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Nigel Farage teases chief of the opposition credentials as he makes Tory social gathering declaration

A brand new ballot suggests catastrophe forward for Rishi Sunak, with the Tories on observe to win simply 72 seats within the subsequent election.

A Survation ballot for Best for Britain, printed by The Sunday Times, predicted that Labour would win as many as 456 seats, which might far surpass Tony Blair’s landslide victory in 1997.

Meanwhile, Labour and Nigel Farage have accused the Tories of a ‘con’ over plans to ship extra migrants to Rwanda through the election marketing campaign.

The Independent understands plans are in place to fly an individual from Nigeria and one other from Pakistan, who’re within the UK illegally, to the East African nation earlier than the election on 4 July. But very similar to the primary one who was despatched in April, it’s a voluntary transfer and so not an enforced deportation.

Mr Farage this week claimed Reform UK is the “new opposition” following a YouGov ballot that put his social gathering forward of the Conservatives for the primary time.

Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron has stated Mr Farage is “incredibly divisive” and making an attempt to “destroy” the Conservative Party.

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Kemi Badenoch accuses Labour of ‘intimidation and abuse’ in direction of its personal

Kemi Badenoch has waded into the row about Labour candidate Rosie Duffield, accusing Labour of “intimidation and abuse” in direction of its personal.

It comes after Labour peer Lord Cashman known as Ms Duffield, who has been a defender of ladies’s rights, “frit or lazy” for cancelling native hustings over security considerations.

Women and equalities minister Ms Badenoch tweeted: “I can’t imagine what it’s like being Rosie in a party where her own colleagues continually attack her, just for standing up for women.

“This is now about more than women’s rights, but how a party manages internal disagreement. Instead of healthy debate it’s intimidation and abuse.

“If this is what they do to their own, imagine what they will do to our country.”

Holly Evans16 June 2024 15:10

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Rosie Duffield ‘frit or lazy’ criticism extraordinarily unfair, says Wes Streeting

Wes Streeting has hit out at a Labour peer for calling Rosie Duffield “frit or lazy” after she known as off native hustings over security considerations.

Lord Cashman, a former EastEnders actor and Labour MEP, has apologised after he commented on a social media put up about Ms Duffield’s transfer: “Frit. Or lazy”.

It got here after Ms Duffield, a Labour General Election candidate who has been a defender of ladies’s rights and female-only areas, stated her attendance at native hustings was “impossible” due to “constant trolling”.

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Holly Evans16 June 2024 14:50

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Douglas Ross’s choice to run as MP has left ‘bad taste’ in north east

Douglas Ross’s choice to face to be an MP has left a “bad taste” within the north-east Scotland constituency the place he’s working, First Minister John Swinney has stated.

The Scottish Conservative chief put himself ahead as candidate for Aberdeenshire North and Moray East after David Duguid was informed by the social gathering’s administration board that he couldn’t stand because of his ill-health.

Mr Ross stated he would step down as chief shortly afterwards, when his colleagues expressed unhappiness on the transfer.

Boundary modifications imply that Aberdeenshire North and Moray East is being contested for the primary time, however the majority of the constituency was in Banff and Buchan, beforehand represented by Mr Duguid.

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross decision to stand as MP has been criticised (Jane Barlow/PA)
Scottish Conservative chief Douglas Ross choice to face as MP has been criticised (Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Wire)

Holly Evans16 June 2024 14:40

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Labour would search to work intently with Scottish Government on spending

A Labour-run Scotland Office would work in partnership with the Scottish Government when it makes use of its new spending powers, shadow Scottish secretary Ian Murray has stated.

Labour has stated levelling-up cash can be spent by way of the Scotland Office to sort out poverty and encourage development in the event that they received workplace.

Mr Murray stated he was keen to work with the SNP on this however added “it takes two to tango”.

He was campaigning on Sunday alongside Edinburgh East and Musselburgh candidate Chris Murray.

The shadow Scottish Secretary stated Labour had had greater than 120,000 doorstep conversations in Scotland for the reason that election marketing campaign started.

He informed journalists: “I can assure you that any Scotland Office that I run will be solely focused on delivering for the Scottish people and that means we’ve got to work closely together.

Holly Evans16 June 2024 14:25

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Voters reveal which political leader they would like to manage the England football team

With England set to kick off their Euro 24 push against Serbia, UK voters have revealed that Sir Keir Starmer would be their choice of a party political leader to manage the team.

The Labour leader, a fanatical Arsenal season ticket holder, topped the Techne UK poll of 1,636 UK voters with 31 percent, with an image of being a tough manager on his Labour team after kicking Jeremy Corbyn off the squad.

The Labour leader has already put out his team message for England.

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Holly Evans16 June 2024 14:01

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How to understand the 2024 general election? These books will help

The leaders have been slugging it out on TV debates. The memes have been coming thick and fast. And now, we’ve got all of the party manifestos. Make no mistake: we’re in the middle of election fever – and there’s still three weeks to go.

Elections make me feel quite excited and nerdy – I can’t confirm or deny whether I set an alarm each day for when the latest News Agents podcast episode drops. (OK, I get a unique thrill out of hearing Emily Maitlis being cutting about Tory gaffes.) But the overall feeling that seems to be emerging when the electorate are interviewed by journalists or broadcasters is a sense of fatigue.

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How to understand the 2024 general election? These books will help

Nigel Farage is back, the Tories are in freefall and everyone’s shouting about tax. If you want to read up on the choices facing voters on 4 July – and better understand how we got here in the first place – Jessie Thompson has your ultimate general election reading guide

Holly Evans16 June 2024 13:20

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Former subpostmaster criticises ‘buffoonery’ of Sir Ed Davey campaign

A former subpostmaster who lost his livelihood in the Horizon scandal has accused Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey of “buffoonery” for his stunt-laden election marketing campaign.

Lee Castleton in contrast Sir Ed’s actions to these of former Tory prime minister Boris Johnson, including belief is “never going to be built” by “paddleboarding in Cumbria”.

Sir Ed has come underneath fireplace for not doing extra to assist wrongly-convicted subpostmasters between 2010 and 2012 when he served as postal affairs minister within the coalition authorities.

He has beforehand apologised for failing to see via the Post Office’s “lies” and insisted he’s taking voters’ considerations severely throughout a marketing campaign wherein he has visited a theme park and in addition sped down the Ultimate Slip n Slide close to Frome, Somerset.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey’s campaign has been described as ‘buffoonery’ (Peter Byrne/PA)
Liberal Democrat chief Sir Ed Davey’s marketing campaign has been described as ‘buffoonery’ (Peter Byrne/PA) (PA Wire)

Mr Castleton, from Bridlington, East Yorkshire, was discovered to have a £25,000 shortfall at his department in 2004 and was made bankrupt after he misplaced his authorized battle with the Post Office.

He informed the BBC’s Sunday Morning With Laura Kuenssberg: “I don’t particularly like the buffoonery, I find it very Boris-esque and I don’t think there’s any need for it.

“It’s really, really, really important that we trust him and trust is never going to be built by swinging around on ropes or paddleboarding in Cumbria.

“Trust is about engaging with the people that need that engagement.”

Holly Evans16 June 2024 12:58

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UUP chief says no Westminster seats might be a failure however vows to not stop

Ulster Unionist chief Doug Beattie has stated it will be a “personal failure” if his social gathering doesn’t return to Westminster following the General Election.

However, he insisted he wouldn’t stroll away from the management if the UUP fails to win any seats.

Mr Beattie stated his social gathering is “in the hunt” in 5 constituencies throughout Northern Ireland.

In an interview, Mr Beattie additionally hit out on the “incredible” private abuse he receives from different unionists.

He pointed to the hostile political setting as a cause why his social gathering has been unable to influence extra girls to run as candidates within the election.

The Army veteran has been social gathering chief for 3 years.

Doug Beattie said it would be a ‘personal failure’ if his party does not return to Westminster (Liam McBurney/PA)
Doug Beattie stated it will be a ‘personal failure’ if his social gathering doesn’t return to Westminster (Liam McBurney/PA) (PA Archive)

Holly Evans16 June 2024 12:24

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Actor Brian Cox says Brexit is ‘the demon we don’t speak about’

Actor Brian Cox has stated he’s “worried” that the Scottish National Party (SNP) won’t make securing an independence referendum a transparent aim of the General Election.

The 78-year-old Succession star has been very vocal about his assist for Scotland breaking off from the UK and in his criticism of Brexit.

He referred to the referendum wherein Scotland voted to remain in Europe whereas nearly all of the UK voted to go away.

Cox additionally stated his “main thing is… still the demon that we don’t talk about, which is Brexit” earlier than citing financial figures.

He added: “It seems to me that we are still suffering from that, and we’ve not done anything about it.

“So when we talk about other things, we can’t really talk in terms of where we are because we are suffering from Brexit.”

Holly Evans16 June 2024 12:05

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Wes Streeting says nothing to be ‘achieved’ by junior docs strike motion forward of election

Wes Streeting says nothing to be ‘achieved’ by junior docs strike motion forward of election

Holly Evans16 June 2024 11:45

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