Conservatives in for ‘difficult night’ in local elections

Conservatives in for ‘difficult night’ in local elections

The Conservatives are in for a “difficult night” in Thursday’s local elections, a senior party figure has admitted.

Deputy chairwoman Helen Whately admitted the poll will be a chance to “kick the government”, amid predictions of a backlash over the delay to Brexit.

Prime Minister Theresa May requested a second delay to Britain’s departure earlier this month. The EU agreed and the UK is now due to leave on 31 October – seven months later than originally planned.

The MP for Faversham and Mid Kent said she had seen “more anger than before” on the doorstep, but stressed it was frustration with politicians in general and not just her party. Continue reading Conservatives in for ‘difficult night’ in local elections

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Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party Leading In Latest European Election Poll

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party Leading In Latest European Election Poll

Jeremy Corbyn told to back the second referendum to halt the surge in support for former Ukip leader … By Ned Simons/Huffpost
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has opened up a five-point lead in the polls ahead of next months European elections.

A YouGov poll, commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign, puts the Brexit Party on 27%, ahead of Labour on 22% with the Conservatives trailing on 15%.

The survey put the Lib Dems on 9%, the Greens on 10% and Ukip on 7%.

Change UK, the party formed from The Independent Group of ex-Tory and ex-Labour MPs, was trailing on just 6%.

It came as Vince Cable said the pro-Remain parties would have been better “fighting together under the same banner” in the elections on May 23. Continue reading Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party Leading In Latest European Election Poll

Jeremy Corbyn on course for Downing Street

Jeremy Corbyn on course for Downing Street

oll of polls for The Sunday Telegraph predicts the Conservatives would lose 59 seats if a vote were held today, making Labour the largest party in the Commons. This would not be enough to secure Corbyn a working majority but would put him in prime position to agree a power-sharing deal with other progressive parties such as the SNP, Lib Dems or Change UK. Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn on course for Downing Street

BREXIT REVOLT: I don’t care what my Brexit stance costs me, I’ll keep on opposing it – Anna Soubry

BREXIT REVOLT: I don’t care what my Brexit stance costs me, I’ll keep on opposing it – Anna Soubry

As the Brexit process treads water, we’ve decided to stand back and ask some poignant questions: does Brexit matter in the big scheme of things? Is it virtually irrelevant beside the forces that are shaping our changing world? Continue reading BREXIT REVOLT: I don’t care what my Brexit stance costs me, I’ll keep on opposing it – Anna Soubry

UK newly formed ‘Independent Group’ wins donor backing from property tycoon who abandoned Labour

UK newly formed ‘Independent Group’ wins donor backing from property tycoon who abandoned Labour

The new Independent Group of MPs have won donor backing from a property tycoon who abandoned Labour over claims

Sir David Garrard told The Observer: “I’ve been asked whether I will financially support the new group. I have already done so.” Continue reading UK newly formed ‘Independent Group’ wins donor backing from property tycoon who abandoned Labour