•   
  •   

US News Labour and the Tories have everything to lose in the last 72 hours

08:10  09 december  2019
08:10  09 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Will Labour's 'Red Wall' Fall Because Of Brexit Or Corbyn? Or Both?

  Will Labour's 'Red Wall' Fall Because Of Brexit Or Corbyn? Or Both? One of the most common errors in politics is to fight the last war, not the current one. Spooked by the Lib Dems’ yellow surge, the party’s members, MPs and shadow cabinet ministers certainly shifted policy even more towards a second referendum and a pro-Remain stance. But the Lib Dem threat was overstated for a general election, the argument goes, when in fact the real danger was Labour Leavers switching to the Brexit party and letting the Tories in through the back door in key marginals.

When I was pregnant with my son, I did everything I could think of to prepare for childbirth. I knew first labors could be long, but I had no idea just what being in labor for 72 hours — a marathon For the last three mornings I'd thought, "today is the day! I will meet my baby!" and I was let down time

Thatcher introduced a series of economic policies intended to reverse high unemployment and Britain's struggles in the wake of the Winter of Discontent and an He served as Mayor of Grantham in 1945–46 and lost his position as alderman in 1952 after the Labour Party won its first majority on Grantham

Three days to go and this election race is Boris Johnson's to lose.

Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson are posing for a picture: Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson are into their last 72 hours of campaigning © Reuters Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson are into their last 72 hours of campaigning

His task in the final days of campaigning is to consolidate the voter base he's managed to build with his 'Get Brexit Done' message.

Jeremy Corbyn has to try to close the stubborn gap between the two parties by trying to convince voters that this election is about the bread and butter issues too - living standards, wages, the NHS.

We have had five weeks of intense campaigning and yet nothing much has really changed in the Conservative-Labour run-off.

Shocking 'then and now' pictures of Switzerland's glaciers reveal how much ice has melted since the 1800s

  Shocking 'then and now' pictures of Switzerland's glaciers reveal how much ice has melted since the 1800s Shocking 'then and now' photographs of glaciers across Switzerland reveal the extent to which the vast ice bodies have retreated since the Victorian era.

Learn the signs of labor , the difference between false labor and the real thing and when to call the doctor. Pre- labor : One hour to a full month or more before labor . While movies would have you think you’ll learn you’re in labor only when your water breaks ( in the middle of a romantic dinner date

Rather than either side winning, Labour and the Tories learned that they could both lose . Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless swapped Tory blue for Ukip purple and won by-elections in Clacton and Rochester Last hour . The UK is set to give up the best deal any EU member state has ever had .

Mr Johnson still has, on average, a 10-point lead in the polls, which is where he started at the beginning of the campaign.

The Conservatives have gained ground at the expense of the Brexit Party while Labour has taken share from the Lib Dems.

But - in contrast to the closing stages of the 2017 election that produced the shock hung parliament outcome - there hasn't been consistent tightening in the polls, nor has Mr Corbyn enjoyed the uptick in his personal ratings that confounded his critics in the last snap election.

Boris Johnson standing in front of a laptop: Boris Johnson will be visiting Labour's heartland ahead of the vote © PA Boris Johnson will be visiting Labour's heartland ahead of the vote

There has been a bitter culture war around Brexit in the past couple of years - and that has hardened Brexit identities, while diluting party ones.

The most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the decade include the 'God particle,' the first image of a black hole, and the ability to edit the human genome

  The most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the decade include the 'God particle,' the first image of a black hole, and the ability to edit the human genome Since 2010, scientists around the world have made life-changing discoveries in the fields of astronomy, medicine, anthropology, and more.

Unlike the Tories , Labour is not complacent about the state of the economy and its strategy has a logic to it. Stage one involves offering lots of free stuff Corbyn’s chances of becoming prime minister would be massively boosted if the campaign’s last days were used to order what looks like a scattergun

Labour plans are significantly different but lost in technical detail, which has allowed many on the More importantly, the Tories plan an overall budget surplus by 2018-19, while Labour has only Last week was significant because Osborne was forced into a u-turn on the biggest issue of the past five

In 2017, Labour won the campaign but lost the election, this time around, the Tories' safety-first operation has insulated the prime minister from risks - and gaffes.

Mr Johnson's simple and much-repeated promise to 'Get Brexit Done' has resonated with a public frustrated by the paralysis that has dominated the past two-and-a-half years of British politics - and the Conservative team has been successful in shifting the blame away from themselves onto parliament.

Team Johnson has consolidated the Vote Leave base, with 70% of those who back leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum prepared to support Mr Johnson in this election - 'lending' him their vote if necessary for what he has tried to frame as a single issue election campaign.

Shocking 'then and now' pictures of Switzerland's glaciers reveal how much ice has melted since the 1800s

  Shocking 'then and now' pictures of Switzerland's glaciers reveal how much ice has melted since the 1800s Shocking 'then and now' photographs of glaciers across Switzerland reveal the extent to which the vast ice bodies have retreated since the Victorian era.

Last week, he said he was “sorry for everything that has happened” regarding the ongoing tensions between his Labour Party and the British Jewish Last month, Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis took an unprecedented stand urging voters to see the “new poison” that has taken root in the party

He will visit every region of England and Wales over the next 72 hours after accusing Corbyn of Boris Johnson takes Brexit battle to Labour 's heartlands: PM blasts 'sneering' Jeremy Corbyn's Although still ahead in the polls, Tory strategists argue the election is ‘closer than many people think’.

What he is actually trying to do is finish the job Theresa May began back in 2017 when she too sought to win over Labour marginal seats across the Midlands, North Wales and pockets of the North on the back of her pledge to deliver Brexit.

A few of these seats shifted to the Conservatives in the last election - Middlesbrough South, East Cleveland, Mansfield - while the majority stayed red, but only just: seats like Ashfield, Bolsover, Dudley North, Great Grimsby, Workington, seeing big swings to the Tories.

Mr Johnson hopes he will take them this time around.

The red wall, which stretches from the Vale of Clywd in North Wales through to Great Grimsby in Humberside is wobbling.

One Labour candidate trying to defend their seat told me last week that it was "very tough" on the doorstep.

"The Get Brexit Done message is very strong. My rebuttal is that you'll get five years of Tory government if you vote for their Brexit," they said.

The most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the decade include the 'God particle,' the first image of a black hole, and the ability to edit the human genome

  The most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the decade include the 'God particle,' the first image of a black hole, and the ability to edit the human genome Since 2010, scientists around the world have made life-changing discoveries in the fields of astronomy, medicine, anthropology, and more.

Labour is judged to have lost because it was not trusted to manage the public finances, it should have cared more about wealth Still, after years of ideological divergence, Labour and the Tories have begun the new term fighting for ownership of the same political territory. Most Popular. Last hour .

Labour won its best local election results in London – and the Tories their worst results – since Although the Tories largely benefited nationally from the implosion of Ukip, as things stand, Labour Here are some results that have come in in the last hour or so. Hackney Lab No change Lab gain 2

And that is the message the Labour machine will try to churn out on the doorstep as it concentrates its resources and activists in those red wall seats - particularly in the Midlands - which are under real threat.

Mr Corbyn will be trying to convince voters that backing Mr Johnson's Brexit comes with a price tag of putting the NHS and living standards at risk.

Back to the bread and butter issues of who will leave you better off and put more money in your pockets.

Such little time for Labour to shift the dial, but there are still unknowns in this race. Tactical voting is one of them.

Mr Johnson's success is predicated on consolidating the Vote Leave base while remain support has split between Labour and the Lib Dems.

But this weekend saw a push from a cross-party alliance of opposition politicians to try to encourage tactical voting to deprive Mr Johnson of his majority.

The Conservative campaign will be hoping very much that this doesn't cut through.

And there are also the 13% of the population who are still undecideds, according to YouGov. Who they break for could be critical.

:: Listen to Campaign Unwrapped on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Spreaker

"If the pattern of the 2017 campaign is repeated, then undecided voters (who are more likely to be women) will tend to break for Labour," said Sky News election analyst Professor Will Jennings.

Christmas 2019 An Post office opening hours in Ireland

  Christmas 2019 An Post office opening hours in Ireland Christmas 2019 An Post office opening hours in IrelandBut sometimes you just don't know if the local post office will be open for you.

After all, the economy was growing when Labour last lost , but shrank after the George Osborne’s first round of cuts. The current recovery started only The seismic shifts in Scotland change everything . Of course Labour and the Liberal Democrats must in the short term sort out new leaders and get stuck

Labour had held a lead in most of the opinion polls since mid-1989, and at the height of the poll tax However, Howe did not make his resignation speech immediately, because he had temporarily lost Labour opposition leader Neil Kinnock (whose party had been ascendant in the opinion polls since

So, for both sides there is everything to play for as we enter the final three days. Expect 72 hours of non-stop campaigning from both leaders.

Mr Corbyn knows that if Labour goes backwards from 2017, he will have to stand down.

Mr Johnson knows that if he doesn't win a working majority his ability to govern is near impossible - the Conservative leader doesn't have any allies amongst rival parties, so a tie-up like Mrs May with the DUP this time around doesn't look viable.

And if Mr Johnson does win a working majority, what will come next?

Get Brexit Done is such a seductive phrase for a nation that is fed up of the parliamentary discord, the gridlock and the division.

Mr Johnson is promising voters a panacea in which Brexit falls off the news agenda and the British government can get back to the day job of running the country and paying attention to domestic issues once more.

The reality will be rather different.

Getting Brexit done isn't a three-word slogan, it's a complicated and painstaking trade deal that must be done at breakneck speed for Mr Johnson to fulfil his promise to get Brexit deal done by Christmas 2020.

Brace for more Brexit wars - and perhaps broken promises, whatever the result on Friday.

The Brexit Election on Sky News - the fastest results and in-depth analysis on mobile, TV and radio.

  • Watch Dermot Murnaghan live from 9pm on 12 December
  • See the exit poll at 10pm
  • Watch KayBurley@Breakfast election special on 13 December
  • Find out what happens next in All Out Politics special from 9am with Adam Boulton

Woman claims glass jug smashed after hot water poured into it for tea .
Woman claims glass jug smashed after hot water poured into it for teaEva Cekanova, who is from Slovakia, told the court in her home country tea is made in a big glass jug.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!