The United Kingdom is holding a general election on 12 December 2019 that will see each parliamentary constituency elect one MP to the House of Commons under the country’s first-past-the-post system.
All 650 seats will be contested in the vote, with 326 needed for a majority.
UK Prime Minister Johnson called for an early vote in a bid to break the impasse over his proposed terms for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. According to the British PM, after the election, a new Parliament and government will be able to endorse the deal. This could put a lid on the political turmoil that the UK has been living with since the Brexit referendum in June 2016.
As the UK general election campaign draws to a close, opinion polls are beginning to show the race narrowing. Despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson being comfortably in the lead throughout most of November and early December, a hung parliament appears increasingly likely.
It’s been claimed that over 10m people have watched the video of Boris Johnson refusing to look at a photo of a little boy lying on a NHS hospital floor but one thing of great significance in the interview seems to have been missed: namely when the PM said wanted to get on and ‘turn this country around’.
With just days left before Brits head to the polls on 12 December in a crucial general election, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been touring key Brexit-voting Labour-held seats in the Northeast of England.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Nearly 5,500 people died between 2016 and 2019 while waiting for an available bed at NHS hospitals, The Guardian newspaper reported on Monday, citing a study produced by NHS doctors amid a major staffing shortage in the United Kingdom health system.
Despite the general election being just around the corner, it is not the campaign pledges that most papers made a splash on, but Boris Johnson’s car-crash interview about a sick boy and the fatal disaster in New Zealand.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock visited the hospital in Leeds which has been at the centre of a nation-wide scandal after a photo emerged with a sick boy lying on a pile of coats on the floor. He was met there by people who reports have described as Labour protesters.
Polling stations across Britain will open on 12 December, with voters expected to throw their weight behind one of the listed candidates. The biggest stumbling block still surrounds how they (and their electorate) view Britain’s future in or outside the EU.
The scheme proposed by the Tories favours highly-qualified foreign professionals entering the UK from other countries, while introducing limitations on poorly-educated newcomers, with a points system set to make the country’s economy more efficient.
A marginal constituency in the heart of the UK, West Bromwich East, has become a fiercely contested seat between several major political parties, with parliamentary candidates (PPCs) fighting for one of Britain's working class strongholds following snap election across the country and the resignation of a longserving top Labour official.
The UK will hold a general election on 12 December. According to the Telegraph, citing the latest opinion polls, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's lead over the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has slipped to under 10 points. although the poll still puts the Tories in front.
The think tank finds even under the scenario of a Conservative Brexit leading to a free trade agreement, there’d be an annual fiscal shortfall of at least £6 billion and potentially as much as £20 billion. A World Trade Organisation exit from December 2020 could push that as high as £28 billion.
A two-day NATO summit marking the 70th anniversary of the organisation gets under way near London this Tuesday, with defence spending and the future of the military alliance on the agenda as the preceding events have offered more than a hint of the problems plaguing the bloc.
Recent polls suggest that the Tories are on course to win a majority of 68 seats at the general election. Meanwhile, the Labour Party has been accused of alienating voters by shifting its position on Brexit due to a protracted struggle between pro-Brexit and pro-Remain factions.
An attacker wearing a fake suicide vest stabbed two people to death during a terrorist incident at London Bridge on Friday and wounded three others before he was killed by law enforcement.
London Bridge remains closed as forensic scientists and investigators are working at the site of Friday’s stabbing, which claimed the lives of a man and a woman. Three other people were injured.