Campaign catchup: Why are the major parties strategically stoking fear?
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by Presented by Jane Lee with Paul Karp. Produced by Mell Chun. Executive producers Miles Martignoni and Gabrielle Jackson
2y ago
In the second week of the campaign, political scare campaigns are intensifying on energy, asylum seekers and welfare. Jane Lee talks to political reporter Paul Karp about why they seem to work and how they could affect voters ..read more
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General election: Boris Johnson due to give speech outside No 10 after audience with Queen - live news
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by Andrew Sparrow
4y ago
Rolling coverage of the day’s developments in the 2019 general election campaign 10.53am GMT According to the Press Association, Boris Johnson spent just over 25 minutes with the Queen at Buckingham Palace this morning. 10.51am GMT 10.48am GMT Carla Denyer, the Green party candidate in Bristol West, is speaking at the launch now. She says ordinary people all over the country are demanding climate action. Related: Green party pledges to spend £100bn on tackling climate crisis 10.45am GMT The Green party election launch has just started. There is a (rather shaky) live feed on the Green par ..read more
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Juncker says Brexit a 'waste of time and energy' as Johnson tries to ram through deal - live news
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by Ben Quinn
4y ago
Rolling updates on today’s political developments as prime minister plans to ram his deal through parliament by Thursday Donald Tusk: EU likely to grant extension request Full story: PM in final push to ram through Brexit deal Withdrawal bill: what does Johnson’s version say? 10.42am BST For those who like to read the Brussels runes, there’s a bit more from Donald Tusk, who has been addressing the European parliament, regarding Boris Johnson’s unsigned, half-hearted extension letter My last words @Europarl_EN: Thank you for your responsible position on #Brexit and extension. After what I have ..read more
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Stephen Barclay gives evidence to Commons Brexit committee – live news
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by Andrew Sparrow (now); Sarah Marsh and Kate Lyons (earlier)
4y ago
Prime minister will brief cabinet today on latest negotiations as UK and EU teams resume talks Talks continue after Boris Johnson makes concessions on Irish border Will Boris Johnson have a deal to put to MPs on Saturday? Lib Dems in renewed push for second referendum vote 10.42am BST The Tory Brexiter Craig Mackinlay goes next. He says he welcomes what the government is saying about the political declaration (covering the future relationship). There was too much “vassalage” in Theresa May’s version, he says. Barclay says there is a “shared desire” with the EU to move on to that stage of the ..read more
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Brexit: John Major tells supreme court it would be 'naive' to believe Boris Johnson on prorogation - live news
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by Andrew Sparrow
4y ago
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the final day of the supreme court hearing to determine if Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament was lawful 11.02am BST Wolffe says he wants to make two points from a Scottish perspective. First, he says this case does not turn on any special feature of Scots law. 10.55am BST Wolffe says, if the UK government’s claim that prorogation is non-justiciable is correct, then it would be open to a prime minister to prorogue parliament as soon as he took office. 10.51am BST Wolffe says what’s at stake in thi ..read more
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Brexit: Ministers have taken 'considerable steps' to avert no-deal dangers in report, says Gove - live news
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by Andrew Sparrow
4y ago
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen European parliament to attack UK treatment of EU citizens Civil service union tells PM: don’t make our members break law John Lewis warns of significant no-deal Brexit impact 10.23am BST Ben Wallace, the defence secretary, made the same argument as Michael Gove (see 9.22am) when he appeared on the Today programme and was asked about the Operation Yellowhammer report. He said it was a “planning assumption” and the government was addressing the potential problems identified in the document. He told the programme. That is why we ..read more
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Brexit: SNP demands recall of parliament after Scottish court rules prorogation unlawful - live news
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by Andrew Sparrow
4y ago
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen Scottish judges rule Boris Johnson’s prorogation unlawful 10.42am BST A summary of the court opinion, published by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, states: The inner house of the court of session has ruled that the prime minister’s advice to HM the Queen that the United Kingdom parliament should be prorogued from a day between 9 and 12 September until 14 October was unlawful because it had the purpose of stymying parliament. All three first division judges have decided that the PM’s advice to the HM the Queen is jus ..read more
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Brexit: Hammond says Johnson wrong to claim progress in EU talks – live news
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by Andrew Sparrow (now); Frances Perraudin and Kate Lyons (earlier)
4y ago
Parliament to resume after summer recess amid Boris Johnson threat to call snap election Johnson: back me or face election Greening to quit at next election Johnson’s EU talks ‘a sham’ Labour sets out poll conditions 10.23am BST Keith Simpson, the MP for Broadland in Norfolk, has joined Justine Greening in announcing he will step down at the next general election. Simpson said on Radio Norfolk that he made the decision months ago but now feels like “the first officer to man the lifeboats on the Titanic”. Spoke on Radio Norfolk first thing and sai I would not be seeking reselection for Broadl ..read more
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Corbyn agrees to work with opposition parties to stop no-deal Brexit by legislation – live updates
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by Patrick Greenfield
4y ago
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including meeting of opposition party leaders called by Jeremy Corbyn Labour is the party of remain, says Starmer Corbyn could support pre-Brexit election to stop no deal 2.28pm BST Here’s how the lawyer and writer David Allen Green reads today’s developments: If (A) opposite parties and Tory backbenchers can work together and (B) they can pass tight apt legislation and (C) they are not thwarted by knavish No 10 tricks and (D) EU27 accept an extension, then... ...perhaps No Deal can be averted on 31 October "Do you feel lucky, punk ..read more
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Brexiter Tories tell Boris Johnson backstop is not only problem with withdrawal agreement - live news
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by Andrew Sparrow
4y ago
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 10.05am BST The Office for National Statistics has released a report on population numbers this morning. It says that the population of the UK was 66.4m in mid 2018, that population growth is at its slowest level since 2004 and that, in 50 years’ time, there will be an extra 8.2m people aged 65 and over living in the UK. Sarah Coates, from the ONS’s centre for ageing and demography, said: In 2018, the UK population reached 66.4 million people and migration remained the main driver to population growth. The structure of the UK ..read more
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