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Game Over?

The elections in the United Kingdom will decide everything – or again nothing at all

 

A majority for Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not certain, but very likely. The forecasts for the Liberal Democrats are disappointing. All the signs are in favour of Brexit.

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Politics Without Emergency Lane

Boris Johnson fights for his Brexit

 

In Brussels, the EU Commission and the British government are struggling to reach an agreement. They want to prevent or at least not be responsible for an uncontrolled withdrawal of the United Kingdom on 31st October. In London, the opposition is wrestling with itself for a second referendum.

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Election Monitor EU Affairs

“My feminist heart sings” – Scottish Jo Swinson Wins the Race for LibDem Party Leadership

Photo credit: https://www.libdems.org.uk

 

Monday night, one day before the much-noticed change in Tory leadership, the British Liberal Democrats also appointed a new party leader. After predecessor Vince Cable resigned in March, his deputy Joanne Kate “Jo” Swinson became the new incumbent. The 39-year-old Scot cannot only look back on many years of party, parliamentary and ministerial experience, but was also the favourite in the race for the position.