Tag: Boris Johnson

UK election 2019: how the Tory triumph unfolded

This one nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate. This is obviously a very disappointing night for the Labour party. Tonight is terrible. It’s horrendous. It’s heartbreaking. Jo Swinson has lost her seat in Dunbartonshire East to the Scottish National Party. The most disastrous result for the Labour party. The worst result since 1935. [cheering and applause]...

‘Devastated’: Jo Swinson apologises to Lib Dems for election failure

[applause] This winter election has been dark in more ways than one. Leaders evading scrutiny, whether it was Corbyn ducking phone ins or Johnson hiding in a fridge; voters feeling forced to choose the least worst option, squeezing out positivity. Even before it started, we saw an exodus of MPs, especially women, ground down by abuse, intimidation and threats. I’m...

Where do the political parties stand on the environment? | Tom Swarbrick’s Elections Explainer

Mass protests, sizzling temperatures and a lot of anger. People are suffering, people are dying entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. The politics and reality of climate change really matters right now. To be honest, it used to be a bit of an afterthought for political parties at a general election… but what...