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  • Labour Mayor kicked out of the party for saying Boris Johnson ‘completely deserves’ his ICU coronavirus battle is now suspended from her job

    04/08/2020 1:07:01 PM PDT · by abb · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2020 | Vivek Chaudhary
    A Labour mayor who was expelled from the party after saying Boris Johnson 'completely deserves' his intensive care battle with coronavirus has now been suspended from her job and faces a disciplinary hearing. Councillor Sheila Oakes, who is currently mayor of Heanor in Derbyshire works as a paralegal for Nottingham law firm VHS Fletchers who were quick to distance themselves from her hard-hitting comments, revealing that she is now under investigation. In response to several complaints from members of the public, VHS Fletchers revealed in an email and via social media: ‘The views expressed by Ms Oakes are not shared...
  • Brexit: MPs Back Boris Johnson’s Plans To Leave EU On 31 January

    12/20/2019 7:51:02 AM PST · by goldstategop · 59 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/20/2019 | N/A
    They voted 358 to 234 - a majority of 124 - in favour of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which now goes on to further scrutiny in Parliament. The bill would also ban an extension of the transition period - during which the UK is out of the EU but follows many of its rules - past 2020. The PM said the country was now "one step closer to getting Brexit done".
  • Tories are now the working-class party: New analysis of election reveals Boris Johnson has MORE support among C2DEs than ABC1s - as even younger voters abandoned Jeremy Corbyn

    12/17/2019 9:08:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 17, 2019 | David Wilcock
    Working class communities deserted Jeremy Corbyn and Labour in huge numbers after Boris Johnson's vow to get Brexit done, a damning new election analysis shows today. The Tories won over the DE social class made up of the unemployed and unskilled workers by 13 points, an astonishing gulf for a Conservative leader. The lead, 47 per cent to 34 per cent - swallowed up Jeremy Corbyn's three point advantage among the same group in the 2017 election. And it also dwarfs the eight point lead that Ed Miliband enjoyed in 2015, which prompted his resignation as Labour leader. In more...
  • Is It 1979 Again?

    12/17/2019 7:06:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    "Blowout" was how one UK newspaper described the decisive victory of Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party in last week's election. How decisive was it? Not only did conservatives win an 80-seat majority in Parliament, a constituency in Blythe Valley in Northeast England elected a conservative member for the first time since its creation 40 years ago. Pundits leading up to the election were wrong, as usual. They predicted a very tight race. What is it about pundits that they are so often wrong, including in the U.S., but they get to keep prognosticating anyway? The election was viewed as...
  • Boris: Time for Brexit ‘Closure’ – ‘Let the Healing Begin’

    12/14/2019 3:18:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 2019 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Boris Johnson has thanked the first-time Tory voters who have handed him an “overwhelming mandate” to get Brexit done, and offered an olive branch to those who opposed him. Speaking on the steps of Number 10 Downing Street, the modest official residence of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Johnson related that he had been formally invited to form a new government by Queen Elizabeth II, and pledged that he would lead a “people’s government”. “I’m proud to say that members of our new One Nation government, a people’s government, will set out from constituencies which have never returned...
  • UK Election results 2019: Tories take Labour seats as they head for comfortable majority

    12/12/2019 7:21:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/12/2019
    The Tories have taken a string of former Labour strongholds, as an exit poll suggests they are set to win the election with a comfortable majority. Labour have lost seats in the north of England and Wales in areas that voted Leave in the 2016 EU referendum. The results point to the BBC/ITV/Sky exit poll suggesting a Tory majority of 86 as being broadly accurate, although most seats have yet to declare. Labour are set to win 71 fewer seats than in 2017, the exit poll suggests. The Scottish National Party have made their first gains of the night, taking...
  • UK General Election Live Thread (December 12, 2019)

    12/12/2019 2:18:28 AM PST · by goldstategop · 361 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/12/2019 | N/A
    Live Updates: U.K. Votes in General Election Britain’s voters head to the polls to choose their next government on Thursday in a deeply divided moment for the country that has left the outcome unpredictable. RIGHT NOW Voting has begun in the British general election, the second since the country’s landmark Brexit referendum.
  • UK election forecast: Conservative majority narrows

    12/11/2019 2:24:39 PM PST · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | December 11th, 2019 | Simon Cullen
    A new YouGov forecast projects that the Conservative majority will narrow to 28 seats, down from the 68 seats calculated by the same YouGov model and published a the end of November. CNN's Simon Cullen reports.
  • The Tories have underestimated young voters’ zombie-like knifed' anger. That could be costly

    12/10/2019 9:14:02 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 10, 2019 | Zoe Williams
    The Conservatives are gaining confidence daily: you can tell from their amplification of the “red threat” in the final yards of the campaign – a dose of anxiety to galvanise their supporters. If they were genuinely anxious, they wouldn’t be able to show it for fear of looking weak. They have plenty of evidence to support their self-belief – they still have a clear lead in the polls. And, until Monday at least, they have survived a campaign with a “gaffe-prone” leader, which in 2019 is what we call a contemptuous clown spewing out race hate. They will hear the...
  • Thousands Of UK Political Ads Missing From Facebook Archive Searches

    12/10/2019 4:57:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters via One America News ^ | December 10, 2019 | Elizabeth Culliford
    Thousands of UK political ads went missing from Facebook’s searchable advertising database on Tuesday, hampering researchers’ ability to track political ads two days before Britain’s general election. Facebook’s ad library, which it launched in the UK in 2018, is a public tool for users to track political advertising on the platform. The problem, first reported by Sky News, affected ads from the ruling Conservative Party, the Brexit Party and the Liberal Democrats. It was not immediately clear if any Labor Party ads were affected. Facebook declined to answer what caused the issue or when it would be resolved. …
  • Tories hold 15-point lead over Labour with just days until election (UK)

    12/07/2019 4:28:38 PM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12-07-2019 | Michael Savage
    The Conservatives hold a 15-point lead over Labour just days before polling day, according to the last Opinium poll for the Observer before the election. The Tories appear to have maxed out the number of pro-Leave voters who will support them. However, the poll suggests that Labour is not winning Remain voters over at the speed required to close the gap. Boris Johnson’s party is on 46% of the vote, while Labour remains on 31%. The Lib Dems remain on 13%. The poll suggests that Labour is slowly reclaiming some of the Remain voters who drifted to the Lib Dems....
  • Polls Show Tories Could Win 64-Seat Majority, Has 19-Point Lead over Labour

    11/25/2019 12:09:49 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/2019 | Victoria Friedman
    Polling suggests that the Conservative Party could win a 64-seat majority in the House of Commons in the December 12th General Election. The poll of polls conducted by Electoral Calculus and published in The Telegraph has Mr Johnson’s party polling at 42.8 per cent, giving him 357 seats in the 650-seat lower house while Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is polling at 30 per cent and is currently predicted to lose 55 seats.
  • UK Elections: Labour Trails Tories As Jeremy Corbyn Promises Nationalization Of Industries

    11/19/2019 12:57:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2019 | John Sexton
    The British election takes place on December 12th and most polls show the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn trailing Boris Johnson’s Tories. In fact, the most recent poll shows the Tories with an 18 point lead. But things could change dramatically over the next few hours as Johnson and Corbyn debate each other on television. CNN reports that going into the debate with the lead means the pressure will be on Johnson: For the Prime Minister, who enjoys a lead in opinion polls and is preparing to hammer home his well-worn Brexit message, tonight’s debate represents both a...
  • 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...