Why Britain’s Brexit election won’t end the crisis I FT

The UK’s first December general election in nearly a century was called by Boris Johnson to end Britain’s Brexit crisis. We’re going to get Brexit done. Get Brexit done. Get Brexit done, now. And yet, despite the PM’s powerful “get Brexit done” catchphrase, whoever wins on December the 12th will face many months of difficult […]

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Understanding Polling: A General Election 2019 Guide from Ipsos MORI

[Music] So here are some simple lessons about understanding polls as we go into a very exciting and potentially unpredictable 2019 General Election. One thing I think is worth getting straight is that actually if you look at the history of opinion polling – and people like Professor Will Jennings have done so – polling […]

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Government’s halt to fracking an election stunt, says Corbyn

I think it sounds like fracking will come back on the 13 December if they were elected back into office. We’re quite clear we will end fracking. We think it’s unnecessary, we think it is pollutive of groundwater systems and also all the evidence from Preston New Road in Lancashire is that it’s actually dangerous […]

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Can Boris Johnson’s people v parliament Brexit strategy win the next election? I FT

INTERVIEWER: Can you make a promise today to the British public that you will not go back to Brussels and ask for another delay to Brexit? BORIS JOHNSON: Yes. INTERVIEWER: And– sorry. BORIS JOHNSON: I can. INTERVIEWER: And would you rather– BORIS JOHNSON: I’d rather be dead in a ditch. SIONA JENKINS: Boris Johnson has […]

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Barry Sheerman makes furious Commons speech saying the government has ‘no shame at all’

Mr speaker, I came into the chamber today thinking I felt sorry for the Attorney General — I did — but every word he has uttered No shame, today. No shame at all. The fact is that this government cynically manipulated the prorogation to shut down this house, so that it could not work as […]

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Boris Johnson: Donald Trump’s tweets could perhaps be more diplomatic

Well look, I think that possibly, as I said before, I think the president’s tweets could perhaps be more diplomatic. There’s no doubt about that but then sometimes some of the things I say could be more diplomatic. The fundamental, the most important thing is that the UK and the US have a very, very […]

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Change UK: Heidi Allen launches European election campaign

We’re here today with a really very simple message. If you’re fed up with our broken politics, join us, get involved and let’s change it together. The Conservatives have drifted yet farther to the right, now so anti-Europe and anti-business that Conservative voters can barely recognise their party anymore. And Labour have continued to let […]

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Tom Watson says PM is ‘disgraceful’ and calls for referendum before election

The prime minister wants a Brexit election, but I don’t think we should give it to him on his terms. I can’t see much doubt that Boris Johnson is the most disgraceful Conservative politician of this generation. Worse than Margaret Thatcher, I would say, in the scale of the damage he’s trying to do to […]

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