UK Elections

More Than One Million Labour Leave Voters Have Abandoned Brexit, Says Gordon Brown

Former PM warns UK is 'losing hope' amid pressure on Corbyn to back second referendum.<p>PA Archive/PA Images<p>Gordon Brown has said more than one million …

Voting

Can Britain alone stop Brexit? Scottish court hears appeal

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A piper leads protesters waving Saltires and EU flags as they take part in a demonstration to demand a vote on the Brexit deal …

Great Britain

When will Malcolm Turnbull call the election?

After disappointing losses in the Super Saturday by-elections, Malcolm Turnbull is facing a federal election against a buoyed Bill Shorten.<p>But how …

Malcolm Turnbull

The key to understanding Jeremy Corbyn is that he’d rather be foreign secretary

There are calls for “Corbynism without Corbyn”: keeping his domestic agenda but discarding his foreign policy baggage.<p>Jeremy Corbyn and Binyamin …

Great Britain

Rochdale councillor accepts police caution after voting twice in local election

Faisal Rana, a Rochdale councillor, says he did not realise casting two separate votes in two different wards was an offence.<p>A Rochdale councillor …

Great Britain

Tory London mayor shortlist lacks big-name candidates | Financial Times

The Conservatives have one shot at preventing the re-election of London’s Labour mayor Sadiq Khan and they appear to be pinning their chances on …

Great Britain

Gordon Brown to attack Britain's failure to tackle child poverty

The former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown will launch a scathing attack on the failure to deal with rapidly rising child poverty on Wednesday and warn that Britain is creating a generation of children whose sufferings are never talked about.<p>Speaking at the Edinburgh international book festival, …

Politics

All the political parties make this mistake, but there is no word for it

Bothism?<p>There’s a tendency across all organisations – large and small, private and public – to, when faced with two sets of incompatible choices, to …

Great Britain

If Labour want to represent the millions who voted Leave, the party must halt the deselections of Frank Field and Kate Hoey

The Birkenhead and Vauxhall CLPs recently passed motions of no confidence in Labour MPs Frank Field and Kate Hoey, effectively deselecting the pair. …

Great Britain

The Nationals a mirage in the outback?

Over vast areas of our wide brown land, the National Party has a furtive presence at best. It is an ever-receding mirage.

Australia

UKPCF for allowing new government to complete its five years term

LONDON, Aug 15 (APP):The United Kingdom Pakistani Kashmiri Councillors Forum (UKPKCF) has stressed the need<br>for providing opportunity and favorable …

Economic Justice

The new recall power being used against Ian Paisley won’t work and doesn’t improve our democracy

Do you remember when David Cameron and Nick Clegg seemed fresh faced, untainted by “politics as usual”, and made plausible promises to clean up …

Great Britain

GPs are being privatised by stealth, just as dentists were

Private companies now give patients the opportunity to jump the appointments queue.<p>Browsing the minutes of the latest meeting of my local health …

Great Britain

Welsh Assembly leader polls 'opportunity to change politics'

<b>Leadership contenders in the three main parties in Wales have been urged to "change the face of Welsh politics" by promoting diversity and tolerance.</b><p>The Electoral Reform Society Cymru called on all Labour, Conservative and Plaid Cymru hopefuls to back its ideas.<p>It wants 45% of assembly candidates …

Great Britain

There’s no point in the BBC’s Today programme blaming Brexit for a loss of listeners.

We need a return to John Birt’s news strategy of the Eighties, which prioritised expertise and analysis and discarded froth.<p>The BBC has been moping …

Great Britain

Federal Court Bars New Hampshire From Disenfranchising Voters Because of Their Handwriting

A federal court blocked New Hampshire’s “signature mismatch” law on Tuesday, prohibiting the state from rejecting ballots on the basis of …

New Hampshire

Labour frustration mounts as Corbyn wreath row drags on

Jeremy Corbyn had planned to spend the summer making the case for a Labour government to voters up and down the country – putting his party on the front foot, in case Theresa May is forced into an early general election.<p>Instead, while loyal supporters were queuing to see him speak in Stoke-on-Trent …

Great Britain

Coventry has changed its mind on Brexit

More people in Coventry would now choose to remain in the European Union if they were given another referendum, according to new research.<p>Two out of …

Great Britain

Dixville Notch Was a Tie

The tiny New Hampshire town that is famous for being the first polling place in the nation to open each Election Day cast ten votes last night and turned the presidential race into a actual dead heat.<p>This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The tiny New Hampshire town that is famous for …

New Hampshire

Will there be a second Brexit referendum? We asked experts and leading Welsh politicians

A second referendum on Brexit is the dream of many Remainers still devastated by the result of the 2016 vote.<p>Yet is it just wishful thinking? Those …

Great Britain

Cheshire 2018 Primary Election Guide

Tuesday, Aug. 14 is primary day across the state; in Cheshire see here who will be on the ballot and what they are running for.<p>CHESHIRE, CT — Voting …

Government

DUP silent on meeting backing Ian Paisley as possible by-election looms

THE DUP was silent last night over whether it endorsed a meeting in support of shamed MP Ian Paisley.<p>The North Antrim representative remains …

Great Britain

Bitter war of words as independent councillor defects to Labour

An independent Kirklees councillor has defected to Labour sparking a bitter war of words.<p>Late on Monday, Holme Valley North’s Clr Edgar …

West Yorkshire

What the Turkish lira crisis means for President Erdogan’s hold on power

Erdogan built his supporter base by promising economic stability. Can he withstand a crisis?<p>The Turkish lira has lost nearly half of its value this …

Opinion (UK)

Labour members advised on media over leadership issue

The Labour Party has issued an internal memo to all of its elected representatives advising them how to deal with questions from the media over the …

Labour Party

Two aides for Elizabeth Warren have decamped to N.H. Hm....

The moves stoke speculation that the Cambridge Democrat may be preparing for a presidential run in 2020.

Politics

More than 100 constituencies which backed Brexit now back Remain – but don't expect either of the main parties to care

That new research from a pro-EU campaign group shows that 112 constituencies that voted to leave now back remain is, of course, the latest …

Great Britain

Introducing Britain’s new political party

LONDON — You don’t have to spend long in Westminster before you hear someone talking about the possibility a new political party emerging in the …

Conservative Party

Nine Greater Manchester constituencies that voted for Brexit would now back Remain

Nine Greater Manchester constituencies that voted for Brexit in the 2016 EU referendum would now back Remain, analysis of new figures reveals.<p>Voters …

Great Britain

Women’s Council calls for gender quotas for local election candidates

Gender quotas should be introduced next year for the local elections, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said.Just 21 per cent of …

Elections