•   
  •   
  •   

World UK's Johnson begins election battle, vowing Brexit and casting rival as "Stalin"

11:30  06 november  2019
11:30  06 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Johnson pushes for poll as EU prepares Brexit delay

  Johnson pushes for poll as EU prepares Brexit delay British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a fresh push on Monday for an early election as EU leaders prepare to back yet another Brexit delay, just days before the departure deadline. EU ambassadors will meet early Monday to discuss his request to delay Brexit until January 31, under a plan that would allow Britain to leave earlier if parliament ratifies the exit deal, Brussels sources said. Member states have already accepted a delay in principle to avoid the risk of a disorderly divorce, but some, mainly France, question how long it should be.

Boris Johnson has compared Jeremy Corbyn to Stalin over his “hatred” of wealth creators as he says the Tories will “cheer, not sneer” entrepreneurs Writing in The Telegraph as he officially launches the Conservatives’ general election campaign, Mr Johnson says Brexit will unlock “hundreds of billions”

BORIS JOHNSON will meet the Queen today to inform her of the dissolution of Parliament as he He also asked Mr Johnson to stop reiterating that his deal takes the UK of the EU as it in fact, does not. Although early into the stages of the campaign all three major parties have begun to increase their

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially kicks off his election campaign on Wednesday with a promise to "get Brexit done" in contrast to his main rival, whom he compared to Soviet leader Josef Stalin.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party headquarters in London on November 4, 2019. - British MPs will select the new speaker of the House of Commons, once an unremarkable event but one now charged with significance following the previous occupant's role in Brexit. Britain goes to the polls on December 12 to vote in a pre-Christmas general election. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)© Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party headquarters in London on November 4, 2019. - British MPs will select the new speaker of the House of Commons, once an unremarkable event but one now charged with significance following the previous occupant's role in Brexit. Britain goes to the polls on December 12 to vote in a pre-Christmas general election. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The Latest: UK Labour chief Corbyn to back an early election

  The Latest: UK Labour chief Corbyn to back an early election LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British politics and Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 11 a.m. The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party has told fellow lawmakers that he'll back an early election now that the prospect that the country could crash out of the European Union without a deal has been taken off the table. Jeremy Corbyn's remarks Tuesday come only hours before Conservative British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to once again ask lawmakers to approve an early election — on Dec. 12 — saying voters must have the chance to break the Brexit deadlock in Parliament.

Sign in. UK Edition. NIGEL Farage has warned Jeremy Corbyn he is fighting for Labour’ s 5million Brexit voters before telling Boris Johnson he is living an election "fantasy". Two candidates withdrew over fears the Brexit Party could prevent Mr Johnson getting a majority, while a third

switch to the UK edition. In his London Playbook briefing for Politico Europe Charlie Cooper suggests that Johnson ’ s Stalin reference could be a classic Lynton Crosby “dead cat” , intended to distract attention from the multiple mishaps that hit the Tory campaign yesterday.

Britons will go to the polls on Dec. 12 after parliament agreed to an early election last week, seeking to end three years of deep disagreement over Brexit that has sapped investors' faith in the stability of the world's fifth largest economy and damaged Britain's international standing.

The outcome of the vote is hard to predict, with the immediate question of Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) scrambling voters' traditional loyalties and giving smaller rivals a chance to challenge the two biggest parties, Johnson's Conservatives and the left-of-centre Labour Party.

UK moves closer to December election for 1st time since 1923

  UK moves closer to December election for 1st time since 1923 The leader of the U.K.'s opposition Labour Party told fellow lawmakers Tuesday that he'll back an early election for Britain now that the prospect of crashing out of the European Union without a deal has been taken off the table. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The move by Jeremy Corbyn pushes the country closer to its first December election since 1923.

UK Edition. Boris Johnson news - live: Tory election campaign threatens to implode amid outrage and ridicule over 'fake news' video, Rees-Mogg remarks and Corbyn-Kulak comparison. Boris Johnson has compared Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin , as the PM

Boris Johnson is gearing up for the General Election on December 12 (Image: GETTY). 9am update: Green Party to launch ‘climate election ’ campaign. Mr Johnson said the Labour leader has taken a stance that demonises billionaires with a "relish and a vindictiveness" not seen since Stalin ' s attitude

While Johnson is keen to frame the vote as a means to sort out Brexit, domestic issues such as the future of the much cherished state-run National Health Service will also be key.

"I don't want an election. No prime minister wants an early election, especially not in December," Johnson wrote in an article for the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

"But as things stand we simply have no choice – because it is only by getting Brexit done in the next few weeks that we can focus on all the priorities of the British people."

After paying a formal visit to Queen Elizabeth, Johnson will return to his Downing Street residence to announce the election. He will launch his party's campaign at a rally later in the day.

Polls show Johnson's Conservatives are well ahead of Labour, but polling analysts caution that sentiment is unusually volatile. Surveys suggested his predecessor Theresa May had a huge lead going into a snap election in 2017, only to see her parliamentary majority wiped out.

Farage tells Johnson: Drop Brexit deal and I'll help you win

  Farage tells Johnson: Drop Brexit deal and I'll help you win  British euroskeptic politician Nigel Farage tried to ramp up pressure on Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday, saying his Brexit Party would run against the Conservatives across the country unless Johnson abandons his divorce deal with the European Union. © Provided by The Associated Press Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage delivers his speech Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Britain faces another week of political gridlock after British lawmakers on Monday denied Prime Minister Boris Johnson a chance to hold a vote on the Brexit divorce bill agreed in Brussels last Thursday.

Boris Johnson is launching the Conservative election campaign by comparing Jeremy Corbyn to Stalin But ahead of hitting the road, Mr Johnson has begun day one of the campaign by launching a bitter Mr Johnson also claimed Brexit will unlock "hundreds of billions" of investment into the UK

He said Brexit would unlock investment in the UK . Boris Johnson kick-starts the Tory election campaign today by comparing Jeremy Corbyn to Stalin - and calls on voters to kick out MPs who are 'blockading' Brexit .

BAD START

The Conservatives' campaign has already got off to a bad start after minister Jacob Rees-Mogg apologised on Tuesday for suggesting victims of the blaze at London's Grenfell Tower, which killed 71 people, should have used common sense to ignore firefighters' instructions to stay in the burning building.

On Wednesday, the party was then accused of putting out a doctored video clip of a television interview with a senior Labour politician.

Johnson, 55, hopes he will win a big enough majority in parliament to get the Brexit deal he agreed with Brussels last month ratified and lead Britain out of the EU at the end of December or in January.

Attempting to capitalise on voters' Brexit fatigue, more than three years after Britain voted 52% to 48% in favour of leaving the bloc, Johnson will say at his campaign launch it was time to "get out of our rut".

Britain had been due to leave in March this year, but has had to extend that deadline three times after parliament rejected a deal negotiated by Theresa May, and then forced Johnson himself to ask for more time.

Brexit Party's Farage set to fight every seat in poll battle against PM Johnson

  Brexit Party's Farage set to fight every seat in poll battle against PM Johnson Brexit Party's Farage set to fight every seat in poll battle against PM JohnsonLONDON (Reuters) - Nigel Farage opened his election campaign on Friday by telling Prime Minister Boris Johnson that his Brexit Party will contest every seat in Britain unless he ditches his EU divorce deal and agrees to an electoral alliance of Brexit-supporting parties.

Boris Johnson has compared Jeremy Corbyn to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin for his "hatred" of wealth creators. The Prime Minister, who will today officially launch the Conservative general election He said Brexit will unlock “hundreds of billions” of investment into the UK , but that a Labour government

Election 1) Johnson compares Corbyn to Stalin as he launches campaign. Writing in The Telegraph as he officially launches the Conservatives’ general election campaign, Mr Johnson says Brexit will unlock “hundreds of billions” of investment into the UK , but Labour would deliver nothing but further

His campaign will paint Labour's veteran socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn as someone who wants to stall the Brexit process by holding another referendum, while also raising taxes and destroying prosperity.

"They pretend that their hatred is directed only at certain billionaires – and they point their fingers at individuals with a relish and a vindictiveness not seen since Stalin persecuted the kulaks," Johnson wrote.

Millions of people were executed under Stalin and many more perished from abuse and disease in a vast network of prison camps, known as the Gulags. Relatively affluent farmers, known as kulaks, were among the groups targeted.

Corbyn said on Tuesday he wanted to negotiate a new Brexit deal and then let the public decide between leaving on his terms, or not leaving at all, saying Johnson's agreement would hurt the economy and erode workers' rights.

At his own campaign launch on Wednesday, he will say Labour would deliver real change and he was seeking power to share power.

"The politics I stand for is about sharing power and wealth with people who don’t have a lot of money and don’t have friends in high places," Corbyn will say according to extracts released by his office.

(Reporting by William James and Michael Holden; Editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Alex Richardson)

Clinton warns U.K. headed for 'fascism' as politics turns nasty .
"That's the path of authoritarianism, that's the path of fascism — when you are told you are in danger or your family is."Speaking at event at Kings College, London, on Wednesday, Clinton said the reluctance of high-profile women to run for Parliament, amid an increase in online and real-world abuse, showed how toxic British politics had become.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 0
This is interesting!