UK general election 2019: Boris Johnson says ‘let the healing begin’ in statement outside No 10 – live news | Politics

If this election were just about hard work and sheer footwork on the ground, the Labour party would have won a landslide majority. Labour activists could not have worked harder. This defeat wasn’t theirs. I believe in party democracy. And I believe Labour members have just as big a responsibility to listen to the voters […]

General election: politicians from seven parties grilled in ITV debate – live news | Politics

9.54pm GMT21:54 Here is our story from tonight’s seven-way televised debate. Opposition leaders attacked Boris Johnson for his closeness to Donald Trump on the eve of the US president’s visit to the UK for a Nato summit, reports deputy political editor Rowena Mason. Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the SNP, Greens and Plaid Cymru all expressed […]

To the Brink of Democracy and an Unholy Alliance with the US

With the installation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the second of the (self-declared) oldest democracies of the world, has, alongside political developments in the United States, reached a tipping point. The political system(s), and most importantly the traditional principle of the division of powers, of both will have to demonstrate […]