UKIP is dead! Hooray!
Well, not quite. UKIP's disastrous performance and the local elections signals their engulfing by the lurch to the right by Theresa May's Team (previously known as the Conservative Party).
Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn's Team - sorry, I'm falling for all this presidential campaigning nonsense - seems determined to take Britain back to the 70s.
Again, not quite. The Labour manifesto has much good and popular stuff in there and, crucially, an indication that no Brexit deal means no Brexit.
This is encouraging and sensible. It's also the first chink of light that a majority consensus could be formed in the Commons, further down the line, against a bad deal for Britain, together with a resurgent Lib Dems.
This is a long game. Representative democracy may prevail after all.
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Have a great weekend.
- 1 Michael Gove claims Boris Johnson is a 'huge asset' to Scotland
- 2 Sky News presenter says Boris Johnson is 'gaslighting the nation' over Covid claims
- 3 Home Office launches voluntary repatriation scheme for EU nationals
- 4 Brussels politician says Boris Johnson should 'pay for EU workers to stay' in UK
- 5 David Cameron's wife says Brexit has made trading 'difficult' for her business
- 6 Website that allows public to see if their MP is 'a p***k' gets 250,000 views in four days
- 7 Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid reject Boris Johnson's coronavirus claim
- 8 Nigel Farage reminded of claim that 'acid test of Brexit' surrounds fishing after clip resurfaces
- 9 Pro-Brexit fishing campaigner says Boris Johnson's deal has left her with 'no fish'
- 10 Boris Johnson is the 'worst PM' and should resign, says Alastair Campbell
Matt Kelly, Editor, The New European
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