Shadow war escalates in final hours before nomination deadline Anne Widdecombe claims Downing Street tried to talk her out of running Number 10 denies offering jobs to candidates Three candidates have withdrawn from the election Jeremy Corbyn in 'complete disarray' over second independence referendum Why is Jeremy Corbyn so unpopular? Sign up for Front Bench, our morning politics briefing Subscribe to The Telegraph, free for 30 days Nigel Farage threatened to report the Conservatives to the police, after accusing Downing Street of offering Brexit Party candidates jobs and peerages to withdraw from the general election on Thursday night. The Brexit Party leader claimed the Tories... … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Nigel Farage accuses No 10 of dirty tricks
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It was boomers, not bots, who won it for the Tories. For the whole election campaign we were on the lookout for what the academics call “computational propaganda”, what the platforms call “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” and what the media increasingly calls, rightly or wrongly, Russian bots. But every time we found something odd, closer inspection would reveal that the best explanation was the wonderful diversity of human experience, or, more prosaically, older voters whose desire to engage in political activism outweighed their technical literacy. In the last few days of the general election campaign, for instance, we saw accusations of a misinformation campaign aimed at smearing the family of a sick four-year-old by saying they had staged a photo of him lying on a hospital floor. This gave way to the realisation that there was no real campaign, per se; just a made-up claim posted to Facebook, shared by thousands who wanted it to be true, and … [Read more...] about How the Tories won the online election: pick a line, ignore the facts and repeat
The Conservative party has won its biggest majority in more than 30 years with Labour losing over 40 seats in what Corbyn called “a very disappointing night for the party”. Wherever you are in the UK we’d like to hear from you and find out the mood across the country. Share your views You can get in touch by filling in the encrypted form below – only the Guardian will see your responses. You can also contact us via WhatsApp by clicking here or adding the contact +44(0)7867825056. Leave contact details if you can as one of our journalists may be in touch to discuss further. We will feature some of your responses in our election coverage. If you’re having trouble using the form, click here. Read terms of service here. Topics Politics General election 2019 callout Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Reuse this … [Read more...] about Share your reaction to the UK general election result
The incontestable truth of this general election is that the Conservative party does not have enough MPs to win votes by itself in the new House of Commons. Nothing matters more than the parliamentary numbers and Theresa May's lack of a majority. The politics of the coming months and perhaps years will be dominated by this one fact. Now the prime minister could try to get her legislation through vote by vote, issue by issue. But that would be a recipe for instability and unpredictability. So she has announced that she will try to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, Northern Ireland's largest unionist party. The DUP have 10 MPs and if they vote with the Conservatives, the government will be able to get its business through Parliament.The easiest way for the government to ensure regular DUP support in Parliament would be to agree what's called a "confidence and supply" arrangement. The DUP would promise to back the government in votes of no confidence and supply - or budget - … [Read more...] about Election results 2017: How will this minority government actually work?
Chaos erupted on the streets of London last night, as socialist anti-Brexit protestors violently clashed with police, chanting slogans like “not my prime minister” and “one solution, revolution”.Socialists, Antifa, and anti-Brexiteers took to the streets to show their disapproval of the British people’s democratic will while chanting “this is what democracy looks like”, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s landslide election victory over the far-left Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn. One woman told Breitbart London: “Fuck Boris, fuck racism, fuck homophobia, fuck all you pigs”. “[Boris Johnson] is a pig and I’m so ashamed that he’s the prime minister of my country, it’s disgusting and I wish him the worst, I wish him a horrible death”, said another woman. “To see working-class people care about Boris Johnson, they’re shooting themselves in the face, it’s disgusting and yeah … [Read more...] about Exclusive Video: ‘This is What Democracy Looks Like’ Mob Chants During Violent Clashes With Police Over Losing Election