Tuesday, 21 May, 2019


Tories urged to form alliance with Brexit Party

Support for new Brexit Party surges amid voter backlash Theresa May’s party slumps to fifth place in opinion poll as pressure mounts for her to step down
Bennie Garza | 14 May, 2019, 18:09

It is an election Britain was never meant to be holding - the country was scheduled to have left the European Union by now.

The two sides' negotiating teams, led by David Lidington, Mrs May's de facto deputy, and shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer, met again on Monday.

Both of Britain's main parties - the Conservatives and Labour - are struggling to come up with coherent messages for the elections and are being buffeted by internal infighting.

He told the programme: 'I can not imagine for one minute that Theresa May is going to want to go to the next Conservative party conference in October and address it as leader.

"But Jeremy Hosking, he's been a big Conservative donor and he's given two big donations to the party".

The Conservative grassroots revolt against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit policy is opening the door for a likely stunning performance at the polls by Nigel Farage's newly-minted Brexit Party. The party's official Facebook page doesn't even mention the elections and the prime minister herself won't be out on the stump trying to drum up support.

"We can not ever allow again a great democratic exercise like this to be railroaded aside by career politicians of the Labour and Tory parties". He argues that the splintered nature of the "Remain" parties - Change U.K., the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and the Scottish National Party - could enhance their ability to reach a diverse range of supporters.

He's accusing the Conservatives of engaging in a "great Brexit betrayal".

Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, which can make or break party leaders, said that May had been asked to give "clarity" about her future at a meeting this week. Labour and the Tories are polling just 26% combined.

He then set out what Labour would like to see on the ballot paper if a second referendum took place - a choice between a negotiated Brexit deal and remain.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have fallen to fifth place in an opinion poll ahead of the May 23 European parliamentary election as pressure grows for her to set a date for her own departure.

He told LBC: "If we win this, we can demand that representatives of the Brexit Party have a say in the next stage of this process, because that would be democracy". He said for some people, the election is being seen as nearly a second referendum on whether to leave the EU.

The new deadline for leaving the European Union is October 31 though many Brexit supporters fear that the whole divorce could be derailed.

May has failed three times to get her Brexit deal passed by MPs.

Almost three years since the United Kingdom voted 52 per cent to 48 per cent to leave the European Union, there is still no agreement among British politicians about when, how or even if the divorce should take place.

Labour, which is running second in the polls, is also being tested by the elections.

Mr Watson also described Labour's position in relation to the European elections as a "remain and reform" party.

Corbyn's aides say he's trying to ensure the support of the third of Labour supporters who favor Brexit.

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