Friday, 13 December, 2019


How much is Nigel Farage really helping Boris Johnson here?

Gisela Stuart was a Labour MP for 20 years Gisela Stuart was a Labour MP for 20 years Credit AFP
Bennie Garza | 11 November, 2019, 18:00

The move by the Brexit Party on increased the chances Boris Johnson, left at a remembrance service on Armistice Day, will remain prime minister.

"The Brexit Party will not contest the 317 seats the Conservatives won at the last election".

Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn has denounced the decision by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage not to challenge the Conservative Party in seats it won at the last British election.

In the latest twist in a Europe-focused election campaign in the United Kingdom, Farage said his party's considerable resources - the sources of which attracted an Electoral Commission investigation earlier this year - would be focused on Labour-held seats.

Farage said his efforts now will be to beat Labour and stop those supporting a second referendum on Brexit, a position endorsed by Labour, the Liberal Democrats and other minority parties.

Farage began the campaign last week by warning Johnson that he could snatch away a Conservative victory by fielding 600 candidates.

The main issue with why Farage has stood down from Conservatives-held seats is that he doesn't want to split the Leave vote and cause more of a fracture in achieving Brexit.

"I have genuinely tried for months to put about the idea that "country before party" at a moment like this is the right thing to do".

"So they're not exactly helping them win seats".

These "Labour Leavers" have been cast as white, mostly male, working class, rugby fans living in the faded industrial towns of the Midlands and North England, who usually support Labour, but don't like Corbyn, or his party's stance on Brexit.

Farage, a leading force behind the 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union, was under pressure from within his own party to drop plans to field candidates across Britain to avoid splitting the pro-Brexit vote.

Labour accused Farage and Johnson of cooking up an alliance that threatened to "sell out our country" and pave the way for a post-Brexit trade deal that would open the state-run health service to USA drugs firms.

Instead, the party would concentrate its efforts on seats held by the Labour party.

Sara Hobolt, a professor who specializes in polling at the London School of Economics, said: "If I was Boris Johnson, I would be pretty pleased by this".

"Our action prevents a second referendum from happening", Farage told supporters.

But the prime minister refused and Farage has now given in, noting wryly: "In a sense we now have a Leave alliance, it's just that we've done it unilaterally".

The pound may be rallying on the positive headlines yet but the devil lies in the details and I reckon the impact may not be as great as what we're seeing at the moment.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Waterloo Region and Wellington County under winter weather travel advisory

    Waterloo Region and Wellington County under winter weather travel advisory

    The change-over will occur from higher elevations down to the valley locations as the colder air descends upon the area. The snow will slowly taper off from the west later Monday, probably continuing in NW Indiana tonight into Tuesday .
    Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction from 22Bet — Super Sunday

    Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction from 22Bet — Super Sunday

    But intense from the first second, you could sense it was really important for both teams. It is a match between arguably the two best teams on the planet right now.
    The Early 2018 World Series Favorites

    The Early 2018 World Series Favorites

    People expected this young Yankees team (which still has more significant talent on the way from AAA) to start competing in 2018. Taking into account a few articles and odds listings that are already out there, here’s our look at the top contenders. 1.
  • Target Unveils HoliDeals and Biggest Black Friday Yet

    Target Unveils HoliDeals and Biggest Black Friday Yet

    Almost all stores will remain open until 1 a.m. local time on Black Friday, November 29, and will re-open at 8 a.m. local time. For many years, retailers pushed pre-Black Friday sales earlier and earlier into November and even October.
    What slowdown? Chinese spend big in 'Singles' Day' shopping spree

    What slowdown? Chinese spend big in 'Singles' Day' shopping spree

    It is expected that more than 500 million users will flock to the shopping sites, 100 million more than a year ago . The Singles Day sale also reveals the wide gap between the Indian and Chinese ecommerce industry.
    The First Offline Date After Online Relationships

    The First Offline Date After Online Relationships

    The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.
  • Dad of Atatiana Jefferson, Texas police shooting victim, dies after heart attack

    Dad of Atatiana Jefferson, Texas police shooting victim, dies after heart attack

    Marquis Jefferson said last month that his daughter, whom he affectionately called "Tay", was the personification of "love". Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean , 34, fired fatally into her bedroom window while conducting a wellness check.
    GOP Rep. Says Trump Asking Ukraine To Investigate Biden Was 'Inappropriate'

    GOP Rep. Says Trump Asking Ukraine To Investigate Biden Was 'Inappropriate'

    Rand Paul, R-Ky., argued that "it's unfair to treat Trump under one standard and Joe Biden under a different standard". "He went on a telephone call with the president of Ukraine and. proceeded to ask for an investigation of his rival".

    General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers

    In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • Turkey starts returning IS fighters, deports U.S.  national

    Turkey starts returning IS fighters, deports U.S. national

    Britain alone has stripped more than 100 people of their citizenship for allegedly joining militant groups overseas . Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated that some 2,500 foreign IS fighters are in prison in Turkey.
    Republicans call Hunter Biden, whistleblower and others to publicly testify

    Republicans call Hunter Biden, whistleblower and others to publicly testify

    Ten words have triggered a House impeachment inquiry that could lead to the business magnate's ouster. Three career State Department officials are returning next week for the public hearings.
    Early Galaxy S11 Leaks Suggest Samsung Is Going Huge On Battery

    Early Galaxy S11 Leaks Suggest Samsung Is Going Huge On Battery

    Last week, popular leakster Ice Universe promised us that we were entering peak leak season for the Samsung Galaxy S11 phones. This means that even the lower-priced S10e successor will get a curved display instead of a standard flat panel.

Mercury is now passing in front of the sun Mercury is now  passing in front of the sun The entire 5 ½-hour event will be visible, weather permitting, in the eastern US and Canada, and all Central and South America. During its 2012 transit of the sun, larger and closer Venus was barely detectable by Young with his solar-viewing glasses.

Sunny Deol will be in Pakistan today to attend Kartarpur Corridor's inauguration Sunny Deol will be in Pakistan today to attend Kartarpur Corridor's inauguration The United States has welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, saying that it sees the initiative as a positive example. The pathway was built ahead of the 550th anniversary of the birth of Sikhism's founder.

Police officer shoots protester in Hong Kong Police officer shoots protester in Hong Kong Multiple universities soon cancelled classes and said staff should not travel to work and students should try to stay safe. MTR services were disrupted on the Kwun Tong Line, Tung Chung Line, East Rail Line, and the Ma On Shan Line.

This Colts loss provides the proof: We are underappreciating Jacoby Brissett This Colts loss provides the proof: We are underappreciating Jacoby Brissett Brissett suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee during last weekend's loss at Pittsburgh. The Colts were under-manned without quarterback Jacoby Brissett and wide receiver T.Y.

Trump Says He’s ‘Not Concerned’ About Impeachment Inquiry Testimony Trump Says He’s ‘Not Concerned’ About Impeachment Inquiry Testimony Mulvaney was set to give a deposition before the three investigating House committees as a witness to Trump's Ukraine policy. On Thursday, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence appeared under subpoena and was deposed for more than four hours.

Major early season winter storm begins tonight Major early season winter storm begins tonight If the cold air can meet up with the moisture, there could be a brief period of rain changing over to sleet early Tuesday morning. Less traveled roads and some spots on the main roads will likely be slick, especially if there is snow on them.

South Africa Celebrates Rugby World Cup Win With Parade in Pretoria South Africa Celebrates Rugby World Cup Win With Parade in Pretoria Louw was born in Cape Town to a rugby family - his grandfather, Jan Pickard, was a Springbok and a former president of Western Province .

Kanye West changes name to 'Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West' Kanye West changes name to 'Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West' West added: "We took the word "try" out of it and we just 'do, ' like Yoda says". "So, to put a red hat on was God's practical joke on all liberals like, 'Nooooo not Kanye!' ".

Accumulating snow expected for Veteran's Day Accumulating snow expected for Veteran's Day BLOWING SNOW: Winds will blow & drift snow about & over largely east-west roads Monday afternoon-evening-night to Tuesday morning. Fortunately, after our early-week system, high pressure looks to take over and keep us dry all the way into next week.

Fred puts in best performance in Manchester United career yet vs Brighton Fred puts in best performance in Manchester United career yet vs Brighton Fred couldn't have stood up at a better time so he certainly deserves praise for that at the very least. I thought it was more fair to him that he didn't play on Thursday.

Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .

Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.

How To Make A Profile On A Dating Website How To Make A Profile On A Dating Website Yes, we live in the world of modern technologies where a teenager knows more about technologies than people in mid 30s. When writing about yourself, keep in mind that people might think of different things and have different associations.

How to learn English with the news Your main purpose is to master or improve your language skills, so it is not so big deal if you listen to or read something fake. How to learn English through the news It is undeniable that the news is a great source of the words that are used everywhere.

How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.