After a historic landslide win, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated his Brexit promise and stated that Britain will retain control of their trade, money and borders. There is minimal doubt that the British PM will face any obstacle to pave a way for Britain’s exit after securing a majority in the elections. Credit: Sera Mathews Following a crushing election victory on Friday, Mr Johnson assured his Conservative backers that the UK would exit the European Union by the end of January 2020. The win was a “powerful new mandate to get Brexit done” Mr Johnson said at his victor’s speech on Friday. Deputy director general of the CBI, Josh Hardie, embraced the hope of an end to the three-year issue because “a government with a mandate and a strong majority brings a bit more c
Labour MP candidates Barry Gardiner and Dawn Butler kept their seats in Brent again in the UK's general election in 2019, although the Labour Party faced a landslide failure nation-wide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIcfPH8oNlc&feature=youtu.be Gardiner, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, has been the MP for Brent North for 22 years. He won 26,911 votes this year, a significant drop compared with 35,496 votes two years ago. Barry Gardiner, by Bowen Jiang Butler witnessed her vote share drop from 10 percent to 63 percent compared with what she achieved in 2017. She has served Brent Central for four years and is now Shadow Women & Equalities Secretary. Dawn Butler giving a speech after her victory in Brent Central, by Bowen Jiang Des...
A group of doctors in scrubs (Image from Unsplash) How will the National Health Service be affected, now that the Tories are in power? In the early hours of Friday 13 December, it was announced that the electorate had voted for a majority Conservative Government. With 365 seats, the Conservative party had well surpassed the 326 seat target needed to hold a majority government. This result has many people speculating about what this will mean for the UK’s National Health Service. In his Prime Minister’s victory speech on 13 December, Johnson stated: “I’ve heard it loud and clear from every corner of the country that the overwhelming priority of the British people now, is that we should focus above all on the NHS, that simple and beautiful idea that repre
Westminster students are divided and “confused” but believe their chosen parties will stick to their Brexit pledges. Brexit legislation is on hold while the UK votes in this year’s general election. The Conservative party, under Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership, wants to leave the European Union (EU) with its most recent revised deal. Mr Johnson has been pushing to “get Brexit done” and has previously promised to leave the union, on 31 October 2019 as “do or die”. Government’s attempt to get a new deal through Parliament, was frustrated after members of parliament failed to approve the deal, thus forcing the Prime Minister to ask for an extension of the deadline to the EU. Divisions over Brexit has remained high in the Conservative party, even after Mr Johnson managed to se
*Photography: Fabio Angeli A data rights group is accusing the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats of infringing the Data Protection Act 2018. Open Rights Group has claimed the three UK biggest parties have used personal data without permission as part of their election campaign. The organization has sent a letter to the parties over the issue. The document represents three individuals who have pledge the parties have used their data to obtain information for the campaign. The individuals urgent the parties give them an answer and stop processing their data. Open Rights Group affirmed Tories, Labour, and Lib Dem had breached the Data Protection Act 2018. According to them, the Conservatives have used personal names and address to guess the age of one of the individuals...
As the election draws closer, campaigns emerge to convince people to vote based on policies rather than public image. The General election in the UK is only three days away, set to take place on Thursday 12 December. As the public prepare to vote in the upcoming election, most members of the electorate have already decided which party will be receiving their vote on Thursday. An online survey found that 75 percent of voters knew who they were going to vote for, while 25 percent were still uncertain. A quarter of voters are undecided, meaning that there is still time for the electorate to be influenced by politicians during the election campaign trails. It was also found that a large amount of voters across the UK have not read any party manifestos of any of the parties. 31 percent of
Boris Johnson seems set for victory in Thursday’s general election according to the latest polls. WestminsterWorld’s research suggests The Conservatives lead polling, averaging over 10 percent higher than the Labour Party. If the polls are to be believed, it seems that Jeremy Corbyn cannot make up the gap with just three days until polling day. At best for Labour, ICM’s latest poll points to a margin of seven percent between them and the Conservatives. At worst, the margin is 15 percent according to Opinium. Both Labour and the Conservatives seem to have taken a portion of prospective voting away from the Liberal Democrats and Brexit Party since campaigning started. Overall, the Green Party have consistently stayed at around three percent of prospective votes. But, can we still tr
University College London Hospital| Photograph by Elza Lopes Party leaders failed to address key NHS’ issues in health and social care on their election campaigns. UK’s main parties have made numerous promises to pour into the NHS funding and extra staff, however, concerns grow as “no credible answers” have been offered to deal with issues affecting the healthcare system, Chris Hopson, Chief NHS provider said. All main parties have made pledges on their manifestos to increase expenditure in the healthcare system, with emphasis on increasing NHS funding and workforce. The Conservatives have promised 50,000 staff nurses and 50 million GPs surgery appointments. In contrast to Labour which promised 24,000 more nurses, its manifesto top priorities also feature, reducing patients' charges,
Extinction Rebellion activists glued their hands to granite stones on the ground outside Leicester Square Underground Station in central London on Monday to urge the government to tackle air pollution. Protesters in yellow suits gathered at 6:30, laying down 25 yellow granite stones with the logos of Extinction Rebellion on them. Eight activists stuck their hands on the stones and sat on the ground. They also parked a truck on Cranbourn Street. Activists put a blue banner on it, which reads “AIR POLLUTION KILLS 25 LONDONERS EACH DAY”. Protesters called the demonstration “The Air We Grieve”. 25 stones represented 25 Londoners that die because of air pollution every day. Police later came and got activists off the road. One police officer who did not reveal his name said
The London Bridge attack further divided the nation in regards to their political views only days before the election. Londoners said the government isn't effective in their actions against terrorism. On Saturday 29 November, Usman Khan, 28, carried out a knife attack that injured three people and led to the tragic deaths of Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23. For a moment, the public conversation centred on messages of sadness and support for those affected by the tragic event. However, it wasn’t long before the conversation shifted from warm words to political arguments and point scoring. For who could forget, there’s a general election in three days! With Andrew Marr on the BBC, Boris Johnson talked tough on crime and pledged: “to take steps to make sure that people