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.
Exit polls, first results and the biggest winners and losers after Britain votes in the ‘most important poll in a generation’
The Conservatives have taken a string of former Labour strongholds, with the party forecast to win the general election with a comfortable majority.
Both Labour and Conservatives say vote offers stark choice between the two parties. Follow the latest developments live
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.
– 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
– 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
We’re not separating ourselves from Europe, Hillary. We’re separating ourselves from the EU. Europe is a vast continent that has existed for aeons; the EU is a bloated, bureaucratic nightmare that has only existed, in its current form, since 1993. We’ll be fine.
Also, speaking of ‘democracies’ — we voted to leave, and that’s why we’re leaving. That’s how democracy works: you lost the 2016 presidential election and your Euro-chums lost the 2016 EU referendum.
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.
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.
– 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
– 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
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.
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.
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.
Das britische Parlament hat einer Neuwahl am 12. Dezember zugestimmt.
Voters will go to the polls on 12 December after MPs finally backed Boris Johnson’s bid to hold a pre-Christmas election.
The last few weeks have seen a gradual, further strengthening of the Conservatives‘ position in the polls.
In the latest poll by Opinium they hit 40% – the highest figure in a single poll since the middle of August. They’ve also moved up to an average of 36% in the BBC poll tracker.
EU leaders have agreed in principle to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020 – meaning the UK will not leave as planned on Thursday.
However the Government could table a vote of no confidence against itself, which only requires a plurality to pass.
If this passes Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, or any other party leader, would have 14 days to form an alternative Government.
Only if these efforts failed would there be a general election.
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The Labour leader signalled he will order his MPs to vote down Boris Johnson’s request next week for a poll on 12 December, describing the proposal as “really odd so near Christmas”.
Pressed on the Chancellor’s comments, Mr Johnson said: „Of course 31 October is still possible, we could leave on 31 October.
„Unfortunately it depends on what the EU says, we’re in a situation now in which under the terms of the surrender act that was passed by Parliament it is up to the EU to decide how long that extension will be.“
The European Union agreed to London’s request for a Brexit deadline extension on Friday but set no new departure date, giving Britain’s divided parliament time to decide on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for a snap election.
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They lost the referendum and have spent the three years since talking to each other
The Great British public can be a tricky bunch but they seem more likely to give Boris the benefit of the doubt than his parliamentary tormentors. The sooner we have a general election the easier it will be to test this hypothesis but, while Boris Johnson lost a vote tonight, he may have picked up seats along the way.
Sieg und Niederlage in einem für Boris Johnson: Der Premier bringt sein Brexit-Gesetz durch, jedoch nicht den geplanten Zeitplan.
MPs have approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit legislation on its first hurdle through the House of Commons.
But minutes later they rejected his proposed timetable for passing the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in three days, in order to hit the 31 October deadline for the UK to leave the EU.
MPs vote in favour of Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill, but reject his timetable
Parlamentspräsident John Bercow ließ eine Abstimmung im Unterhaus in London heute nicht zu.
– Speaker John Bercow has moved to block a ‚meaningful‘ vote on the deal today
– Boris Johnson wanted to stage a vote after MPs delayed decision on Saturday
– PM plans late Commons sittings as he tries to pass Withdrawal Agreement Bill
– Usually takes weeks for legislation to go through all stages in Commons, Lords
– But ministers desperate to get deal into law ahead of an EU summit next Monday
– Around 15 Labour MPs are thought to be ready to back the PM’s Brexit deal
– Labour is threatening to back amendments on customs union and referendum
The Commons Speaker has refused a government request to hold a vote on its Brexit deal.
Boris Johnson will axe a vote on his Brexit deal if Speaker John Bercow lets MPs render it „meaningless“ by amending it, Downing Street has warned.
From conversations I have had in the last couple of hours, I strongly suspect that the bulk of those elected as Tories who voted for a customs union in the indicative votes would not back a customs union amendment to the WAB because they understand that it would wreck the bill. If an amendment does pass, it will do so largely on the backs of those who want a second referendum. They will hope that the addition of a customs union will lead to the deal failing; reviving the prospects of a second referendum.
The Remainer Speaker will decide later whether to let the PM hold a vote on his deal, leaving Brexit hanging in the balance.
Die Entscheidung darüber will Parlamentspräsident John Bercow am Nachmittag im Unterhaus bekanntgeben. Gibt er den Weg dafür frei, könnten die Abgeordneten noch am späten Nachmittag oder abends abstimmen.
It is expected the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will be published today and will be voted on by MPs for a first time tomorrow in its second reading.
The Commons will then be asked to approve a fast-track timetable with the aim of the Bill passing into law by Sunday night at the latest.
Labour approaches Tory rebels and DUP in bid to force through amendments to PM’s deal
Boris Johnson will tomorrow launch a renewed attempt to push his Brexit deal through Parliament as a rebel alliance of MPs pledged to fight a “guerilla war” to stop Britain leaving the EU by the end of the month.
BORIS Johnson last night refused to sign a letter begging the EU for a Brexit delay after rebel MPs sabotaged his new deal.
– The first was letter demanded by Benn Act, which asks the EU to delay Brexit