Yes, Brexit was key to the 2019 General Election campaign – but it wasn’t all that voters wanted to hear about. Tristan Hotham (University of Bath) analyses Facebook advertising in the run-up to the vote and finds that while the issue proved an asset to the Conservatives and a liability to the Lib Dems, Labour … Continued
Remember the Brexit Party? Perhaps not, but they were once a political force, winning the 2019 EU elections just four months after they’d be born; yet seven months later they went on to a staggering election showing of no seats. Guido realised no other hacks had mentioned the party since the election, so he thought […]
They helped to Get Brexit Done by urging Brexiteers to vote Tory in the election.
Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney has revealed that every member of the European Parliament is given a duty-free catalogue of goodies to buy at massively cheaper prices than the people they represent. The brochure includes the offer of 200 cigarettes for just £7, and fizz for only £4. This is, of course, on top of […]
Winning more support means looking to the Party’s right as well as its left – to use crude but efficient terms.
Men chose the Conservatives over Labour by a 19-point margin (48 per cent to 29 per cent), while women did so by just six points.
We sometimes thought it wouldn’t happen, but the instruction is unambiguous. The voters have responded to the Prime Minister’s call to Get Brexit Done.
The latest polls clarify the choice: either Johnson gets it done, or a Corbyn-led government blocks it. A vote for Farage is a vote for the latter.
A Black, sorry, Red Swan may carry him off. But in less than six months he has rescued the Conservatives, and is on the brink of delivering the referendum mandate.
The Brexit Party will win 13-14% of the vote in Thursday’s election despite what the opinion polls say, he predicts.
It could have been so different. He should have withdrawn his troops from all but a few seats in which the Tories had no chance of winning.
We reproduce a further Twitter thread from the man who helped to advise Ruth Davidson on how to win in Scotland.
Our nagging worry is: what about voters who may not want to get Brexit done, but are nonetheless apprehensive about Corbyn and John McDonnell’s tax plans?
I’ve been nervous after last time – but here goes. Plus: Farage is having a dreadful campaign. And why election night TV will never be the same again.
To add to the Brexit Party’s woes today in light of four MEPs resigning the whip, Guido also learns their Head of Digital Strategy quit two weeks into the election. Given their lack of air time, digital ads were crucial to their success… Ed Jankowski, who joined the party in October to replace Steve Edginton’s […]
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The four are unimpeachably dedicated Brexiteers, who have stuck their necks out time and again for their beliefs. Any wavering Leave voters should heed their message.
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They were winners in the European parliamentary elections, but now the Brexit Party is struggling. Callum Tindall (University of Nottingham) identifies Nigel Farage’s missteps. After the Brexit Party’s victory in the European parliamentary elections in May 2019, it would have hoped to sustain its success. But many things have changed in British politics since. After … Continued
This region contains a sizeable clutch of those crucial ‘Labour Leave’ seats through which the Prime Minister is trying to pave his path to an overall majority.
Two elections after our first meeting with Chris Green, the Tory candidate, the Labour vote is so soft that it could lose Bolton North East.
His ‘Contract with the People’ makes an effort to stake out some new territory for the People’s Army, but he faces an uphill climb.
*Sorry, ‘Contract with the People’…
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And: the Conservatives hide their own manifesto away. The LibDems bungle theirs – which Prince Andrew wrecks anyway. Plus: election night line-ups.
My latest round of polling finds no signs of a seismic shift in opinion so far. We find a similar picture to last week’s.
The Unite to Remain alliance means the Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and the Greens are trying to pool their votes to ensure a Remain-backing candidate is elected. But the Brexit Party’s decision to stand down their candidates in Tory-held seats makes this tougher. Heinz Brandenburg (University of Strathclyde) concludes that the overall effect of these pacts will be minimal. Now […]
Such seats are absolutely to the Conservatives’ hopes of an overall majority – but what do the voters have to say?
The Brexit Party’s candidate for the key Tory target of North Norfolk has been reported to the police over claims he made a false declaration in his nomination statement. The constituency’s ‘Statement of Persons Nominated’ form declares that the Brexit Party’s Harry Gwynne lives at “(Address in North Norfolk constituency)”, but a newspaper article just one […]
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Following analysis of the closed candidate nominations, it has turned out the Brexit Party – having announced they will stand down in 317 tory-held seats – will not be standing in an additional 39 seats. Read them in full below: Airdrie and Shotts Argyll and Bute Brent Central Bristol North West Canterbury Central Ayrshire Chorley (candidates […]
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This region contains a string of those ‘Labour Leave’ seats which are central to the Tory strategy – but will the Brexit Party trip them up?
Farage’s decision to stand down some Brexit Party candidates seems to have been the most impactful development of this election week.