Archiv: Britische Wahlen Dezember 2019 / British Election December 2019


25.12.2019 - 11:29 [ WSWS.org ]

Britisches Wahlergebnis bestätigt schleichenden Tod der Labour Party

Dieser Zusammenbruch im Norden war wohl das außergewöhnlichste Einzelergebnis der Wahl. Im Nordosten, Nordwesten, Yorkshire und Humber gingen 26 Sitze von Labour an die Tories über, viele davon in den Bergbauregionen. Neun der verlorenen Sitze hatte Labour seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg ohne Unterbrechung inne. Die Partei verlor außerdem den Sitz für Bolsover, den der über 80-jährige Dennis Skinner 49 Jahre lang innehatte.

Die Stimmengewinne der Tories waren dort am größten, wo beim Referendum 2016 die meisten Wähler für den Brexit gestimmt hatten. Sie reichten von zwei Prozent in Gebieten mit weniger als 45 Prozent pro-Brexit-Stimmen bis zu acht Prozent in Gebieten, in denen über 60 Prozent für den Brexit gewesen waren.

24.12.2019 - 12:02 [ newStatesman.com ]

The New Right revolution

Very recently it was common to hear people ask, with a genuine puzzlement, what had happened to the prospect of a mildly centrist, progressive, pro-European political force. The December 2019 election has shattered that possibility, perhaps for ever. The Blairites in the Labour Party are a tiny, uninfluential rump. Their vocal media cheerleaders are an anachronism. The Europhile progressives who quit their parties have been everywhere rejected, not least because of Britain’s brutal first-past-the-post voting system. The Liberal Democrats have been decapitated.

But beyond the current lack of individual leaders, there is a yawning gap of vision.

17.12.2019 - 21:49 [ Politicshome.com ]

Tories now more popular with working class voters than middle class ones, reveals election poll

The Tories under Boris Johnson are now more popular with the working classes than the middle classes, according to a new poll.

17.12.2019 - 21:45 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

‘If Labour is to ever win back the traditional working-class, it must stop treating them as though they were some kind of embarrassing elderly relative.’ My @UnHerd take on Labour’s implosion.

17.12.2019 - 21:41 [ BBC Newsnight ‏/ Twitter ]

“Labour may die. It’s lost its home, it’s lost its heartlands… what we need in terms of leadership is people who are prepared to recognise the scale of the defeat… Labour is in danger of becoming completely irrelevant to the conversation.” – Labour’s Lord Glasman

16.12.2019 - 16:42 [ BBC ]

General election 2019: MPs‘ vote on Brexit bill planned for Friday

The bill is expected to pass through Parliament in time to meet Boris Johnson’s promise for the UK to leave the EU on 31 January.

15.12.2019 - 11:07 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The lesson of the last 3 years is that our elites, in a very broad sense, are deeply hostile to the democratic principle – visible in their support for EU, and in their ruthless campaign to squash a vote against it.

15.12.2019 - 10:42 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Seeing a lot of tweets from Labour activists saying, “We just need to fight harder next time.” No. Labour did not get smashed for want of effort by activists. It got smashed because it lost the trust of the working-class. Until this is admitted, we cannot move forward.

15.12.2019 - 10:21 [ John Mann / Telegraph.co.uk ]

The arrogance and detachment of Corbyn’s middle class fan club was a factor in every seat Labour lost

The arrogance and detachment of Corbyn’s middle class fan club was a factor in every seat that Labour lost. And they were so away with the fairies that in a Bassetlaw they predicted a 1200 Labour majority on the eve of the election.

It is 95 years since Bassetlaw last elected a Conservative…

15.12.2019 - 10:07 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson thanks voters for backing Tories in Tony Blair’s old constituency

“And I can imagine people’s pencil’s hovering over the ballot paper and wavering before coming down for us and the Conservatives, and I know that people may have been breaking the voting habits of generations to vote for us.

“And I want the people of the North East to know that we in the Conservative Party and I will repay your trust – and everything that we do, everything that I do as your Prime Minister, will be devoted to repaying that trust.

14.12.2019 - 15:20 [ Radio Utopie ]

Die Briten haben die Souveränität gewählt

Ein Kommentar zu den Parlamentswahlen in Großbritannien und dem dort anstehenden Rauswurf der „Europäischen Union“ („Brexit“).

13.12.2019 - 20:39 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., Blue Labour / Twitter ]

I warned time & time again in interviews, articles & meetings- backing a 2ndREF would destroy Labour in the heartlands. I WAS RIGHT. The arithmetic said it would be a disaster.Yet those ‚in the know‘ ignored my warnings. Now we reep the rewards.

13.12.2019 - 20:38 [ Paul Embery , Blue Labour / Twitter ]

This was Polly Toynbee in the Guardian earlier this year, ridiculing the idea that the northern heartlands would abandon Labour. These chattering class metro-liberals were allowed to dictate Labour policy on Brexit and so much else. Look where it got us.

13.12.2019 - 20:15 [ BBC / Youtube ]

Boris Johnson Downing Street FULL SPEECH – 2019 General Election | BBC

In the largest Tory majority since 1987, the results of the 2019 General Election saw the Conservatives win 365 seats, Labour 203, the SNP 48, Liberal Democrats 11 and the DUP eight. Sinn Fein have seven MPs, Plaid Cymru four, the SDLP have two; and the Green Party and Alliance Party one each.

13.12.2019 - 20:12 [ Politicshome.com ]

Boris Johnson vows ‘closure’ on Brexit as he calls for ‘healing’ after election victory

„We will work around the clock to repay your trust and to deliver on your priorities with a Parliament that works for you and then I want to speak also to those who did not vote for us or for me and who wanted and perhaps still want to remain in the EU.

„I want you to know that we in this one nation Conservative government will never ignore your good and positive feelings of warmth and sympathy towards the other nations of Europe.

13.12.2019 - 15:08 [ Spiked ]

The revenge of democracy

So now we know. Now we know what happens when you declare war on democracy. Now we know the consequences of demeaning the largest democratic vote in a nation’s history. Now we know what becomes of a political class that sneers at voters, silences their democratic voice, and libels them as racist, xenophobic know-nothings who cannot be trusted with stewardship of the nation. You get punished. You get rebelled against. You get replaced.

13.12.2019 - 14:47 [ taz.de ]

Wahl in Großbritannien: Schottland stimmt für Europa

Die Scottish National Party gewinnt bei der Wahl in Schottland deutlich. Das befeuert die Diskussion rund um ein neues Unabhängigkeitsreferendum.

13.12.2019 - 14:40 [ derStandard.at ]

Politologin: Narrativ von der Pro-EU-Mehrheit in Großbritannien ist tot

STANDARD: Auf dem Kontinent herrscht ja bisweilen das Narrativ vor, dass die Mehrheit der Briten eigentlich gerne in der EU bleiben möchte.

Goes: Spätestens jetzt wissen wir, dass dieses Narrativ tot ist. Eigentlich war die Wahl am Donnerstag das Ende eines Prozesses, der beim Referendum 2016 begonnen hat.

13.12.2019 - 14:28 [ Tagesschau ]

„Werden viel von hässlichen Engländern hören“

tagesschau.de: Wie erklären Sie sich diesen enormen Sieg für Johnson?

Anthony Glees: Wenn man die Stimmen der Parteien, die für ein Verbleiben in der europäischen Union waren, zusammenzählt, kommt man auf 52 Prozent. 48 Prozent waren für die Brexit-Befürworter.

13.12.2019 - 14:10 [ Michael Tracey ‏/ Twitter ]

The legendary Dennis Skinner voted out. MP for Bolsover since 1970, campaigned for Leave, always stridently anti-war, personification of old-school Labour. My personal favorite MP. Tragic

13.12.2019 - 13:46 [ ITV.com ]

The fall of Farage: What next for Nigel?

Others who know him tell me he’ll move to the United States in the new year to work for Fox News and on the 2020 campaign to re-elect the man he would coyly refer to in his speeches as „his American friend“ – Donald Trump.

13.12.2019 - 13:40 [ Sky News / Youtube ]

Watch the moment Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson lost her sea

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson lost her East Dunbartonshire seat after 12 years of being the serving MP.

13.12.2019 - 13:21 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Every MP who defected from Labour and Tories fails to get re-elected

Every former Conservative and Labour MP who quit the parties in protest over issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism has failed to be re-elected.

13.12.2019 - 13:11 [ Spectator ]

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn’s resignation speech

Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected in Islington North. But after leading his party to a second election loss, the Labour leader also announced that he would stand down before the next campaign.

13.12.2019 - 13:08 [ C4 News FactCheck ‏/ Twitter ]

In terms of seats won, this is Labour’s worst performance at a general election since 1935.

13.12.2019 - 13:02 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson meets Queen after election win and vows not to betray public’s trust

TRIUMPHANT Boris Johnson has met the Queen at Buckingham Palace after his historic election win.

The Prime Minister declared that his party has „smashed the roadblock“ and „ended the gridlock“ as he hailed the biggest Conservative majority since the 1980s.

13.12.2019 - 06:55 [ Brendan Chilton Esq. @AshfordLabour / Twitter, ‏ ]

There is NO question concerning the Labour Party right now to which a middle class remain north London MP is the answer….The next Leader of the Party must come from outside London and understand what has happened tonight in order for us to rebuild.

13.12.2019 - 06:09 [ ZDF ]

Wahl in Großbritannien – Johnson siegt – Brexit jetzt am 31. Januar

Boris Johnson kann triumphieren. Sein Kalkül ist auf ganzer Linie aufgegangen. Er hat es geschafft, die nötigen Stimmen beim EU-Referendum zusammenzubekommen, er hat drei Jahre lang Theresa May von der Seitenlinie missbilligend beobachtet und ihr Stöcke zwischen die Beine geworfen, dann die Macht an sich gerissen, der EU mit seinem Deal einen Scheinsieg abgerungen und das Parlament in Neuwahlen gezwungen.

13.12.2019 - 06:04 [ theGuardian.com ]

UK general election 2019: Jo Swinson loses seat as Corbyn says he won’t lead Labour into next election – live news

Exit polls, first results and the biggest winners and losers after Britain votes in the ‘most important poll in a generation’

12.12.2019 - 21:51 [ theGuardian.com ]

General election 2019: voting enters final hours in ‚most important poll in a generation‘ – live news

Both Labour and Conservatives say vote offers stark choice between the two parties. Follow the latest developments live

12.12.2019 - 16:02 [ Spectator ]

Today is an exciting and nerve-wracking day for Brexiteers

It’s tense for us Brexiteers, isn’t it? We know that if the Tories don’t secure a Commons majority today then our country probably won’t end up leaving the EU at all.

Almost certainly, an alliance of pro-Remain parties would put Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street. They would keep him there just long enough for Remain to win a low-turnout second referendum.

12.12.2019 - 15:58 [ Daily Mail ]

‚Biggest queue I’ve EVER seen at my polling station‘: Turnout looks huge as millions line up to vote in Britain’s most crucial election in a generation – and Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn give final call to arms

– Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm, when an exit poll will give the first indication of the results
– Boris Johnson voted in Westminster at around 8am and Jeremy Corbyn in Islington expected at 9.30am
– Results in key seats are expected from 2am tomorrow and the next PM should be known by 6am Friday

12.12.2019 - 06:14 [ BBC ]

General election 2019: Voters set to head to polls across the UK

Polling stations in 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland open at 07:00 GMT.

After the polls close at 22:00 GMT, counting will begin straight away. Most results are due to be announced in the early hours of Friday morning.

11.12.2019 - 15:33 [ Matt Dilworth / Twitter ]

I’m standing to be Stoke North’s MP on an Independent platform. I will vote and campaign to deliver brexit, Increase funds to our public services, regenerate our area and reform our democracy. No Party Whip. No special Interests. Just honesty and integrity. #MD4MP

(02.12.2019)

11.12.2019 - 14:11 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge Brexiteers in Stoke-on-Trent Central to vote for .@gareth_snell- he voted for the deal and opposes a second referendum. A democrat and Brexiteer. Vote for Gareth tomorrow.

11.12.2019 - 13:53 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge Brexiteers in Barnsley East to vote for .@Steph_Peacock she respects the result, opposes a second referendum and voted for the deal. A true champion for her constituents and democracy. Vote for Stephanie Peacock tomorrow.

11.12.2019 - 13:45 [ order-order.com ]

Fifteen Former Labour MPs Sign Letter Saying Don’t Vote Labour

The letter, organised by Ian Austin’s Mainstream campaign, accuses the party of “antisemitism and extremism”, whilst being “weak on national security”. It concludes “Jeremy Corbyn: not fit to be Prime Minister.” Just one day to go…

11.12.2019 - 06:21 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., @AshfordLabour Leader, Brexit Campaigner / Twitter ]

Brexit Party standing down for Tory Remain Leader, Mays Deputy PM and Leader of anti no-deal Tory MPs Damian Green but won’t stand down against Labour Brexit champion Caroline Flint. BP serving their own interests not the national interest. #TurquoiseTories

(12.11.2019)

11.12.2019 - 06:18 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge every Brexiteer in Blackley and Broughton to vote for Graham Stringer. He campaigned to leave and opposes a second referendum. Vote for Graham Stringer on December 12th.

11.12.2019 - 06:13 [ Spectator ]

Tory lead more than halved in final YouGov MRP poll

Were the election held tomorrow, YouGov forecasts that the Conservatives would win 339 seats with Labour on 231, the Lib Dems on 15 and the SNP on 41. The previous MRP poll had Labour losing 44 seats to the Conservatives – this has now been reduced to 29.

10.12.2019 - 20:39 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge every Brexiteer in Grimsby to back .@OnnMel she opposes a second referendum and voted for Boris Johnson’s deal. A champion for Grimsby, democracy and Brexit.

10.12.2019 - 20:31 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge everyone in Barnsley to vote for .@DanJarvisMP- who opposes a second referendum, and who voted for the withdrawal deal. A true democrat. Vote for Dan Jarvis on December 12th.

10.12.2019 - 20:26 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., @AshfordLabour Leader, Brexit Campaigner / Twitter ]

Brexit Party standing against Labours Emma Lewell-Buc- she opposes a second ref and voted for Boris Johnson’s deal. Yet they are standing down for Stephen Hammond- arch Tory remainer. National interest? Yeah whatever. #TurquoiseTories

(12.11.2019)

10.12.2019 - 20:17 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., @AshfordLabour Leader, Brexit Campaigner / Twitter ]

So Brexit Party are standing down against arch remainer and architect of the worst deal in history- Theresa May- but are standing against Brexit champion of the past 50 years Dennis Skinner. There actions have nothing to do with national interest. #TurquoiseTories

(12.11.2019)

10.12.2019 - 20:06 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

We will ensure children can learn musical instruments, drama, dance, and visit theatres, galleries and museums. Because those things are part of what makes us human and what brings us joy.

10.12.2019 - 20:04 [ Politicshome.com ]

Dad of London Bridge victim says Boris Johnson ‘didn’t see tragedy, he saw opportunity’

The father of one of the London Bridge terror attack victims has accused Boris Johnson of using his son’s death as „an opportunity to score some points in the election“.

10.12.2019 - 19:54 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

General Election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn victory would bring ‚Hamas-backing, IRA-supporting‘ prime minister, says Boris Johnson

A victory for Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday would see the UK led by a „Hamas-backing, IRA-supporting, anti-Semitism condoning appeaser of the Kremlin,“ Boris Johnson has declared.

10.12.2019 - 16:40 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Russiagate media smears against Corbyn brought to you by US and UK military-intelligence apparatus

Days before Britain’s historic election, the UK’s military-intelligence apparatus is turning to the corporate media and US government-funded NATO cut-outs to smear Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with evidence-free Russiagate allegations.

08.12.2019 - 15:06 [ Daily Mail ]

Get the coffee brewing… how the most crucial Election in a generation will unfold (starting with the exit poll at 10pm)

The first drama of the night comes with the announcement of the exit poll just seconds after polling stations close. The news will be jointly announced by the BBC, Sky and ITV. The three channels will join Channel 4 in holding all night long election programmes, beginning at 9.55pm and running throughout Friday.

07.12.2019 - 10:04 [ Spectator ]

This election will change Britain – and Europe – for good

First and most obviously, it will decide whether one of the world’s most famous and powerful states is still independent, or whether it has in reality become a subordinate component of a larger sovereign entity — a question still in doubt. Our independence is not primarily a matter of the details of European laws and regulations, however voluminous; or of the creation of a common citizenship with 27 other states; or even of the intended future development of EU control in still wider areas of government. It is primarily a matter of psychology. Britain voted in 2016 by a clear majority to be an independent state.

06.12.2019 - 16:32 [ Spectator ]

The margin between a Tory landslide and defeat is tiny

Fifthly, the Brexit party are still a force and simply haven’t been squeezed as Ukip were in 2017 (at 1.5 per cent). BXP poll at four per cent. Actually this means that Nigel Farage’s party are floating at eight per cent in the seats that they are standing in. There’s a potential last-minute squeeze available to the Tories there.

Sixthly, the Liberal Democrat percentage has collapsed from the mid twenties but it remains at 13-15 per cent.

03.12.2019 - 14:42 [ CNN ]

Donald Trump is the man no one in Britain wants to dance with

It’s going to be a tense few days for the UK’s political class. With barely any time left till the election and Johnson’s poll lead holding firm, he will be counting the minutes till Trump’s back in the air and heading home. Corbyn and the rest will be praying that the temptation to say something controversial is too great for the President — don’t be surprised if they bait him. And Nigel Farage will probably be sitting around waiting for his brief audience with Trump, reminding everyone — including Johnson — that he has the President’s ear.

02.12.2019 - 10:23 [ ITV.com ]

Campaign Live: The latest from the election campaign

Candidates from the country’s seven major political parties appeared on ITV to debate the biggest issues in the general election campaign.

If you didn’t get a chance to watch it live then you can catch up on all the action above – and see Robert Peston’s live analysis and reaction from the media centre with party spinners.

30.11.2019 - 12:57 [ Politicshome.com ]

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn agree election campaign must continue despite terror attack

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn agreed in a phone call on Friday evening that the democratic process must not be disrupted by the incident, which took place on London Bridge.

28.11.2019 - 15:20 [ Tagesschau ]

Vor Wahl in Großbritannien: Umfrage sieht Johnson als großen Sieger

Zwei Wochen vor der Parlamentswahl in Großbritannien liegt die Konservative Partei von Premierminister Boris Johnson deutlich in Führung. Die Tories können sich sogar Hoffnung machen, zukünftig wieder alleine zu regieren.

23.11.2019 - 10:29 [ Daily Mail ]

Northern heartlands desert Jeremy : Brexit revolt in traditional Labour seats could hand victory to Boris Johnson as poll shows PM is on course to breach ‚Red Wall‘

The Tories are on course to win about 30 seats in Labour’s English heartlands on December 12 thanks to a dramatic swing against Mr Corbyn’s party since the 2017 election, according to a Daily Mail poll.

It means the Conservatives are poised to triumph in working-class seats they have rarely – if ever – held, such as Bishop Auckland, Great Grimsby, Rother Valley, Stoke-on-Trent North, Workington and Bassetlaw. All are in areas which voted to leave the EU.

23.11.2019 - 10:16 [ Spectator ]

The Edition: can Remainers unite against Boris?

James Forsyth writes in this issue’s cover article that the Remain side’s inability to unite may well cost them this election and, if Boris Johnson wins, put the last nail in the coffin for Remain. On the podcast, Alastair Campbell also explains why the People’s Vote campaign seems to have imploded in recent weeks.

20.11.2019 - 08:04 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson wins leaders‘ debate… just: Voters back PM by 51% to 49% after Brexit-shy Jeremy Corbyn was jeered for refusing to say NINE times in bruising ITV face-off if he backs Leave or Remain

– Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn went head to head in a potentially decisive ITV election debate tonight
– The PM used the crucial debate to hammer home his message about the importance of ‚getting Brexit done‘
– The Opposition leader pressed Mr Johnson on the NHS post-Brexit and vowed to splurge on public services
– The pair clashed brutally over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and a Scottish independence referendum

18.11.2019 - 12:43 [ ITV.com ]

CBI hears from party leaders as Tories, Labour and Lib Dems try to win business votes

In a bid to secure support from industry ahead of polling day on December 12, the leaders of the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats will each make a speech on stage at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) Annual Conference at the InterContinental London – The O2.

16.11.2019 - 19:37 [ HuffingtonPost.co.uk ]

UK Minimum Wage To Be Hiked By Boris Johnson In Bid To Woo Low Paid Workers

(01.10.2019)

The national minimum wage is set to be increased in a new move to give the low-paid a post-Brexit boost, chancellor Sajid Javid has revealed.

In yet another signal that a snap election is looming, Javid told the Conservative party conference that he planned to hike the current rate of £8.21 an hour to £10.50 an hour within five years.

Crucially, the increase would also apply to over-21s and not just over-25s,

16.11.2019 - 19:34 [ theConversation.com ]

UK election 2019 could deliver the country’s first real living wage

In a less familiar but no less noisy competition, both main parties are trying to persuade voters that they are committed to raising living standards by promising a significant rise to the minimum wage. We could well see a transformative assault on low pay in the UK.

As recently as 2015, the hourly national minimum wage was just £6.50. Today, for over-25s, it is £8.21.

14.11.2019 - 17:21 [ Daily Mail ]

Working class voters flock to Boris Johnson: PM opens up a TWENTY POINT lead among lower income voters as they desert Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour over Brexit ahead of the general election

In contrast the Conservatives have less of a lead among the better off with 29 per cent of wealthier voters planning to vote Labour, compared to 38 per cent backing the Tories and just three per cent for the Brexit Party.

13.11.2019 - 11:25 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

This Brexit election will decide if we can call ourselves a true democracy

Few general elections can properly be described as historic. Fewer still mark a watershed in the way we are governed – perhaps one a century. In 1831, the victory of the Whigs under Earl Grey ensured that the old constitution would be reformed and a slow movement towards popular government began. The election of 1910, won by the Liberals, marked a victory of “the People” over “the Peers” and heralded full democracy.

11.11.2019 - 15:56 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson hails Nigel Farage’s decision to STAND DOWN candidates in 317 Tory-held seats as Brexit Party leader claims he has ‚unilaterally forged Leave pact‘ – but vows he WILL still target key Labour seats

– Nigel Farage made dramatic announcement as he unveiled the Brexit Party’s general election strategy today
– The MEP said he would not fight current Conservative seats in order to avoid splitting the Eurosceptic vote
– But Mr Farage warned that the Brexit Party’s candidates will still do battle for Labour-held constituencies
– Mr Farage has been under massive pressure from his own allies to give Tories a clear run in their target areas
– A number of Brexit Party candidates have already stood aside to avoid handing victory to Jeremy Corbyn

04.11.2019 - 06:13 [ Daily Mail ]

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson admits electoral pact plot as rumours swirl ‚Remain Alliance‘ could target 60 seats

Talks have been under way between the unashamedly pro-EU Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and the Greens maximise their chances in key constituencies in the December 12 election.

The pact would see two of the three parties stand aside to favour the one with the best chance of victory – replicating the success in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election.

02.11.2019 - 12:18 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson takes no-deal off the table: PM’s manifesto will abandon the threat of crashing out of EU – and promise tax cuts – in bid to capture the centre ground after ruling out a pact with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

– Johnson’s new manifesto will focus on achieving Brexit ‚immediately‘ with his ‚fantastic‘ deal
– According to the outgoing Culture Secretary, Nicky Morgan, a no-deal Brexit is now ‚effectively off the table‘
– Prime Minister promised tax cuts and to lift threshold at which people start paying National Insurance
– Johnson earlier rejected the offer of a pact with Farage and urged all Leave voters to back the Tories
– Decision to reject alliance offer puts the Tories and Brexit Party on course for a showdown at the ballot box

02.11.2019 - 12:10 [ ITV.com ]

Boris Johnson rejects Trump’s call for Farage alliance telling ITV News his Brexit deal is ‚ready to go‘

Speaking to ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston, the prime minister said his party was in the best position to deliver Brexit and insisted that a vote elsewhere ran „the risk of putting Jeremy Corbyn“ in No.10.

Mr Johnson was speaking after the US President had waded into the election, suggesting that Mr Farage and the prime minister join forces and that the Johnson Brexit deal was flawed.

02.11.2019 - 12:07 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Drop your dreadful deal, Boris, and in the national interest let’s get Brexit done properly

The Brexit Party is ready for the general election. As the European election made clear, we have hundreds of high quality candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds who are united in their desire to secure a proper break from Brussels and who share a lack of trust in the political class.

We will use the substantial funds which our donors and supporters have helped us raise to fight every seat. If we are the only party willing to stand up for a proper Brexit, so be it.

31.10.2019 - 08:20 [ theSun.co.uk ]

POLL ULTIMATUM: Brexit Party boss Nigel Farage gives Boris Johnson a final 24 hours to make electoral pact with him

A source close to Mr Farage said: “A Leave alliance would win a big majority.”

In a cryptic message, the Brexit Party told all candidates on Wednesday: “Important. Please all go DARK on social media.

“DO NOT respond to any questions about where we (are) standing, what the strategy or plan is from now on. Things will be made clear . . . very soon.”

30.10.2019 - 18:21 [ Daily Mail ]

Tories are begging Brexit Party candidates NOT to stand in their seats, chairman of Farage’s party says as they reveal they have vetted 600 candidates to fight upcoming election

Tory MPs have begged the Brexit Party to stand aside in their seats amid fears it could split the vote, the party’s chairman has claimed.

Richard Tice said he had received ‘numerous’ pleas from Tory MPs.

30.10.2019 - 18:19 [ Telegraph ]

Boris has made a strategic error in reinstating the Brexit blockers

Why, for the fourth time in almost as many years, is the country being invited to go out and vote again? Because, to put it bluntly, the MPs we elected back in 2017 refuse to enact the result of the EU referendum.

30.10.2019 - 06:11 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit Party aims to wipe out Labour heartlands as it opens door to electoral pact with Tories

The Brexit Party hopes to wipe out Labour’s heartlands in the north east of England and Wales as it prepares to campaign for a ‚clean break Brexit‘ – but has left the door open to a pact with the Tories.

Senior sources in the Brexit Party said the mood in Labour’s pro-Leave seats was “absolutely febrile” and that they would be ripe for the taking due to Jeremy Corbyn’s vague policy on Europe.

30.10.2019 - 05:44 [ Politicshome.com ]

UK to go to the polls on 12 December after MPs back Boris Johnson’s general election plan

Voters will go to the polls on 12 December after MPs finally backed Boris Johnson’s bid to hold a pre-Christmas election.