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US NewsBrexit backlash a mere blip compared to what is coming for main parties

09:25  03 may  2019
09:25  03 may  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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The Brexit backlash in these local elections is a mere blip compared with what's coming on 23 May. And indeed in the Peterborough by-election on 6 June, when Mr Farage's Brexit Party will be standing. A terrible set of results for the Tories now and over the next month will almost certainly accelerate a

The Brexit Party is a pro- Brexit Eurosceptic political party in the United Kingdom, formed in 2019. The party has fourteen Members of the European The Brexit backlash in these local elections is a mere blip compared with what's coming on 23 May. And indeed in the Peterborough by-election on.

Brexit backlash a mere blip compared to what is coming for main parties © PA Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn On a night of town hall turmoil in the local elections, broadly speaking Labour have done badly in the pro-Brexit north of England and better in the pro-Remain south.

For the Tories it's the opposite; struggling in the south and yet embarrassing Labour in its northern heartlands. The Lib Dems have gained some spectacular scalps and independents are on the march.

The two big parties wanted these elections to be about bins, not Brexit. Fat chance. Brexit has dominated and polarised UK politics for three years and threatens to continue to do so for years to come.

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The big parties wanted the elections to be about bins, not Brexit - but Brexit has dominated UK politics for three years. 0. Dissent. news.sky.com. story/labour-and-tories-hit-by- brexit - backlash -in-local-elections-11709851. There are no comments at this time.

Those intrigued by and concerned about today's political currents in democratic societies can learn a great deal from Cultural Backlash . I suspect that readers will come away disagreeing on what is or is not important in this volume. And I wonder if readers will agree on the principal point being made.

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Jeremy Corbyn's Labour critics will claim their party's results are dire, considering these are mid-term elections after nine years of a Tory government, the Conservatives are in a state of civil war over Europe and hell-bent on removing their leader.

Brexit backlash a mere blip compared to what is coming for main parties © Reuters Theresa May will claim the results are a warning to the politicians at Westminster to deliver Brexit

Yet at the same time, Theresa May's enemies in the Tory party - in parliament and in local Conservative associations - will claim vindication of their campaign to oust her.

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Usually dire retail predictions turn around by Christmas, but this year things feel different, with real incomes falling, prices up and borrowing high.

That supplied Mr. Johnson with the parliamentary majority he needed to pass legislation in early January setting the terms of Britain’s departure, a A portmanteau of the words Britain and exit, Brexit caught on as shorthand for the proposal that Britain split from the European Union and change its

One outcome of these results, however, is that the leadership of both big parties are likely to be more determined than ever to come to a deal to bring the slow torture of Brexit to an end as swiftly as possible.

Good luck with that, though. While wise heads on both sides will want to come to a deal on Brexit, there are irreconcilables, malcontents and mavericks who will do everything they can to sabotage moves to reach a consensus between government and opposition.

Brexit backlash a mere blip compared to what is coming for main parties © PA Jeremy Corbyn will claim the results justify the his ambiguous Brexit policy

Mrs May, who is addressing both the Welsh and Scottish Tory conferences while some of the later results are still coming in, will claim the results are a warning to the politicians at Westminster to deliver Brexit without further delay. That was certainly the message from many of the distraught Tory council leaders dumped by voters in the Brexit backlash.

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Continue reading the main story. Supported by. Watching HBO’s “ Brexit ” as an American is like going to a movie with the knowledge that you’re living in the sequel. This last aspect drives “ Brexit ,” a snappy if unsubtle first draft of history that centers on Dominic Cummings (Benedict Cumberbatch)

Skip to main content. His new book, WTF, is notionally about Brexit , but presents a disturbing analysis of the underlying economic reasons why so many of us voted to leave the EU. The current economic malaise, he adds emphatically, “is not a blip . This is the moment we have to stop

Mr Corbyn and his inner circle of Brexiteers, who are firmly opposed to the calls from Labour Remainers for a second referendum, will claim the results justify the Labour leader's ambiguous Brexit policy.

Really? That's not what many Labour MPs and their defeated council leaders are saying. Also, many pro-Leave voters would be perfectly happy to leave the EU with no deal.

And to most Labour voters, Leave and Remain, Mr Corbyn's nuanced policy of campaigning for a second referendum as a last resort looks muddled and indecisive.

Brexit backlash a mere blip compared to what is coming for main parties © 2019 Getty Images SALTBURN BY THE SEA, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 02: A voter heads to a polling station during local elections on May 02, 2019 in Saltburn By The Sea, United Kingdom. The elections will decide who runs local authorities across the country and could be an important test of public and political opinion for Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and the other party leaders. There are 248 councils across England that are holding elections. These councils provide a range of services including housing, road maintenance, parking, rubbish collection, leisure and cultural facilities, school funding, environmental health, planning and social services. Councillors are elected to sit on these councils and represent people in their area for a fixed term of four years. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Labour suffered bad results in Brexit strongholds like Sunderland, Hartlepool, Wirral and Barnsley, yet had a good result in Trafford, Greater Manchester, where the Tories' 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady is an MP.

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Some Labour council leaders told Sky News the party's working class voters stayed at home, yet turnout wasn't particularly low for local elections.

Perhaps the most startling Brexit backlash came in the Tories' disastrous result in North East Somerset, where Leave cheerleader Jacob Rees-Mogg is MP.

The Tories also suffered losses to the Lib Dems in Sir John Redwood's Wokingham and lost control in St Albans, Southend and Peterborough and were ousted by the Lib Dems in Winchester.

Politicians like to claim that disappointing results mid-term mean nothing in terms of the next general election. Yet these results confirm the suspicions of many MPs that the next general election, whenever it comes, will result in another hung parliament.

Brexit backlash a mere blip compared to what is coming for main parties © 2019 Getty Images SALTBURN BY THE SEA, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 02: A polling station official carries a ballot box to a polling station during local elections on May 02, 2019 in Saltburn By The Sea, United Kingdom. The elections will decide who runs local authorities across the country and could be an important test of public and political opinion for Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and the other party leaders. There are 248 councils across England that are holding elections. These councils provide a range of services including housing, road maintenance, parking, rubbish collection, leisure and cultural facilities, school funding, environmental health, planning and social services. Councillors are elected to sit on these councils and represent people in their area for a fixed term of four years. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Before then, both big parties face an even more horrendous set of results in the European Parliament elections on 23 May. Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party are on the rampage and already ahead in the polls. Remember, they weren't standing in these town hall elections.

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Labour and the Tories have already got the jitters about the Farage surge. Both parties would prefer the Euro elections weren't happening. But they are, so there's no point moaning.

The Brexit backlash in these local elections is a mere blip compared with what's coming on 23 May. And indeed in the Peterborough by-election on 6 June, when Mr Farage's Brexit Party will be standing.

A terrible set of results for the Tories now and over the next month will almost accelerate a Mrs May departure from Downing Street. The calls from Tory MPs and council leaders for her to quit now were already growing reaching a crescendo in the early hours.

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But Mr Corbyn can't afford to be smug after these local election results. There's a grim warning for Labour here as well.

The voters have spoken. Some obviously don't want Brexit. The rest are saying: Fix it, or you'll pay a heavy price. In the town halls, Labour and the Conservatives already have.

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