General election: Labour sets out plan for first 100 days in office – live news | Politics

At Hull Ionians RUFC on a soaking wet Thursday morning last month, chairs were swiftly removed from the back few rows of a Brexit party event. It did the trick. The curtained event space, usually reserved for weddings, suddenly went from looking half empty to almost full. After the highs of the EU election campaign, […]

General election 2019: Boris Johnson launches Tory manifesto with 50,000 nurses pledge – live news

Johnson says Tories will introduce 20,000 more police officers alongside tougher sentencing. Keep up with all the latest news Full story: Johnson launches manifesto with nurses pledge Labour’s manifesto: for and against its radical vision Sign up for Andrew Sparrow’s election briefing 2.51pm GMT The Guardian’s Hilary Osborne has this reaction to Conservative plans on […]

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 […]

General election: Poverty and crime pledges to the fore after TV debate – live news | Politics

No one really landed any telling blows, with the whole show descending into second-rate light entertainment. Even Prince Andrew could probably have made a better fist of answering the questions. Despite talking over Corbyn and Etchingham at every opportunity – his ego can’t allow the possibility of conversation – Johnson reverted to bluster and lies […]