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  • A Not-So-Special Relationship: Facing Voters, Johnson Backs Away From Trump

    11/06/2019 7:44:24 PM PST · by Galatians328 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 6, 2019 Updated 5:38 p.m. ET | Mark Landler
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spoke with President Trump by phone on Tuesday, and to judge by the dueling summaries of the call provided by the White House and 10 Downing Street, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Trump were involved in two completely different conversations.....Such divergent accounts of a leader-to-leader call are not unheard-of, but the timing of this one, on the eve of Britain’s general election campaign, was telling. It shows just how much of a liability Mr. Trump has become for Mr. Johnson. Once, the prime minister talked up the benefits of having a close friend in the...
  • Jubilant PM [Boris Johnson] heads to the Commons to seal date for snap election [tr] [ed]

    10/29/2019 7:37:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2019 | James Tapsfield
    Boris Johnson faces a showdown over the election date this afternoon - after dramatically winning his battle for a pre-Christmas poll following a climbdown by Jeremy Corbyn. Although the ballot now looks almost certain to take place, the PM is still engaged in bitter wrangling with opposition parties over whether it should be on December 9. 10, 11 or 12. Battle lines are being drawn in the House over the process for passing a short Bill that will trigger an election. If it goes through by the end of the day it will move to the Lords, and Parliament is...
  • Canada Election Thread (Live)

    10/21/2019 3:35:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 335 replies
    CBC ^ | 10/21/2019 | CBC News
    Polls just closed in Atlantic Canada. Post results here.
  • Scotland to be first UK country to impose smacking ban (spanking ban)

    10/03/2019 6:52:39 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 21 replies
    The Sunday Post ^ | October 3, 2019 | The Sunday Post
    ‘Reasonable’ physical chastisement is currently allowed to discipline children, which means smacks to the body will generally avoid prosecution, but blows to the head or with an implement are strictly prohibited. But the Scottish Government has now backed moves to give children the same protection from assault as adults. A vote later today is expected to overwhelmingly pass a bill that will completely outlaw smacking, meaning parents and carers could potentially face prosecution for any use of physical punishment upon children. The bill was initially proposed by the Scottish Green Party, and has won cross-party support, with all but the...
  • British PM Boris Johnson's brother Jo resigns from Parliament

    09/06/2019 1:45:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/19
    'In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest,' Jo Johnson wrote. Jo is opposed to a no-deal Brexit. In a surprising move, Boris Johnson's younger brother Jo Johnson announced on Thursday that he is resigning from his positions as Tory MP and minister in what The Guardian called "an extraordinary blow" to Boris Johnson's...
  • LIVE: Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson to be named new Conservative Party leader

    07/23/2019 3:41:22 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 54 replies
    Sky News ^ | July 23 | Staff
    Latest updates as the Tories prepare to announce Prime Minister Theresa May's successor.
  • Politician Pushing ‘Gender Neutral’ Toilets Charged with Child Sex Crimes

    07/18/2019 8:41:45 AM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2019 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    A politician who pushed for the introduction of “gender neutral” toilets shortly after his election has been charged with nine counts of sexual touching of a child. David Smith successfully petitioned the Mayor of Middlesborough to trial gender neutral toilets at Middlesbrough Council shortly after his election to the local authority in Teeside, Yorkshire, as a politician representing the Conservative Party, according to the BBC. Councillor Smith resigned from the notionally right-leaning party — described as “not really conservative” by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in a recent interview with Breitbart News — with “immediate effect in light of the...
  • Boris Johnson tops first ballot in Tory leadership contest

    06/13/2019 9:29:56 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | June 13th | BBC
    Boris Johnson has secured the highest number of votes in the first ballot to select the Conservative party leader and next prime minister. Three contenders - Mark Harper, Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey - have been knocked out, in the secret ballot held in the House of Commons. Mr Johnson received 114 votes, Jeremy Hunt was second with 43, and Michael Gove third with 37 votes. Seven candidates progress to the next round of voting next week. The two most popular MPs will be put to Tory party members in a final vote later this month. The winner of the...
  • Brexit Party Surges, Tories And Labour Take Pounding In EU Elections

    05/27/2019 8:02:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Elections have consequences. And failing to execute a mandate from an election has consequences too, as both Conservatives and Labour discovered in the UK’s EU elections. Despite only being weeks old and largely without a policy portfolio, the Brexit party won almost a third of the vote, outstripping the UK’s two main parties — combined: Britain’s newly-formed Brexit Party comfortably beat the country’s two main parties in European Parliamentary elections, early results showed Monday, as voters expressed their frustration over the Brexit deadlock. …The U.K. participated in European Parliamentary elections on Thursday after failing to leave the EU at...
  • Brexit Party storms to victory in EU elections smashing Tories and Labour in historic win ...

    05/26/2019 5:22:54 PM PDT · by rintintin · 82 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 26 2019 | The Sun
    NIGEL Farage tonight delivered a massive “wake-up call” to the Tories and Labour as he led the Brexit Party to a historic win in the European elections. Millions of voters deserted the two main parties and flocked to Mr Farage in a bid to show their fury at the failure of the political class to deliver Brexit.
  • Marine Le Pen's National Rally party wins France elections for European Parliament, Greens surge...

    05/26/2019 6:33:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 May 2019 | Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Marine Le Pen's National Rally party wins France elections for European Parliament, Greens surge in Germany: polls The European Union's traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right and pro-environment Greens gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a polarized vote. Turnout was at a two-decade high over the balloting across the 28 European Union countries. The elections were seen as a test of the influence of the nationalist, populist and hard-right movements that have swept the continent in recent years and impelled Britain to quit the EU altogether. Both...
  • In Contest to Succeed Theresa May, Stars Are Aligning for Boris Johnson

    05/25/2019 11:41:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 25, 2019 | Stephen Castle
    LONDON — Only one person, the joke doing the rounds in Parliament goes, can stop the disheveled, blond-haired, crowd-pleasing former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, from becoming the country’s next prime minister. That is Mr. Johnson himself. One of Britain’s most recognizable, and now most divisive politicians, Mr. Johnson has a history of verbal gaffes, a poor record as a minister and many enemies in Parliament, not to mention among the voters who reject Brexit, which he helped persuade Britons to embrace in a 2016 referendum. But his charisma, flair for publicity and record of winning two elections as mayor of...
  • Theresa May to Resign on June 7 (My title)

    05/24/2019 2:09:51 AM PDT · by abb · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 24, 2019 | Staff
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  • The Conservative party Faces a Canada-Style Death Blow

    05/12/2019 6:53:33 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 16 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | May 12, 2019 | Editorial Board
    The Conservative Party faces electoral annihilation. According to our bombshell poll, if there were a general election tomorrow, they would get just 19 per cent of the vote – their worst result in history...They would lose 139 seats... The incredible thing is that the Conservative leadership seems oblivious... Take the 1993 election in Canada, when the centre-Right coalition of the Progressive Conservatives shattered...The PC tried to save things by changing leader, but the damage was done: on election night they collapsed from 156 seats to just two. There is a moral lesson to such stories: don’t let down the people...
  • Brexit party may get more EU election votes than Tories and Labour combined – poll

    05/12/2019 2:53:59 PM PDT · by rintintin · 24 replies
    Guardian ^ | May 11 2019 | Michael Savage
    Nigel Farage’s Brexit party is on course to secure more support at the European elections than the Tories and Labour combined, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer.
  • Marine Le Pen’s populist National Rally Party is beating President Emmanuel Macron’s in polls

    05/12/2019 8:51:47 AM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | MAY 11, 2019
    FRANCE: Marine Le Pen’s populist National Rally Party is beating President Emmanuel Macron’s party in latest polls leading up to EU elections An Ipsos poll released Sunday places Ms Le Pen’s anti-Muslim migration populist-right party on 22%, ahead of Mr Macron’s progressive La République En Marche! (LREM/Republic on the Move) which is at 21.5%. In third place is the right-leaning establishment Republicans at a distant 13.5%. Breitbart Two other recent polls also put Ms Le Pen’s party in the lead: an Ifop-Fiducial survey published Friday puts National Rally on 23 per cent, LREM on 21.5 per cent; and an OpinionWay...
  • Theresa May on track for the worst General Election result in Tory Party history (trunc)

    05/12/2019 8:16:20 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 31 replies
    Daily Mail.Com ^ | Published: 14:47 EDT, 11 May 2019 | Updated: 09:42 EDT, 12 May 2019 | By Joel Adams and Henry Martin For Mailonline
    The Brexit Party will earn more votes than Labour and the Conservatives combined in the European Parliament elections, and could even beat the Tories in a General election, two extraordinary polls revealed this morning. In an Opinium poll in the Observer, focused on this month's European elections, Nigel Farage's new party is predicted to hoover up 34 per cent of the vote. The same poll gave Labour 21 per cent and put the Tories in a miserable fourth place with 11 per cent But an even more extraordinary poll, commissioned by a Brexit Party donor and published in the Sunday...
  • A Hard Sell

    05/04/2019 1:41:04 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | May 4, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Anyone who has had any truck with UK Tories over the decades knows that large numbers of them are devious, duplicitous, slimy, oleaginous, frankly repellent and utterly treacherous. But it didn't matter because, when all else failed, their selling point was competence. After less than three years of Theresa May they're now in the difficult position of having to market a not obviously winning combination of incompetence-and-betrayal. Thursday's local elections in England were the first test of this new strategy. The Conservative Party lost over 1,300 seats. To Nigel Farage's Brexit Party? No. His month-old party was not on the...
  • UK: Muslim rape gang gave 14-year-old drink and raped her repeatedly

    03/03/2019 7:46:45 PM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | MAR 3, 2019 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    UK: Muslim rape gang gave 14-year-old drink and raped her repeatedly — “I was nothing but a toy to play with” Why does this keep happening? One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam. The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers...
  • REPORT: Anti-Brexit MPs Plot Coup to Stop UK Making Clean Break from EU

    01/13/2019 4:14:05 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Victoria Friedman
    Remain-supporting backbench MPs are conspiring to upend Parliamentary protocol and seize control of Brexit from the Government in attempts to stop a WTO exit or even to prevent the UK from leaving the EU altogether, according to The Sunday Times. A group of cross-party backbench, or non-Governmental, MPs are said to be tabling an amendment to change House of Commons rules so that backbenchers’ motions could precedence over Government business, according to sources speaking to the newspaper of record. Downing Street is said to be concerned that that could result in laws being passed to stop the UK leaving the...