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Boris Johnson’s stunning election win has left the money markets “cock-a-hoop” with sterling surging and the FTSE 250 hitting record highs. The pound rose 2.1% to hit $1.34 against the dollar and €1.20 against the euro - levels not seen since 2016 - as the extent of the Conservative election win became evident. Jeremy Corbyn’s catastrophic defeat – Labour’s worst since...
UK election results

UK election results – Tory win seismic as Labour drops 59...

The UK election results may be surprising to many, but for the Conservative party, it proves that gambling on Boris has paid off. The clarity of his slogan as well as his people skills and smart social media use have earned him the Conservative majority he set out to achieve. Despite his often insensitive and untruthful language, the Prime...

Voters, leaders and #dogsatpollingstations – restrictions in place

Voters are finally able to cast their ballots following the most extraordinary general election campaign in history with polling stations open - and reporting restrictions in place. It is the...

Ali Milani – the Labour MP who could keep Johnson out of Number 10

Ali Milani is the 25-year old Labour candidate who could keep Boris Johnson out of Downing Street. Since the announcement of the pre-Christmas election, he's been visiting hundreds of...

Gloves are off – campaign enters ‘sleazeball country’

Labour’s shadow health secretary has tried to brush off his highly damaging comments about Jeremy Corbyn as “banter” and “joshing around” with someone he thought was his “mate”. The Tory...

Johnson: Conservatives ‘certainly looking at’ scrapping BBC licence fee

Boris Johnson revealed yesterday (09/12/19) that the BBC licence fee could be called into question by a future Conservative government. In response to a question on the campaign trail in the North East, Johnson said that the current funding model “bears reflection”. Addressing a crowd of workers in a factory, he asked: “How long can you justify a system whereby everybody...

3 days to go – battle for the ‘undecideds’

Politicians are targeting the ‘undecideds’ in the final three days of campaigning before Thursday’s general election and despite the Tory poll lead everything is still to play for. Political parties will be blitzing voters in a frantic final push to win their support with polling firm YouGov stating that 13% of the population have yet to make their minds up. It...

Corbyn fails to KO Johnson in final leaders’ debate

Jeremy Corbyn failed to land a knock-out blow on Boris Johnson in the final head-to-head leaders debate of the general election campaign. Conservatives will be delighted their leader emerged unscathed from the debate while Labour supporters may be left lamenting a lost opportunity to decisively swing the campaign in their favour. Voters will make their final decision at the ballot box...

‘Forget Farage, vote Tory’ say MEPs quitting Brexit Party

Three Brexit Party MEPs have resigned the whip and called on Leave supporters to forget about Nigel Farage and vote Conservative instead. The MEPs carried out their “mutiny” just a day after another Brexit Party MEP was stripped off the party whip - and just one week before the general election. The group of four – including Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister Annunziata –...

Johnson – ‘Make patients pay so they value NHS more’

Boris Johnson blamed political “cowardice” for keeping the NHS free for all but the “genuinely sick" and "elderly” and argued that “if people have to pay” for NHS services, “they will value them more.” In a column for the Spectator magazine in 1995, unearthed by Business Insider, Johnson wrote that charging patients would prevent the NHS being “abused” by those...