Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'

Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'

Thirdly, coalition government can not be the plan. "Core voters in the north who voted for Brexit are not convinced, and metropolitan liberal voters aren't convinced by that either". "At times I felt like the most hated man in Bristol", Mr Williams sighs. Past year no party campaigned to remain in the European Union so vehemently. Last year, Lewes voted by 53 to 47 percent to stay in the EU. It tacitly accepts that a mandate is needed but insists it can only be expressed through an election against another pro-Brexit party, not by a referendum in which the specific question is on the ballot paper.

Perhaps seeking to ride the wave of popularism, which has swept the world in the last 12 months, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has come out the gate with a barnstorming speech, railing against "the establishment", using similar rhetoric to a man he has publicly slammed in the past: US President Donald Trump.

"Alistair Carmichael I would assume is safe, given the success of the Lib Dems in Shetland and Orkney at the Holyrood elections past year". All 48 seats they lost in 2015 will be "in play", reckons Rob Ford of the University of Manchester.

"I want a Labour government that ensures that carers are properly supported when they are caring for loved ones".

They join fellow Labour MPs Alan Johnson, Tom Blenkinsop, and Pat Glass, who announced on Tuesday that they would not seek re-election.

But as Nick Clegg revealed he will stand again for his Sheffield Hallam seat, some Star readers have criticised the Lib Dems. However, the Lib Dems are going to be campaigning heavily on overturning the referendum result, and Labour can not afford to do this as too many of their voters were pro-Brexit. They'll be campaigning hard in Edinburgh West and in North East Fife, as they did so well there in the Holyrood elections past year. Because that's the most important thing.

The Lib Dems have polled well in recent local elections but have only nine parliamentary seats. He has voiced support for former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, urged a boycott of Israeli goods, and vehemently opposed the Iraq war within his own party. And just think of the implications of that! The party backed remaining in the European Union, but many of its legislators represent working-class areas of northern England that voted to leave.

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour could emerge from the forthcoming general election in third place behind the Liberal Democrats in terms of vote share, according to one of the UK's leading political scientists. The lacklustre leadership of Tim Farron has not helped.

As the country gears up for a June 8 vote, the center-left party lags far behind Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives in the latest opinion polls and is bitterly divided over Brexit.

But there is cause for optimism on both fronts.

He plugged the line constantly because it meshed with the "nice bloke but no leader" nonsense touted by Jeremy Corbyn's critics on the Labour benches after he had trounced the best they could throw up against them. Even if the party's national polling does not pick up, it will pour resources into marginal seats, while other parties will have to campaign across the country.

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