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Labour must back second Brexit vote or lose next election, Tom Watson warns

Deputy leader says far more Remain supporters than Leavers have abandoned the partyLabour’s deputy leader Tom Watson today warns that his party will lose the next general election and any chance to form a radical, reforming government unless it quickly rewrites its Brexit policy and commits wholeheartedly to a second referendum.Watson’s intervention comes after the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, appeared to suggest a shift in Labour’s position towards stronger support for a second public vot...
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EU citizens denied vote in European elections to sue UK government

Exclusive: Campaign groups prepare legal challenge following ‘systemic denial’ of suffrageThe government is facing the prospect of being sued by campaigners for EU citizens in the UK and British nationals abroad who were denied a vote in the European parliament elections.John Halford, a public law specialist at Bindmans, said this week’s electoral fiasco was something a democracy should not tolerate. Continue reading...
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Yes, these EU elections weren’t good enough. This is why | Bob Posner

The Electoral Commission warned politicians a last-minute election risked issues such as EU citizens struggling to vote• Bob Posner is chief executive of the Electoral CommissionThe European parliament election that was never going to happen is now behind us, and we await the results which will emerge from Sunday evening once polls have closed across all member states. It is an anomaly for our politics to have to wait that long for the results, but it is not the only thing that is unusual about ...
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European elections: UK regulator urged to count late postal votes

Group of MEPs writes to Electoral Commission over reports of ballot paper delaysThe Electoral Commission has been asked to permit late postal votes for the European parliament elections to be counted as reports continue of many British nationals living abroad receiving their ballot papers too late to return on time.A group of 10 MEPs has written to the regulator to say that it should consider any postal vote that arrives by Sunday when the polls close across Europe. “We cannot permit lousy disen...
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European elections: UK government may face court action after EU citizens denied vote

People reportedly turned away from European election polling booths due to admin errors‘Vote in your own country’: EU citizens tell of UK poll chaosThe government is facing calls to launch an urgent investigation into the treatment of EU citizens in the European elections after many people reported being denied their democratic right to vote.Voters across the country told of their devastation at finding their names crossed off the register due to clerical errors by local councils. Experts said t...
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UK government may face court action after EU citizens denied vote

People reportedly turned away from European election polling booths due to admin errors‘Vote in your own country’: EU citizens tell of UK poll chaosThe government is facing calls to launch an urgent investigation into the treatment of EU citizens in the European elections after many people reported being denied their democratic right to vote.Voters across the country told of their devastation at finding their names crossed off the register due to clerical errors by local councils. Experts said t...
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Dogs, a horse and a goat go to the polls – in pictures

Pets accompany their owners across the UK as the nation votes in the European elections Continue reading...
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EU citizens in UK complain of being denied right to vote

People are reportedly being turned away from European election polling booths due to admin errorsA disturbing picture is emerging of EU citizens in the UK being denied their democratic right to vote in the European parliament elections because of administrative errors by local councils.Reports are coming in from across the country of EU nationals turning up at polling booths and finding their names crossed out and being told by officials they are not eligible to vote. Continue reading...
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May close to abandoning Brexit bill amid growing cabinet backlash - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political events as they happen as the UK votes in the European elections 2019 and pressure continues on Theresa May to resign 12.16pm BST 11.51am BST This is what Valerie Vaz, the shadow leader of the Commons, said in the chamber earlier about the government’s decision not to publish the EU withdrawal agreement bill tomorrow. (See 11.22am.) She said:Yesterday the prime minister told the house that the second reading of the withdrawal agreement bill would b...
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It’s hard to imagine. But could this really be the end for the Tories? | Polly Toynbee

In its Brexit delirium, the party is tearing itself apart on an election day, its voters rampaging off into the Farage wildwoodsWelcome to an extraordinarily bizarre election day. Pause on the way to the polling station to wonder at the astounding mayhem within our “ruling” party, soliciting votes even while wrenching its leader from Downing Street. We may be so used to the Tory party in meltdown that we forget to be amazed at what is unfolding before our eyes – on election day.Even allowing for...
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May 'could announce departure date on Friday' – as it happened

Prime minister replies after Leadsom quits as leader of the House of CommonsTheresa May’s Brexit statement – summaryEarly evening summary 12.57am BST 12.12am BST Further developments in Josh Halliday’s story reported earlier tonight about the Tommy Robinson protest in Salford.Police have confirmed they made two arrests following the trouble at a Tommy Robinson rally in Salford earlier.Greater Manchester Police said: “Police arrested two people during a disturbance following a planned ev...
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May 'could announce departure date on Friday' – politics live

Prime minister replies after Leadsom quits as leader of the House of CommonsTheresa May’s Brexit statement – summaryEarly evening summary 12.12am BST Further developments in Josh Halliday’s story reported earlier tonight about the Tommy Robinson protest in Salford.Police have confirmed they made two arrests following the trouble at a Tommy Robinson rally in Salford earlier.Greater Manchester Police said: “Police arrested two people during a disturbance following a planned event in Lower Brou...
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Theresa May's letter in response to Andrea Leadsom's resignation – politics live

Prime minister replies after Leadsom quits as leader of the House of CommonsTheresa May’s Brexit statement – summaryEarly evening summary 11.06pm BST Speaking to reporters after her resignation, Leadsom said she could not support the Withdrawal Agreement Bill’s new elements.She said: “I have been supporting Brexit totally for the last three years and I just couldn’t as Leader of the Commons, with responsibility for legislation, stand up at Business Questions tomorrow and announce a Bill that...
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Anti-racist activists injured in Tommy Robinson rally clashes – politics live

Violence at campaign rally comes at fraught political time as Andrea Leadsom quits and Theresa May faces intense pressure to stand downTheresa May’s Brexit statement – summaryEarly evening summary 9.53pm BST Meanwhile, my colleague Josh Halliday has this report from a Tommy Robinson rally in Salford that has descended into violence.Anti-racism activists were being escorted away from Tommy Robinson demo when objects were thrown at them. Police led away two males. Some officers were hit with e...
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Andrea Leadsom resigns from the government as May refuses to quit – live news

Tory ministers and backbenchers conspicuously absent as Theresa May makes statement about her proposed Brexit billTheresa May’s Brexit statement - SummaryEarly evening summary 8.19pm BST Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson criticised Andrea Leadsom’s decision to step down on the eve of the European elections, calling it a “slap in the face” for her colleagues. He tweeted: “I accept that she may want to go but to do it the night before an election looks odd. 8.10pm BST Commentators are poi...
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Nigel Farage shelters on campaign bus to avoid milkshake attack

Brexit party leader told to remain on vehicle after possible assailants spottedNigel Farage has been forced to seek refuge on his campaign bus after being stalked by people carrying milkshakes in Kent, according to reports.The Brexit party leader and his campaign team seemed keen to avoid a repeat of events in Newcastle on Monday, when he was doused in banana and salted caramel milkshake after making a speech. Continue reading...
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May refuses to quit as cabinet in revolt and Tory calls for her immediate resignation escalate – live news

Tory ministers and backbenchers conspicuously absent as Theresa May makes statement about her proposed Brexit billTheresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary 6.22pm BST The crisis is still fluid, but here is a summary of what we know so far. 6.10pm BST From ITV’s Paul BrandIain Duncan Smith says he thinks President Trump now likely to pull his visit, as that week could well be the week of a leadership challenge to May. Continue reading...
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Nigel Farage discussed fronting far-right group led by Steve Bannon

Footage shows Brexit party leader calling Bannon’s plan a ‘fightback against globalists’Nigel Farage discussed the idea of fronting a global alliance of populist and far-right politicians being put together by the controversial former White House strategist Steve Bannon, it has emerged.Farage said he would be keen to take the role after Bannon discussed the idea of forming a group based around populism and “economic nationalism”, with potential members including Hungary’s Viktor Orbán and Rodrig...
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May fails to quell Brexit plan backlash amid reports cabinet has turned against her – live news

Tory ministers and backbenchers conspicuously absent as Theresa May makes statement about her proposed Brexit bill 3.20pm BST That turned out to be a shorter and rather less intense parliamentary occasion than we were expecting, but that was primarily because the really important political discussions at Westminster are taking place outside the chamber this afternoon - and they don’t seem to involve Theresa May. In the past Conservative MPs would have sat through the whole thing, but today t...
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‘Everyone knows it will be a disaster’ – May’s invisible campaign

As the PM recedes from view, her colleagues are more interested in the race to succeed her than the European electionsThe room is booked, the camera tripods assembled, the crowd of eager, political types – including a healthy smattering of aides, wannabes and reporters – in place, ready for the event to get under way. The appointed time ticks past, but that’s OK: indeed, for a campaign event, it’s almost a positive. It suggests the big speaker is late because he or she is in demand somewhere els...
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Brexit: MPs leave Commons as May makes statement on new deal – live news

Tory ministers and backbenchers conspicuously absent as Theresa May makes statement about her proposed Brexit bill 2.24pm BST My colleague Heather Stewart may have been in touch with the same source.Theresa May still doughtily defending her bill in the Chamber - but one cabinet source says, “something funny going on here... may move very fast.“ 2.23pm BST This is from the Sunday Times’ Tim Shipman.Cabinet minister: "Things could move fast now." Continue reading...
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Theresa May makes statement to MPs about her 'New Brexit Deal' – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including PMQs and Theresa May’s statement to the Commons about her latest Brexit deal 1.23pm BST Iain Duncan Smith, the Tory Brexiter, asks if May can confirm that the EU withdrawal agreement bill (Wab) will be put to a vote.May says the government has made the position clear. The bill will be brought back in the first week of June. 1.20pm BST May is responding to Corbyn.She says he made his position clear. He wants e...
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PMQs: May faces Corbyn before statement on her 'New Brexit Deal' – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including PMQs and Theresa May’s statement to the Commons about her latest Brexit deal 12.24pm BST From the Mirror’s Pippa CrerarFrontbench looking a bit light on Cabinet Brexiteers at #PMQs - Penny Mordaunt only one there. I understand Chris Grayling is in Germany, but where are , @trussliz @michaelgove @LiamFox amid Tory anger at PM’s “new” Brexit offer?? 12.23pm BST The SNP’s Ronnie Cowan says parents have to trave...
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Brexit: Gove hints withdrawal agreement vote may have to wait until new PM in place – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including PMQs and Theresa May’s statement to MPs about her so-called ‘New Brexit Deal’ 10.17am BST As my colleague Robert Booth reports, Philip Alston, the UN rapporteur on extreme poverty, has published his final report on povery in the UK. It compares Conservative welfare policies to the creation of 19th-century workhouses and warns that unless austerity is ended, the UK’s poorest people face lives that are “solitary, po...
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Far-right Facebook groups 'spreading hate to millions in Europe'

Avaaz uncovers 500 accounts using fake news to spread white supremacy messageA web of far-right Facebook accounts spreading fake news and hate speech to millions of people across Europe has been uncovered by the campaign group Avaaz.Facebook, which is struggling to clean up the platform and salvage its reputation, has already taken down accounts with about 6 million followers before voting in the European elections begins on Thursday. It was still investigating hundreds of other accounts with an...
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Brexit: Tory MPs abandoning May after second referendum offer – as it happened

Prime minister offers option of fresh vote if MPs pass withdrawal bill, which will be published ‘in next few days’ May offers MPs vote on second referendum in ‘new’ Brexit dealTheresa May’s new Brexit deal: point-by-point analysisMay’s speech: snap summary and analysisEU to investigate Nigel Farage over expenses funded by Arron Banks 10.51pm BST We’re closing this love blog down now. Thanks for reading and commenting. Here’s a summary of the latest events: Related: May’s final effort to wi...
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Brexit: Tory MPs abandoning May after second referendum offer – live news

Prime minister offers option of fresh vote if MPs pass withdrawal bill, which will be published ‘in next few days’ May offers MPs vote on second referendum in ‘new’ Brexit dealTheresa May’s new Brexit deal: point-by-point analysisMay’s speech: snap summary and analysisEU to investigate Nigel Farage over expenses funded by Arron Banks 8.12pm BST The former Czech Republic prime minister, Vaclav Klaus, was one of three warm up acts at the Brexit Party’s last hustings, which is taking place in a...
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The Guardian view on Greens in Europe: hopeful signs | Editorial

An enlarged Green group in the European parliament would drive climate policy forward, and prove that the activism of recent months has been effectiveIt is an ill wind that blows no one any good. Even the buffeting by the gale of rightwing nationalist parties in the European elections has a bracing message: that the environment is back on the political agenda. Recent months have seen a dramatic rise in the profile of green issues, following last year’s warning from the UN that the window of oppo...
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Brexit: Tory MPs start abandoning May after she offers to stage vote on second referendum – live news

Prime minister offers option of fresh vote if MPs pass withdrawal bill, which will be published ‘in next few days’ May offers MPs vote on second referendum in ‘new’ Brexit dealHow May summed up her ‘New Brexit Deal’ in 10 pointsMay’s ‘New Brexit Deal’ speech - Snap summary and analysisEU to investigate Nigel Farage over expenses funded by Arron Banks 6.15pm BST These are from the Tory MP Simon Clarke, another backbencher who is abandoning Theresa May having supported her at MV3, or meaningfu...
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Brexit: new bill to include MPs' vote on second referendum, May says – live news

Prime minister offers option of fresh vote if MPs pass withdrawal bill, which will be published ‘in next few days’ How May summed up her “New Brexit Deal’ in 10 pointsEU to investigate Nigel Farage over expenses funded by Arron BanksDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 5.04pm BST And this is what May said in her speech on customs.Now the government has already put a proposal which delivers the benefits of a customs union but with the ability for the UK to determine its own trade and devel...
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