ITV election debate – reside: Farage claims Tories ‘about to implode’ as Reform overtakes social gathering in ballot | EUROtoday

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Nigel Farage has claimed the Conservative Party is “about to implode” as his Reform UK social gathering overtook the Tories within the newest YouGov ballot.

In his closing speech of the seven-way ITV debate on Thursday evening, the Reform chief stated: “Britain is broken, everyone knows it and Britain needs Reform.

“Rishi Sunak won’t do it, he’ll probably be in California by then anyway. And the Tory Party is split down the middle and about to implode in this election.”

It comes as he declared that his Reform Party is “now the opposition to Labour” after a YouGov ballot revealed by The Times confirmed them one per cent above the Conservatives.

“Just before we came on air we overtook the Conservatives in the national opinion polls,” Mr Farage stated, as he made his opening speech throughout an ITV debate. “We are now the opposition to Labour.”

Immigration, training and taxes had been the centrepiece subjects for the seven-way debate with Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy chief, taking the brunt of the opposite leaders’ questions.


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From cats to canine whistles

Taking a query about immigration, Plaid Cymru chief Rhun ap Iorwerth accused Nigel Farage of getting been on “a dog-whistle tour of the UK for many, many years and exploiting the anxiety that people have”.

The Plaid chief stated: “We need to heed and listen to people who have genuine concerns about the impact of the movement of population, pressures on public services, but we have to put that in the context of public spending cuts by the Conservatives.”

Angela Rayner had stated: “What we need at the moment is a skills strategy. We have not had an industrial and skills strategy, so what we have is we’ve been over-reliant in our economy from overseas workers to fill our skills gap, and they’ve done a tremendous job in doing that and we have needed that, but what we really need is, as employment levels have gone higher again, is we need to really match those skills to give people opportunity to take those jobs.”

Nigel Farage replied: “Well, it’s funny Angela Rayner says that because Labour today launched their six key priorities at the General Election and didn’t mention the single most important issue affecting the lives of everybody in this country, namely the population explosion caused directly by migration.”

Tom Watling14 June 2024 02:15


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Matt Mathers14 June 2024 02:00


Watch: Reform UK’s social gathering election broadcast: Six phrases on a display screen for 4 minutes

Reform UK’s social gathering election broadcast: Six phrases on a display screen for 4 minutes

Reform UK unveiled their social gathering political broadcast on Thursday evening (13 June) with no audio and the identical six phrases on-screen for 4 minutes. The textual content learn: “Britain is Broken. Britain Needs Reform.” Reform chief Nigel Farage tweeted the identical video, reassuring those that watched the printed that their “TV isn’t broken”. The message aired on the identical night {that a} new YouGov ballot prompt the social gathering has overtaken the Conservatives for the primary time forward of subsequent month’s common election. In the survey, Reform had been placed on 19 per cent, forward of the Tories on 18 per cent. Labour remained high on 37 per cent.

Matt Mathers14 June 2024 01:00


ICYMI: Sunak’s Tories hit Truss stage of all-time low help as Brexit voters flip to Farage’s Reform

The Tories have hit their joint lowest standing within the weekly tracker ballot as Nigel Farage’s Reform takes its largest share but and the aftermath of Rishi Sunak’s D-Day gaffe takes impact.

The prime minister apologised for skipping a part of the commemorations to do an election interview for ITV final week however the first weekly tracker ballot taken by Techne UK after the fiasco reveals the depth of public anger.

Matt Mathers14 June 2024 00:01


A recreation of cat and mouse

Conservative Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt urged her rivals to maintain “dogma” out of public providers, such because the NHS, throughout ITV’s seven-way debate.

“Most of the public don’t care what colour the cat is, they just want some mice caught,” she instructed her six rivals.

“They (the public) want results and in my experience, listening to people who are actually doing these jobs – police officers who have reduced crime by half over the time we’ve been in office, healthcare professionals who are coming up with amazing initiatives in our hospitals and in our GP surgeries, teachers who are responsible now have 90% of our schools good or outstanding. Listen to the professionals in those services, keep political dogma out of it.”

Plaid Cymru’s Rhun ap Iorwerth hit again: “I have to draw attention to the analogy with the cats and the mice here. What we’ve seen under the Conservatives and 14 years is the fat cats getting rich and getting the cream. I fear that with privatisation of the NHS, we’re going to see the same under Labour.”

Conservative Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt urged her rivals to keep “dogma” out of public services,
Conservative Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt urged her rivals to maintain “dogma” out of public providers, (ITV)

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Labour responds to ITV debate

The official Labour Party social media channel on X, previously Twitter, has responded to Penny Mordaunt’s efficiency on the seven-way ITV debate.

Attached to the image of the chief of the home, the channel wrote: “You are the weakest link. Goodbye.”

Tom Watling13 June 2024 22:27


Nigel Farage trolls Rishi Sunak after showing on Tory candidate’s election leaflet as an alternative of PM

Mr Sunak, in the meantime, is nowhere to be seen on the leaflets, which additionally make no reference to the Conservative Party or use of its branding.

Matt Mathers13 June 2024 22:23


It’s all concerning the clips

It will probably be attention-grabbing to know the way many individuals really sat via the entire of tonight’s ITV seven-way debate.

The debate was undoubtedly the worst but and as soon as once more featured the unedifying spectacle of Penny Mordaunt ripping chunks out of Angela Rayner who spent a lot of the occasion trying in a state of shock.

Basically although none of this issues. All that issues is that every participant has the rigorously ready social media clips. They should have been delighted that ITV stated no interrupting (Mordaunt didn’t learn the rule e-book).

Farage, Stephen Flynn and Ms Mordaunt will in all probability be happiest as a result of all of them received their factors out cleanly.

Already their events are posting the clips on Twitter and Facebook.

Unfortunately, for these of us who’ve to observe these terrible spectacles professionally, there are nonetheless two extra debates to go regardless that a Labour win appears to be like inevitable.

David Maddox 13 June 2024 22:15