UK to send MEPs to European Parliament – but for how long?

UK to send MEPs to European Parliament – but for how long?

Politicians elected for these reallocated seats will in limbo – unable to take up their place until the UK and its MEPs leave//Crimson Tazvinzwa
Almost three years after voting to leave the European Union, Britons will go to the polls to elect new MEPs after Brexit was delayed. Continue reading UK to send MEPs to European Parliament – but for how long?

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The Londoner: Donkeys make an ass out of Farage

The Londoner: Donkeys make an ass out of Farage

Guerrilla anti-Brexit outfit Led by Donkeys has restarted its viral poster campaign, which shames politicians by sharing their past statements on giant billboards.

This time, Led by Donkeys has Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party firmly in the crosshairs over the party’s “failure to publish a manifesto”. The group is plastering quotations from Farage and his fellow candidates across the land. This, the group claims, can stand in for a policy platform, alongside a spoof website the group has also created.

“Until they publish a manifesto we have to assume the party’s policies are the policies, beliefs and statements made by the leaders of the party,” Led by Donkeys told The Londoner. Continue reading The Londoner: Donkeys make an ass out of Farage

BREXIT, EU elections: Key to Labour victory on May 23rd is the contrasting “nasty nationalism of Brexit Party”; Tom Watson

BREXIT, EU elections: Key to Labour victory on May 23rd is the contrasting “nasty nationalism of Brexit Party”; Tom Watson

Cross-party Brexit talks resumed Monday… again.Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson believes the key to Labour’s vote holding up on May 23rd is portraying the election as a choice between the “nasty nationalism of the Farage Brexit Party” and “the tolerant, compassionate outward-looking patriotism of the Labour Party” Continue reading BREXIT, EU elections: Key to Labour victory on May 23rd is the contrasting “nasty nationalism of Brexit Party”; Tom Watson

Theresa May’s party slumps to fifth place as pressure mounts for her to go

Theresa May’s party slumps to fifth place as pressure mounts for her to go

“We are at real risk of sleepwalking into remaining in the EU,” Brexit Secretary Steven Barclay wrote in the Sun newspaper.

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have fallen to fifth place in an opinion poll ahead of the May 23 European parliamentary election as pressure grows for her to set a date for her own departure.

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party was in the lead, up four percentage points, on 34% while May’s Conservative Party had just 10%, the YouGov poll for the Times newspaper showed. The opposition Labour Party was down five points on 16%.

Two parties which support staying in the EU, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens, were on 15% and 11% respectively.

The collapse in support for the Conservative Party is piling pressure on May to set a date for her departure. Senior Conservatives want May to set out her plans this week. Continue reading Theresa May’s party slumps to fifth place as pressure mounts for her to go

Brexit Party beats Tories in general election poll and would win 49 seats in Commons

Brexit Party beats Tories in general election poll and would win 49 seats in Commons

The Brexit Party has overtaken the Conservatives in national polling for the first time, with Nigel Farage predicted to win 49 seats in a general election, a bombshell poll reveals.

A ComRes survey found that if a general election campaign led by Theresa May took place now, it would put the Tories on course for their worst result in history – apparently confirming the fears of Conservative MPs and activists in uproar over the Prime Minister’s handling of Brexit.

Labour would become the largest party by a margin of 137 seats, allowing Jeremy Corbyn to lead a minority government as the Tories fell to third place in terms of vote share.

Brandon Lewis, the party chairman, Penny Mordaunt, the Defence… Continue reading Brexit Party beats Tories in general election poll and would win 49 seats in Commons