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Boris Johnson's Conservative party wins big in U.K. election

All Things Considered

04:25 min | 1 year ago

Boris Johnson's Conservative party wins big in U.K. election

"The British elections have re ordered politics in the UK it was a white bout for the left wing labor party and prime minister Boris Johnsons Conservative Party comes out stronger than they've been in years Johnson says this gives him an overwhelming mandate to get brexit don John Pete is an editor for the economist covering politics and brexit welcome back to the program yes hello first just how big a victory was this for Boris Johnson well it was right at the top end of expectations I think most of the opinion polls suggested the concept has had a significant lead over labor but they had narrowed in recent weeks and there was some talk until yesterday of possibly him not having a majority tool so I think it's a pretty strong personal crime for Boris Johnson this triumph of the Tory party is such a shift from just a few months ago when members of the party we're changing sides to deny Boris Johnson a majority in parliament what changed two things have happened I mean the first is that Boris Johnson is a strong believer in brexit unlike his predecessor Theresa may who didn't really happen Esiason for it and the other thing that that happened has been critical of the areas that might kill her Aussies brexit policy which really sort of emerged at the beginning of the year and such to threaten the Tories oxygen Minish Bacall's Boris Johnson presented a brexit deal that even Rogers and faces soul as quite a heart full of bricks it the towards the end of this election the brexit party more less included on their fates went to the Taurus tells about how labor got so demolished in areas that had supported the party for a century in some cases well I think that's partly about bricks is because the same matter is also baited very strongly to leave the European Union back in twenty sixteen and a lot of the virtues that say why and we left already what's going on and then not to impress they would not impressed by Jeremy Corbyn the labor leaders ambivalence eva brexit right but the other thing frankly is enormous doubts about Jeremy Corbyn himself you know he presented a very left wing program with massive spending pledges and threats to sort of you know up and capitalism as we know it and I think a lot of traditional labor vases they all from the left but they just sold this is unrealistic impossible of a kind of vision of the revolution referred from London problem a more typical labor supporter and he's just lost touch with his old rebate as labor has traditionally been the party of the workers and many of these areas in northern England that had voted for labor for generations are working class lower economic status Boris Johnson meanwhile comes from a wealthy privileged background how do you think he managed to convince these voters that he is one of them or at least that he will side with them well to be honest I think there's a sort of parallel here with what Donald Trump managed to do in the United States I was gonna have what he did first willing the brexit obviously he said look you guys waited to leave the European Union I'm the one you need to back it orders to deliver brexit and deliver the future that promises but he also managed as he may play on the fact that with brexit and I'm a promise to spend more money on the National Health Service the conservatives would would do more to stand up to the old reworking man and would do more than labor and that was enough I think to persuade these pages to give a try to Boris Johnson some of them and some of the commentators in the people who know who these regions well say that in effect they have lent their fates to Boris Johnson which means that if he doesn't deliver what they want in a rising living standards and so on he could he could lose a fight in the next election that'll permanently Tory you could describe in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania here I think that's exactly the thing you know this is a kind of blue color but for the Tories which is unusual could last but it it you shouldn't take it for granted if I could just ask you to look ahead to Boris Johnson is promising he will get breaks it down by January thirty first do you think that's reliable yes he will do that but the problem that that leaves nothing to the first stage that's the withdrawal the much more complicated question if the future relationship with the European Union and that has to be negotiated and it'll be a very long drawn out process and we could easily have trouble with the planned deadline for completing that negotiation which is the end of next year that may not be enough time John Pete of the economist thank you

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There are three possible outcomes of the UK general election

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

There are three possible outcomes of the UK general election

"Voters in the UK or making a big choice in Thursday's election conservative Prime Minister Boris Charleston is looking for a mandate to get brexit done as he puts it at all costs. Opposition Labor leader. Jeremy Corbyn says they will take back back over utilities and industries that have been privatized and put in place a thirty two hour work week if they gain power. Major third parties include the Anti Anti Brexit Liberal Democrats the pro brexit Brexit Party and the Scottish National Party among

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UK set for Brexit election with Boris Johnson hoping to retain power

Monocle 24: The Globalist

10:03 min | 1 year ago

UK set for Brexit election with Boris Johnson hoping to retain power

"Now four days until the United Kingdom goes to vote in the second general election in two years. Can you hear the fatigue in my voice. The opinion polls which ought to be taken with very generous pinch of salt suggest. The Conservative Party led by. Boris Johnson stands to be elected. Well one of those sprinkling salt. Is Vince Samakuva his. UK's correspondent fear news following every twist and turn. And if I sound fatigued Vincent you must be exhausted. It's been a long campaign going around the country. I mean this campaign started in August. It's been quite strange for UK election which normally short five week one but this effectively began in August. And it's yeah are. There is definitely a sense of weariness around the country and we all three days before he goes to the elections on Thursday and just looking at the headlines this this morning and the and the headlines over the weekend it seems to be still such a messy scene. There's no one great winner. I mean many suggestion that the Conservatives services are ahead in the opinion polls but the unpredictability of this I think is perhaps what is confusing and exhausting so many people. Yeah it is and I think that's going to be some really interesting factors in play coming up so one thing which any partial tally. The big thing is the weather so looking ahead of the weather here in London Thursday. It's wet all all day but it isn't that cold. The cold is the thing that many parties were worried about because who are the most reliable bank voters anywhere in the world the elderly and the colder it is and the more difficult it is for them to vote the more the less likely arts turn out one caveat on that is that they normally they have their own vehicles so they can drive themselves to the polls young people as well often deterred by whether and if it's very wet and they've got to get public transport they might not bother and I think something that I'm noticing around the country is. I think we might have a slightly lower turnout and there is a sense of fatigue and inevitability creeping in about Boris Johnson. Getting a majority. Ah I mean you said it's going to be hold. I've taken the liberty of looking up the weather forecast while you were saying that I mean if you're in hull which is in the northeast of England. It's going to be raining and four all day. I mean that's that's it's an indoor play day for me. As far as I can gather could be worse. I mean thinking about recent winters you dave. We could be a lot worse but yeah it. It isn't it isn't going to be pleasant and I think that's going to have a really interesting impacts on the get out the vote campaign get out the vote but also who is likely to. which way is that lately says suspending voices if you're going to get The weather actually having an impact on on the way that people whether people go out and who they decide to vote for it it definitely is a test of how well the policies ground games are running running because when you work in these parties a big thing they do is when they going door to door they own just asking you how you're voting. They're often asking how you get into the polls and they will do community bus round so if they go down the street and they find that Ethel number sixty five and Tommy number sixty four want to go and vote. But they don't don't have their own vehicle transport they will sort out within the local association that the bus will go down that street to certain time pick up all those people take them to the polls and drop them back. So it's an interesting thing is a massive logistical operation to get people out. That's the logistical side. Let's turn onto the political side. What is the state of play with three days to go? So the Tories have they firm and solid ten point lead in the national polls which would give them a majority between forty to fifty seats if they are to be believed. That is the largest since is Margaret Thatcher in one thousand nine hundred seven one caveat to that is the first election referendum this election debate on a couple of weeks ago Borsch Johnson won by fifty fifty one percent to forty nine percent on Fridays. Pretty Dire Debate those down in maidstone. The Paula came out of that said the Washington won by fifty two percent and Jeremy Corbyn won by forty eight percent. This is a country which is split right down the middle as with the same figures for the brexit referendum. The problem is that U K calculation relation of seats is so difficult because of our first-past-the-post-system every seat has different dynamics working in it. Now the problem for the Tories is that they might worry that their vote is complacent and they might not turn out and deliver that majority that they're being predicted by intention because people think well it sorted and there is still the room for major gas. Now Boris Johnson is as we speak in grimsby at a fish market. He is doing tour of the so-called red wool so he is hitting labor. ABC's in the Midlands in Yorkshire in the Northeast in North Wales and the north west of the next three days in an absolute blitz. Because he thinks now because because the brexit party stepped down which I think is the defining moment of this general election in the three hundred and seventeen seats to theresa may one in two thousand seventeen. They are now taking most of those as banked and they're taking the fight out to labor even in Scotland where look like at the beginning of the election the SNP could take almost all the seats but one one they are now looking at holding on at about eight supports Johnson citing signs. Take the fights to the Labor Party and Jeremy Corbyn on the other side is going to be doing a campaign like the last one where he's trying to have big rallies all up and down the country but really. I mean Jeremy Corbyn has not broken through in this general election and the people. I'm speaking to the past couple of weeks. Weeks Germany Corbin's brand was was kind of very is kind of selective taste in twenty seventeen. It didn't win the sensor Eh but it pulled in people from around the left who previously haven't voted Labour because it wasn't left enough for them and then he got Jerry Evans brand in the past two years has been severely. I mean this issue of antisemitism has not gone away his handling of it. This election has been poor even last week. You know when he was on this morning With Julianne with Juliette. TV TV. He just he's not he's getting angry about it. And that's not helping and the public obsolete confused and baffled by his brexit position the accusations that emerged over the weekend that the the way that the media has actually handcuffed handled this campaign has not been ideal given the fact that before the election. Everybody said that party politics no longer really work in the way that they used to that. Everybody somebody who's now not Labour or conservative Liberal Democrat but they were remain or leave but the way that the election coverage has been played out has reverted to the type and you get the other party such as Liberal Democrats the Greens and Indeed Brexit party being marginalized although some might suggest that the Brexit potties and a very nice the amount of coverage this this season. What would you say to that? I mean. It's very tricky. I mean the media navel-gazing at itself Alpha's how is covering the election. The problem is that in twenty ten because we haven't ever had TV debates for in this country and they've been talked about for decades. The three remained broadcast this guy that we've seen ICN worked solidly together in Lockstep to secure the debates and it was. You can't sign up for one you have to sign up for all three and that is where Nick Clegg. The Liberal Democrat got his big break in in terms of publicity but didn't translate into any more seats in fact lost two seats because of the way our system system works now in every election since then the cool after that was that there should be some kind of independent authority like the electoral commission which determines the structure Russia and the setting and the dates of each of those debates. That hasn't worked. It's basically now being the parties have played the broadcasters off each other and I think they in this election action you know it's really descended chaos. Sky Didn't even get a debates and very quietly backed away from it is TV and the BBC's got their first ever to lead head to head debate. Who will be the prime minister? And then there's been a bit of a smorgasbord of other debates and it. has you know an and politicians say that it takes. It's the kind of the prep work for it. It can take the steam out of the campaigning and it's not a traditional campaign the alternative that is actually more people. Get to see what you're about. And if you're just popping about each constituency constituency but the real question is you know apart from the normal media which you know kind of will sort itself out and there'll be lots of picking out the thing that is still going under the radar is the social media side. We do not you do. There hasn't used in past elections in two thousand fifteen seventeen you'd get an op note. That said our our new Election Billboard will be unveiled. Come and see on a bus and you'd get a random member cabinet standing in front of it pulling a curtain them but that isn't happening anymore and so on on the dry hair. I saw the first few billboards on electronic billboards from the conservatives who gonNA spend basically big in this final week absolutely blitz. And every time I went on youtube the weekend the pre roll advert was one from the Conservatives. The danger in this election and this kind of new age is we. Don't get to see anymore anymore. What everyone else does you? And I are being targeted by different adverts to what the conservative done. And it's very much the vote leave playbook the campaign campaign two thousand sixteen that Dominic Cummings masterminded is they have in the in the in the long campaign tested out different adds to see what get the most reaction and then in the final few days whatever has done and best of the thousands that they were putting out of different variations of adverts mycotoxin whatever's done best then becomes the big national. One of the next three days are going to be the moment when we see how the campaigns are really pushed then yeah it will be. It will be the kind of headline messages from Boston so I think just WanNa pick out what he said yesterday. Today on on Sky News into this is this could be a line from two thousand sixteen and this is the vote leave playbook he was saying we want to bed down in migration particularly unskilled work is You've seen a large number of people coming from the whole of the EU. Five hundred eighty million population trying to dredge up scary figure of all these people could suddenly rock up at David Tomorrow and saying in this line I was really struck. Me As pretty Pretty appalling really is that too long. y-y-you migrants have treated the UK. As their own country Vincent mckinney. Thank you very much indeed for joining us on monocle. Twenty

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"brexit party" Discussed on LBC Election 2019

LBC Election 2019

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on LBC Election 2019

"From Dr Rosanna. Alan Conn yes I have love actually. It's the scene where she were in the film. The guy has a flash cards to tell a woman he loves her. I mean I thought it was absolutely brilliant. You what are we're GONNA go well. You don't have to be a Labor party supporter to recognize a good campaign video but it was so professional though. She might have a bit of a problem. Blame there because if you you when you do your election expenses at the end of the campaign you have to put in your actual expenses things that your campaign pain has spent money on and the limit for each constituency. I don't know what it is now but it's no more than about fifteen thousand pounds. It may even be less than that. You don't have to just put the actual expenses incurred you have to put the notional expenses incurred so they are going to have even if they paid nothing for that even if a professional videomaker did I just because he wanted to support her they actually have to put the notional Kostyantyn. Now you've seen that video. I've seen that video I would say you paying hang a commercial fee for the last twenty grand. It is incredibly high quality So we'll see we'll see how that shakes down. But yeah it's it's an interesting point on the subject of the actual piece. She's quite actress isn't she. She could really. She could really sell it. I thought she's she did the flirtatious bits at the right moment and she did. The series faces the way she backed up. The flash cards with her facial. Expressions is excellent. I don't know whether podcasts are governed by of comes so just in case they are. I'm going to give the candidates for tutoring alongside to resign Allen con go on conservative. Carry Briscoe Liberal Democrat or League Love Green Glenn Goodwin SDP SDP rose humbly brexit. Party Adam. Sharqiya she's throwing the gauntlet my duty and they should go out and make a video. Let's talk about the BREXIT party manifesto. I didn't see the launch. I've seen the document I haven't read it. It's pretty short. It's pretty small but they say it's not a manifesto it's a contract with British people. Now in in one way is quite a good thing because people are suspicious manifestos. They don't believe the promises that he made and they've been very brief in the number of Points in this contract and I'm not sure there's an awful lot of content to talk about because we all know the Bronx that party stands for they're not going to government say. Do we need to tell you yourselves on the other. She had nausea for is on the radio this morning talking about a fifty thousand cap cap on migrants coming into the country And it was put to him naturally that we have much bigger workforce gaps than that and his. His proposition seemed to be invite foreigners foreigners into fix it. Then when's it wants fixed. Send them on their merry way which felt a bit like a rather unwelcoming nonstarter to me well most people who come to work in this country. She don't come to work here for twenty years. Most people would come for a fixed amount of time just as if we went abroad to work we will be given a one to five year Ten year permit. There's nothing unusual about that. I would of course not but Europe. No I know so you think I'm just saying that I have no idea what's going to him he's like not to. I'd like us not to but I accept that we might. Yeah Yeah but if we do we will be operating under the same rules as we do the rest of the world but specifically saying come wake here and then we'll send you home. Well I didn't hear exactly what he said if that if that was the actual words of the tone of what he said Yeah. I particularly agree with that. But it's not. It's not unusual to say you come here for fixed time. And then if you want to stay then reapply to stay. That's what would happen to British citizens than any other country in the world. Do you WANNA come to my house or the weekend do some diy than go away again to LDC election 2019. Thanks for listening. And you can subscribe now for our next episode..

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"brexit party" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

07:18 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on FT Politics

"The Tory suggestion that you vote like for Jo Swinson Lib Dem leader. You end up with Jeremy Corbyn and that will be a very powerful message for the lost tribes. He Saves Remain A- conservatives. Something else you pick up speaking speaking see Tory. Candidates is that yes remained conservatives are anxious about Parsons doing to the party but the same time there is brexit fatigue. And that's the other big message to the end of this campaign from the Conservative Party. You may not like Brexit. But actually we've got to turn the page and move on and I think that's also can be quite powerful closing message lower. You've spent some time this week on the campaign trail with the Liberal Democrats and now yellow banana campaign bus. How's it looking out the full Lib Dem's and for Jo Swinson particularly because Dan hopefully making big gains? You know they'd love to get fifty seats or pop even more at this election. They are coming from third place. They are still the third party. And there is a question about that brexit message here that yes. They are the unequivocal party of a main. But they're the party revoke. How's that been going down the campaign trail? It's actually quite confusing confusing for them. Because they're very hard line revoke Article Fifty Don's is pressing off some voters. Who feel that? They might not like brexit. But they do respect there's the referendum and they feel that is going to be revoked dot should be done through a second referendum that in was preferred. The party went back to the second referendum message that they've had till now. But when you then look at a set of tactically knowing that then we're GonNa win a majority while K if I vote for that of DEM's then I'm more likely to get a a second referendum that the news slightly struggles to get through because Jo Swinson his ruling out working with Jeremy Kuban and if he's ruling out working with Jeremy Cool but then how all oh you can't get that second referendum not the point at which people decide maybe tactical voting doesn't work and there are lots of that genuine don't know what to do Dayton a huge vote for thorough so I was struck by many members of the public. Don't actually know Jason as and she thinks that could serve to her advantage because as the campaign goes on she'll be putting thing have faced in her message out there and hopefully people might become attracted to her because she's relatively new but I was really struck with how little people didn't know who she she was. And what the Party stood for. It's not a simple that trying to be very simple and clear with people but actually when you know that they're not going to win a majority and she's not be Prime Minister Mista. It makes it quite complicated for them and finally jobs but with the other two main campaigns. It's mostly been spending sparring so far that over the weekend the toys released this dossier Elsa the cost of carbon. The came up with this fantastic one point two trillion pound figure which was essentially taking the last labour manifesto plus every other single thing that has been voted not Donald promoted at Labour Party conference. And saying that you had all that up together and it would cost one point two trillion. These doses are always full of Nath figures. This one was very much the case but it does highlight the fact that the Conservatives round the last campaign on austerity desk spending as well and really between Labour and the Tories on the issue of the economy which is why I feel like a little. The debate has been this week. It's been about who is come to spend most responsibly but also spend the most. Yes is interesting the role of the economy in this election. If you look at the opinion polling suggests that the economy's away down the list of voters concerns them you got brexit at the top the health service second and the economy and the environment sparring for third the place but nevertheless something is going to be dominant theme as the campaign goes on the fact that we've been talking about the Tory one point. Two trillion found a labor manifestos. We're doing Dominic Cummings Cummings worker by even given that credence. The Conservative Party then tried to break that down by the amount that would leave Volvo extra taxation page voter but at the end of the day. The Tories who is the quite shaky on this bruce at the last election they refused to cost their own manifesto be fascinating to see whether the perpetual costumer manifesto this time. Because they aren't they will be rips shreds on the the expose themselves less scrutiny than their opponents and it feels that Labor trying to respond to this. They've knocked she released that manifest. They've got that big close five meeting on Saturday where they will decide. How much stuff from the conference will actually make it in and how much it will become targets aspirations and one interesting has been over the four day week because if you accept that is Labor Party policy to happen in the next parliament that has huge spending implications and huge implications for the public sector as well whereas figures such as John Ashworth shadow the health sector? You've been saying no no no. That's actually not going to happen. That's a much longer term thing and it won't be composed but you do feel there. Is this big. Push pull for Labor in terms of that base ace wants to be radical. The Cobaine Eastern pays won't be radical on the economy yet. This is pulling back active saying well. Let's not go too far because that may come back and bite us with the public. I wonder whether the more cautious approach will prevail. Because if you think about the twenty seventeen election. The Labour manifesto was seen as one of the stars of the whole campaign. That wasn't really attacked by the Conservative Party. Eighty and the carbonates were very keen to present is being very much in the mainstream of European Social Democracy and I saw people quite like the Labour manifesto. Now I don't see any great political is gone. Teach to the Labor Party. Going far out to the left. Might so tickle the Tommy's have some carbonized but if you present of completely open flanks because every party what is the point Loyd you're not going to be deterred from voting labor because you think insufficiently left wing so why not just keep it moderate tone everything down worry about things off. You've won the election if you win the election indeed. I'm not quite sure that's how many people neighbor thing but that does make sense and finally for both of you when you see the campaign at the moment lauren. George how do you think sort of both parties are doing on. What's going to be dominating over the next week? I think that the Labor Party seem to be having a right campaign actually so far. They've managed to really keep the conversation sation on issues like the NHS which we said at the beginning would be crucial for them. They want to talk about brexit. They want to talk about social policy areas. Whether are huge gulfs differences says between them on the Conservatives. Boris Johnson's initially his campaign. went off to a really really embarrassing rookie. Start you had cabinet minister acquitting. Lots of gaffes in have been over the last few days. Candidates kicked out because of his Lama. Fabu all these things wrapping into it. But I would say the fact that Nigel farage should pull out of all. The seat thing held by. Tories was a huge piece to him. And a huge coolest for some celebration in portage key so watching what fires just tells next is going to be vital for Beethoven neighbor absolutely and George. I think I agree with most of the election has already going the campaign going. So it's impossible to say how this is going to go particularly the campaign as it showed in two thousand seventeen can be really important in these days of very fluid electrodes in the past the elections going by over twenty years. Here's the campaign changed. Virtually nothing. I agree with Laura that lay was campaigns. Got Up okay. Hey I think the Tory message is clearer. I would say at the moment. Boris Johnson will be the more oh confidence of the two main party leaders. I'd agree with that now and say that out of all the mistakes made by the party in the two thousand seventeen general election a lot of them have been invited as view said Lo. They've made new mistakes this time particularly about gaffes and you know people who put out on the airwaves but generally speaking I think. CCS coup be quite happy with how. Oh it's going. And if Labor doesn't start climb up the POS next week you could see a bit of panic on their side as well. That's.

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"brexit party" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

10:23 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on FT Politics

"As you have guessed your regular politics podcast has become the election countdown down for the next few weeks as well. As regular Saturday episodes we'll be delivering mid week. Update on the campaign in this episode will be discussing the BREXIT potty decision to stand down candidates into we held seats and the big dilemma facing Nigel fool out in labor held areas plus. We'll be looking at the various fiscal promises made by the campaigns and the Conservatives efforts once again to paint labour as a reckless tax-and-spend party. I'm delighted to be joined by all political editor. George Parker. I'm Platov go one lower Hughes and if you find liking this episode of the election countdown than do subscribe to all the usual channels to receive it. Plus you can leave us a nice review so the big GEICO news in the campaign. This week has been the Brexit party in hockey earlier this week. Nigel for US Gallon the media and Brexit party activists who pay two pounds fifty fifty to turn up to announce that he would be standing down. Almost half of the party's candidates in conservative house in an effort not to split the vote with the Conservative Party Jewish policy. You were up in hardy at this press conference here. What drove that decision by Nigel for hours and was it? A surprise thing was probably surprised to some of the people as you say you spend two pound fifty to come along to this cursory speech by Nigel for Astra's lasted no more than about ten minutes. And if you think you're going to cheer on Najah for us to a great form of the election you come sorely sorely disappointed. Because he's basically pulled his party out of half of the electoral battleground. I think in the end nausea center have huge amount of pressure from some of his own candidates from party. auty donors from old allies such as Aaron banks bankrolled some of the BREXIT campaign in two thousand sixteen. And some of the right wing. Press's well it's basically pull out link. I think what was surprising about it. was that Niger. Farraj pulled out of three hundred seventeen conservative held seats. Where frankly would it be more useful supposed Johnson? Had He pulled out of the stories are hoping into gain at the election labour held marginal seats and of course the big question. We're all asking ourselves is is the U-TURN complete yet further to go well. We're recording Nisa on Wednesday lunchtime and it's about twenty four hours or so before candidates closed the studio time for him to make that decision. L- accused Walsum talk. That a deal has been done now. Certainly Labor and Liberal Democrats and this is a pact between the Conservatives and the BREXIT party. There's been some reports of channeling between the two but generally this does seem dubina unilateral decision by Mr Rose. Yeah it's definitely within the interests of the Labor Party To make it look like it has been some formal packed and if you tape follow every movement in the news you might think that has been one. Jeremy Kuban was very quick off the mark suggests this is exactly what Donald Trump has suggested should happen. Then this again feeds into a narrative of force. Johnson being the poodle of Donald trump. But it really isn't to the advantage of a lot of conservatives to look Mike they are in bed with Nigel Farrow Sarah some conservative votes as you are very worried about that and remember during the league campaign Dominic Cummings. He's now working. Kim Forced Johnson did not want to work with nausea fires. I think he's toxic. Don't want to link the two parties so it's interesting to see how that will play Out among faces if it makes them more uncomfortable if it makes the Tories look like they've moved further to the right and given that we have the likes of David Ghuchan. Philip Hammond no longer in the party. Not Again is quite worrying for the Tories to look like that working with Nigel. In any way to indeed. And it's been a lot of debate about whether this is good or bad thing for Boris Johnson now the way the ICT. I see a good thing because in those three hundred twenty or so seats where the consumer has won the last election they've now got a clear on scooping up the Brexit vote soon the majority of those seat. It's much more likely they're going to win that. The other good thing for the Conservatives it means the breaks apart in no longer a national party and it's likely off com will not deem them a national no party when they decide who gets broadcast airtime. Who getting good in the TV debates and also posters now are not going to show them as a National Party? And we've already seen with the first YouGov YouGov survey. After they made this decision. They went down to just four percent in the post not hosting becomes a self reinforcing prophecy. That they'd just become a more minor minor party in less relevant to the whole campaign Yep but there are say. MP's who are emotional seats seats that are still being targeted by the brexit policy. Who owe very very reward? This isn't enough. The whole point of this election was to give the prime minister majority of our just still frightening that which is why he still under pressure to continue. Can you to pull out of seeds. And why some brexit party candidates themselves might look at the situation and realize that if they split the vote you could end up putting Labor into power you the Liberal Democrats and that makes a second referendum more likely it makes brexit less likely it was good news on the sophist. An is if you're a Tory in that you already held and felt quite safe in but those that they need to win. They haven't been wanted so we could still end up with a hung parliament brexit gone. And that's why this whole brexit party strategy seems too far that's actually might not go as far as we thought it would indeed jaws because this is the big question is you said facing Nigel falls is now really pull out of more of the three hundred and thirty seats still contesting. Because if he stood down say another sixty key marginals where there's heavily vote that places the Conservatives. I just want to win. It could put a part in a much better position but mister Rogers already quite grumpy about this decision is not very happy about the way things have panned out. But he's been under so much pressure foam. She mentioned donors like Alan Banks. Brexit Megyn like the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. So do you think he's going to Bucko old. You think more can. It's Mike just unilaterally. Actually say you know what I'm going to take decision. pull out. And there's no time for the BREXIT party to find anybody else. You write some extent the decisions being taken out of his hands and you could Z.. Candidates pulling out unilaterally as we speak now over the next twenty four hours or so are in banks is suggesting that the Brexit party should talk just forty or so seats the seats where they might stand conceivable chance. The argument against that ferocious people put out as you were alluding to earlier more seats. pull out of the less airtime. You have the party autism broadcast unless you're taking seriously the lower you appear to be a national opinion polls sick very difficult strategic position for Nigel Garage and I was up in heart and Palsy. Saying the Grand Hotel Town you could tell. It was an uncomfortable position for Nigel for our. She loves being the insurgent to put the cat among the pigeons. Gets everyone running. He is the one who is on the run and selling Laura they were saying. It's very interesting the way the Conservative Party's absolute determined to say look. This has nothing to do with big deals. Are there have been back channel discussions going on. I think Boris Johnson feels that Nigel farage. She's on the run and he wants to keep him there he doesn't want any semblance at all. There's going to be any sort of nonaggression pact. The conservative adamant. There's no way they're gonNA stand candidates down any other seats being targeted but the BREXIT party including Hartley itself which were Richard Thais the Brexit Party Chairman Standing and of course lest we forget Jaffa's himself is not standing in this election. He wants to to be a national campaign and there was talk he might win the Essex to folk but decided not to have his eighth attempt at getting into power but low. You mentioned the effects on the negative tips on the conservative. This news feed into a story that happened early on Wednesday. Which is David Gawk? He's the Justice Secretary One of the twenty one independent conservatives who was booted out the party both Johnson and wasn't bought back quite qc because he was one of the ones who looks he might be allowed back and he wasn't and he announced he's going to stand as an independent in his Ode Seton Hall Furniture Pitcher and that's a very interesting case because he citing Nigel farage and the brexit party now saying the fact that he's going to be so much pressure from Tory. MP's the the toy grassroots and the BREXIT party to basically if we don't have a trade deal done next year to leave with no deal the end of twenty twenty we to stop that and we need to have more centrist twists conservative. MP's in parliament to make you about happens but does missed a goal. Can some those other independent conservatives actually have any chance of winning. I think the ones that are really big. Big names like Dominic Grieve. He's been instrumental in pending legislation backed legislation in the House of Commons to stop a nail brexit and is quite popular in his local constituency. Not He could hang on. He's not popular amongst the actual Conservative Association Dominic Grieve. But he's managed to sort of holding there and has a strong appreciation. He might be able to hang on. It depends if David go. He's a big enough name. He had hoped the Liberal Democrats might step aside but this morning that lived confiming they all going to stand. Dont a candidate against him. And that's really bad news because if you were once a second life random. Do you vote for David Gould because an independent candidate knowing snowing that he's probably not going to have the impact that the Liberal Democrats could if overall majority in parliamentary share. goes up in the Coleman's so it's a risky. He's strategy but it's interesting that said he didn't feel like a Liberal Democrat. He felt like a liberal conservative and couldn't find a place for himself in this New Conservative Party is it's really difficult for people. Starting independent candidates particularly at short notice to run a campaign and I was at the Political Studies Association. Awards night and they've got was named politician of the air and everyone claps themselves. Thanks for the applause. Maybe you could come and hand out some leaflets for me in south West because the fact is you got to build a ground army from scratch Rach at very short notice I was talking about a supreme who's running a change. UK candidate former Tory minister saying how difficult is you design leaflets. You've got to print them you. You gotTA distribute them. You're going into the battlefield without a map because you don't have the votes of lists either took a really difficult thing and I agree that some people say that the three independent counts. This is the most likely to succeed is gonNA be very tough. David Gore can on Nelson who stunning and Guilford indeed in these independent conservatives. In some way Georgia the missing tribe of this election. People who fundamentally were supporters of David Cameron then not Liberal Democrats in the way they see the world in that politics in that style of campaigning. But they do feel out of home and boss was Johnson's Conservative Party. And there's going to be questioned come polling day which way to those people go because they might be more temperamentally suited towards Liberal Democrats. Which is what Mr Gorka suggested suggested but they also know that if they vote lip damn they might ultimately let in Joe Me Corbin? Yes I think that will be one of the strongest messages in the closing part of this campaign..

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General Election: Farage announces Brexit party will not contest Conservative-held seats

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

01:13 min | 1 year ago

General Election: Farage announces Brexit party will not contest Conservative-held seats

"So we saw the pound jump yesterday on the news that Nigel Farage will contest the seats won by the conservatives in twenty seventeen raw job is this really gonna gave the conservatives and left at the end of the day what's the thinking well that is the interesting one because although they they would compete in seats hell where he held by the conservatives the whole point in a way of the election was fool for Boris Johnson to increase the number of all the activities in the house of Commons which means taking basically from labor some extent Liberal Democrats and if the brakes apart he's competing in this labor marginals then they will still split the vote so I think the jury center but would it still means that there's less chance of lady begetting their seats and therefore overrule that still good for the conservative necessary by sprint if you split to the the value that way and also the fact that the brexit party by having this kind of arrangement with the conservatives if Jermichael will say all that just that just Tories really he was all the more power to that it will make it harder for labor supporting pro brexit people directly but for the principality yeah that makes sense I mean was set the sting a little bit more stability in the power to holding on to the gains at that we saw yesterday yesterday cable jumping six tenths of a percent we got above one twenty eight right one twenty eight forty five now

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British Pound Soars on Potential Brexit Deal

Bloomberg Best

01:16 min | 1 year ago

British Pound Soars on Potential Brexit Deal

"The British pound rose today as the brexit party said it will not compete with the Conservative Party in the three hundred seventeen seats that Boris Johnsons party won in the last election allowing for a clear path to a majority at this weekend though British politics have been dominated by conservative attacks on labor spending plans earlier today Bloomberg sky Johnson caught up with chancellor of the exchequer saw G. job at following the GDP data that showed growth in the third quarter office what hit me growth number is another welcome sign that the fundamentals of the UK economy remains strong what was seen under the conservatives now weighs nine consecutive years of growth record high employment wages rising higher than inflation and so what we are setting out in terms on fiscal plans is first of all we set out the fiscal rules that will mean the spending and borrowing which remain under control but these rules also allow us to invest in the people's parties but also in economic infrastructure much more than we do today but the important thing here is keeping spending under control what we saying from the labor party are frankly no fiscal rules especially around boring and dad ever increasing debt which will almost certainly send this country back into an economic crisis within months

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Brexit Party won't challenge Conservatives in UK vote

The World

00:16 sec | 1 year ago

Brexit Party won't challenge Conservatives in UK vote

"In Britain the brexit party has dropped plans to field parliamentary candidates to oppose MPs from the governing conservatives in next month's general election the party leader Nigel Farage said he would instead focus on opposition held states to avoid splitting the pro brexit vote

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Brexit party will not contest 317 Tory-won seats, Nigel Farage says

Bloomberg Surveillance

01:45 min | 1 year ago

Brexit party will not contest 317 Tory-won seats, Nigel Farage says

"So much is Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom and Mister Ferrari she will be remembered it to the prime minister this morning John this is huge news in moving this palm sterling as well cable of nine tenths of one percent sterling one dollar twenty eight eighty three nine two four oz regarded as one of the chief architects of brexit now the leader of the brexit party going into the election next month it was a risk that his party would take come conservative states perhaps conservative states with a marginal laid the if he contested them they would open the door to other parties yeah and in doing so Tom open the door to a second referendum Nigel for AJ acknowledging that wrist today standing down three hundred seventeen candidates clearing the path for the conservatives to making it very clear that we one but it's always in the next election we will fight like the candidates the why why you're seeing stunning stronger the belief that this helps the contract the potty get a majority is a relationship such that he could be in a new cabinet formed by the Conservative Party I buy things that was so incredibly unlikely Boris Johnson at this point is kept his distance from the leader of the brexit party I think though if the Conservative Party needed the additional seats to form a coalition then who knows but at this point the promises made it quite clear no no agreement will saliva with the brexit party going into the election next month is the idea here that certainty is the most important thing Boris Johnson seems to be solidifying the majorities of the seems to push forward the idea of a brexit plan show and solicitude risa play hand not just breaks of risk not the rest you get a different kind of vote no clarity and then we go forward for months years and perhaps a lot longer the risk that the labor party gets in Tom and Jerry called in with the socialist policies that he is presented proposes a whole new range of risks an outcome for investors in

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Emmanuel Mccron's Plan To (Take Back Control)

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:49 min | 1 year ago

Emmanuel Mccron's Plan To (Take Back Control)

"Fixing quotas for foreign workers and cussing immigration numbers. It's not a very European indeed free French thing to do but it is. What the the government of France's President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to introduce in an effort to dare I quoted take back control well to find out more? Let's say for Mary beall on his Agenda List for French language media. Welcome back to the monocle. Twenty four CD. Mary good to see you explain to me. What was announced yesterday so it was twenty measures announced by the Prime Minister yesterday regarding the Immigration Police in France There are many things in it but there are a few things that That big media and the French people focused on the the first one is the quarter that basically From we don't know exactly went on but it's soon there's GonNa be a quota of International workers coming to The UK at the moment is just physically If you apply and you can find new company hiring you can Show that there's no French people no one in the third you can do the job you can come. There's no quotas no maximum and An and as many people as needed can come the government wants to basically apply Kutai We don't know if it's GONNA be by nationality by sector or anything at the moment is quite Quite blurry the other One of the other twenty measures Asia is that the wants to limit access for refugees Limit access to healthcare at the moment when you arrive as soon as you. Obligation is being processed assist You have access to healthcare even for non urgent Operation like new operational that and what the government says is is that this Health tourism happening in France in particular because everything is open to everyone soon as arrive and they want to have a free month delay before someone has access to the students and another of the key. Measure is the dismantling of Kemp's In the region of Peres. That's that's what he said didn't talk about by bad collect the jungle and on that he didn't talk about that but two camps of refugees around Paris and this morning two of the camps in the North East east of Paris of Saudi to be dismantled Two hundred two thousand two hundred people a approximatively live over there and they are being as we talk ferried in bus to be. It's sending Gymnasium Manda. Vicky there Destitution assessed Lot of people are saying that these moves are practical but they are utterly trying to cynically get the votes of those people who ordinarily would vote for the far right. How how correct is that an assumption that does yes exactly what we hear from France from the media from the people and all that I mean it seems very much in your face That that's what's happening. I the Emmanuel Macron did interview with a very very right wing Weekly Valve trail very very right wing. And that's where he announced it was going to do something about immigration and then a few days after there's there's this more precise announcement and you really do. Those look like looks like he wants to play on the field of the far-right because he knows that into twenty two for the Presidential election demand. Contender is going to be henlopen. Just because you're the parties are just calls it's really can't really get up from his election. the free years ago. And there's no one basically who who lead them. There is no opposition from the the historical party. Marie Lapenne is the one and So he's decided that he needs to go this fall. Of course the thing we've been McCoy's in with elected with right-wing right wing voters and left-wing voters and this is a risk physically for him electorally because he has to play very carefully to call the Moist voiced strictness on immigration. Because he doesn't want to the left side of the of the electorate that's why basically touch and go in this In this This measure this twenty of them some Quite firm like the dismantling of comes and the Fremont's delay for healthcare sums are seen as being more friendlier friendlier like the quotas for example. It's being presented as something that would be useful for Franz but welcoming for people as well because it might be easier for someone who's the doctor and if we need Dr to find a place in France because all the adminstrative we'll be there already for them. This flies against an awful lot of the principles that have the European which includes the European Union together. The free movement of people is such an important one of the key pillars of of what brings Europe together. It's the issue that split the United Kingdom apart with the idea of Brexit. I mean when you hear the words take back control. That was the slogan of the Brexit. Is and I could barely believe it when I heard it being used by by the the macro administration thinking do you really want to go down the same pass towards a mess at the UK UK finds itself in. If what so willing to you that you really want to have a piece of that really that I know it's it's quite. It's what's in the thing is I mean. Take back on for example I've been coloring brexit. For as long as the news is basically I've never think quoted take back control the phrase because he doesn't mean anything it's two translating infringe. It's it's not complicated but does it doesn't really mean anything so I'm not sure. The French origins will it will ring a bell in French origins and think owed us it's coming from the UK but You even this this attitude towards immigration anglo-saxon Dakota's is something that of course exist list in the UK as well for non EU immigration and But the There's there's immigration. There's always some kind of mixing in the UK you mix issue immigration non-immigration than refugees. You make so everything is in it and and some people and and it's quite hard to basically find your company Tayfun it that's basically brexit party. And what you keep us to do. In France we separate the EU immigration and the international immigration. The team international immigration has refugees in them when you talk about the talk about that which is a bit confusing because of course it is very different refugees and international national immigration. And this these kind of measures are we going to basically make the difference for different more starkly. Because the if if there's a quote if there's quarters for International workers as I said the administration I will be there. It will be easier for them to come round and and leaving the end and working in the UK whereas refugee is going to be harder and harder so there's going to be split in there and that's a very very intention of immune mccolm very. Well thank thank you very much indeed for joining his own medical twenty-foot

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Making sense of the Brexit confusion

Monocle 24: The Globalist

09:55 min | 1 year ago

Making sense of the Brexit confusion

"Turn now to today's top story you'd be fooled into thinking that you k. was in full campaigning mode by this weekend papers depending spending which paper you picked up the Conservative Party was going to promise you the moon or destroy civilization labor either had the beginnings of a pasta victory or already dead and unburied and Nigel farage from the Brexit party isn't going to stand for parliament but he's not going to go away so Vince macaroni. UK correspondent for your news joins me in the studio here to make sense of a rather messy weekend welcome back to the Vincent the the thing that everybody's talking about this weekend is that despite the fact that it is brexit has brought brought us to this general election in the United Kingdom everybody is determined not to be an election about brexit overseas are trying to shift the focus back onto domestic guess used as the feeling in the country too much of the national broadband has been taken up the bandwidth being taken up five brexit for years and years is now and they want to hear the party's plans for other services they want to hear about education any chest police because there is a feeling that after ten years of parity these services are very much at the point of collapse and so I think my understanding is Labor will try very much to in the next two days to get the brexit part of the election done do do that big speech and then try to move on from that and talk about other issues the Denver through interesting of surprise that they actually put brexit in their in their main party slogan last week they are very much thinking that if they hone in on the Brexit message that that could be there rock wall like it was in the two thousands that got them under Charles Kennedy and Nick Clegg up two numbers kind of approaching sixty and if they have a very clear simple message and they will to other policies but if they are the anti brexit party that will give them a huge boost in numbers and along with the SNP it could be those two parties that decide the course of what happens at the end of this election indeed the political world at the moment is shifting to the point where we have how many people now who have left their respective parties to join the Liberal Democrats in order to buy into this this anti brexit ticket we've seen an awful lot of people who would say with Bush sort of Brexit moderates have moved over quite a few figures moved over this weekend as well didn't they yes we had more switches happening but also the big thing as well to watch as the number of resignations that's taking cases is pretty extraordinary you're seeing kind of root out of women in parliament something that Theresa may too low touched to help get in but you're saying on the conservative side of moderate women like Nicky Morgan who currently sits in cabinet it is going Margaret James was a successful businesswoman also algae bt woman she says that the abuse and talk nature parliament's got too much she is going You need likes Angora Justine greening you're seeing real kind of carve out long Ken Clarke as well of the kind of the the Severo file centrist camera night position in the party just suddenly being kind of removing themselves from it one of the key voices in that was dominic grieve is a former attorney general here in the United Kingdom them kicked out of the Conservative Party voting against Boris Johnson a now making a very strong point which suddenly places a British election or other international personal life is called for the publication of a report on Russian meddling in the democratic process in the UK to be published before the general election. Boris Johnson has said no it Trumpian echoes it it does embarrassed I mean the the problem is you know report tells you what went wrong it doesn't help you set up the procedures you need to change and protect for tech something for future so whilst it would be handy to know I mean I think all of the parties will be taking you know improve security measures to make sure that they're not oh getting hacked as we've seen other elections being where you know the DNC and the US was hacked but yeah there is a question mark about social media we know that twitter has decided it won't Muskrats I mean that wasn't a massive issue here I think in in the UK you know the numbers on twitter actually quite small when you step outside of Westminster bubble it's not it's not the whole population but yeah we all uh-huh very curious to see what it is that is happening on facebook because the problem is that you or I are not seeing the APPS that certain people James and Scunthorpe and Tom in Wales and and Julie Danas brightness saying because of this micro targeting that is going on in that still hasn't been cleared up it would be interesting to know especially with the kind of talk now the pressure being put on facebook iceberg and other countries in Europe having blocks facebook from running class I think Arlen and France with the two in recent elections that have blocked whether the UK should've said until this this problem is cleared up we do this but at the moment all the polls looking so tight and I think all the parties will be worried by the poll numbers at the weekend especially going towards possibly hung parliaments parliament's that they're all keeping mum on their social media activties thing that was raised this weekend was the the Joe Promise it Boris Johnson in had given been given the gave rather diner dej then stay in the European Union post the thirty first of all I'm currently unite currently sitting in London were still part of the European Union check my calendar country disappointed around the country expressing the defections Liberal Democrats there was he gave even into yesterday for the first guy and the interviewer asked him if he was if he would apologize for effectively breaking a fundamental promises miss that he had repeated and repeated and repeated and this is what he said this study I do I do and I'm deeply deeply deeply disappointed and I had to consider sorry yes absolutely right then do we consider that to be an apology or is this is someone who's sort of off off record half acknowledging the problem I think as far as half ignoring the problem and I think this might come into the four of this election Boris Johnson have a line for decades that his personal life private life is personal and he's not going to discuss it and he's not someone who stands on election and preaches family values I use but when it comes to this issue of trust and the scrutiny of someone's personal life that is fair game in a general election when you're trying to become the Alito country his election the Tories was only around one hundred forty thousand in the end his electric this time is millions and millions of people and they have a right to know the character the person that is leading country I think Boris Johnson is going to struggle struggled in that interview particularly the sort of talk to sort of he had to four times say he wasn't he was asked four times about ruling out to this Scottish referendum for independence and he wouldn't do that because he knows he might have packed with the SNP and then later on clarified obsessions Shinzo did rule out because the interview was very it was very boris trying to office gate trying to dither and trying to get away from things I think he's going to face in the coming weeks some pretty harsh questions about his almosty his relationship with truth the people that he has misled recently a court found her majesty the Queen and the way that he's conducted his personal life we're in different world though now and not many people actually care about such things it would in the old days have hats it's on quickly booted out of number ten you say that then of support for Johnson but I'm not I'm not saying that the conduct itself is what will turn people off I think it is putting a question mark above his head that he may not be someone to trust and the way he is treated family and friends uh-huh means that believing what he's saying is very hard and when he's giving interviews like that one yesterday to say for Ridge on sky in which he seems very evasive I don't think about will help is 'cause neither will Nigel farage who the leader of the brexit party and someone who keeps appearing on television screens an awful lot despite the fact that he isn't actually a member of parliament is and nor does he intend to be an an MP this timer I mean first of all a very curious decision he'd he'd obviously looked at the polling and brexit party had dipped down over the weekend in the polls he's someone who's previously run for parliament seven times and been rejected five elections to buy collections and being an MVP There is a lot less scrutiny than being an MP but an MBA in this country means that you have to declare your finances you you had to declare your interest you will say are accountable to constituents I mean I I for one cannot envision Nigel farage running Friday constituency surgeries and trying to help other people people have problems Nigel Farraj is probably a broadcaster these days first and foremost as well as a kind of media figure and I think it's very interesting how can you I'm I'm an send the latest say they're going to release their sort of six hundred fifty candidates they're gonNA run up and down the country they have given Boris Johnson is two weeks window to drop his deal and then they could form an alliance Donald Donald Trump is once again over the weekend probably frogs etchings toll bars you know do deal with this Guy Nigel but for Nigel how can you say that you're launching a national national domestic policy and not want to be the leader of it in the House of Commons how can you how can you be doing that how come the public you you seriously as a political force when you yourself are doing it and I think they did sweep the MVP elections earlier in the year I went to one of their events in the candidates some optic strong one referring to Africa as a country rather than the continent on stage not being corrected not correcting herself and I think the scrutiny that comes by being an MP is far more the running for an Emmy Pena's country and the caliber of the candidates might not be as strong they might not be as well vetted and I think think that some of them will be sort of par local hustings did some macaroni from urine you thank you very much indeed for journeys monocle twenty

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Saudi Aramco oil to enter stock market.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

06:07 min | 1 year ago

Saudi Aramco oil to enter stock market.

"Coming up on five minute news Saudi Aramco oil to enter stock market judge blocks trump rule requiring prospective respective immigrants to have health insurance and Brexit party leader Nigel Faraj will not run in UK election and it's Sunday November three I'm Anthony Davis the Saudi Arabia's giant state oil company finally kick-started its initial public offering today announcing its intention to float on the domestic boss in what could be the world's biggest listing as the kingdom seeks to diversify its economy away from oil but in its long-awaited announcement assessment Aramco the world's most profitable company offered few specifics on the number of shares to be sold pricing all the date for launch bankers have told the Saudi government that investors will likely value the company around one point five trillion dollars below the two trillion dollar valuation touted by Crown Prince Wants Mohammed bin Salman when he first floated the idea of an IPO nearly four years ago the IPO is designed to turbo charge Prince Muhammed ambitious just economic reform agenda by raising billions to build non energy industries and diversify revenue streams confirmation of the sale of shares in the oil giant whose formal name is Saudi Arabian Oil Co. comes about seven weeks after the crippling attacks on its oil facilities underlining Saudi Arabia's determination to push on with the listing regardless Aramco accounted for about one in every eight barrels of crude oil produced globally from in two thousand sixteen to two thousand eighteen it said today it's net income for the third quarter of two thousand nineteen amounted to twenty one point one billion billion dollars dwarfing the income for the same period for oil giants like ExxonMobil which was just over three billion dollars a federal judge in Oregon yesterday temporarily blocked trump administration proclamation the would have required prospective emigrants to prove they would have health insurance within thirty days of their arrival or enough money to pay the reasonably foreseeable able medical costs judge Michael Simon in US District Court in Portland Oregon granted a twenty eight day temporary restraining order that prevents the rule from taking king effect today the legal challenge against it will continue in an eighteen page order Simon said the potential damage to would be immigrants and their families he's justified in nationwide block facing a likely risk of being separated from their family members and a delay in obtaining a visa to which family members this would otherwise be entitled is irreparable harm he wrote prospective immigrants have been scrambling to figure out how to get the necessary coverage navigating complex healthcare bureaucracy that has for the most part not previously catered to those who are not yet in the country the trump proclamation said it aims who's to stop healthcare providers and taxpayers from bearing substantial costs in paying for medical expenses incurred by people who lack health insurance prince or the ability to pay for their healthcare it cited data that lawful immigrants or about three times more likely than US citizens to lack health insurance Lawrence healthcare policy experts say immigrants use the US system less often than Americans according to an analysis by Leighton coup who director of the Center for Health Policy Research at George Washington University recent immigrants without insurance accounted for less than one tenth of one percent of US medical expenditure in two thousand seventeen Nigel farrage the leader leader of Britain's up Stop Brexit Potty said today he would not stand in next month's general election choosing instead to campaign countrywide against since the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's e you divorce deal Farraj an anti you campaigner who stood for parliament unsuccessfully seven times times setup the brexit party earlier this year and swiftly won the most votes in Britain in European elections in May he's announcement this week that the party not would contest every seat on December twelve election was seen as a potential setback for Boris Johnson it risk splitting the vote of brexit supporters in an election that will once again pit those who want to leave the European Union against those who want to stay more than three years after Britain voted to quit the block in a referendum Johnson who wants to win a new mandate to enact his divorce deal with the block said he had ruled out a pact with every other party because it would only any make more likely that opposition Labor leader. Jeremy Corbyn would become Prime Minister Johnson's conservatives are leading in the polls but the country still starkly walkway divided over brexit. The outcome is highly unpredictable. You subscribe to five minute news with your favorite podcast APP Oscar snot speaker or enable five minute news as your Amazon Alexa Flash briefing skill we'll follow us on twitter at Five Min News five minute. News is an independent production covering politics inequality health and climate delivering honest verified

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Boris Johnson faces threat of Brexit party battle in every seat

Reveal

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Boris Johnson faces threat of Brexit party battle in every seat

"What is prime minister Boris Johnson is giving up his threat to take the U. K. out of the European Union without a deal their souls reports Johnson is reportedly changed his tactics to try to win a December twelfth election forced by the brexit deadlock the times of London says prime minister Johnson will campaign to get brexit done immediately but no longer champion a no deal brexit to appeal to hard line the voters for months his willingness to quit the E. U. with no deal was Johnson's biggest political leverage first over E. U. negotiators reluctant to accept his demands for changes in the withdrawal agreement concluded by his predecessor to resume he then use the threat to try to convince British lawmakers to ratify that amended deal before the October thirty first deadline when parliament didn't back the agreements Johnson called a general election in an attempt to break the impasse brexit party leader Nigel Farage warns of Johnson doesn't dump his deal altogether pro brexit candidates will run for every seat in every

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India Finally Lets Lawmakers Into Kashmir: Far-Right Europeans

NPR News Now

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

India Finally Lets Lawmakers Into Kashmir: Far-Right Europeans

"A foreign delegation is visiting indian-controlled Kashmir today for the first time since India imposed lockdown on its northern Himalayan state NPR's Lauren freyer reports from by the delegation consists of twenty seven members of the European Parliament most of these European lawmakers are from far right parties Marinela pens party in France Forsa Italia in Italy the UK's Brexit Party and Poland's far right ruling party the Indian government has granted them all permission to visit Kashmir even though it's blocked Indian opposition lawmakers United Nations on voice US members of Congress and foreign journalists including NPR the European lawmakers got a personal briefing from Prime Minister Narendra Modi his Hindu nationalist government says it's trying to be her integrate Muslim-majority Kashmir into the rest of India but has been accused of torture and mass detentions

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European Parliament members in Kashmir in rare foreign visit

Morning Edition

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

European Parliament members in Kashmir in rare foreign visit

"A foreign delegation is visiting Indian controlled Kashmir today for the first time since India imposed a lockdown on its northern Himalayan state and beers Lauren Frayer reports from buying the delegation consists of twenty seven members of the European Parliament most of these European lawmakers are from far right parties marine le pen's party in France for set Italian Italy the UK's brexit party and Poland's far right ruling party the Indian government has granted them all permission to visit cashmere even though it's blocked Indian opposition lawmakers United Nations envoys US members of Congress and foreign journalists including NPR the European lawmakers got a personal briefing from prime minister Narendra Modi's his Hindu nationalist government says it's trying to better integrate Muslim majority Kashmir into the rest of India but it's been accused of torture and mass detentions

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Brexit: EU agrees to Brexit delay, but no date yet

Here & Now

03:45 min | 1 year ago

Brexit: EU agrees to Brexit delay, but no date yet

"European Union ambassadors agreed today to grant the United Kingdom of brexit extension beyond next Thursday but they haven't said how long that extension will be British prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday he'll give parliament more time to debate his brexit deal but only if lawmakers approve an early general election let's bring in BBC correspondent Rob Watson in London Hi Rob Hi things as clear as ever on brexit never do seem to clear up can we say for sure though that the UK is not going to crash out of the EU without a deal next Thursday. I think that does seem amazingly unlikely despite Boris Johnson's rather unwise a promise that he would rather die in a ditch agreed to an extension of the brexit process oops so what happens next in parliament then goodness gracious well the most important thing is to find out whether or not MP's are prepared to vote for general election as Mister Johnson proposed on on the twelfth of December on I have absolutely no idea yeah whether they will or not I mean I think it's amazing unlikely that opposition parties when agreed to do things exactly as Boris Johnson once but I mean Mandalay keep putting off an election forever probably not so if they say no next week to a general election then what happens well I suspect they'll be sort of a hagler of a want to do next but it's important it's important to remember this why do the Conservatives Mister Johnson wants a general election and once can be surprised because the opinion polls suggests they would win why does the main opposition party of a bit more reluctant because they have seen the same polls Jeremy I it's difficult to see exactly what the a Ford is almost I'm I suspect that the the the leader of the opposition party Jeremy Corbyn is that sort of Chap I think he's rather looking forward to some kind of campaign but those this policy a single hang on a minute this is look at the polls we'd be absolutely crazy let's either a try and get an a second referendum first ahead of a general election all sort of just play a long game just to land the land lion hope that something turns up is a general election if one happens soon really like a second referendum though a lot of people have made that case that that kind of is referendum you either say I'm with you Boris Johnson I wanNA get out or against you Boris Johnson I don't want Britain to leave the European Union I think the answer is yes and no and I think that certainly way the way the Conservative Party would like it because this is going to be you know we all the parties brexit Don I should say by the way in parenthesis that it's a rather effective immensely disingenuous message and we'll be discussing our relationship with the European Union for decades to come whether whether there's a deal or not but that's what Mr Johnson wants and one of the opposite under two of the opposition parties Scottish nationalist and the Liberal Democrats are out and outlets reverse brexit parties but it's different with the other with the other party the main opposition Labor Party and and here's the thing you know whether you want it to be about brexit or not exclusively general election that's just not the way elections work I mean look at it involves forty five million eligible voters anything can happen no doubt other issues other events may intrude on that that's the way of course which you might argue yes you could ever general election but it could settle nothing in a couple of ways and that in that one party may not get an absolute majority and you go back to this what we've just been discussing I'll have the sort of sense well actually did it really subtle Brexit BBC political correspondent Rob Watson we will be seeing you next week in London Rob Get the beer too temperature for us I know that's how you like it in the UK. It's already that Jeremy

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Andrew Marr's guest of the day: Boris Johnson

Coffee House Shots

09:14 min | 1 year ago

Andrew Marr's guest of the day: Boris Johnson

"With the Conservatives gathering in Manchester for their party conference. Boris Johnson was Andrew Malls Primary guest of the day mall pressed the Prime Minister and whether his goal of leaving the e u by the Thirty First Tober was still relatives will now that parliament has passed the Ben Act. The Act requires Johnson to ask for an extension to the deadline if a deal cannot be reached the EU on October the thirty first without your deal of course we can say something very different. How'd you get around the Ben. Act everyone stretching there is always on various possibilities about this suggestions days papers you could use. EU Law as being superior to expect too great respect to Andrew. I'm not going to discuss a hypothetical. Have you spoken to any other EU heads of state and asked them to veto an extension. I certainly I'm not going to go into the the discussions. I'm having the other. EU heads of state route taps it is certainly true that other EU countries also also they want to keep dragging on and they don't want the U K to remain in the EU truculence and mutinous and in limbo and not wishing to cooperate in the way that they would like they want good deal. Does the opportunity now to get a good deal what I would alike is for the government to be able to get on and and do that deal and we're working very hard. I'm not going to pretend to you that it's going to be easy but they don't. They very exciting. You think they don't want another extension. I think there probably are divided views but I think there's a a strong view just as there is in this country there's a strong view across the EU that it's time to move on a short way out of this great dot. Eh might be that right at the laws of the European Council in two weeks. You say I said I'd rather die in addiction and do this this surrender document. I'm therefore not going to do it. I'm going to stand down as prime minister. Would you look I I've undertaken to lead the party in my country. It's a difficult time and I'm getting to continue to to do that. I believe it's my responsibility to do that and I think that it's our job to to get bricks. Donald October the thirty first but to move the country on on March also asked about the prime minister's use of language after he appeared to dismiss a labor. NPR concerns about death threats as Humbug Suen Paula Sheriff raised the subject of death threats being made against her in the House of Commons. You describe that as Humbug well. That's not true. That's quite right. If I come into saying what I hear you you're right that I use that word but what I was referring to and I want to make a very important distinction between that issue of threats Jason Abuse Directed at NPS which is totally unacceptable in which we have to prevent and what I think is the legitimate use of old tried and trusted metaphors to describe certain parliamentary at so indeed events in politics and if you if he's off you cannot use a metaphor like surrender to describe the surrender act view your impoverishing the language and and diminishing diminishing parliamentary debate now I was the that was the point I was making. If I just WANNA I just I just breaking with a one second because he was vaguely. What was going on. Gee said I've had death threats against you. You describe her words as humble humbug means speaking falsely me Internet. Do you think she was speaking do you do you regret using that word about what she said. My use of the word Humbug was in the context of people trying to prevent me us from using the word surrender. Another controversy has been the prime minister's relationship with the American businesswoman. Jennifer Curie occurring notably accompanied Johnson on three business trips while he was mayor of Lyndon reportedly received over one hundred thousand pounds of taxpayers money for business and you signed said holders of Public Public Office in this case you should act solely in terms of the public interests. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other benefits for themselves their families or their friends. It certainly a friend of yours. Did you declare that address. I what I can tell I can tell you is that I am very very proud of everything everything that we did in city hall to promote the public interest digital birds interests of London and everything was done in accordance with the code that you have just interest and everything was done with full propriety so you did declare the interest and you'll be able to say that when you know everything was done on inequality is giving specific price. You have to declare interest. Did you interest to declare because a friend. If you go public let's be clear. I'm very very very proud of everything that we did and suddenly everything I did as mayor of London so I taking legal tax realistic. If you're in my position what do we expect a lot of shot and shell mouth and speak to Labour's shuttle. Education Nations Secretary Angelina rain sharply criticised the prime minister remarks. He made in the Commons last week while I'm really disappointed with the prime minister at the moment because he knows that he's he's got a direct strategy to divide our country. You know every politician wants to dale wants to get through the brexit situation. We're in and to suggest in any way that we're surrender and not wanting to do the best buy alcon traffic is really damaging especially as a diabetic strategy from Norton. I think you should be absolutely ashamed of himself. I want to thank his colleagues who better than Him who have offered women parliamentarians across the board support when they've been getting a lot of misogynistic death threats and abuse the problem them with the language and there's no doubt the country's divided and very angry is that it's on both sides Brendan Cox has said has made this point very directly that he's not just the conservative aside or indeed. The leaves of the is the other side as well. You'll both at it and it's time he was suggesting for both sides including the Labor Party to die down a bit absolutely certainly agree the sides of the debate there is a lot of anger out there we have a responsibility now as parliamentarians doubt language and act responsibly away okay so when it comes to colleagues like David Lemme who on this program compared the European research group of Tory. MP's to Nazis and then refused to apologize to that or to WHO Lloyd Russell Moyle who shouted this week. These stories are dirty dirty chaos mongering people that we will have to sweep out of this country. That's the kind of language from your side of the House. You would also deplore yes. I think all that language has to Stop Safety Ridge interviewed the leader of the Brexit party Niger fraud rich asked for all about his author eleven electoral pact with the Conservatives at the next election and the Conservative Party said that they want to patent with you in fact they said the opposite so he actually had any conversations about it with the here's the point if you look at the European elections where you know the six week hold posse won the national polls. Look where we scored the highest. We scored the highest in northeast of England. We scored the highest in parts of South Wales. We were getting our biggest schools. In Labor. Areas visa parts of the country. The Conservative Party have never won. I'll not GonNa win and yet we all the challenges in those seats. There is polling evidence that says thirty percent of of Labor voters would if I said to them. Hold your nose vote conservative in this election in those marginals. I could actually personally help to swing some four Boris. Here is a way here is a way for Boris to get a big workable majority. We can help with that. We're happy to help with that but it's go to the right policy standing in this election of course I'll stand I will I will lead the judge them off of the BREXIT party. I haven't said yet because the most enormous distraction so no I will leave it right to the end which also question fraud. JV His choice of words after a recent speech he made in Newport. You criticised overpay pen pushers. Whitehall who are not doing neutral job and then you said once Brexit is done. We'll take the knife to them. I mean when is that not if not only a deeply inappropriate things to say even a dangerous thing to say well Labor. MP's who specifically said they would knife life Jeremy Corbyn all sorts of reasons it would be much better says it would have been better. It would have been better to say ax. I should've said we'll take the axe to Whitehall because that's a more traditional. Although you can go back to our burden he was known as Mac the knife if you wanted to now acts would have been a better term but equally you could still say to me well. That's an aggressive phrase. His the point all of this is a massive distraction that is coming from the remain as who wants a halt the the democratic process in this country

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Boris' battle for Brexit

Between The Lines

15:25 min | 1 year ago

Boris' battle for Brexit

"Brexit circus continues in the UK and it's been more than threes since the biggest ever democratic vote in British history threes since more than thirty three million people went to the polls in a referendum threes since that vote authorize Britain's departure from the EU and yet Britain has filed to leave why I remember Boris Johnson's Dude manifesto deliver unite and defeat was the perfect acronym for election campaign since unfortunately it spills done but they forgot the final e my friends either energize. I say I say to all the dodgers dude food. We are going to the country. We're GONNA get Brits. It does deliver. WE'LL BREXIT is likely to be delayed again. Unite well as Britain conservatives who are divided more than ever defeat will. It's Boris who suffered several parliamentary defeats in the past week and energize is well. It's the reminders at least those in Westminster who are in so what on earth is going on so I'm in heaven is a high profile British commentator Haida and historian of more than three decades. He writes a regular column in the daily and Sunday Telegraph as well as the New Statesman. He's also a professor of history at the university city of Buckingham his new book staring at God version nineteen fourteen two nine hundred nineteen. That's published by Random House this month salmon. Welcome back to Irun. Thank you very much tom now. Give us a sense of where things stand with brexit well. We're supposed to believe in the European Union on the thirty first of October but apartment passed a law last week which was nothing to do with the government. It was the day that the opposition seize control of business in parliament of the law was to force Boris Johnson as prime minister to go to Brussels to ask for an extension until the thirty first of January he has said since then he won't do it if he doesn't do it he's breaking the law and he could be held in contempt of court and sent to prison so we're waiting to see what happens of course if he does go ask for the the extension. His credibility is completely torpedoed because ever since he started to fight his campaign for the Tory leadership in the summer it was on the basis that we would be leaving as he said do all die on the thirty first of October and if he does Austrian extension there's no guarantee also that the European Union will grant it it has it has to be grounded by unanimity of the other twenty seven members and they've been briefings over the last weekend from France that President Mackerel thinks we're just wasting wasting our time and the two where taking the Mickey out of the European Union. We leave immediately. We'll get to that in a moment but back to boras use side that he's credibility they will be damaged if he supports deadline of past the Halloween deadline of toby thirty one but surely some blog you'd that he's credibility is damaged because he has is expelled from the party twenty. One reminder rebels yeah. He's had a very difficult couple of weeks because he's strategist school dominic cummings who isn't isn't a member of the Conservative Party and isn't elected by anybody who has taken a scorched earth approach to those in the Conservative Party who oppose the idea that we might leave without a deal and Cummings Senator Johnson ten days ago have a force of Eight on this. If you lose the vote then throw out anybody who from your inside inside events against you and he is thrown out twenty one people including several former cabinet minister to X. Chancellors of the Exchequer an excellent translator and Nicholas serves Winston Churchill's grandson this caused tremendous outrage in in the Conservative Party in the country scorched earth tactics worthy of Donald Trump and that play will in a parliamentary. It's read democracy. It's very difficult and particularly in our parliamentary democracy add in Arkansas Seventy party whether there's always been ided individual constituency associations associations who choose candidates to become. MP's are independent of the center and can do more or less what they want and this is a very centralist almost dictatorship issue style way to run a political party which doesn't what one of the democracy okay well. The Commons has essentially overridden the prime minister by extending this deadline three months past October October thirty one but as you said before and as the support of all of the European Union governments what's the French likely to do well. France is is a problem and the European Union is not happy ship that the its adherence lighter percentages whenever there's an opinion poll in France it's neck and neck about whether French themselves ought to stay in the EU really yeah because they feel that this national sovereignty and their identity is French. People has been compromised by this also. They didn't like the fact act that they like the Germans are subsidizing other poorer countries who des necessary share all values in the suddenly anywhere near economically successful missile defenses in France the sixth biggest economy in the world we in Britain to the fifth so there's a lot of unrest about the European Union about interference in French live but President Macron Macron who of course his enemies early forties aspires to be the leader of Europe Anglo muckleshoot twenty five years older than him hasn't been well recently. She's twice while almost fainted in public appearances is standing down at the next election and she may not last much longer and it'd be a vacancy for the key player in Europe and macrumors to be that keyplayer he has a program he has a an idea of greater integration an almost federalization of Europe and he knows that written. If it were to stay in your opinion it will be completely opposed to that and so he wants personnel descriptors from your perspective from the perspective of other Conservative brexit tease you think the French could rescue rescue you by rejecting the the extension of the deadline yeah quite conceivable. They've changed their tune two or three times on this but then as recent word to come out of you've Paris last weekend was the British if granted a three-month extension would simply wasted. They've got no plan. There's negotiations getting on they haven't got a strategy to solve the problems that were in the deal that tourism April at Parliament in which was defeated three times because of its inadequacies and so the French are saying that foreign minister only real who spoke Sunday they're saying through him. We think the British had enough and we want to get them out so just say the French do due indeed reject this feel now that means that Britain will leave on October thirty one but still it just seems a fire that the only thing the British government is is doing at the moment and has been doing the lotteries is brexit. That's right. Actually it's an advertisement for what a wonderful thing that is not have government thing about the Belgium's about ten years ago and they didn't have government. That's right for about a year. I think we've we've we have passed laws in our country that I can remember. We've taken this different initiatives chiefs. We've just let people get on with this. Unemployment in Britain is about four and a half percent now. people frankly are unemployed in Britain. People whose health is cy battle junkies kids who just haven't called the brain power to get work. Everybody else go to job We've got very low inflation. We've got low interest rates. We're doing really well as a country economically and we are reasonably happy ship. It's really really brexit. It's appropriate. Maga Salmon Hefford the distinguished British columnist and historian. Let's turn to Boris Johnson. Someone you've known reasonably well over the last the best part of three decades in journalism now the Tory grassroots they love him. They voted for him to be their leader by warming the numbers you're leading conservative but you not like Boris Johnson. Why I Boris Johnson is a person. Who is you say I've known for years? A He is someone who has a very casual relationship with the truth he's known in the Labor Party. They put up tweets about him. Where they call Lavar Johnson I would get on Saturday but he certainly you finds the truth of difficult concept at times and I didn't think he's probity or the attention to detail all seriousness to be prime minister and the fact that he came into this office immediately cle- employed Mister Cummings as strategist and appeared to hand over the whole policy to him to do as immediately followed the as I say the scorched earth strategy suggest that Cummings Cummings his opponents rather than seeking to persuade the more reasonable him he just says because you're opposed to me you are clearly a worthless human being and I'm going. We're going to talk like Steve Bannon in the United States signed playbook but he's got more power than Steve Bounded had so this is this is very when Johnson was mayor of London. He had eight pitchy matters because he was notoriously idle. I'd had the attention to detail so he had to other people Lynton crosby officer Lynton of course was a former liberal rule and conservative party strategists seen all these well. Linson ran Boris Johnson's leadership election campaign and Boris Johnson wanted silence and when he collected his check which is a large one compact himself on the back of having a very successful job I didn't they with a Linson is still a a guiding Boris. There's been a word that he is but I presume has a general election and Boris Johnson has been trying to call on become get a majority sufficient in parliament eleven to approve that decision. Linda will be back in Blighty helping to run the election cabinet the many conservative voters and members of the Tory party the longtime readers of the Daily Telegraph often cruelly called the Tory graph they would read you and they might ask you does your hostility towards awards Boris out. Why your support for Brexit. No I really the thing I want most in life at the moment as an Englishman is for my country to be independent of European Union again I am hostile to Boris Johnson because I think he's very good record as a politician he was really second rate mayor of London where he wasted almost money the money and he was a truly bad foreign secretary he was a really I mean his officials at the Foreign Office absolutely detested him and he couldn't be trusted with any serious foreign policy. Theresa may continue to deal with the European policy with the policy towards America. He was allowed to go just places like darkest Africa unimportant to the Far East and shake hands there so he's he's not a capable politician. He hasn't got a grasp of detail and he's not serious and his response if you ask him a question he can't answer is to tell a joke. That's not good enough. I can't but he's defenders say he can unite the Party and in fairness opinion polls do show support for the conservative surging from twenty percent on the horizon May to thirty five percent under Boris add to that this is a point that phrase and Nelson the editor of the spectator. Mike's at two that the twelve percent support for the Briggs potty and you've got basically half the nation backing either Boris or Nausea Farraj saw even if the polls were to be tomorrow's election results you'd end up more or less with a fifty the strong majority for the Conservatives many people would say that's the best conservative results since Margaret Thatcher's third election victory in ninety seven well. There's a crucial assumption in which is an assumption rather than the facts in Fraser Nelson has jumped the gun on this and that this depends on there being a coalition between the Brexit Party and the Conservative Party is no oh such coalition at this stage at this stage but Nigel Farrell said the other day when Johnson went to see a variety of the Irish prime minister that he would regard leaving the European European Union without the deals offended of statecraft the minute that far out her that he said he's not serious about leaving without a deal therefore we can't do a deal with him. Okay Okay but just as soon there is a deal between Boris and Nargile Farraj between the Conservatives and the Brexit party this doing pretty good position because more than four hundred parliamentary entry states voted late in two thousand sixteen correct which is a lot more levers. That's true you must forget that there is a tribal determination of Labor Party vote. It is to fight for Labor Party even if it doesn't properly stand for Brexit so although Farrell she's very good at persuading working class former Labor voters to join the Brexit bandwagon had wagon we call it assume that they will also it's quite the puzzle says show a massive resurgence and support for the Liberal Democrats who are any two points behind the Labour party who basically written off when Cameron majority in two Thousand Fifteen yes and in twenty seven. I think they only had about twelve. MP's seventeen they WANNA by-election and they've had defections actions to them and I would confidently predict the Liberal Democrats win a lot of seats remain a tourism probably third of ill Tory party remains will vote for awesome in large quantities a lot of right wing. Labor people will them and quantities and the other problem that Johnson has got is it. He's loses his seats in Scotland because he's alienated. The Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson who retired at the age of about thirty eight last week saying that she'd had enough well. How vulnerable is Boris. I mean he has a majority in the Commons and I think you've argued elsewhere that he's hauled on his own. Marginal seat Ish Shakira era is what a majority of five thousand outs bridge which is a very mixed seat demographically in the West of London too high immigrant population many of whom are working working class middle class and not necessarily natural Conservative Party supporters of the Labor Party already flooding activists since oxbridge to to canvas and to try to defeat him so he could struggle to hold his seat but I think more than that the some of the things that he's Don John have really aggrieved people who supported him the early prorogation people thought the Queen in an embarrassing position the he's called call six votes on things such as calling a general election twice and other questions. He's lost all six of them. I don't see necessarily he's certain either to win the election far from it or even to hold his own seed. Well I mean this is a moving story and we clearly are in uncharted waters a back. Is it possible that brexit might not even happen. I've got about obviously if it doesn't happen it will be because he is. GonNa ask for an extension on what is being granted in those seconds as I say he's finished. He's in Party will turn on him. They that's not what they put him in there to do. Also it means that we will talk Frenchman so if we stay in until the study FESTA January. There's got to be some rapid footwork to get a deal together with the probably will be no extension after that. If we get a general election at a new party come in a policy of government then they might well call a second referendum the Labor Party at talking about doing that but the Labor Party is as divided if not more divided than the Conservative Party so we concentrate towards the party of government is a moment but Corbyn's is Labor Party isn't a real mess and they're far from shore to call the second referendum so we woke feticide the most lineup parliamentarians are reminders but a pretty significant segment

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Boris Johnson Finds His Party Loyalists Aren’t as Loyal as Trump’s

Fareed Zakaria GPS

02:57 min | 1 year ago

Boris Johnson Finds His Party Loyalists Aren’t as Loyal as Trump’s

"But first here's my take britain's conservative party is arguably the most successful political party of the modern age the tories as they're also known have ruled britain for nearly sixty of the ninety years since nineteen nineteen twenty nine the country's first election with universal adult suffrage but this week we watched the beginning of the end of the conservative party at least as we have known senate in the post world war two where the tories were defined by an advocacy of free markets and traditional values a combination that was brought to its climax ax in the person of margaret thatcher the tories most effective prime minister since winston churchill. This free market orientation made sense. The second half of the twentieth century was dominated by one big issue. The clash between communism and capitalism throughout the world parties align themselves on a left-right spectrum the related to that central issue the role of the state in economics in america in the nineteen fifties and sixties for example. The democrats included northern progressives. It's and southern segregationists but they all agreed on the need for an interventionist state. We are now living in a new ideological era. One one defined by an open close divide between people comfortable in a world of greater openness and trade technology and migration and those who want more barriers protections restraints you can see the breakdown of the old order by looking back at britain's last five prime ministers to from the the labor party three from the tories. All were in favor of britain's staying in the european union including to resume originally by contrast boris boris johnson is remaking the tories into the party of brexit and this week expel twenty-one conservative members of parliament including very senior figures who disagreed disagreed with the new party line of course not every situation falls neatly on the open close spectrum. Many of the leading brexit tears are staunch free marketeers and they insist they wanna global britain. It's odd however to be in favor of free trade and yet insists that britain crash out of the e. u. One of the world's world's largest free trade areas and britain's largest trading partner but more significant is the fact that whatever the views of the new tory leaders the public public that voted for brexit and would presumably support what would essentially be a new you tori brexit party largely embraced a closed ideology. They're suspicious of foreigners resentful of the new cosmopolitan britain they see in london in the countries of the big cities america of course has a similar constituency constituency while many of the republican leaders who support trump might well be free marketeers. His base is largely animated by the same suspicions and passions shins that motivated the brexit voters. The

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Suspend, disbelief: Parliament and Brexit

The Economist: The Intelligence

04:51 min | 1 year ago

Suspend, disbelief: Parliament and Brexit

"Pressure is rising in the battle between britain's prime minister boris johnson and his opponents in parliament among the british people and even in his own conservative party today. The popular head of its scottish branch ruth davidson announced her resignation yesterday. Mr johnson sparked outrage by announcing suspension of parliament for five weeks. The closure drastically shortens the time lawmakers could use to try to stop britain leaving the european union without a deal on october. The thirty first the response from opposition politicians was furious. I think today will go down in history as the u._k. Democracy died pharmacist doing <music>. Ceuta smashing crab on democracy not forced through no deal exit from the european union last night. Thousands of people gathered outside parliament to protest against what many described as a coup isn't even elected just warns it by by some cross the ozorio members in his abusing all democracy worshiping palmdale so him and his rich friends can push through bricks disgrace who he's using a system system of parliamentary power to ultimately ride free brexit and i think that's the president the prime minister claimed this was a normal way for a new government to behave before setting out its plans for the country in a speech given by the queen but many think the circumstances are different this time. I think what boris johnson is doing in suspending parliament is legal and the constitutional but it is clearly also cynically aimed at shortening anytime that m._p.'s might have to try to do something to stop an ideal brexit on on october thirty first. Tom pete briggs editor. He's suspending parliament for an unusually long time. <hes> and i think the only reason for doing that is to minimize is the chances that m._p.'s have of legislating or finding some other means to stop britain crushing out on october thirty first. If it weren't hamstrung by this how would parliament. I want to go about doing that. Peace plan is to try and pass legislation which after all is monroe <hes> they did something similar in march when they passed whilst legislation against theresa may's wishes to oscar to seek an extension of the brexit deadline and they will try and do this again starting next week but how would that play out in practice. It's difficult to predict what will happen in in the house of commons but the speaker john berko is clearly very much on the side of m._p.'s who wants want to be given the chance to stop an ideal brexit. He believes an m._p. Should have say before. Britain leaves the european union so i think what will what he's likely to happen is that he will commit an emergency debate. The emergency debate will be used to try to craft a bill that will the demand that boris johnson brussels to seek more time whether there is sufficient parliamentary time to pass that bill into law is is an open in question it could pass the commons but it also has to post the lord's and there are very few sitting days in which this can happen so i think it will be a race against time to get this legislation through a race against time made radically worse by by suspending parliament in the first place i mean we've talked before about how much mr johnson may or may not actually want to crash out with an ideal you you. You've said it might just be a negotiating tactic to to to look tough yet. This looks like he just simply wants it now. I think he's doing things he wants is to send a message to brussels and other capitals that n._a._t._o. Brexit is a real possibility and that he is going to do his up based to stop m._p.'s m._p.'s including m._p.'s from his own party from frustrating it. He also wants to send a signal to akers of the of nigel rogers brexit party that he agrees with them and he's doing his best to deliver what farraj calls clean brexit what other people call nato brexit whether he really wants a nato brexit i think is not quite mike clip because he's always said that he prefer he would prefer to leave with a deal but given the time constraint it look increasingly likely that it could end up being a native brexit exit to do you think that he has made good faith efforts to try to get a deal struck i think when you went to berlin and paris to meet leaders and then met the began the group of seven summit in in biarritz they were impressed with the view that he genuinely wants to try to sort a compromise that would pass parliament against that they think his dimond which is to remove completely the backstop that is designed to prevent there ever being a hard border owed with ireland is

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"brexit party" Discussed on Capital Ideas Investing Podcast

Capital Ideas Investing Podcast

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Capital Ideas Investing Podcast

"I think that this important things going on you know I mean the Balkanization of the fun of sitting in the taxi he coming out and talking about the Balkanization of the parties. Now you've got this sort of trump like character Nigel garages establish his Brexit Party and I do think that the rise of this brexit party and Spokane is aviation does lead me to think that there's a much stronger possibility people think of a hard Brexit <hes> I think the general public's attitude is is hardening as well so what does that mean from a an investment standpoint first of all it means you get some certainty certainty certainty way you. Are you know your your right secondly. The pound will be week. <hes> there's no question about that. I thought it would it would overreact get assigned to sort of one hundred fifteen hundred ten or possibly something around those levels do. I think it'll be economic armageddon for the U._K.. I believe so I think it will be painful. There's no question will be painful. Initially Ashley is going to be painful for Europe as well and in some respects you represented somewhat weaker position say what does it mean from investment standpoint. I'm thinking more and more of hedging. The pint have an awful lot invested in the U._k.. Because I think is very very great cheap but I also think that once you get some certainty then people can't deal with uncertainty once you have certainty then you can move on so I think short term it'll be painful <hes> but long term it will be fine now. We don't make specific investment recommendations obviously on this show but when you think about the scenario you're laying out. Are there particular companies or sectors that you think are positioned to do well and others that you want there Sara. I'm look I think economically sensitive stuff you want to steer well clear of this is not good for Europe. If I'm right and things can change you know you just the former prime minister Harold Macmillan I think was crazy what he worried about and he said events dear boy the events events can go all sorts of different ways and I it can swing in a date night <hes> but just my my smell at the moment is is direction. How about the European economy generally? How do you think about their? Prospects going forward is a bit like a sort of an old two stroke engine. That's really on you know one and a half strikes. It's just chugging along. The German approach to austerity is clearly not being particularly good and yet it's clear that the countries that have reformed of dumb well so the Irish did a lot of reforms. The Germans have done a lot of reforms back in the early T. thighs and it's been placed two thousand nine the Irish adjusted their economy. The Spanish adjusted their economists Sweden at a currency that they could rely on to get down and take some of those buffers and they had done some reforms as well so these countries have reformed of dumb just fine but it's the Franz there's in the Italy's and lesser extent Belgium that have really struggled because they've done nothing. I'm macron is trying to do stuff now and you can see how difficult it is to reform front. He's got people on the streets. Yeah yeah say my feeling is an it's not controversial as it's just more of the same sort of chugs along when you think about Europe the prospect for European equities which have lagged U._S. Equity Performance. Is there any prospect for that changing in the period ahead. Yeah I mean it's interesting interesting thing to me is against the the U._S.. has become a much growthy market. You know you look at the market caps and this that and the other the fangs if you want to call it that in the whole software universe of lead to a much growthy market in the U._S. that said you'll paying very very high prices for growth in the U._S.. Europe has a much less growthy profile and gross stocks a rat and I would argue that you're paying higher prices for gross stocks in in Europe than you than you are in in the U._S.. Say More about that I was looking at him. Enosis Swiss software company very good company and its own sort of forty times earnings in these very very high multiple..

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"brexit party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:16 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Here's Leon Garin, who starts with the opposition labour narrowly winning special preliminary election, the F. Good morning Francine. Yes. Labor has held off a challenge from the Brexit party to win the Peterborough by election by fewer than seven hundred votes. New MP Lisa Forbes says it's a significant movement despite differing opinions across our city, the fact that the Brexit party have been rejected here in pizza shows that the politics. The politics of division will not win ninety Farraj his party came second, but had been hoping to gain their first seat in the house of Commons constituents demanded, and you poll via what's known as a recall, petition finance and central banking chiefs from around the world. Convening in Japan this weekend ahead of the g twenty Bloomberg's Kathleen Hayes says US China tensions will be the focus, the US China trade war, that has intensified and threatens to inflict even more damage on the global economy can central banks take more steps with interest rate cuts to help offset the damage presidency, manual, macro, and Donald Trump of how they disagreements over the is, but Emma hobby and it's nine thousand full in soldiers put that into perspective. Bloomberg's Greg fiscally reports both men pay tribute to their two hundred and thirty year old military alliance and bingoed with veterans. They didn't hold a meeting later to discuss current affairs with play down differences. Over issues such as red and trade pledging to work together in Paris. Greg Davis goosey, Bloomberg daybreak Europe. And China's central government is allocating, bold, and seventy million dollars in disaster relief to control the spray. Don't fool on me one. Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat has more. The situation is considered severe in the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs calls the task of fighting the Caterpillar arduous. The first is already hit corn and sugarcane crops in eighteen provinces corn prices in China close to the highest in about four years in Hong Kong. I'm Rishaad Salamat, Bloomberg daybreak Europe. Cleveland is twenty four hours a day on Aaron. And it took on Twitter up by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts symbol, the one hundred twenty countries. I'm yeah, I guarantee this is Bloomberg. Caroline. Thank you so much. Now with the sports news, his Jerusalem..

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"brexit party" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

"Thanks. Let's start with the EU elections while the Brexit press. And the BBC went with a straightforward story that the Brexit party had one because they did have the laws and receipts, the very produce furious. Wrangling and reinterpretation afterwards. In fact, the heartbreaks parties thirty four point six percent. The anti Brexit block forty point four percent. And then there was labour, and the Tories. And who knows how to divvy their votes up? I'm name you like polls is this. I mean, they seem to me unusually accurate, slightly overstating the Brexit parties woman's but definitely in the bullpen. So is this what, what we thought was going to have? So that's when we had our huge poll out just before polling day. So that was the weekend before we did that with you govern hope not hasten. We had a, a put of ten thousand people, so about cured as you can guess, and it was pretty accurate where the polls diverged on the labor vote. So some of the polls really overstated the labor vote, and we knew that one is opposed. Must have got it wrong. And so we will really hoping it wasn't as and thankfully, it wasn't an so a couple of the posters ago, but are they gonna face over that? And the Brexit Percy didn't get what they were expected to get. They go less than the posts that they'd get. And of course. Yeah. The labor and I'm. Supposed to vote with there for slightly overstated. But that did seem to be a closer level of accuracy than we've seen in some recent elections. Yes. Do you think it is possible say that remain won the elections as people at poly, twin be have been saying in dont, simply rate remain triumphant? Oh, do you know I it's a really taking on his net because I spent the next day, so pouring the election results and Gaiman, I am guessing livid over over. People who crying the Brexit minibreaks clearly warn when it clearly isn't as causes that by just I'm sort of over analyzing, I, I am over analyzing over analyzing, what it will means because I think clearly what it means is that we're still close to consensus. So, so in in some senses. I mean, I'm glad that we came. Glad we went out the water obviously, but I don't think is resounding victory on any side. Alex. How should we try to portion, the labor conservative votes in that remain leave access because I saw some of those little kind of ball, graphs, which were adding the labor vote to the remain which of courses contentious. So some said like eighty percent of labor votes, you could count as remain maybe forty percent of Tory votes. But I mean we don't know. I don't think that's right. I think my views, the correct interpretation is to split it into three blocks effectively people advocating leave. With the deal people advocating leaving without the deal then people advocating remain. Right. And if you do that of those three blocks, basically, remain is top by a considerable way and leaving the deal is bottom by a considerable way. Now, the question is when it comes to a binary possible next referendum. How does that split down that obviously depends on the questions on the ballot? But I think, again, generally, if you put remain at one end, and no deal at the other end, and look at it as a sort of scale, then I would say that remain parties, plus labor are on the soft Brexit side, and Brexit you keep. Plus conservatives are in the heartbreaks inside. Well, you tweeted Farraj increasing his MEP's by four is Brexit..

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"brexit party" Discussed on Talking Politics

Talking Politics

04:09 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Talking Politics

"Hello, my name's. David runciman. And this is in politics. We waited a few days to see who might be running to replace to resume and also to see what happened in the euro election results. Now Helen had, and we're going to try and work out. What it means. Talking politics is brought to you in partnership with the London review of books as politics speeds up, down with a subscription to the be where Brexit and Trump or any part of a picture that includes while everything else, read, relevant pieces, and subscribe at a special rate at eleby dot co dot U K Ford slash talking. People joining the tour league rice all the time. They've been some epic tweets at an episode Jesse no-man's identity thirty tweets in which he was trying to decide whether he should run a lot James cavalier may be joining in kit. Malthouse I don't think we can cover the runners and writers, the European election results are very stark people pretty know the headlines the Brexit party came first Liberal Democrats came second labor party did really badly in lots of places will come onto that. And the greens did well so we try and half an hour and sweep Ola up into something the start with Brexit party. So this is a bit. You're gonna have to told me through this, this is the icon square to general assumptions that people have made about these results what they mean full executive party in particular for the people who would like to be prime minister soon. Those candidates have got to somehow move in a more Brexit party direction, so they are embracing the possibility even some cases, the probability of a no deal Brexit at the end of October. And Secondly, the consulted he cannot face general election, without having to live at Brexit. If they do the Brexit party will just eat them alive. But those things to me to be inconsistent, because if you push really hard for no deal Brexit, you will collapse the government that does it because this parliament, went allow it, and you'll get a general election, which will have to fight, not having delivered Brexit. So it doesn't work. Eight doesn't work. And there's the real possibility that if you won the leadership, and got enough conservatives in place that didn't collapse the government, which is highly unlikely anyway, is that parliament then votes to like article fifty. So the was not going to be a good look general out of it. I think would be full either European Court of Justice or full European Council not to accept that article fifty had been revoked in good faith because that was the condition that was attached to it and the European Court's ruling down the United Kingdom or any Member State had a unilateral, right? To article fifty seven Zan. So that affectively the UK that rescue these etre, the UK's expelled effectively from the European Union because it's not a possibility of an extension. So the Tories goat, the country's look, we go expelled by the European cool. Boris what I was trying to get is the point is, is that guest, the UK out of the, the opinion because otherwise is incredibly difficult to see without the being a conservative leader. He could either take this withdrawal agreement through the house of Commons or can get some cosmetic changes to that then allowed to go to the house of Commons very difficult to see how this happens now, I still think you should kind of, like rule out the possibilities of where all treaties concern, because those people conservative party support Brexit, and not the only ones who had their calculations change by what's happened in the last forty hours in two ways you can square the circle, but neither on that plausible to me is a number of the candidates, saying, which is this is negotiating position, genuinely taking an audio Brexit..

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"brexit party" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"The Brexit party, the clear winner in the UK European election results with the pro e you live Democrats coming in second that from the BBC, they report, the conservative and labour suffered heavy losses with conservatives heading for less than ten percent of the vote, the BBC adding that the Brexit party leader, Nigel Farrage said the two main parties could learn.

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"brexit party" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"The Brexit party, the clear winner in the UK European election results with the pro e you live Democrats coming in second that, from the BBC. They report the conservative and labour suffered heavy losses with conservatives heading for less than ten percent of the vote, the BBC adding that the Brexit party leader, Nigel Farrage said the two main parties could learn a.

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"brexit party" Discussed on Talking Politics

Talking Politics

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Talking Politics

"It would take a lot for the Liberal Democrats ready to revive in this time because it's a student town university tone. So, but it must be possible on both sides that we could see quite dramatic shifts quite quickly. And there is at least potentially a risk for labor that Boris Johnson. Dan, leadership. Does put the Brexit party back in his books in some way. And yet the Liberal Democrats all back as a force because they are along with the Brexit party. The one party who are absolutely clear where they stand. And I must bid danger that the binary does work through that way. I mean I tend to agree with you. I think it's a stretch and the liberal Democrat revival is a very recent and quiet frothy thing. But if I was labor, I would still be worried. Yes. I mean, we were earlier talking about the false match of an autumn or not Hct general, Incheon and still that will only happen. If a new conservative leader once it does Mobile's will mechanism of force in an election on the government, if the government wants to resisted, unless there was a much bigger party split in the conservative party. If you did have the, the one nation conservatives around around, saying, they wouldn't they would align the web Auburn be toy MP's at a boys Johnson. Government heading for deal about would be very drastic. I don't think we're heading that moment, just yet that's how you could bring down the government and make the country ungovernable with the current parliament in which case, there'd have to be an election, but short of that villone even election with the consent of the prime minister and the fact that we're talking about it. Seriously is a sign that we think there is a scenario, whereby a new leader like Boris Johnson, benefiting firm, the indulgence that people sometimes new show to new leaders who don't yet have record in government. They have to defend because they can make for MRs to people, but they hope will be popular, and we can imagine the Brexit heartiest bubble, bursting, with a new government tilting to a hard Brexit position and labored. Did you write one of the most election? But that was a fragile coalition, but was held together awkwardly and the politicians at the top of the lake. Has still not very popular. So my ass is that you election would produce an even more severely hung parliament, that we have in the moment. With more Liberal Democrats in it, and with labor doing well and very possibly being the largest party, but not coming close to an overall majority. I would just say that is really striking. If you look at election results from by-elections, the general elections to what's likely to happen in the European parliament. Let John's from late two thousand sixteen. You can see all kinds of different things happening, and we had the liberal Democrat resurgence of produced by election victory in Richmond in late two thousand sixteen. Then we had the conservatives to astonishingly, well, in the Copland and Stoke-on-Trent central by-elections, if you look at the stoke on Trent central by election, you got pretty much twenty five percent of the vote in that. So even you wasn't a spent force immediately out the two thousand and sixty then we have the two thousand seventeen where to most people's absolute surprise labors. It was more than forty percent of the vote. We have also the SNP losing quite a lot of seats in Scotland since we had two parties, the two main parties, getting more than eighty percent of the vote in two thousand seventeen we're now looking at them getting a dismal share of the vote between them in the European parliament elections. We've got the Brexit party doing well in Wales with got plied looking doing better than European parliament, elections than labor in wills. We've pretty being in a lot of different places where elections is concerned..

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"brexit party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"But if she goes down to another defeat, she'll also have to go days in power on numbered and peas on all sides, now know that, and that makes it even harder for anyone to try to take any risks to prop up her own deal. So I think now seems to be questions about whether she will even be able to go ahead with this plan to put her deal to parliament, which is due to happen in just a couple of weeks time. And of course, all this happened before the U K. Is participating in those European parliamentary elections reversing in the UK on Thursday, an idea for his Brexit party looks set to absolutely trunks. The conservatives who are poised for humiliating defeat, the other in the room and all this, the you mentioned the European elections, and the likelihood of this pollings of historic, defeat for the conservative party is the tourism has a few weeks left in charge of the happens. The next prime minister the prime minister who will be around when the current Brexit extension. Runs out is most likely to be a hard line. Brexit tier of who is quite probably happy to promise no deal to rank and file conservative party members in order to get that job. Well, that's right. The way the conservative leadership contest will work is that what is likely to be a very large field..

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"brexit party" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

06:58 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Split. say let's talk about the opposition and I guess, the first party, we need to talk about is the other new party in all of this change, u k they haven't been so successful. They've had a tough time because they launched with his kind of blaze, enthusiasm of defections from both labor tours and for a few weeks, they were the big thing, but then now down to a few percent in the polls, and it's fair to say their campaign, hasn't gone, particularly. Well, why not? They did a few basic errors. They announced like the Brexit party announced a lot of candidates, very, very quickly, but they didn't go through these people social media profiles in advance. Because within twenty four hours, lost to people who sent various offensive messages over the years. They came up with a pretty terrible logo as well. I mean just what is not leg like black stripes. Basically, looks like they're imprison kind of looks like a bar code. It's a very strange thing. They've unveiled the battle bus, which people are kind of mean Lee saying the logo looks like he's created on Microsoft Word and let the mid nineties illness, any was why the hell vettix bus. Because these actions of chance to send the clearest possible message. We demand a people's vote. And the remind to remain and campaign to remain in the European Union. Intensive language. Interestingly change, you k- sometime sound a bit like the Brexit party. They kind of do. I mean, they don't have quite such an aggressive message than cooling, anyone traitors. But they very much in the language of the self-styled people's vote, the idea, the campaign for second referendum. They refer to the will of the people to overturn Brexit, and they kind of tried many of the same tactics exit party, just hasn't worked quite so well, and is not because essentially there are other parties out there, if you want to back remain in this election. You can argue both ways if change case launch done brilliantly, and they become the kind of standard anti Brexit party, then they maybe would have been fine. But he's always more difficult the fat, you had the lithium's, and the greens were also standing did very, very well in local elections early this month, and, and it's a credit field, but then the argument is that the Brexit part were facing you Kip who were the face of pro breakfast of for longtime, and they've must complete a bit. Rated one thing that is quite interesting. Is Labor's position in all of this. I mean, all they gonna pick up some of the remain vote, they are still doing better than other parties apart from the Brexit party, intern reach me, well van on twenty two ish percents and a lot good. Well, it's not that good. But then they didn't do much better in the twenty four team. Once the big part is tend to get kind of punished new pimples labor. Like to think kind of putting the heads on the do vein trying to pretend is not taking place and they're just trying to lie as low as possible, and they've got this so convoluted look both ways policy on Brexit with a moment. Not be promising second referendum. And I think they just hoping to escape without too much letty news. And let's talk about the Tories. Yes, this isn't looking good for the Tories. They had a somewhat lackluster campaign launch last week, which pie all accounts was to resume in a pretty empty room in Bristol with one TV camera, why they've been so upset from these elections one, where is the conservative? Party manifesto. No, we didn't want this election to be happening. We're still hoping it would be just to humiliate me if the labor party metaphorically of their head onto the do very then the Tories are kind of, you know, shut away in the cellar kind of the phone. It's one from the pretend it's not happening. It's, it's going to be a disastrous election for them. They're gonna get complete kicking because they're on the receiving end of this protest, vote is Brexit party gonna get there very much seen as party has not delivered Brexit. Embarrass me. Maybe go by if the party. Dwell house is predicted. What does that actually mean? It depends you ask, and there's going to be ten different answers afterwards. I mean, as a former endorsement by the British electorate four and they'll Brexit. That's how Nigel Farage will style it. But if you have hypothetically twenty six percent of the votes on turnout thirty five percent that's not an awful lot of people. And if the remain parties kind of unified, guess similar mount, it just means that the nation is still please split. And it's genuine very, very hard to tell I think almost the biggest lesson is going to be what extent of a kicking the conservatives and labour get, because that's going to be the real problem for them. And it's going to be like twenty fourteen is going to be spending panic, which is almost what Nigel Farage does best and just interesting that you mentioned the remain parties. And whether you can add them together or not. It's pretty clear that there is no. Coherent, tactical campaign going on in which everyone who wants to see Brexit overturned will vote for one party. They might vote for labour. They might vote for the lib Dem's, they may vote green, they may change. You k- do you think that makes any difference? Do you think it would be more powerful? If people voted for one party, I'm not particularly convinced by this for two reasons. One of which is the reason to vote tactically for westbound soon actions is to get 'em peas and these peas are almost certainly no actually come to decide anything they might only be in European parliament for months if that Secondly it's proportional system. So obviously, it does help to coalesce your vote together above a certain percentage. But I don't think people at the end of this going to be counting how many EMMY peas the parts they'll be looking the vote share. And so I think, you know, it doesn't really matter if the remain vote is split between three parts. That's just my personal view of people think very differently. We know now that people tend to identify. As leave or remain more than to a political party. What does that mean for labour and the Tories in the long run it spells flux, basically? So, for example, one of the recent Brexit party rallies was in West Yorkshire in a kind of former mining error, and the idea of having an Widdecombe a former conservative minister being cheered the rafters in a working men's club in West Yorkshire is completely bunkers. We said that five years ago, people would have left, and it's because the people who were in the room, then who were overwhelmingly kind of white and older who'd been traditionally, labour voters, now, densify themselves, much more as leaf otas, and you kinda cute with politics kinds of splitting in this way, this very, very big argument for reforming their Westminster voting system. Because it says voting system, which is based on two parties, and you haven't got there anymore, and that explains why you can have a former U Kip leader and former communist party member in the same party. I don't. You can ever explain that beta. Thank you very much. Thank you.

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"brexit party" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

08:10 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Hugh. We've got Nigel Raj. We've got Richard Thais. We've got an Seattle rees-mogg, who comes next at the first launch, they also announced journalists Claire FOX. I'm gonna get a law stake, especially from dicey irresponsibly throw around the vile Smith. That Brexit as are quite worse, and Nazis, who is a writer for this kind of strange website, called split which grew out of the revolution, communist party. And she was a member of your CPA for years, and basically defended the IRA, which caused certain controversy, and as well as writing for spike. She's all say the director of the institute of ideas is done side, by side with this people, power and tight courage from that terminated fights on at a later launch you had on the Whitaker. A. She has not got the leadership skills required to be Brown owl minister who in recent years has been kind of reality TV star. She's been on strictly come dancing slept. Very other things. George Galloway said he supported the party, which probably not particularly welcomes was the first person to predict that Najah Faraj would sweep the boards in these elections. And it's very much a mixed bag. So who else is standing for them? Have you met candidates, I met a guy yesterday called Lance Forman he runs a spoke, someone company London-based one? The move from Audie fish into politics, actually. A conservative party member until very recently. It'd been getting Christly dissatisfied with Brexit. And he said the tipping point for him was as recently as Theresa May inviting Jeremy Corbyn into number ten for talks on what to do with Brexit. He said that was called the red line. What did he tell you when you met him? He is a very, very passionate Brexit support, and has been for quite a long time, and he has partly kind of philosophical objection. Yes. This kind of idea of Britain being this kind of buccaneering independent nation. What I was asking, what particular regulations he didn't like heat single that way said with a kind of very petty. One's very city. The spoke summit they sell on the regulations has to have little wording label Saint contains fish and he says that's completely silly within a little bit pointless. Is he worried because this makes doesn't contain this? I think he says that, that him is this kind of petty mindedness, if e regulations. State is gone. And how has Lance Forman found being a candidate for the Brexit party, this very enough experience, where swastika with Basti painted on the side of the Forman offices and was a massive when he was thirty foot. He said, see TV show, people were using kind of polled. Painted on the thing. My dad is the age of five eighty five the Nazis is town. What is that? People trying to say that they're Nazis, you could argue. It's anti semitic attack on a Jewish businessmen. They believe the people who did it. We're trying to make a political point was basically. Yes. Cooling, Brexit's party parties, Porter's Nazis, which is incredibly nasty thing somberly about accustomed. Not not says, of course, not let's just discuss this rationally and calmly have respect for other, and that is, again, where politics is gone. I mean it's pretty obvious. What the parties about. It's the Brexit party, it's about no deal. But do they have other policies? They explicitly don't far just been asked about this quite a few times are not, not, not going to discuss domestic policies between now and next says they have been saying, what is your manifesto going to be? And he said that, even if they do have, what he calls a policy platform, they won't use the word manifesto because he says, you know that's the word he saints with lie. I will never ever use. That would manifesto is part of this very much kind of populist anti-politics tack, these taking. I mean it sounds very populous the idea of describing that as lies, and in fact, if you listen to them, speak, I think you can really hear a popular street through a lot of what they do. I mean Paul Lewis, our colleague here has been talking a lot about this in a big series in the guardian, and he has told us about key phrases that you need to look for, like, for example, talking about the people. It's not the sort of thing you hearing from the Brexit party. They really really, really do. They talk about the mainstream parties being against the people. There actually trying to do is to form a coalition against the people, and they very much identified themselves implicitly is being the people, and they have this kind of image of themselves being the little guys against big business. So Richard Thais, who is a multi multimillionaire who runs this enormous property empire was talking about how they had to stand up against the CBI in big business. It's time to take on. It's time to take on the vested interests. The lobbying groups like the CBI much. Seeing themselves as separate to these kinds of establishment groups, and I'm really interested in what looks like a pretty sophisticated digital strategy. I mean, I watched Nigel Raj being interviewed by Andrea mall, who seemed to ask reasonable questions but for turned into an attack on the BBC, and then that was all clipped up and put out on social media this country. There's some it up. You know, I've been going around the country, speaking up hack is every night. And you know, who is not where the BBC I'm from this line of questioning? Now I can see what and interestingly afterwards packaged it up in such a way to put on social media that gave a very, very different impression of what happened. That's quite sophisticated isn't it? Nice. If I was just on this for quite long time his tactic in the European parliament was always, you knew as an MVP you get usually like a minute and a half to talk. So we'd go on this kind of long rant about whichever policy, your politician, he didn't like which would be met. With kind of Stony silence in European parliament. But at the end of it, they package up and send out a social media, which get hundreds and hundreds of thousands of years. We've very good at this. He's done it before and funding. You've mentioned that they've got these large amounts of small donations. But they do also have some larger donations when Faraj was on pest and recently, and he was being pushed on this. He just wouldn't give an answer and actually got quite bullish and push back on. But you've also because y'all you've had some you've also could order, you have some big donations urine economists, you can do the calculation not because there might be something dodgy the bulk of money does come from this reasonably small sums most people giving it a former conservative donor, Jeremy Hosking has given him two hundred thousand pounds and Nigel Farage has actually announced that as him being the donor. He hasn't given details of any other big donations. But he's widdly promising that the Brexit party are going to be more open than this, because normally parties diet. She have to declare. Who's that she giving the money until the electoral commission publishes official records? So when the Brexit party launched and unveiled early candidates, I think quite a few people laughed at them, but then they started rising in the polls, and they've risen so much that now more than a quarter of the population says they're gonna vote for them. And they're ahead of all of the parties. I mean that shows massive disaffection from people across the country with how the Brexit vote has been handled. Doesn't it? I think it totally does. But then a similar proportion, if you total of the Liptons green and change, you k- slightly less, but some reporting all voting for parties. He basically want to stop Brexit. So I think it shows that three is on the referendum littlest change the country, still completely split.

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"brexit party" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

05:36 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Today. What does it mean if Nigel Rogers Brexit party comes first in this week's European elections, and the guardian Sam Gibbs on Google hallway, and Donald Trump's black lace? Nacho Faraj won't stood in front of a poster of numb white migrants and refugees emblazoned with the words, breaking point it caused outrage. And he still a divisive figure. Now yesterday, a protester flung milkshake at Newcastle. White. Three years after the country voted to leave the for just talking less about immigration. I'm more about betrayal and democracy. To become an independent country to become a proper democratic nation dead to, to make our own roles change a strategy that appears to be working, he pointed out that people died our country in the first second World War, I believe in democracy of everything else, I believe we need to go ahead with the Brexit Nigel's came along lesson to us. We've never had a voice in Scotland and real will be haired. We love them. These are the voices of Faraj supporters at a rally in Edinburgh, as poll suggests that his Brexit party will come way ahead of everyone else in this week's elections from the guardian I'm initial Gristana today in focus, what will it mean? If the Brexit party come first in this week's European elections. Is the early hours of June. The twenty four two thousand and sixteen half the country is in shock. Nigel garage is beside himself. I mean, the decades, this is what he had been working tools. Adorn his breaking all the independent United Kingdom. Political correspondent Peter Walker has been covering the rise of the Brexit party. With the latest poll suggesting that one in three voters could back them this week. Exultant. He was completely completely. You know, he's claimed being the best David life. Then after that he resigned the leadership, he decided, basically his job was done during the referendum campaign. I said, I want my country back. What I'm saying today is I want my life back and it begins right now. Thank you. And then he came back, what he came back. Well, Nola, as we reset for the first time, Nigel Farrow, shes announce his official return to the Brexit fray this morning, say a right. What was the catalyst to make him come back? The catalyst for him was the fact that there was going to be late, a delay to Brexit. That was even planning it for ages, because he oversea tail Brexit, wasn't going very well. So when the decision was finally, the twenty ninth, much was not going to be the kind of Brexit day, he kind of marshalled his forces. And he struck really, really quickly. He launched the Brexit parties. There is demand for new Pasi is that could be registered as a party. The end of twenty eight teen in the last five or six weeks. He's kind of taken over his moved astonishingly fast. And so the Brexit party launches. Yes. Tell me about that. The Brexit party is effectively, nausea firearms, and Richard Thais, who's a kind of close friend neck life, many years. He's property millionaire was part of the kind of exit campaign. And they basically launch social media because that's all there is to it. It's not really much structure, and they don't have members you can become a registered supporter for twenty five pounds. They've already got one hundred thousand those say just on that call out. They got two and a half million pounds. Yes. And they've also got a former Tory donors given two hundred thousand pounds so that so that quite rich the moan, and it's worth saying the have been questions around their funding. The former labor Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused them of receiving undeclared untraceable payments through pay pal Faraj called a disgusting. Smear last night. The electoral commission said they would visit the party's offices to review how it receives funding as part of its active oversight and regulation say they've got the funds and now they've had the actual launch. Yes, because I mean they played is kind of game with the media of not saying who the candidates, we're going to be. And this kind of. Like kind of Pentos thing they brought the kind of candidates on one by one and the one who kind of dominated the coverage of the first Brexit loans was a certain un-unsought rees-mogg the politicians on not our masters. They are to do our bidding meeting Disley is the sister Jacob Frey smoke. She has been a journalist for number of years stood the conservatives twice failed to win a seat, but basically had been conservative member for about thirty years and to have someone like her who's also the system. Very well-known toy was big Hugh.

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"brexit party" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Than labour. And the Tories combined. It's extraordinary situation with the Brexit Brexit party with three his campaign manager of stuff. All you for him at you. Okay. In two thousand fourteen fifteen and extraordinary to watch this taking place because just couple of I was there a couple of weeks ago, and I'm actually gonna go back on Monday. Covering the European parliamentary elections for human events on the ground from and I'll be back, but it's interesting couple of months ago I was talking to him just as we do at a pub in, in London. And he was saying, I've got no interest in coming back into politics. I'm retired now. I host my radio show. I'm not going good at it. Great. But in that space of time Theresa May screwed the pooch on the whole breaks things so terribly the Najah was forced to come back in and within two weeks of launching his new political Brexit party. It's outpointing the labour and the conservatives combined in some post. And so this, this potty, Rahim was launched wet, how many weeks ago it was about two or three weeks ago. Now it's a whole new political policy and just think of this from an American perspective, especially in a given you listenership, the new policy could come along and the established parties are so bad that people just immediately go. Thank you very much. I listen to British radio I catch up and stuff as much as I can. And I love this excuses from the establishment says to be, oh, this, so popular because the name is so catchy excuses. Coming up one of them, they said they, they've disadvantage on the ballot pavement because the logo is an arrow pointing right with and it points tool. The books that people have to take on the in the ballot box. It gives them an Vinci thing. Vote. The fact is people are just done listening to labor in the conservative party, especially on Brexit. They want people with real solutions on this threes off the vote. And we still haven't left this is why nargile doing so well, and he's even doing well in general election. Polling, that's the big test, because this is the EU the European parliament elections coming up next week question. The protest vote, yet, protests can, we can consider the, the pro national sovereignty actors translate that, like Nigel into a national domestic election? That's going to be the big test. We're talking to redeem Qassam global of human events. Follow him on Twitter at hime. R. A. H. E M. Qassam KFI AM, and go to human events dot com to become a, what do you, call, you founding members, we call them founding fathers one of. Seventeen seventy six we're gonna get to that wonderful. What bog in what about an almost as good as relief factor? But not quite, let me talk to you about the people who swear by this product because it works. This is Catherine from Pennsylvania, my shoulder aches and pains would ruining my life. I repeatedly heard number of radio hosts praise relief factor because I respect these people I decided to try it. Relieffactor has decreased my pain drastically without side effects..

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"brexit party" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

04:06 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

"All, I think Paula VI's to take populists seriously to only give them exposure. Once they have shown they have earned the ballot box. And I also think that there is no reason not to do interviews all live to tape, you know, edited, but simply so you can go this wasn't true, instead of that thing, where someone can say something into your doesn't pull them up on get the kind of imperfections like there is there is no argument for those more interviews to be live other than the theater, and I wouldn't be only south on the theater was good enough to justify and. Komo things about the, the Brexit party Alexandria thinks that we should stop energizing his base by talking about them and concentrate on getting out own turnout up because Farraj is only ever succeeded in low turnout elections. I'm that actually you do. See it on Twitter, for example, people really getting quite depressed and kind of remains just thinking, you know, just how can we possibly defeat the armies of garage? So should we should we be at this point? But basically just desperately trying to get out the vote and, and sort of restore some optimism as opposed to turning it all into like a Farraj show. I think for remainders the elections might turn out to be a bit of a dump squib in that, you know, we remain are sold this huge kind of swell optimism earlier in the year, when you had the petition to revoke article fifty, you know, the March through London, and I think it's fair to say that the European elections are not going to be meant like that. And. Part because the kind of remain parties are pretty disorganized. They're split. They can't decide on which toback and whether or not even to, you know support one independent candidate together having said that. I don't think it's necessarily a reason for massive depression as ready mentioned. If Farraj does as a current polls project him to do with his Brexit party. That's not too far off their performance in two thousand fourteen. It's similar levels to how anti-establishment kind of quote unquote, populist parties perform in Europe. That's not to say that these parties was a whole don't have an impact in the European parliament. We'll get to that later. They certainly will. But in terms of the macro picture, where does that leave Britain, vis-a-vis Brexit? I think even is absolutely right in the sense that, you know, the longer there is no majority for one course. I think Brexit becomes more unlikely if there is no majority, especially for, you know, a no deal Brexit. Or we certainly know that there's no joy. For Theresa May's Brexit which is actually a really hard Brexit. Right. So then I think the possibility that there's no Brexit old becomes higher and also in terms of de delusion. I think that if Farage's party does, well, what you might end up seeing is that the Tory party are instructed by, oh, my go- that to take as instruction say, oh, my God, we need to push hard to Brexit. We need to push for new deal Brexit, and try to go back to the EU remember the time we this extension runs. I know ctober, so if they take that as a sign off to the elections to go back and try renegotiate, we know how that's going to end. Right. It's not going to end well and those fundamental decisions that the UK is still not willing to take. They will have to be addressed at some point, whether it's a dealer or no deal Brexit. So I think if you look at the bigger picture, if you look at the Brexit party coming first in the elections, I don't think that really fundamentally changes the UK's position reasonably the EU finally, in what does forage want apart from. Attention and more racism bean talks that, you know there's been a lot of talk about what happened in Canada. You know, and saying that the Brexit party was sort of effectively takeover Tory party often may goes is that. Is that likely? And is that what Farraj really wants because so much of his message, of course, is based on not being the party that has to carry the can and have policies, and such you used to be coy open about this used to say, what are the purpose of you is to influence to report reporters, and the thing for lodge?.

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"brexit party" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

03:57 min | 1 year ago

"brexit party" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"It's a mess. Well for us as a good result from his Brexit party would force MP's to consider leaving the U without a deal, something they soundly rejected already. What do we think about that? Does that play into this narrative for you, Robert too? When. Real policy as opposed to politics and to the strange world of Nigel garage because it is really a truly fantastic world times. It's well dominance one point for the populist on the one hand, but he's no good at running things. He busts up every party. He's being in the party is largely about him as John gray said once in the garden in about ten days ago. He's the narcissists narcissist. I can just get my teeth run. But but the fact is. He is just we kommt I'm against I'm against this Michael spelled it that absolutely beautiful as to what everybody is again, it is this left behind rage, which is very worrying and rage goes with age too. Don't don't I know it and the this is this is part of the revolt. But the other part of your question is absolutely right. This is the strange death of Taurean gone. It's over for that party. It is to white. It's to middle aged it's to middle class. It's two male, and they beat they they've been warned that labor is fascinated labor is as as as Michael says that the most coherent group is McDonnell who is Graham shin. That is shameless mill who really is real ideolog sort of a former BBC director general Winchester, college one of the elite schools Baio color. Jogs food. But you know, I absolutely Pol Pot view of the world. He wants to go back to on Ozero the Italian say and in the middle. You've got Jeremy Kobe. I've got to get this one. I was listening to Jeremy Kuban and some of his closest supporters, and I wonder whether he's really bothered about whether UK or Britain if he ever comes to rule it should follow the path of nNcholas Maduro who Chavez it's really it is so unreal. Rumor can take that up with in the middle. You've got you've got the middle grind who have captured journalism and the media debate those one one and a half parties that are organized, but they're organized in a very base local level, and the Liberal Democrats and the greens at what is so interesting is this is not big written about oh commented on and should be. It's it's Tolstoy. Now, the beginning of Anna Karenina that happy families is happy the same way the world over. The I'm happy ones are unhappy in their each individual way at you watch in these elections, and we're not watching closely enough populism is doing in Europe. Like one of the I just wanted to make one last point about toys before we move onto populism in Europe. And that is Crispin blunt. There's this species for people who don't live in England are listening to this. There's this species of lifelong parliamentarians in the conservative party and Crispin blunt with perfect name is one of them. And today he actually said publicly that he expects that after the next general election because the other thing we haven't mentioned is Theresa May's possibilities or probabilities of reaching the autumn still is prime minister. She won't there will be a general election, and he was actually positing he that the Tories will hemorrhage so many votes to the Brexit party in general election that they would necessarily have to form a coalition with them to form the next governor. Now, if one of the most senior figures at the Tory backbenchers, and I'm talking about for a quarter of a century is saying, well, we're going to have to form coalition with Nigel Farraj is group..

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