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From a thumping Tory win to a Corbyn coalition – four election scenarios

From a thumping Tory win to a Corbyn coalition – four election scenarios

As Britain heads to the polls here are four possible scenarios for the outcome. 1. Electoral realignment – Conservative majority 70 Boris Johnson wins a landmark victory, taking 360 seats, winning over traditional Labour voters in small cities and big...

Guardian, Thursday, 06:14
 
EXCLUSIVE: Courier poll showing rise in support for independence gives election day boost to SNP

EXCLUSIVE: Courier poll showing rise in support for independence gives election day boost to SNP

Scots are split right down the middle on independence, according to an exclusive Courier poll which gives an election day boost to Nicola Sturgeon. The research by Survation has found 46% of Scots support going it alone, with 47.3% opposed. If you...

The Courier, Thursday, 01:29
 
Factcheck: Christmas won't be more expensive under Labour

Factcheck: Christmas won't be more expensive under Labour

Claim The Conservatives claimed that Christmas for families across Britain would be a third more expensive under Labour. Background The Conservatives have taken a selection of household spending commitments that are usually made around the festive...

Guardian, Wednesday, 22:37
 
Corbyn and Johnson deliver final messages as election polls narrow

Corbyn and Johnson deliver final messages as election polls narrow

Jeremy Corbyn urged Britain to “shock the establishment” and “vote for hope”, while Boris Johnson pleaded with voters to back him and settle the issue of Brexit before Christmas, at the conclusion of a bruising election campaign. Both leaders stressed...

Guardian, Wednesday, 22:37
 
Hide and seek: Five politicians who have hidden – in fridges, toilets and behind trees

Hide and seek: Five politicians who have hidden – in fridges, toilets and behind trees

While preparing to deliver milk in Leeds early on Wednesday morning, Boris Johnson was accused of – and filmed, unluckily – ducking questions from a Good Morning Britain reporter by hiding in a large fridge. (Conservative sources later said he was...

Guardian, Wednesday, 19:51
 
BBC denies political editor's postal vote comments broke law

BBC denies political editor's postal vote comments broke law

The BBC has said its political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, did not break electoral law when she reported claims that postal ballots painted a “grim” picture for Labour. Kuenssberg told viewers on Wednesday that while parties were not supposed to look at...

Guardian, Wednesday, 19:51
 
Corbyn and Sturgeon trade blows before battle for Scottish marginals

Corbyn and Sturgeon trade blows before battle for Scottish marginals

Jeremy Corbyn launched the final day of Labour’s election campaign before dawn on the banks of the Clyde, with party activists and their children framed by the lights of a Christmas tree. Standing on the border of Nicola Sturgeon’s Glasgow Southside...

Guardian, Wednesday, 19:51
 
Fridge-hiding, the final frontier in election WTF-ery

Fridge-hiding, the final frontier in election WTF-ery

We begin with a fact-check. This general election campaign has officially been going on since around the mid-cretaceous period. Its final day saw an update to the list of things you shouldn’t keep in the fridge, with the likes of honey, potatoes and...

Guardian, Wednesday, 19:37
 
How Apple News editors quietly influence UK's election reading

How Apple News editors quietly influence UK's election reading

On Monday night, millions of iPhones in Britain buzzed with a push notification encouraging their users to watch three video clips that were said to “sum up a difficult start to election week for the Tories”. Anyone who clicked through would have been...

Guardian, Wednesday, 18:01
 
BAE Systems accused of being party to alleged war crimes

BAE Systems accused of being party to alleged war crimes

A group of human rights organisations have filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing BAE Systems and other arms manufacturers based in Europe of being party to alleged war crimes in the conflict in Yemen. Their 350 page...

Guardian, Wednesday, 17:01
 

BBC's Jeremy Vine 'dismayed' at Boris Johnson for pulling out of Radio 2 interview

BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine said he was "dismayed" after Boris Johnson pulled out of an interview with less than 24 hours' notice. It follows a decision by the Conservative Party leader to duck one-on-one interviews with the BBC's...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 16:51
 

Election Explained: What could the election outcome mean for the chances of indyref2?

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to seek a "Section 30" order from the new UK Government allowing a referendum on Scottish independence after the election - before the end of the year, no less. Power transfer This would bring about...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 16:39
 
Young people on the election: 'I’ve only ever lived under prime ministers that lied'

Young people on the election: 'I’ve only ever lived under prime ministers that lied'

The majority of young people who supported Labour in the last election are planning to do so again, but former Liberal Democrat and Conservative supporters are split over whether to remain loyal to the parties, a Guardian callout has shown. With...

Guardian, Wednesday, 16:34
 
General election 2019: Map shows how Tayside and Fife’s political landscape could change by Friday

General election 2019: Map shows how Tayside and Fife’s political landscape could change by Friday

This map shows how the political landscape of Tayside and Fife could look by Friday morning. Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to cast their vote in the 2019 General Election. And YouGov’s final poll, published on Wednesday morning, predicts...

The Courier, Wednesday, 16:14
 
Jewish Labour Movement no longer backs own party

Jewish Labour Movement no longer backs own party

The Jewish Labour Movement has “downed tools” in the election campaign and declined to back the party it has supported for almost a century, because of Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to stamp out antisemitism, the organisation’s chairman says. With days to...

Guardian, Wednesday, 15:50
 


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