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 Nigel Farage loses nearly 50,000 followers after Twitter suspends QAnon accounts
- 2 Michel Barnier tells UK to be 'very careful' in Brexit diplomatic status row
- 3 Fifteen ways to fix Britain
- 4 This chumocracy is costing our country
- 5 Holyrood in talks with EU to extend Erasmus scheme to Scottish students
- 6 Susanna Reid takes on Priti Patel over government's gaslighting of public on coronavirus
- 7 Independent SAGE adviser gives scathing assessment of Priti Patel's £800 Covid fines
- 8 An actor whose politics were a touchy subject
- 9 Bob Geldof takes swipe at No 10 saying 'lying is second nature' to them
- 10 Brexiteer says he'd never have voted for Brexit 'if we knew we'd lose our jobs'
Matt Kelly, Editor, The New European