Both the Conservatives and Labour parties get yet another good kicking at the elections to the European Parliament, the last ones that the UK will participate in. The Brexit party, led by the controversial but charismatic Nigel Farage, were clear winners, winning a staggering 31 per cent of the popular vote and gaining 29 seats, way ahead of the resurgent Liberal Democrats who finished second on 20 per cent, winning 16 seats.
It’s Euro elections day…. Who to vote for????
The people have spoken!
Both the governing and the main opposition parties were kicked in the ballots in yesterday’s local elections in England. Conservative and Labour have at the time of writing, lost over 1100 seats combined. The big winners were the Liberal Democrats, who have gained over 580 seats, the Greens over 150 and independents and others over 540.
Our so-called parliament decided not to make a decision on how the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. MPs were asked to vote on eight alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s twice-rejected withdrawal deal… but failed to get agreement on all of them. May announced that she will resign… but only if her original deal is voted through for a third time.
The Labour anti-semitism row continues to rumble on.
Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s ally Chris Williamson MP was suspended from the party after he was caught claimimg that the party should stop apologising for the anti-semitism crisis which is continuing to engulf them.
What he said was wrong, and it only feeds the media frenzy at a time that the Conservative government should be held to account over brexit. How many more resignations from the party must it take before Corbyn finally takes action on the problem?