" and some EU leaders have said they welcomed the clarity on the Brexit issue.President Trump said the US and UK would now be free to strike a "massive" new trade deal after Brexit. "This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the EU," he said in a tweet.European Council President Charles Michel said the EU was prepared to negotiate a free-trade agreement with Britain. He also said the EU expected a quick vote in the British parliament on Brexit. "It's important to have clarity."German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Mr Johnson for the clear win. "I look forward … [Read more...] about General election 2019: World leaders react to Johnson victory
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Voters are going to the polls across the UK to pick 650 MPs - and that will the decide our next Prime Minister. The polls have Boris Johnson's Conservatives tipped to win either an overall House of Commons majority or the most seats in a hung parliament. Of course, anything is possible, and if Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party does win an overall majority it would have a radically different impact on Britain's future. So how will these radically different forks in the road impact the state of the UK? Our head of politics Jason Beattie has outlined the different options facing the UK. Boris Johnson wins an overall majority Brexit: The Prime Minister plans to railroad his withdrawal agreement through Parliament before Christmas to make sure we leave the EU by January 31. Far from getting Brexit done this triggers the start of months, if not years, of trade talks with the EU and other countries, including the US, India and Australia. Johnson has pledged to get a trade deal with the EU by … [Read more...] about General election: What happens now if Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson or no one win
Boris Johnson's month-long battering ram slogan of "get Brexit done" may be a lie, but it has triumphed at the ballot box. For whatever reason, voters have returned the Tory leader a Commons majority after he risked his career by focusing on leaving the EU above all else. His victory in the 2019 general election means we are likely to be officially out of the EU at the end of January. But it is by no means the end of the road, no matter how loudly the Prime Minister proclaims it. So what exactly is going to happen with Brexit , when will it happen, and will it happen at all? Here is everything you need to know. What happens now before Christmas? The Prime Minister plans to railroad his withdrawal agreement through Parliament to make sure we leave the EU by January 31. MPs will come to the Commons (many for the first time) to begin "swearing in" on Tuesday 17 December. The Queen will attend Parliament for a stripped-down Queen's Speech on Thursday 19 December with no … [Read more...] about What will happen to Brexit now and when will Britain leave the EU?
The Global Populism Database is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and reliable repository of populist discourse in the world. It was commissioned by the Guardian and built by Team Populism, a global network of scholars dedicated to the scientific study of the causes and consequences of populism. The database provides insight into the extent of populist rhetoric in the speeches of government leaders across the world over the past two decades. It is based upon populism “scores” given to 728 speeches by the presidents, prime ministers and chancellors of 40 countries. The grades were derived using textual analysis of speeches, one of the more reliable, valid and precise techniques used by political scientists to gauge levels of populism. Kirk Hawkins, an associate professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) who has pioneered the use of textual analysis in populism studies, oversaw the project. In collaboration with the Guardian, Hawkins and his team trained, instructed and … [Read more...] about How we combed leaders’ speeches to gauge populist rise
Joe Biden warned Democrats that Labour Party loses in the Britain's election on Thursday shows what can happen when a party moves too far to the left. The former vice president, speaking at a fundraiser in San Francisco on Thursday evening, warned the Conservative victory could foreshadow the 2020 American election, calling Boris Johnson a 'physical and emotional clone' of Donald Trump. 'Boris Johnson is winning in a walk,' Biden told the crowd. Joe Biden warned Democrats that Labour Party loses in the Britain's election shows what can happen when a party moves too far to the left Biden warned that Boris Johnson's victory could foreshadow a Donald Trump win next year He then predicted that Friday headlines covering Labour's walloping would say: 'Look what happens when the Labour Party moves so, so far to the left. It comes up with ideas that are not able to be contained within a rational basis quickly.' He argued that could predict a Trump victory next year. 'You're also … [Read more...] about Joe Biden warns Democrats that British Labour party’s thumping defeat shows what happens to the radical left and calls UK prime minister Boris Johnson Donald Trump’s ‘physical and emotional clone’