Thursday, 31 October 2019
Boris Johnson has spent months promising we'd leave the EU today. The failure to do so is his and his alone. Labour will get Brexit sorted by giving the people the final say within six months with the choice of a credible leave deal or remain. And we'll carry out what you decide.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) October 31, 2019
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Monday, 28 October 2019
Former Labour Gen Sec @IainMcNicol warns @KayBurley @ Breakfast Lab won’t do as well as 2017 if elex now— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) October 28, 2019
- Corbyn was “fresh” in 2017
- Tories “won’t make the same mistakes” as 2017
- SNP and Lib Dem’s in stronger position
- Is Corbyn a liability? “His poll rating is not good”
Friday, 25 October 2019
Boris has decided that enough is enough, and has stated that he will try to call a general election for 12 December.
Unfortunately for him, there is one very large fly in his ointment; namely the Fixed Term Parliament Act (an absurd piece of legislation from the days of the Liberal/Tory coalition).
Under this act, the government needs a 2/3rds majority in order to be able to call a general election.
Can you guess what will happen children?
Yes, that's right, Labour will not vote for it next week.
What will happen then?
It seems that the government will go on strike, and do only the bare minimum (the Budget has already been pulled).
We really are through the looking glass here.
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Two days is a long time in British politics. The PM now wants to abandon the Brexit bill he wanted so much to pass on Tuesday for an election instead. Labour don’t want the election they said they did want, and now want to pass the bill they tried to vote down on Tuesday.— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) October 24, 2019
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Friday, 18 October 2019
All very well and good, but given that politicians lie no faith can be out in these numbers until the votes are actually cast.Sky News analysis— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) October 17, 2019
Boris Johnson needs 320 votes (presuming every MP votes)
Sky News found a path to roughly around 316 votes tonight, meaning it will comes down to a knife edge, with 36 hours to go
Thursday, 17 October 2019
Head in hands!Brexit party cha Richard Tice has told @KayBurley @ Breakfast there shd now be “technical” extension for an election where he predicts there will be a big Brexit Party majority and they wd do a “clean break” (no deal) brexit— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) October 17, 2019
- Brexit party calling for technical extension is 😶
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
There are multiple reports today that the DUP have been offered big money. FT reporting it is "billions" not millions. Irish Times, is interestingly, reporting:"the deal will be sweetened for DUP with a multimillion-euro package of investment funded by the EU, London and Dublin"— lisa o'carroll (@lisaocarroll) October 16, 2019
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Monday, 14 October 2019
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Tomorrow morning all nine MPs who want to be House of Commons Speaker after John Bercow quits on Oct 31 will submit themselves over two hours to political journalists’ questions. What single thing would you ask them? #LobbyHustings— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) October 8, 2019
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
I think he's lost Swampy's vote!Boris Johnson delivers a rip-roaring speech at the launch of the latest volume of Margaret Thatcher’s biography - says his team didn’t want him to come “because uncooperative crusties lettered the road.” But he vowed to channel the Iron Lady and come anyway— Kate Ferguson (@kateferguson4) October 7, 2019
Monday, 7 October 2019
Friday, 4 October 2019
Having publicly stood down and resigned from the Tory party, Rory Stewart will now stand as an independent candidate for the role of Mayor of London.
It’s been a great privilege to serve Penrith and The Border for the last ten years, so it is with sadness that I am announcing that I will be standing down at the next election, and that I have also resigned from the Conservative Party.— Rory Stewart (@RoryStewartUK) October 4, 2019
Thursday, 3 October 2019
Boris Johnson: "If Parliament was a TV show, the whole lot of us would have been voted out of the jungle by now. But at least we'd have had the consolation of watching the Speaker being forced to eat a kangaroo testicle." pic.twitter.com/XzDAF3iGun— LBC (@LBC) October 2, 2019
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Raising the minimum wage will increase the take home pay of those employed at the current minimum wage, if they keep their jobs.We’re putting more money in people's pockets by raising the National Living Wage. 4 million people will get a pay rise. #CPC19 #GetBrexitDone pic.twitter.com/pLZZ3nXu13— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 1, 2019
The downsides are:
1 It increases the costs of the firms that employ people on minimum wages.
2 It increases the likelihood that staff will be laid off, in order to reduce increased costs.
3 Increased costs may well be passed on to the consumer.