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Labour's free broadband plan fires up the election battle

Labour's free broadband plan fires up the election battle

The prime minister attacked Labour’s ambitious plan to nationalise part of BT and provide free broadband across the UK as a “crazed communist scheme” on Friday, amid a furious backlash from business. Labour believes the plan, part-funded by a tax on...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Labour pledges free broadband for all homes and firms in UK

Labour pledges free broadband for all homes and firms in UK

Labour has promised to provide free “full-fibre” broadband for every home and business by part-nationalising BT. In a speech due to be delivered in Lancaster on Friday, Jeremy Corbyn will outline his proposals to create a new British broadband public...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Boris Johnson under fire for questionable claims in interviews

Boris Johnson under fire for questionable claims in interviews

Boris Johnson is facing criticism over a series of inaccurate statements made in a flurry of live broadcast interviews during a difficult day of campaigning. The prime minister was challenged on Friday on subjects as varied as crime, Brexit, the...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Record number of women to stand in general election

Record number of women to stand in general election

A record number of female candidates are expected to stand in next month’s general election, with women making up a third of nominations. More than 1,100 women have registered as candidates, 34% of the total, marking an increase from 29% in 2017 and...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 

Police assessing claims that Tories offered peerages to Brexit party

Scotland Yard is assessing two allegations of electoral fraud after claims the Tories offered peerages to senior Brexit party figures to persuade them to stand down in the general election. The Labour peer Lord Falconer has written to the Metropolitan...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Dozens planned new centrist party after Brexit, says ex-Tory minister

Dozens planned new centrist party after Brexit, says ex-Tory minister

Advanced plans for another centrist political party to be launched after Brexit were developed by MPs earlier this year, it has emerged. Dozens of figures from inside and outside Westminster were involved in the project, designed to go public once a...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Priti Patel blocks rescue of British Isis children

Priti Patel blocks rescue of British Isis children

Home secretary Priti Patel intervened to block a recent rescue operation to bring British orphans and unaccompanied minors home from Syria, sources have revealed. During National Security Council meetings last month and internal discussions, Patel,...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Election 2019: London polls show surge to the Lib Dems

Election 2019: London polls show surge to the Lib Dems

Two years ago, Emma Dent Coad was elected as Labour’s first-ever MP for Kensington. Now she risks being the party’s first-ever candidate there to come third. The Observer is publishing the results from the first three of a series of constituency...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Voters have choice of Tory no-deal Brexit or second referendum, says David Gauke

Voters have choice of Tory no-deal Brexit or second referendum, says David Gauke

Voters are facing a stark choice between a Tory no-deal Brexit at the end of next year if the Conservatives win a majority at the general election and a second referendum with the option to Remain if they fail to do so, the former Tory cabinet...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Corbyn vows to protect NHS from US drugs firms

Corbyn vows to protect NHS from US drugs firms

A Labour government will pass an emergency “NHS protection” law if it wins the general election, to ensure that powerful US pharmaceutical companies cannot infiltrate the health service and dramatically force up the price of drugs, Jeremy Corbyn...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Corbyn counts on TV debates to close the gap as Tories’ poll lead increases

Corbyn counts on TV debates to close the gap as Tories’ poll lead increases

Jeremy Corbyn’s team are banking on the election’s TV debates to tackle the Labour leader’s personal unpopularity and close the stubborn gap on the Conservatives, amid polling that suggests the Tories continue to enjoy a large double-digit lead....

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Boris Johnson: all Tory election candidates will back my Brexit deal

Boris Johnson: all Tory election candidates will back my Brexit deal

Boris Johnson has said that all Tory parliamentary candidates have committed to vote for his Brexit deal if he wins a majority at the general election. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, the prime minister said this pledge means that voters...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
View from Belfast: republicans cheering on Tories, loyalists for Corbyn – what’s going on?

View from Belfast: republicans cheering on Tories, loyalists for Corbyn – what’s going on?

James Matthews has heard that Boris Johnson is a backstabbing traitor who will sell Northern Ireland loyalists down the river. The loyalist sighs. He still wants the prime minister to win the election. “It’s all mixed up at the moment.” When the...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Why party pacts don’t always reap the results that leaders hope for

Why party pacts don’t always reap the results that leaders hope for

The Conservatives received a boost last week when Brexit party leader, Nigel Farage, announced he would not be standing candidates in Tory seats. But the advantage is not what it seems. Brexit party candidates are still standing in most Labour-held...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 
A week in UK politics: Nursery crimes, clashing ironclads and Corbyn on hold

A week in UK politics: Nursery crimes, clashing ironclads and Corbyn on hold

Campaign of the week Boris Johnson’s campaign to prove that he’s a man of the people – as long as those people are pre-vetted party supporters stored in a warehouse – gathered pace. In a totally relatable and in no way weird outing at a primary...

yesterday, 08:45 in Politics
 


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