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POLITICO / Politico | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 20:28:38
A Corbyn Victory Would Kill Brexit, Lead to Venezuelan-Style Socialism, Says EU Member of Parliament Daniel Hannan
The Brexit architect explains what the media got wrong about Brexit, the rise of "Bannonism and Bernie-ism," and what went wrong in Venezuela.
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 20:25:08
In 2019, Americans were puzzled by the location of Sri Lanka and what exactly Brexit is.
Sissi Cao / NY Observer | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 20:24:38
Britain's political party leaders on Wednesday criss-crossed the country in a frantic last-minute push for votes, after polls predicted a tight finish to a highly ...
No Author / Japan Times | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 19:24:07
Britain's feuding party leaders criss-crossed the country on Wednesday in a frantic push for votes on the eve of a highly-charged general election aimed at finally settling the Brexit crisis. Polls open on Thursday for the third time in four years in what is widely seen as a re-run of ...
IBTimes | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:23:37
SNP leader downplays Scottish referendum to warn of need to stop 'rightwing Brexiter' Boris Johnson
FT | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:12:08
TORIES Boris delivered milk saying that he will also deliver Brexit Boris made an 'oven-ready' pie, like his Brexit deal Ad blitz including a banner across a boat on the Thames Final TV broadcast tonight Topline(s): We need just 9 more seats LABOUR Corbyn spent the day in the North ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:44:41
Britain holds an election on Dec. 12, a political gamble by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who sees it as his best chance to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit.
Reuters | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:24:09
New trade deals won't compensate for the economic damage of leaving the EU, Newsnight analysis finds.
BBC | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:18:06
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday he hoped that Britain's general election will lead to it making an orderly exit from the European Union next month.
Reuters | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 16:10:26
While Brexit would mean more stagnation, Labour's spending plans would boost the economy without frightening off investors The two main parties' policies on tax and spending have had plenty of attention in this election campaign. Yet few have commented on quite why there is such a difference between their plans. ...
Simon Wren-Lewis / Guardian | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:59:12
General election news - live: Major blow for Boris Johnson as EU admits Brexit cannot get done by 2021, after PM dodges interviews and polls narrow
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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn / The Independent | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:30:00
Boris Johnson's pledge to strike a trade deal with the EU by the end of next year has been branded by Brussels' chief Brexit negotiator.
Sky | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:28:00
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on course to win Thursday's election though the race has tightened markedly and he can no longer be sure of a majority, according to opinion polls published on the eve of the vote.
Reuters | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:46:47
A total of 3,322 candidates are standing across the 650 seats in the House of Commons this year, with Brexit and Britain's impending exit from the European Union (EU) playing a key role in the campaign this time.
Times of India | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:36:52
The Conservatives are delivering a final day ad blitz; accompanying the Prime Minister's stunts of smashing a 'gridlock' wall, baking an oven-ready Brexit pie, and delivering milk (like he'll deliver Brexit), the Tory campaign is now floating their 'voting anything other than Conservative delivers Corbyn' message down the Thames. At ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:34:45
Brexit will not get done by 2021, EU chief negotiator admits in leaked recording that blows hole in Boris Johnson promise
Exclusive: Michel Barnier's bombshell private admission directly contradicts PM's 'get Brexit done' slogan
Jon Stone / The Independent | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:31:00
Thursday's poll, the third vote in four years, will see 'unpopularity contest' between Johnson and Corbyn draw to close.
Al Jazeera | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:04:38
Boris Johnson urged to apologise for 'scapegoating migrants' after saying EU citizens should not 'treat UK as their own'
Campaigners write to PM after he said migrants have been able to 'treat the UK as if it's part of their own country' for too long
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:46:00
Pound Rollercoaster After Last Poll Suggests Hung Parliament Remains Likely Tomorrow, British voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in a federal election that will decide the fate of Brexit. According to the latest poll, a strong lead held by the Conservative Party - the party of ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:40:54
The UK government's decision to hold its third general election since 2015 is a baffling one to many - including the weary voters who have to take part. Tensions have been high as the country attempts to resolve the identity crisis first sparked by the Brexit vote in 2016. It's ...
Veronika Koller, Reader in Discourse Studies, Lancaster University / The Conversation | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:40:28
'Catherine joins a long list of unsavoury characters,' say Lib Dems.
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:24:23
It's one of the countless cute scenes in the 2003 holiday classic Love Actually (and yes that's how fast classics are being minted in this speed century). Mark, who has been the best man at...
Renuka Bisht / Times of India | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:04:58
Dominic Raab among Brexiteers at risk of losing seats due to tactical voting, latest polling analysis reveals
Results could be tight in formerly safe Tory seats with large numbers of Remain voters, according to MRP model
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:35:00
Boris Johnson's mantra for the 2019 election has been that a vote for the Conservatives is a vote to "get Brexit done". By this, he means that a Conservative government would pass his withdrawal agreement through parliament. If MPs do vote for the withdrawal agreement and the legislation which implements ...
Oliver Patel, Research Associate, UCL European Institute, UCL / The Conversation | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:15:04
The European Union is ready to start negotiations on its future relationship with Britain as soon as Britain leaves the bloc, a senior EU official said on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting of EU leaders on Brexit on Friday.
Reuters | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:11:14
Guido brings you another rolling list, this time of who the papers are backing in the 2019 election. Stay tuned for rolling updates... Conservative Daily Express: "So let's put Boris behind the wheel, rev up the engine for Brexit Britain and power ahead to prosperity instead." Daily Mail: "[Boris is] ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:00:13
Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Wednesday to "fight for every vote" after polls predicted a close finish to Britain's general election aimed at settling the Brexit crisis. Britons head to the polls for the third time in four years on Thursday, against a backdrop of political deadlock since a 2016 ...
IBTimes | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:35:52
Shutdown of court will leave UK at mercy of EU in its trading relationship after transition period Latest election news - live updates The UK is at risk of being left at the mercy of the EU in its trading relationship in a year's time after Donald Trump engineered the ...
Daniel Boffey in Brussels / Guardian | Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:19:18