Posts Tagged ‘brexit’

General election: Swinson says she could work with Labour if Corbyn went – live news

Follow events on the last Sunday of the campaign as Boris Johnson refuses to say whether he will stand down should Tories lose

Vote smart and box clever to defeat the Conservative party, the actor Steve Coogan has urged.

Campaigning with Lib Dem candidate Oliver Henman on Sunday in his local constituency of Lewes in East Sussex, the comedian said he would be voting Liberal Democrat on Thursday because it was the “smartest thing to do”.

It’s such a crucial issue facing the nation. The most important thing across the country is to defeat the Tories by any means necessary. It’s about being smart and boxing clever.

Look who has joined me canvassing this afternoon in #Lewes - it’s Steve Coogan!#VoteHenman #BrighterFuture pic.twitter.com/es04yvU6Xu

The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has poured scorn on Boris Johnson’s claim that riding his bike on a pavement is the naughtiest thing he has ever done (see 9.38am), saying the prime minister has done many other “far naughtier” things.

From lying to the Queen to insulting single mothers, Boris Johnson has done far naughtier things than cycling on the pavement. He has tried to laugh off his dismal track record of lying to the public and attacking women and minority groups. But this is no joke.

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Boris Johnson admits there will be some customs checks after Brexit

PM insists they will apply only to items from Great Britain destined for Irish Republic

Boris Johnson has admitted there will be some customs checks for goods crossing the Irish Sea after Brexit but he insisted they would apply only to items destined for the Republic of Ireland.

In an interview on Sky News on Sunday morning, the prime minister promised “there won’t be checks” despite warnings to the contrary in leaked Treasury documents.

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How Bern and Brussels could approach an interim deal

The new Swiss Parliament is greener, younger and more female than the previous one. However, relations between Switzerland and the EU are likely to remain stalled. An interim deal could prevent damaging what has already been achieved.  In the first week of its December session, the newly elected parliament debated whether Switzerland should pay a second so-called cohesion contribution for EU member states in eastern Europe. The allocated CHF1.3 billion ($1.3 billion) aims to support these countries in reducing economic and social inequalities and co-finance migration policies. + What is the EU framework agreement? Both chambers, the House of Representatives and the Senate, agreed to pay this contribution on the one condition that the EU would no longer discriminate against Switzerland like it did in the case of stock exchange equivalence. Preventing failure This is a first sign of how the newly elected parliament feels about the EU. The parliamentary debate clearly indicates ...

Tactical voting guide 2019: the 50 seats where it is vital to keep the Tories out

One of Britain’s leading pollsters identifies the best choices for Remain voters at key general election battlegrounds

On current trends, voters will deliver a contradictory verdict on Thursday night. The Conservatives are on course for an overall majority in parliament – but most voters will back parties that want to block an early Brexit. If turnout is similar to last time, the 14 to 15 million who will support the Conservatives or Brexit party will be outnumbered by the 16 to 17 million who will vote Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green, SNP or Plaid Cymru.

Tactical voting is not new, but it has a special significance this week. If it happens in enough constituencies, it can ensure that the two-million majority opposed to Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan is reflected in the new House of Commons.

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The election could go one of three ways. What would each result mean?

A Tory majority, Labour win or hung parliament would all have implications beyond Brexit

After five weeks of campaigning, the Tories are ahead of Labour in the polls – but few experts dare predict the result. The surprise outcomes of the 2016 Brexit referendum and 2017 general election stung pollsters and pundits alike.

Last week, the polling expert Sir John Curtice said Boris Johnson was by no means home and dry, pointing out that if Labour could increase its share of Remain voters by polling day it could yet spring a surprise.

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British diplomat in US resigns, saying she can’t ‘peddle half-truths’ on Brexit


Alexandra Hall Hall, Brexit counsellor in Washington, described UK government’s ‘use of misleading or disingenuous arguments’ ...

SEP Plan vs. Keogh Plan: What’s the Difference?

As a small business owner, you can boost your retirement savings using a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) or a Keogh plan. Here's how to choose.
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