Tories hit by worst poll result ‘in 16 years’ as supporters flock to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

Matt Foster, PoliticsHome||The Conservatives have slumped to one of their lowest-ever poll results as supporters appeared to be switching their allegiance to Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party.

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A fresh survey of Westminster voting intention by pollster ComRes put the Tories on just 23% support, a full 10 points behind Labour and just nine points ahead of the week-old Eurosceptic outfit.


The poll – commissioned by the Brexit Express pressure group – is the first Westminster study to include the Brexit Party launched last week by former UKIP leader Mr Farage. In a boost for Jeremy Corbyn, a third (33%) of voters said they intended to back Labour at the next election – while the Brexit Party registered 17% support. Blow for Tories and Labour as Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party takes EU elections poll leadWATCH: Tory MP hints that she could vote for Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party in EU election Nigel Farage will lead new Brexit party as founding boss quits over anti-Islam tweets


ComRes chief executive Andrew Hawkins told the Daily Telegraph: “This is the lowest Tory support I can remember in 16 years in this job.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg was unveiled as the Brexit Party's star candidate at the European elections

Annunziata Rees-Mogg was unveiled as the Brexit Party’s star candidate at the European elections

“For months now polls have been showing a build-up of anger and frustration among voters, and while Ukip are now seen as being beyond the pale, the Brexit Party has made a protest vote acceptable again – it is offering voters an opportunity to scratch the itch of Brexit.”

The study shows that only 53% of 2017 Conservative voters say they would vote for the Tories again in the next general election.

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Kim Jong Un visits Russia in days; Kremlin confirms

Kim Jong Un visits Russia in days; Kremlin confirms

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, in a meeting that offers President Vladimir Putin an opportunity to emerge as a broker in the long-running nuclear standoff and raise Russia’s profile in regional affairs.

The Kremlin said in a brief statement Thursday that Kim will visit Russia “in the second half of April” on Putin’s invitation, but gave no further details. Continue reading Kim Jong Un visits Russia in days; Kremlin confirms

ROBERT Mueller provides ‘blow by blow’ of Trump’s alleged conduct and ‘private threats’ as the president and America brace for the release of ‘redacted Mueller report’

ROBERT Mueller provides ‘blow by blow’ of Trump’s alleged conduct and ‘private threats’ as the president and America brace for the release of ‘redacted Mueller report’

The report will reveal detailed dissection at obstruction of justice by US President – Crimson Tazvinzwa, AIWA! NO!

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, set to be released Thursday morning, will be lightly redacted but still offer a thorough look at objection charges mulled over by Mueller’s team against President Donald Trump, according to The Washington Post.

The report will list a “detailed blow-by-blow of the president’s alleged conduct — analyzing tweets, private threats, and other episodes at the centre of Mueller’s inquiry,” according to the Post, which cited people familiar with the matter.

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France to hold an international competition for the redesign of Notre Dame’s iconic spire

France to hold an international competition for the redesign of Notre Dame’s iconic spire

France will hold a competition among international architects to design a new spire for the Notre Dame Cathedral after the one atop the famed church collapsed in this week’s fire, the country’s prime minister said.
Edouard Philippe said Wednesday that officials will consider whether the new spire should replicate the one that fell in Monday’s blaze or have its own original design.

“This is obviously a huge challenge, a historic responsibility,” Philippe said. “Should we rebuild the spire envisaged and built by Viollet-le-Duc under the same conditions … (or) give Notre Dame a new spire adapted to the technologies and the challenges of our times?”

The destroyed 300-foot spire was not an original piece on the medieval cathedral. It was designed and built by Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc during his 19th-century restoration. Continue reading France to hold an international competition for the redesign of Notre Dame’s iconic spire

French Billionaires Fall Over Each Other To Pay For Notre Dame Rebuild

French Billionaires Fall Over Each Other To Pay For Notre Dame Rebuild

The owner of Louis Vuitton faces off against the owner of Saint Laurent over who will do more to help the iconic French cathedral//Thomas AdamsonAssociated Press via CP
PARIS — Two of France’s richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other — this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame.

Billionaire luxury tycoons — Bernard Arnault, 70, and Francois Pinault, 82 — are among France’s fiercest business competitors and patrons.

On Tuesday, their rivalry reached dramatic heights Continue reading French Billionaires Fall Over Each Other To Pay For Notre Dame Rebuild