Brexit: EU leaders hopeful of softer exit after Johnson landslide | Politics

EU leaders have expressed cautious confidence that Boris Johnson will pivot to back a close economic relationship with the bloc and called for swift ratification of the withdrawal agreement after the prime minister’s election triumph. The size of Johnson’s majority was welcomed in Brussels, where the 27 heads of state and government have gathered for […]

Former Labour MP slams Jeremy Corbyn saying party is ‘racist and nasty’

Ruth Smeeth, who said she had lost in Stoke-on-Trent constituency, slammed Jeremy Corbyn (Picture: Sky News) A former MP has torn into her own party and leader Jeremy Corbyn, blasting Labour as a ‘nasty, racist party’. Ruth Smeeth, the Labour candidate for Stoke-on-Trent North, said she had ‘definitely lost’ her seat, which she held since […]

How many seats are in Scotland for the general election 2019?

THE SNP could be set for a landslide at Westminster at the 2019 general election. Nicola Sturgeon remains glum for the UK wide result, even though the exit poll suggests a good night for her party. 2 Nicola Stugeon arrives to cast her vote during the elections at Broomhouse Community Hall polling stationCredit: Getty Images […]

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 […]

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 […]