UK coronavirus live: Johnson faces Starmer at PMQs after Speaker says government treating parliament with contempt | Politics

12.31pm BST12:31 Tommy Sheppard (SNP) asks if the PM would regard a Conservative victory in the Scottish elections next year as a mandate for the union. Johnson says the Scots had a vote on this in 2014. That was a vote for a generation. We should stick with that, he says. 12.30pm BST12:30 Johnson says Tories are enthusiastic about the clean, green future. He is pleased this is being pioneered...

If Boris Doesn’t Tackle the Reds Running Education, Conservatism Is Toast

My biggest disappointment with the British general election result is that it has denied us the exquisite pleasure of watching young Corbyn voters being reduced to eating their household pets. Had Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxists won — as so many 18-24-year-old voters hoped — it would, of course, have been a disaster for Britain. But at least it would have proved a salutary lesson to all those...

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...

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...

General election: Four Brexit party MEPs abandon Farage and urge voters to back Tories instead – live news | Politics

10.46am GMT10:46 Johnson apologises for any offence caused by his article comparing women wearing burqas to letterboxes On ITV’s This Morning Holly Willoughby asks about crime and safety. A lot of people feel unsafe, she says. Boris Johnson says he massively reduced crime when he was mayor of London. He says that Usman Khan, the London Bridge attacker, had to be released. It is always worth...

To the Brink of Democracy and an Unholy Alliance with the US

With the installation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the second of the (self-declared) oldest democracies of the world, has, alongside political developments in the United States, reached a tipping point. The political system(s), and most importantly the traditional principle of the division of powers, of both will have to demonstrate their resilience against...