Brexit Chief Hamstrung by May’s Tough Stance, Ex-Aide Tells BBC

July 3, 2017

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s inflexible position in negotiations to leave the European Union has made the task more difficult for Brexit Secretary David Davis, a former aide said in a BBC interview. James Chapman, who was Davis’s chief of staff until last month, said May’s “absolutist” stance on ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice over the U.K. is among issues that has “hamstrung” Davis as Brexit…


Is old the new young for UK politicians? – BBC News

June 30, 2017

Two decades later and leadership has skipped a generation upwards. Sir Vince is 74, Theresa May is 60 and Jeremy Corbyn 68. Image copyright Getty Images Youngest UK party leader and prime minister: William Pitt, the Younger, a Whig who was regarded as a Tory by opponents, became prime minister in 1804 at the age of 24 Oldest UK party leader and prime minister: Liberal Party leader William Gladstone, pictured,…


Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders – BBC News

June 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNot got long? Here’s the Queen’s Speech in 90 seconds UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats’ rights after Brexit. Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first European summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election. It comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated…


General election 2017: Why people voted the way they did – BBC News

June 20, 2017

Image copyright AFP Despite the apparent increases in turnout among young people, Ipsos Mori and YouGov both agreed that older people were still considerably more likely to vote. YouGov estimated the turnout among over 70s at 84%. Another dividing line: Education A university education looks like an indicator as to how someone might have voted on 8 June. “While the Conservatives’ support decreases the more educated a voter is, the…


Philip Hammond attacks Tory general election campaign – BBC News

June 18, 2017

But a deal designed to “punish” the UK would be even worse, he said on BBC One’s Andrew Marr show. Campaign criticism Despite being one of the most senior members of Theresa May’s government, Mr Hammond did not play a leading role in the campaign before the general election, and it was reported he faced being replaced. “It’s true that my role [in the campaign] was not the one I…


Ralph Northam Wins In Democratic Primary For Virginia Governor

June 14, 2017

Although Perriello enjoyed greater support among millennials, liberals and residents of Southwestern Virginia, his campaign hopes depended on getting many of them to turn out for the first time. Its still an uphill climb for groups that are farther to the left to succeed even in a Democratic Primary, said Geoffrey Skelly, an expert in state politics at the University of Virginia. Theres a lot of excitement. But at the…


This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 10, 2017

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Our Tinder profiles are sacred vaults of private and sometimes lascivious conversations. But, scores of young people did something many of us would deem unthinkable they handed over their Tinder profiles to a chatbot during the UK general election in order to encourage young people to vote tactically for Labour in swing constituencies. SEE ALSO: UK’s chaotic general election was a historic moment for women The…


Election Results 2017: Canterbury won by Labour for first time – BBC News

June 10, 2017

The result saw Labour increase their vote share by 20.5% from the last general election in 2015. Two years ago, Sir Julian held the seat with 22,918 votes, a 42.9% share, beating Labour’s Hugh Lanning who had 13,120 votes – a 24.5% share. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsViking PLR Bundle 2017 MK Viking PLR is an awesome collection of internet marketing related PLR packages each including a…


Election 2017: How to follow on results night – BBC News

June 8, 2017

Here’s a full guide to UK general election night on the BBC – including the key results to watch out for as the night unfolds. Television BBC One: The BBC’s election night programme gets under way at 9.55pm on Thursday, 8 June. David Dimbleby is in the presenter’s chair – the tenth time he has filled this role since his first election night as host in 1979. BBC correspondents, led…


Profile: Green Party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley – BBC News

May 28, 2017

Ms Lucas was re-elected to the Brighton Pavilion seat she took from Labour in 2010, with an increased majority of nearly 8,000. He is reported to have volunteered for John Major in 1995 when the then prime minister faced a challenge to his leadership from John Redwood. He founded the think tank Ekklesia in 2002 – only standing down as a director earlier this year – and became a commentator…


General election 2017: Voter registration deadline looms – BBC News

May 22, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow do I register to vote? The clock is ticking down on the deadline for registering to vote in the 2017 general election. Eligible voters have until 23:59 BST to register online through the official website. More than two million people have joined the register in the month since Theresa May revealed there would be a snap election on 8 June. The…


Election 2017: People turn to Google ahead of election – BBC News

May 18, 2017

The data reveals “who should I vote for” was more popular in Willesborough in Kent than anywhere else between 9 May and Tuesday. The area comes under the Ashford constituency, which was last won by the Conservatives in 2015. Second on the list is Chorley in Lancashire, which was last won by Labour. Election 2017: All you need to know What do new voters make of the election? The maps…