Brexit Endgame: The 2019 UK Election

After nearly four years of wailing and gnashing of teeth, Britain has made up its mind. We’re leaving the EU. At 22.00 on Wednesday 12th December 2019, the BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll opened the final chapter in Britain’s Brexit saga. A crushing majority for Boris Johnson’s Conservative and Unionist Party has redrawn the political map. Constituencies which have been Labour for decades have...

Blowback from U.K. election burns Warren, Sanders

The thoroughness of Corbyn‘s thrashing revived the longstanding debate within the party over just how ambitious the Democratic agenda should be, and provided fresh ammunition for the arguments of moderates who contend that if the party backs Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, the primary’s leading progressives, they’ll lose the Rust Belt and perhaps even elsewhere. The left played defense...

General election 2019: DUP is ‘listening’ after seats loss

Image copyright PA/Charles McQuillan Image caption It was a difficult night for the DUP leader as the party lost two seats Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster has said her party is "listening" after it lost two of the 10 seats it won in 2017.The party saw its share of the vote drop by more than 5%.Sinn Féin suffered an even bigger drop in its overall vote share but it took the...

Algeria election: Ex-PM to replace Bouteflika after boycotted poll

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abdelmadjid Tebboune served as housing minister under Mr Bouteflika and then briefly as PM Former Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune has been elected president in a vote marred by protests.The 74-year-old succeeds Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was forced to resign in April after two decades in power.Mr Tebboune took 58% of the votes in Thursday's election,...

Boris Johnson delivers majority as he wins election for Tories

BORIS Johnson delivered a majority as he won the election for the Tories. The PM led his party to a 326-seat win while Jeremy Corbyn suffered a disastrous night for Labour. Mr Corbyn announced he would quit as leader while Jo Swinson failed to win her own seat. Follow our General Election 2019 live blog below for the latest exit poll, results, news and updates......

Dishonesty and dirty tactics define Britain’s election

Britain’s approach has evolved over time. But as the campaign for Thursday’s general election has shown, the media landscape has changed such that mere tweaks may no longer be sufficient. Throughout this campaign, dishonest claims and dirty tactics — spread predominantly online — have rendered the frameworks that once ensured at least a certain degree of fairness during political...

General election 2019: voters queue for ‘most important poll in a generation’ – live news | Politics

Conservative ad telling voters they are in “one of 9 constituencies” required to get Brexit done Photograph: Facebook The Tories are sending targeted ads from the PM to voters in specific constituencies saying their seat is “one of the nine seats needed to Get Brexit Done” ... but they are sending them out to dozens of constituencies. The adverts have been posted to voters in more than...

How to watch the general election results on TV tonight

The famous swingometer is also expected to appear throughout the election night programme, with Emily Maitlis presenting the coverage on Friday morning and Clive Myrie reporting live from Downing Street. Anchor: Huw Edwards Co-Hosts: Reeta Chakrabarti, Andrew Neil, Tina Daheley and Jeremy Vine Pundits: Laura Kuenssberg, Katya Adler, Nick Robinson and Andrew Marr Pollster: Prof Sir John...

General Election 2019: Britain on the verge of another hung parliament

We are in the final hours of election fever and it is going down to the wireBoris Johnson will go into the final full day of campaigning looking to win ‘every vote’ after a fresh poll suggested a hung parliament could still be on the cards. YouGov’s constituency-by-constituency poll predicts the Conservatives are on course for a 28 seat majority – but the margin of error and unknown...

General election 2019: Labour vows Budget ‘to end austerity’ in first 100 days

Image copyright Reuters John McDonnell has promised to "end austerity" in a speech setting out Labour's priorities for its first 100 days in government. The shadow chancellor vowed to "remake government" with a Budget on 5 February if his party wins this Thursday's election. He also detailed how newly nationalised water and energy firms would be run. The Tories are also pledging to increase...