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

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Swearing by the EU – UK’s anti-Brexit Lib Dems opt for earthy election slogan

Swearing by the EU – UK’s anti-Brexit Lib Dems opt for earthy election slogan

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s pro-EU Liberal Democrats are showcasing their European election campaign with a down-to-earth slogan they hope will attract frustrated voters who want to remain in the bloc: “Bollocks to Brexit”.

Fresh from a strong showing in local council elections, the opposition party posted a photograph on Twitter of its leader Vince Cable with a “special edition” of its manifesto for the May 23 European parliament vote. The document will be launched on Thursday evening.

The picture showed a black front cover emblazoned with the phrase on a yellow placard at its centre. Continue reading Swearing by the EU – UK’s anti-Brexit Lib Dems opt for earthy election slogan

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

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