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Everyone thought the Tories had a problem with trust – actually, it turned out to be Labour
This was the Brexit Election. The irony of this lies in the Labour Party’s attempts, through the courts, to force Sky News to drop that description from its daily coverage, while its senior spokespersons and Jeremy Corbyn outriders dutifully brandished it as the core excuse for its colossal defeat yesterday. “It’s not the Brexit election but we lost because it was the Brexit Election.”
And as increasingly unlikely Labour seats fell to the Johnson tsunami, it became clear that while Labour was keen to avoid talking about Brexit – at least until after the exit poll was announced – its once core vote had no such reservations. One of the cruellest losses of the night was Don Valley MP Caroline Flint, who succumbed to a nine per cent swing to the Conservatives, an act of electoral self-harm which deprives Labour of one of its best hopes for the soon-to-be-vacant leadership.
Following her defeat, Flint, who was one of the minority of candidates who believed the result of the 2016 EU referendum should be honoured, said: “We’re going to hear the Corbynistas blame it on Brexit and the Labour uber-Remainers blaming Corbyn. Both are to blame for what looks like a terrible night for Labour. Both have taken for granted Labour’s heartlands. Sorry we couldn’t offer you a Labour Party you could trust.”
In four sharp sentences the former minister nailed the fundamental cause of Labour’s defeat: trust. And there’s another irony: after spending six weeks trying to damage Boris Johnson on what Labour assumed was the prime minister’s weak spot – his trustworthiness – it was the same issue that condemned them.
The likes of Sir Keir Starmer and Emily Thornberry must have thought they were being oh so clever by manipulating and manoeuvring Corbyn into a position on Brexit he did not support, namely the absurd policy of negotiating a new Leave deal and then campaigning against it in a second referendum in which Remain would again be on the ballot paper (despite it being rejected three years ago). They must have congratulated themselves when Labour conference agreed to it, believing it would attract both Remain and Leave voters to Labour’s banner.
Did Starmer and company believe their machinations were invisible to voters outside the capital? Did they perhaps imagine that what they were up to was so clever and sophisticated that voters in Birmingham and Manchester would quickly lose interest and return to their football match or their pigeon racing?
But the whole time those shenanigans were taking place, Labour Leave voters in the Midlands, the North and in Wales looked on in disgust. They had been promised by Labour two years ago that their vote in the EU referendum would be honoured. They had been told the same even before the referendum took place. And then the party revealed that it would rather indulge London Remain voters who were so upset at losing, they simply couldn’t go on unless they were given another go.
Three years of insults (“Leave voters are stupid and racist”) took their toll. And Labour, which had broken too many promises, was in voters’ sights. Flint was right – Labour had confirmed it could not be trusted to deliver on their previous promises on Brexit. So why trust it to deliver on tax or nationalisation or free broadband or pensions or anything else?
Labour were mad keen to make trust an election issue. They succeeded. I bet they wish they hadn’t.
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Brexit Megathread

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union.

It's finally the big day in the UK.
Polls close at 10 PM BST. (That's 5pm on the US east coast, and 2pm on the US west coast)
We should expect results to start coming in around 1 AM BST.
There's no public exit poll running being conducted, but there is an on-the-day survey going that will be released at 10pm. There are also private polls being run by financial firms for their own benefit.
Polls have shown a very tight vote with maybe a small edge to Remain. In betting markets, Remain has a pretty big edge.
Results Page
BBC Livestream
9:23 PM BST /Europe has a live thread going on people may want to check out.
9:29 PM BST From The Independent where to look to see which side is winning.
10:16 PM BST Polls are now closed. The BBC is livestreaming their results broadcast worldwide. Available here.
10:28 PM BST Polls released after voting ended indicate a Remain lead.
10:46 PM BST Musical interlude for undecided people.
11:18 PM BST 84 leave MPs from the Conservative party signed a letter urging PM Cameron to stay on.
11:30 PM BST BBC is saying Gibraltar may report very soon, expected to be heavily Remain. Also Gibraltarian is a funny demonym.
11:36 PM BST Musical interlude for "leave" campaigners.
11:37 PM BST Gibraltar in. Remain: 19322, Leave: 823. 84% turnout.
11:50 PM BST Newcastle expected soon, BBC saying it's expected to be a small Remain win, which would be disappointing to the Remain campaign who would like to win there by about 12 points to be 50/50.
Midnight BST Newcastle in. Remain: 65404, Leave: 63598.
12:13 AM BST Okrneys in. About as expected for a 50/50 result.
12:17 AM BST Sunderland in, big win for Leave.
12:26 AM BST The pound is down shaprly on the Sunderland result.
12:27 AM BST Musical interlude for "remain" campaigners.
12:55 AM BST Swindon in. Remain: 51220, Leave: 61745 A bit better than expected for Remain, first good news for Remain of the night really.
1:25 AM BST Lots of results coming in now. Kettering and South Tyneside both look good for Leave. West Dunbartonshire slightly better than expected for Remain.
1:40 AM BST Remain has fallen a good bit in betting odds, but is still a slight favourite. at about 60/40.
2:02 AM BST Today has been one of the highest volatility days in the trading of the pound.
2:07 AM BST Betting markets now have Leave as slight favourites.
2:09 AM BST Pound down drastically to $1.41 USD per GBP. Was at $1.50 earlier in the night when polls indicated Remain winning. Extremely volatile. Getting live #s here.
2:25 AM BST Lambeth in London has come in big for Remain. Slight boost to the pound now at $1.43. Looks like lots of uncertainty about the end result here. This may go down to the wire.
2:34 AM BST Will be 16.8 million votes needed to win. So far about 5 million votes counted. Very slight overall edge to Remain, but large majority of vote yet to come in.
2:48 AM BST Betting markets now back to 60/40 in favour of Remain. GBP up to $1.45 USD.
3:17 AM BST Leave have taken a lead of a couple hundred thousand votes. Betting markets a bit more on the Leave side. Pound down to $1.42 USD.
3:20 AM BST Interesting forecast from The Economist on economic impact of Brexit.
3:26 AM BST Pound down to $1.40 USD. New low of the night.
3:35 AM BST Betting markets now at 73% leave. Leave ahead by 350k votes.
3:42 AM BST Betting now 80% leave. GBP down to $1.38 USD, a 7% crash. Leave leading by almost 500,000 votes. This may be coming to a result.
3:53 AM BST Full on market rout. GBP under $1.37, levels not seen since 2009. FTSE futures down 9%.
3:56 AM BST Manchester in. 60/40 remain which is an ok result for them, but not enough to staunch the bleeding elsewhere.
4:01 AM BST Leave leading by 460k with more than half the vote in. Betting markets at 90% leave.
4:03 AM BST GBP has fallen below $1.35 USD. This is by a large margin the largest single day crash of the pound in the history of modern currency markets. Over a 9% drop in one day.
4:17 AM BST Leave extends their lead to about 560k with about 2/3 of the results in. Betting markets have 90% to leave still.
4:23 AM BST Reports that Birmingham has gone leave, which would be a disaster for the remain campaign. No official numbers yet. Birmingham is the single biggest vote haul available.
4:29 AM BST Betting markets now at 95% leave. Leave lead expanded to 650k.
4:32 AM BST Pound is at its lowest level since 1985.
4:40 AM BST BBC has called it for leave.
5:19 AM BST I'm going to end the tick tock here. Lots of things will happen in the coming days, but the news of the night is settled. Leave has won in a fairly close vote - looking like about a 4% margin overall.
5:29 PM BST One big update. Cameron is out.
5:32 PM BST A song for disappointed Remain supporters.
This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
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Leaving the EU Empire - Johnson’s Brexit deal faces UK parliamentary vote Saturday - 18 October 2019

The European Union (EU) agreed a deal over Brexit with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday, which was approved by all 27 EU leaders on the first day of a two-day Summit.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker sent a letter to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, stressing that it was now time for Britain’s parliament to do its part.
The deal means that the UK will leave the EU customs union and be allowed to sign free trade deals with non-EU countries. However, there will be a legal customs border between Northern Ireland (which is part of the UK) and the Irish Republic (which remains a member of the EU). This will mean a border in the Irish Sea, between mainland UK and island of Ireland. Goods will be checked at “points of entry” in Northern Ireland to be determined.
A convoluted tariff system is established, whereby duty will be paid on goods coming into Northern Ireland from the UK if deemed “at risk” of then being transported into the Republic of Ireland. A committee comprising UK and EU representatives will decide what goods should be on the “at risk” list.
Johnson arrived in Brussels yesterday afternoon to meet EU leaders.
Adding to the dismay of pro-Remain MPs, Juncker initially indicated that he wanted no part in planned moves by opposition parties in Westminster to delay Brexit until the new year—a plan laid out in the Benn Act, instructing Johnson to seek an extension of his deal was rejected at a special “Super Saturday” session of parliament or if there is no deal. On Wednesday, the government tabled a motion for Saturday’s emergency session at which it will ask MPs to back the deal just agreed, or to sanction a no-deal Brexit.
As news of the deal emerged Thursday morning, the hard Brexit supporting Jacob Rees-Mogg told parliament that on Saturday there would be a 90 minute debate to either approve a deal or to approve a no-deal exit: “In the event of a motion to approve a deal, that motion, if passed, will meet the terms both of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act [aka, the Benn act] and of section 13 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act [the main legislation governing the UK’s exit].”
Juncker tweeted, “This is a fair, a balanced agreement. It is testament to our commitment to finding solutions.” He told the press as he arrived at the summit that this was the only deal on the table. Asked if he thought British MPs would pass the deal, Juncker said “I hope it will, I'm convinced it will… Anyway, there will be no prolongation… We have concluded a deal. So there is not an argument for delay. It has to be done now.”
After two hours of discussion, a senior EU official said that Europe’s leaders would follow events on Saturday and reflect on the next steps if they were in a “different situation.”
A second source said the EU had chosen not to interfere in a “sensitive domestic debate” (At least not publicly). However, “they leave the door open to the possibility of an extension, to be discussed at a later stage—if required.”
Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, in a joint press conference, alongside Juncker, EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Irish Premier Leo Varadkar, said “Now the ball is in the court of the UK. I have no idea what will be the result of the debate in the House of Commons on Saturday. It isn’t for me to comment on political developments in the UK. But if there is a request for an extension, I will consult member states to see how they react.”
The EU is telling Remain MPs that if they succeed in voting down Johnson’s deal Saturday, there may be an extension. But if Johnson wins a majority then all bets are off, as the EU will not countenance a further extended period of uncertainty that is impacting on Europe’s economy as well as the UKs. It is also undermining the ability of Germany and France, the EU’s two main powers, to discipline governments such as Italy and prevent them from exploiting popular anti-EU sentiment to demand economic and political concessions. Article continues below the form
Brexit is only the most developed expression of national and inter-imperialist tensions that are plunging the world into trade war and which now threaten to blow apart the EU—with US President Donald Trump’s active support in furtherance of his “America First” agenda.
To finalise the deal, the Johnson government concluded that it was necessary to sideline the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), with whose 10 votes the Tories have had to rely on since becoming a minority government after the 2017 general election. As London edged towards a deal with Brussels, the DUP said it could not support Johnson’s proposals, but would “continue to work with the government to try and get a sensible deal that works for Northern Ireland and protects the economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom.”
Johnson responded by dropping a proposed veto for the DUP for any deal to be agreed, which was contained in his original proposal. The prime minister’s move was immediately accepted by EU negotiators. The DUP then announced that they would vote against a deal that “drives a coach and horses through the professed sanctity of the [1997] Belfast Agreement.”
Also known as the Good Friday Agreement, this was instrumental in creating a stable platform for this flow of wealth from and through Ireland and brought three decades of civil war in Northern Ireland to an end by implementing power sharing in the north between Sinn Fein and the Unionist parties. It was signed by the British Labour government of Tony Blair, the Irish government and eight unionist and nationalist parties. The DUP complained that “the [Johnson] government has departed from the principle that these arrangements must be subject to the consent of both unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland.”
Discussion is now focussing on the parliamentary arithmetic that would enable him to pass the deal in parliament. Johnson is seeking to secure the backing of his pro-Brexit MPs despite the DUP’s opposition, while also winning back 23 former Tory MPs who sit an Independents, including 21 he expelled from the party last month for trying to block a no-deal Brexit.
But Johnson also needs to win a section of Labour MPs who back Brexit outright or who represent constituencies that heavily voted Leave. Earlier this month, 19 Labour MPs wrote to Juncker declaring their “wish to see the British EU referendum result honoured without further delay.” But there are possibly more who did not sign who might vote with the government anyway.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday that he will not back Johnson’s deal, stating that it was worse for the economy than that which Prime Minister Theresa May was unable to get through parliament on three occasions. However, he has said he will not whip or discipline Labour MPs who do not oppose the Johnson deal.
It is a measure of the crisis facing pro-remain MPs that they are expected to shy away from demanding that a second referendum must be held to put Johnson’s deal against a call to stay in the EU. Pro-EU Tories have supposedly withdrawn their support, while Corbyn refused to give it his explicit support, stating only that “We are unhappy with this deal and as it stands we will vote against it, although obviously we will need to see all of the last details of it.”
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[UK Politics] A giant post on the policies/promises the three main parties are campaigning for.

I hope this thread allows everyone in this thread contribute positively, with opinions and facts, and not be afraid to voice out something that this sub isn’t too favourable on. I have asked the mods to remove votes for comments to allow discussion and not get the hive mind to start upvoting/downvoting whenever something is set.
Warning this is going to be a big, meaty, thread entailing a lot of points, some not included because of how long it is – so if you have no patience to read, don’t voice your opinion just because you feel like contributing.
*I was trying to write a basic view in how our democracy works but I realised it was too complicated to add it as an addition to what is going to be a hefty piece already so I compromised. I might make a separate thread for how things work within our democracy but I think it might be too much for a sub dedicated to economic thought and theories.
Also do note my main sources are the parties individual manifestos and the BBC, I choose the BBC over other new sites because I think it takes the most unbiased position it can for all three parties. And in regards to some of the vagueness of policies, it's either because it's vague on purpose as I have found nothing concrete to add onto or they have not yet released information to the public. And yes, I didn't have the time to perfectly align positions that are similar or different in a side by side comparison, I will fix this in the coming days but for now I wanted to make sure everything important was included.
(Let me just say how annoying it is to go through countless pages of just bullshit, nothing but pandering and pointing fingers and rarely highlighting a god damn policy… 80-120 pages of this urghhhh)
To check the state of our economy click here.
Now without further ado, let’s begin.
Economy and Business
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Click above to see how much revenue they predict they’ll get from these changes. Click above to see how muc-oh? They don’t have any of the calculations for the public to see their policy effects? How strange, I wonder why... Well would you look at that, Lib Dems also put their costs up for all the pledges they made.
Bring the railways back into public ownership as franchises expire Increase the personal allowance to £12,500 and the higher rate to £50,000 by 2020 £100bn package of additional infrastructure investment
Regain control of energy supply networks through the alteration of operator license conditions, and transition to a publicly owned, decentralised energy system Keep pledge to ensure residents can veto high increases in council tax via a referendum Boost the economy with a major programme of capital investment
Replace water system with a network of regional publicly-owned water companies Improve HMRC's capabilities to clamp down on smuggling, including improving policing of borders as UK leaves EU Eliminate the deficit on day-to-day spending by 2020 to control the national debt, and then borrowing only to invest
Reverse the privatisation of Royal Mail "at the earliest opportunity" Reduce online VAT fraud Install hyperfast, fibre-optic broadband across the UK
Create at least one publicly-owned energy company in every region of the UK, with public control of the transmission and distribution grids. Spend more on research and development Additional funding to bring more private investment into renewable energy
Income tax rate 45p on earnings of £80,000 and above Ensure industry and businesses have access to reliable, cheap and clean power Raise employee national insurance threshold to the income tax threshold, while protecting low earners' ability to accrue pension and benefit entitlements
Income tax rate of 50p to be reintroduced on earnings above £123,000 Deliver road, rail, airports and broadband that businesses need. Ensure those with the highest incomes and wealth are making a fair contribution
Boost wages of 5.7m people earning less than minimum wage to £10 an hour by 2020 Increase the amount levied on firms employing migrant workers Reverse cuts to corporation tax from 20% to 17%, capital gains tax, marriage allowance
Create a National Transformation Fund that will invest £250bn over 10 years in upgrading the economy Listed companies will have to publish ratio of executive pay to broader UK workforce pay Raise inheritance tax threshold
Deliver universal superfast broadband availability by 2022 Maintain pledge to cut corporation tax to 17% by 2020 Action on corporate tax evasion and avoidance
A National Investment Bank as part of a plan to provide £250bn of lending power over the next decade for infrastructure Reform business rates, with more frequent revaluations Reforming corporation tax to develop a system that benefits the smallest
Scrap quarterly reporting for businesses with a turnover of under £85,000. Simplify the tax system Expand the activities of the state-owned British Business Bank
Corporation tax to increase: (21% 2018-2019)(24% 2019-2020)(26% 2020-2021) Regulate more efficiently, saving £9bn through the Red Tape Challenge and the One-In-Two-Out Rule Create a new 'start-up allowance' for new businesses
Corporation tax for profits below £300,000: (20% 2018-2019)(21% 2019-2021) *For some reason someone didn’t check their numbers and apparently 2019-2020 is unknown – which I assume it means that it applies to the second increase rate. Legislate for tougher regulation of tax advisory firms Review business rates
An end to zero-hours contracts to guarantee workers a "number of hours each week" Update the rules that govern mergers and takeovers Protect the science budget, including the recent £2bn increase, by raising it at least in line with inflation
‘Balancing the Books’ Ensure foreign ownership of companies controlling important infrastructure does not undermine British security or essential services Stamp out abuse of zero-hours contracts
Meet the OECD target of 3% of GDP spent on R&D by 2030 Legislate to make executive pay packages subject to strict annual votes by shareholders Encourage employers to promote employee ownership
Separation of investment and retail banking Consider a ban on companies which cold call people to encourage them to make false personal injury claims Champion the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine initiatives
Breaking up RBS and create local public banks. Reduce insurance costs by "cracking down on exaggerated and fraudulent" whiplash claims. 40% of board members being women in FTSE 350 companies.
Introduce an Excessive Pay Levy on companies with staff on very high pay *The Excessive Pay Levy is a payroll tax, it basically charges employers for paying exceptionally high rates to individuals.
Switching from RPI to CPI indexation
Develop a version similar to the Australian system of binding arbitration and fines for persistent late-payers for the private and public sectors.
Worker Rights
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Introduce four extra public holidays each year to mark national patron saints' days Increase the National Living Wage to 60% of median earnings by 2020 Encourage the creation and widespread adoption of a ‘good employer’ kitemark covering areas such as paying a living wage, avoiding unpaid internships and using name-blind recruitment to make it easier for customers and investors to exercise choice and influence.
Maximum pay ratios of 20:1 to be rolled out in public sector Ensure people working in the 'gig' economy are properly protected Establish an independent review to consult on how to set a genuine Living Wage across all sectors. We will pay this Living Wage in all central government departments and their agencies, and encourage other public sector employers to do likewise.
Ban unpaid internships Change the law to ensure listed companies nominate a director from the workforce, create a formal employee advisory council or assign specific responsibility for employee representation to a designated non-executive director Extend transparency requirements on larger employers to include publishing the number of people paid less than the Living Wage and the ratio between top and median pay.
"Clamp down on bogus self-employment" and extend rights of employees to all workers - including shared parental pay Introduce a right for employees to request information relating to the future direction of the company. Modernise employment rights to make them fit for the age of the ‘gig’ economy, looking to build on the forthcoming Taylor Report
Guarantee trade unions a right to access workplaces Strengthen enforcement of employment rights, including by bringing together relevant enforcement agencies and scrapping employment tribunal fees.
End the public sector pay cap Strengthen worker participation in decision-making, including staff representation on remuneration committees, and the right for employees of a listed company to be represented on the board. We will change company law to permit a German-style two-tier board structure to include employees.
Repeal the Trade Union Act and roll out sectoral collective bargaining, whereby industries can negotiate agreement as a whole Reform fiduciary duty and company purpose rules to ensure that other considerations, such as employee welfare, environmental standards, community benefit and ethical practice can be fully included in decisions made by directors and fund managers.
Enforce all workers' rights to trade union representation at work Reduce the reporting requirement for disclosure of shareholdings to 1% in order to increase transparency over who owns stakes in the biggest companies.
Use public spending power to drive up standards, including only awarding public contracts to companies which recognise trade unions Require binding and public votes of board members on executive pay policies.
Give all workers equal rights from day one, whether part-time or full-time, temporary or permanent
Shifting the burden of proof, so the law assumes a worker is an employee unless the employer can prove otherwise.
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Reintroduce maintenance grants for university students and abolish university tuition fees Pump an extra £4bn into schools by 2022 Invest nearly £7bn extra in education
A National Education Service for England to incorporate all forms of education Scrap free school lunches for infants in England, but offer free breakfasts across the primary years Triple the Early Years Pupil Premium to £1,000
Overhaul existing childcare system and extend 30 hours of free childcare to all two year olds No school will have its budget cut as a result of the new funding formula Oppose new selective schools and give local authorities control over admissions and new schools
Promise to reduce class sizes to "less than 30" for five, six, and seven-year-olds At least 100 new free schools a year Raise the quality of early years provision
Devolve responsibility for skills to city regions or devolved administrations End ban on grammar schools - conditions would include allowing pupils to join at "other ages as well as eleven" End the 1% cap on teachers' pay rises
Free school meals for all primary school children, paid for by removing the VAT exemption on private school fees. Ask universities and independent schools to help run state schools Guarantee all state school teachers are fully qualified or working towards qualified teacher status from January 2019
A specialist maths school to be opened in every major city in England due to new funding arrangements Introduce a professional development entitlement of 25 hours per year for all teachers, rising to 50 hours by 2025
Every 11-year-old expected to know their times tables off by heart Tackle unnecessary teacher workloads
If universities want to charge maximum tuition fees, they will be required to "become involved" in academy sponsorship or the founding of free schools Reforming Ofsted inspections
Introduce T-Levels Scrap the planned expansion of grammar schools
Change the rules to allow the establishment of new Roman Catholic schools Ensure that identification and support for special educational needs and disabilities takes place as early as possible
New faith schools will now have to prove parents of other faiths and none would be prepared to send their children to that school Protect the availability of arts and creative subjects in the curriculum
Work to build up the investment funds of universities across the UK. Improve the quality of vocational education, including skills for entrepreneurship and self-employment, and improve careers advice and links with employers
Challenge gender stereotyping and early sexualisation
Reinstate university maintenance grants for the poorest students
Double the number of businesses that hire apprentices.
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Accept the EU referendum result and "build a close new relationship with the EU" prioritising jobs and and workers' rights Exit the European single market and customs union but seek a "deep and special partnership" including comprehensive free trade and customs agreement Second referendum on Brexit deal
Guarantee the rights of EU nationals living in the UK and work to "secure reciprocal rights" for UK citizens elsewhere in the EU Vote in both Houses of Parliament on "final agreement" for Brexit Press for the UK to unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU nationals in the UK
A "meaningful" role for Parliament throughout Brexit negotiations Assess whether to continue with specific European programmes and it "will be reasonable that we make a contribution" to the ones which continue Urge same rights for UK citizens living in European Union countries
Scrap Conservatives' Brexit White Paper and replace with "fresh negotiating priorities" with strong emphasis on retaining the benefits of the single market and customs union Agree terms of future partnership with EU alongside withdrawal, both within the two years allowed under Article 50 Membership of the single market and customs union
Reject no deal as a viable option and if needs be negotiate transitional arrangements "to avoid a cliff-edge for the UK economy" Convert EU law into UK law and later allow parliament to pass legislation to "amend, repeal or improve" any piece of this Protect freedom of movement and EU schemes which increase opportunities for young people
Keep EU-derived laws on workers' rights, equality, consumer rights and environmental protections Remain signatories to the European Convention on Human Rights for the next parliament Defend social rights such as maternity leave
Maintain UK's leading research role by seeking to stay part of Horizon 2020 and its successor programmes Repeal or replace the Human Rights Act "while the process of Brexit is under way" ruled out, although consideration will be given to the UK's "human rights legal framework" when Brexit concludes Maintain EU environmental standards and cooperation for law enforcement and justice
Seek to maintain membership of European organisations which offer benefits to the UK such as Euratom and the European Medicines Agency Reduce and control immigration from Europe after Brexit Retain City of London's rights in EU financial markets
Will not allow Brexit to be used as an excuse to undercut UK farmers and flood Britain's food chain with cheap and inferior produce. Seek to replicate all existing EU free trade agreements Campaign against any reduction in investment in UK universities
Support the ratification of trade agreements entered into during our EU membership Retain European Health Insurance Card, reduced roaming charges and pet passports
Introduce a Trade Bill in the next parliament Protect the rights of the people of Gibraltar.
Create a network of Her Majesty's Trade Commissioners to head nine new regional overseas posts
Reconvene the Board of Trade to increase exports from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as England.
Health and Social Care
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Deliver safe staffing levels and reduce waiting lists Real terms increases in NHS spending reaching £8bn extra per year by 2022/23 1p in the pound on income tax to raise £6bn for NHS and social care services
End hospital car parking charges A new GP contract and changes to the contract for hospital consultants Transform mental health care and waiting times
One million people will be taken off NHS waiting lists by "guaranteeing access to treatment within 18 weeks" Retain the 95% four hour A&E target Limit the amount elderly people have to pay for social care
Scrap NHS pay cap Require foreign workers and overseas students to pay more to cover the cost of NHS care. Guarantee the rights of all NHS and social care service staff who are EU nationals to stay in the UK
NHS will receive more than £30bn in extra funding over the next parliament End the public sector pay freeze for NHS workers
Mental health budgets will be ring-fenced, and Labour will ensure all children in secondary schools have access to a counselling service. Reinstate student nurse bursaries
Protect NHS whistle-blowers
Produce a national workforce strategy to prevent shortage of GPs, hospital doctors, nurses and other NHS staff
Increase access to mental health talking therapies
Examine the case for introducing a dedicated service for children and young people based on the Australian 'headspace' model
Early mental health support for pregnant women, new mothers and those who have experienced miscarriage or stillbirth
Fast-track exceptional graduates into children's social work and encourage high-achieving graduates to pursue a career in mental health social work
Tackle stigma against mental ill-health
Ensure that LGBT+ inclusive mental health services receive funding and support
Raise the amount people earn before losing Carer's Allowance from £110 to £150 a week
Promote easier access to GPs and prevent practice closures
HIV prevention available on the NHS
Tackle childhood obesity
Develop a just settlement for haemophiliacs who were given contaminated blood.
Social Security and Pensions
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Cuts to bereavement support payment will be scrapped, as will the bedroom tax and the "punitive sanctions regime" Scrapping the triple-lock on the state pension after 2020, replacing it with a "double lock", rising with earnings or inflation - but no longer 2.5% Maintain the 'triple lock' of increasing the state pension each year.
Reinstate housing benefit for under-21s Means test winter fuel payments to pensioners Withdraw eligibility for the Winter Fuel Payment from pensioners who pay tax at the higher rate (40%).
Guarantee state pension triple lock, as well as the winter fuel allowance and free bus passes Tighten the rules against pension abuse and increase punishment for those caught mismanaging pension schemes We will retain the free bus pass for all pensioners
"Rejects" proposal to increase state pension age further Give the pensions regulator powers to issue punitive fines for those found to have wilfully left a pension scheme under-resourced and if necessary, powers similar to those held by the Insolvency Service to disqualify relevant company directors Introducing a single rate of tax relief for pensions, which would be designed to be simpler and fairer and would be set more generously than the current 20% basic rate relief
A commitment to "protect the pensions of UK citizens living overseas in the EU or further afield". Consider new criminal offence for company directors who put at risk the ability of a pension scheme to meet its obligations.
Families and Communities
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
30 hours free childcare to be extended to two-year-olds and "some" to one-year-olds Introduce a "breathing space" scheme to help those in serious debt be protected from further interest, charges and enforcement action for up to six weeks. Extend free childcare to all two-year-olds and to the children of working families from the end of paid parental leave
An end to the so-called "rape clause" - part of the policy of restricting child tax credits to the first two children in a family. It means mothers who have a third child as a result of rape can be exempted, but would have to provide evidence in order to do so An additional month's paid paternity leave
A review into reforming council tax and business rates, in favour of options such as a land value tax Introduce a new Young Person's Bus Discount Card for 16-21 year olds, giving a two-thirds discount on bus travel
A national review of local pubs to examine the causes for their large-scale demise, as well as establishing a joint taskforce that will consider future sustainability. 30 hours' free childcare a week for all parents in England with children aged from two to four years
Take 13,000 children out of poverty by letting both parents earn before their Universal Credit is cut
Reverse cuts to work allowances in universal credit and housing benefit for 18-21 year olds - increase jobseeker's allowance and universal credit for 18-24
Uprate working-age benefits at least in line with inflation
Abandon the two-child policy on family benefits and abolish the 'rape clause'
Reverse cuts to employment support allowance to those in the work-related activity group
Increase local housing allowance (LHA) in line with average rents in an area
Scrap the 'bedroom tax' and the work capability assessment
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Labour will not "scapegoat migrants" and will not set a cap on immigration, describing targets as "bogus" Commitment to "bear down on immigration from outside the EU" across all visa routes Vote against attempts to scrap the Human Rights Act or withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights
International students will not be included in immigration numbers, but the party will crack down on "fake colleges". Immigration cut to under 100,000 Offer safe and legal routes to the UK for refugees - offering sanctuary to 50,000 Syrian refugees over five years
Labour believes in the "reasonable management of migration" but "will not make false promises on immigration numbers". Students expected to leave the country at the end of their course unless they meet new "higher" requirements allowing them to stay Reopen the Dubs scheme to take 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children from Europe.
Overseas students to remain in the immigration statistics.
Energy and Environment
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Ensure that 60% of the UK's energy comes from zero-carbon or renewable sources by 2030 UK should have the lowest energy costs in Europe, both for households and businesses Ensure that four million properties receive insulation retrofits by 2022, prioritising fuel-poor households
A ban on fracking Establish an industrial energy efficiency scheme to help large companies install measures to cut their energy use and their bills Prevent 40,000 deaths a year with Air Quality Plan to reduce air pollution
Nuclear power "will continue to be part of the UK energy supply" Smart meters offered to every household and business by the end of 2020 Ensure British farming remains competitive
Introduce an immediate emergency energy price cap to ensure the average dual fuel household energy bill remains below £1,000 per year Make it easier to switch energy providers and introduce a "safeguard tariff cap" A diesel scrappage scheme, and a ban on the sale of diesel cars and small vans in the UK by 2025
Maintaining access to the EU's internal energy market and retaining access to nuclear research programme Euratom will be a priority in Brexit negotiations. Independent review into the cost of energy to ensure UK energy costs are as low as possible, while ensuring a reliable supply and meeting 2050 carbon reduction objective Extend ultra-low-emission zones to 10 more towns and cities
Against more large-scale onshore wind power for England, but maintain position as a global leader in offshore wind and development of wind projects in the remote islands of Scotland, where they directly benefit local communities Run all private hire vehicles and diesel buses licensed to operate in urban areas on ultra-low-emission or zero-emission fuels within five years
Develop the shale industry in Britain Pass a Zero-Carbon Britain Act to set targets to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2040 and to zero by 2050
Non-fracking drilling treated as permitted development Aim to generate 60% of electricity from renewables by 2030
Set up a new shale environmental regulator Support investment in energy storage, smart grid technology, hydrogen technologies, offshore wind, and tidal power
Change proposed shale wealth fund so greater percentage of tax revenues from shale gas directly benefit the communities that host the extraction sites. Oppose 'fracking'
Establish a £2bn flood-prevention fund
Increase the amount of accessible green space
Suspend the use of neonicotinoids until proven that their use in agriculture does not harm bees or other pollinators
Increase maximum sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years, and a ban on caged hens
Clamp down on illegal pet imports
Reform agricultural subsidies
Pass a Zero-Waste Act
£2bn to ensure the provision of high-speed broadband across the rural UK
£2bn Rural Services Fund to co-locate council offices, post offices, children's centres, libraries and visiting healthcare professionals.
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Extend high speed rail link HS2 to Scotland Review rail ticketing to remove "complexity and perverse" pricing, with a passenger ombudsman introduced Investment in road and rail infrastructure, continued commitment to HS2, Crossrail 2 and rail electrification
Build a new Brighton main line for the SouthEast Minimum service levels agreed with train companies and staff during times of industrial action. A pledge to make this mandatory if a deal cannot be reached voluntarily Take over the running of Southern Rail and Govia Thameslink
Build Crossrail 2 - to run north-south through London between Hertfordshire and Surrey - "to ensure our capital continues to prosper" Focus on creating extra capacity on the railways to ease overcrowding, bring new lines and stations, and improve existing routes - including for freight Invest capital in major transport improvements and infrastructure
Recognise the need for additional airport capacity in the South East Continue investment in High Speed 2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and the expansion of Heathrow Airport, while ensuring these projects develop the skills and careers of British workers Oppose expansion of Heathrow, Stansted or Gatwick and any new airport in the Thames Estuary - instead focus on improving existing regional airports such as Birmingham and Manchester.
Almost every car and van to be zero-emission by 2050 with £600m investment by 2020 to help achieve it.
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Build over one million more homes, with at least half for social rent Halve rough sleeping over the course of the next parliament and eliminate it by 2027 Build 300,000 homes a year by 2022, including half a million affordable and energy-efficient homes
Homeowners will be offered interest free loans to improve their properties Meet 2015 commitment to deliver a million homes by the end of 2020 and half a million more by the end of 2022 £5bn of initial capital for a new British Housing and Infrastructure Development Bank
Guarantee help to buy funding until 2027 and give locals buying their first home "first dibs on new homes built in their area" Build better houses to match the quality of previous generations Green Buildings Act to ensure every home in England reaches at least an energy rating of Band C by 2035
Legislate to ban letting agency fees for tenants, and look at giving the Mayor of London power to give London renters "additional security" Support for high-quality, high-density housing like mansion blocks, mews houses and terraced streets Ensure at least four million homes are made highly energy efficient (Band C) by 2022, with priority given to fuel-poor households
Make 4,000 additional homes available for rough sleepers to end homelessness. 160,000 houses built on government land Restore the zero-carbon standard for new homes
Maintain the existing strong protections on designated land like the Green Belt, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Create at least 10 new garden cities in England
Continue £2.5bn flood defence programme to protect 300,000 existing homes by 2021. End the voluntary right to buy pilots that sell off housing association homes and the associated high value asset levy
Enable local authorities to levy up to 200% council tax on second homes and 'buy to leave empty' investments from overseas
Enforce housebuilding on unwanted public sector land
Penalise excessive land-banking when builders with planning permission have failed to build after three years.
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Support the renewal of the Trident submarine system Spend at least 2% of GDP on defence and increase the budget by at least 0.5% above inflation in every year of the new parliament Spend 2% of GDP on defence
Work with international partners and the UN on multilateral disarmament "to create a nuclear-free world" Pledge to "maintain" the overall size of the armed forces Spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid
Commit to the Nato benchmark of spending at least 2% of GDP on defence Retain the Trident continuous-at-sea nuclear deterrent Suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Will have a complete strategic defence and security review Better compensation for injured personnel and the families of those killed in combat. Recruit STEM graduates to be armed forces engineers, providing 'golden handshakes' of up to £10,000
Insulate the homes of disabled veterans for free. Work to lead international nuclear disarmament efforts
Provide free further or higher education for anyone who has served in the armed forces for 12 years or more.
Drugs and Policing
Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Recruit an additional 10,000 police officers to work on community beats Create a "national infrastructure police force", which brings together the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, the Ministry of Defence Police and British Transport Police Bring in a legal, regulated market for cannabis
Serious Fraud Office to be incorporated into the National Crime Agency Introduce limits on potency and permit cannabis to be sold through licensed to over-18s
£1bn to modernise the prison estate End imprisonment for possession of illegal drugs for personal use
Legislation to make changes in police practices if "stop and search does not become more targeted and stop to arrest ratios do not improve" Reducing the proliferation of betting shops and cap maximum bets on fixed odds betting terminals at one time to £2
Legislate if progress not made to reduce the "disproportionate use of force" against black, Asian and ethnic minority people in prison, young offender institutions and secure mental health units. £300m for community policing in England and Wales
Require all front-line officers to wear body cameras on duty
Replace police and Crime commissioners with police boards made up of local councillors.
Hope this thread gains a lot of traction from people so we can have valid discussion on these policies in regards to neoliberalism and other -isms.
If you feel like I missed something, or there are mistakes, then PM me so I can fix it :)
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Subreddit Stats: ukpolitics top posts from 2018-06-17 to 2018-07-17 07:37 PDT

Period: 29.89 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 119344
Rate (per day) 33.45 3964.35
Unique Redditors 292 8994
Combined Score 192145 772478

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 13615 points, 80 submissions: 0minous0
    1. Ed Miliband: I agree with William Hague. Drug legalisation is no go area for most frontline politicians but on public health grounds, we should legalise cannabis. If we care about mental health, street cannabis is much bigger danger & experience of eg Portugal suggests use unlikely to rise. (1154 points, 291 comments)
    2. A poll by @SkyData suggests 82% of people would support legalising cannabis for medicinal use in the UK while 8% of people would oppose it (962 points, 290 comments)
    3. Buy-to-let landlords stop 2.2 million families becoming homeowners, report by Tory MP finds (921 points, 659 comments)
    4. If Theresa May resigns and is replaced by a new Conservative leader, should there be a new general election? Yes: 66% No: 34% via @OpiniumResearch, 10 - 13 Jul (612 points, 310 comments)
    5. British public backs legalisation of cannabis so it can be sold like cigarettes and alcohol, Independent poll finds (531 points, 173 comments)
    6. THEY GOT BARRY! FUCK! (460 points, 120 comments)
    7. 95% of UK burglaries and robberies not solved, data suggests (448 points, 248 comments)
    8. Ed Miliband (On Trump's state visit): He lies about crime in Britain & in Germany, he lies about and defends his cruel, inhumane, barbaric policy of separating babies and children at the border, a new low even for him, and in less than four weeks, Theresa May will roll out the red carpet. Really? (421 points, 472 comments)
    9. 70 years ago today, the NHS was created (409 points, 147 comments)
    10. Faisal Islam: If you read Airbus risk assessment they are literally preparing for a No Deal Brexit, which is exactly what many Brexiter MPs complaining about Airbus heavily lobbied the Government to do and to tell everyone else to do, and is the natural result of current state of negotiations (368 points, 78 comments)
  2. 12320 points, 33 submissions: chowieuk
    1. Reminder that a foreign hostile government has just murdered a british citizen on our own soil. Whilst everyone is having fun with the government 'drama', this is the state of the commons during Sajid Javid's statement on the Amesbury poisoning. (1596 points, 404 comments)
    2. Government takes sole credit for yet another EU policy (1151 points, 211 comments)
    3. "Brexit is now a crime scene. Vote Leave cheated and they are trying to use BBC on the night of the football match to bury the fact that they had to commit crimes in order to 'win' the referendum. They hope no one notices that Brexit was won with fraud." - Christopher Wylie (1115 points, 685 comments)
    4. "I'm withdrawing my support for Brexit. Did not sufficiently account for: the incompetence of UK politics; the madness of Brexiteers; the deep aversion to EEA; NI; Customs; and of course Trump. Not switching to Remain but if we do now remain I'll shrug." - Roland Smith (1012 points, 382 comments)
    5. Bannon to me off-air: "Fuck you. Don't you fucking say you're calling me out. You fucking liberal elite. Tommy Robinson is the backbone of this country." (946 points, 594 comments)
    6. "It's become received wisdom to say the PM's Chequers proposals constitute a soft Brexit. This is in itself a sign of the scale of the Brexiteers' success in shifting the goalposts. Soft Brexit used to mean staying in the customs union and the single market. Chequers does neither." (767 points, 425 comments)
    7. The effect of leaving the customs union visualised (687 points, 450 comments)
    8. "The mask has finally slipped. All those people saying "we mustn't be a vassal state of the EU" were really saying it because they wanted us to be a vassal state of the US." (544 points, 380 comments)
    9. Mueller Probe Is Now Eyeing Pro-Brexit UKIP Member Nigel Farage (534 points, 433 comments)
    10. "This is just nuts. The BBC interviewed Vote Leave CEO we now know has broken laws. But wouldn't allow the whistleblowers who provided the evidence - Shahmir and Chris - on air "until investigation concludes". What??" (392 points, 171 comments)
  3. 10087 points, 52 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. On "the UK changing the electoral system from First Past the Post to a system of Proportional Representation": Support: 51% Oppose: 13% via @ICMResearch, 08 - 11 Jun (1073 points, 485 comments)
    2. Labour MP Lisa Nandy ambushes TMay with leaked Dept for Transport emails, which she says show officials describe Northern lines as “valueless”, discuss “classic handling” techniques for MPs, suggest a “sop” to passengers and a plan to “propagate myths” about the issues. #PMQs (1063 points, 192 comments)
    3. New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab skips his first day of Brexit talks to attend right-wing think-tank summer drinks (670 points, 99 comments)
    4. A woman exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Amesbury, Wiltshire, has died in hospital (622 points, 391 comments)
    5. BREAKING: Donald Trump says that the UK is in 'turmoil': 'So I have NATO, I have the UK which is in, somewhat, turmoil and I have Putin. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all' (585 points, 582 comments)
    6. From a now-deleted page on Theresa May's website: "Theresa May is firmly against plans to build a third runway... Local people will be devastated by the Government’s decision to proceed". (529 points, 142 comments)
    7. Reminder: Amber Rudd resigned for the same thing Esther Mcvey now admits to have done - 'inadvertently misleading parliament' (388 points, 72 comments)
    8. Some eagle-eyes at Channel 4 have spotted an apartheid South Africa flag on Tory MP Michael Fabricant's mantlepiece. Oof. (354 points, 250 comments)
    9. Government defeated again in the Lords - the Grieve amendment will go to MPs in the Commons on Wednesday. (341 points, 263 comments)
    10. Labour Press Team sent tory ministers a 'Cabinet Survival Kit' for tomorrow filled with a Pyjamas, a Stopwatch counting down the days till Brexit, Fudge, sticking plasters and 'A can for kicking down the road. (330 points, 146 comments)
  4. 8788 points, 36 submissions: Crappy99
    1. The Times Cartoon - Trump Disrespect (1317 points, 249 comments)
    2. Jeremy Corbyn says children should be taught about workers’ rights in school (1094 points, 491 comments)
    3. The Times Cartoon - Wrexiteers (1061 points, 91 comments)
    4. Theresa May: Trump told me to sue the EU (708 points, 385 comments)
    5. The Evening Standard Cartoon - on Boris Johnson's resignation (428 points, 31 comments)
    6. Westminster voting intention: LAB: 40% (-), CON: 36% (-6), UKIP: 8% (+5) via @OpiniumResearch, Chgs w/ 07 Jun (379 points, 489 comments)
    7. MPs voice outrage at 'repulsive' Donald Trump broadside against Theresa May (271 points, 132 comments)
    8. Donald Trump 'hates' Sturgeon and 'bitches about' her to Theresa May, staffer claims (257 points, 106 comments)
    9. The Guardian Cartoon - May's Message from Trump (228 points, 10 comments)
    10. Novichok came from small bottle, police say (220 points, 163 comments)
  5. 6926 points, 23 submissions: MobileChikane
    1. David Lamy: Brexit always made more sense as a protest position for a rabble of Tory backbenchers. As an actual policy it is a disaster. The EU has always been a whipping boy for mendacious national politicians, not the real problem. David Davis' resignation proves this. (1104 points, 443 comments)
    2. EU diplomats shocked by Boris's 'four-letter reply' to business concerns about Brexit. "F*** business." (935 points, 476 comments)
    3. David Davis in 2012: If we were to have an EU referendum, we should have a Mandate Referendum on the choice to leave generally followed by a Decision Referendum on the final deal when negotiations were complete... (743 points, 191 comments)
    4. James O'Brien: ‘Brexit dividend’ is sub-Trump soundbitery at its most patronising & cynical. All reputable economic forecasts, not least OBR ones which inform Govt policy, posit net losses of billions. It’s solely to appease Brexiters who will swallow anything ‘positive’ now. (474 points, 176 comments)
    5. The Brexiteers are discovering that the UK already had the best model: EU membership. Even some Tory Leavers now concede that Britain will end up in an inferior position. (386 points, 329 comments)
    6. There are only two types of Brexiteers left: one who wants something that is undeliverable and one who wants something which is undesirable. Everybody knows that now in politics, whether Leave or Remain, but nobody can say it out loud. (371 points, 234 comments)
    7. Airbus CEO: "Make no mistake, Brexit in whatever form - hard or soft - will be damaging for our industries and the UK." (364 points, 163 comments)
    8. Vince Cable and Tim Farron were also missing from Brexit vote government only won by 3. Not a good look for the Lib Dems. (319 points, 288 comments)
    9. Dominic Cummings said there should be no plan for Brexit because solid proposals would place leavers in an “unwinnable debate”. As a propaganda tactic to win a referendum this was brilliant. As a strategy for Britain’s future, it was a disaster (259 points, 61 comments)
    10. A farmer from Devon on Brexit: "Hard Brexit not only results in queues of lorries as far as the eye can see, but it also results in 80% of farm businesses becoming no longer viable." (219 points, 88 comments)
  6. 6845 points, 38 submissions: CaravanOfDeath
    1. Doctors to offer cannabis on the NHS ‘within weeks’ (932 points, 292 comments)
    2. Brexit impact papers viewing requests made by just 6% of MPs and peers. Out of 1,450 parliamentarians, just 83 have visited the files, FoI figures show (770 points, 180 comments)
    3. The war on cannabis has been lost, the Government should be 'bold' and legalise it, Lord Hague tells Prime Minister (750 points, 326 comments)
    4. Tory Brexiteer who called for Electoral Commission to be abolished is nominated to help oversee it (Karl McCartney) (477 points, 56 comments)
    5. Matt on England result [Cartoon] (424 points, 116 comments)
    6. There’s no more money, Hammond tells cabinet. NHS boost leaves nothing for schools or defence (300 points, 331 comments)
    7. David Dimbleby to step down as chair of BBC's Question Time Presenter, who has hosted the show for 25 years, says he plans to return to reporting (255 points, 225 comments)
    8. Commission says new EU-UK security relationship will have a 'guillotine clause' in meaning it is automatically declared null and void if Britain leaves the European Court of Human Rights or refuses to execute a relevant ECHR judgement. (246 points, 171 comments)
    9. Ministers draw up secret plans to stockpile processed food in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The Government could unveil some of the 300 contingency measures, including a bid to keep Britain’s food and drinks industry afloat (224 points, 322 comments)
    10. Oust me if you dare, Theresa May warns ‘Brexit bullies’. PM fights for soft EU exit as cabinet rivals woo MPs (223 points, 216 comments)
  7. 6614 points, 37 submissions: OptioMkIX
    1. "Any relationship that exists in the future between the EU and the UK isn't going to be one of absolute equals", he continued. "We're 27 member states, the UK is one country, we're 500 million people, the UK is 60 million. That basic fact has to be realised". (1050 points, 987 comments)
    2. Majority think Theresa May's 'Brexit dividend' for the NHS is dishonest, Sky Data poll finds (687 points, 231 comments)
    3. London reliant on EU for 28% of building workers as Brexit looms (498 points, 634 comments)
    4. Theresa May under pressure to explain £20bn NHS funding plan (418 points, 348 comments)
    5. "Without knowing who we will be employing, how we will be crossing borders, what certifications and permits goods and vehicles will require in order to travel, business as we know it will be unable to continue." (364 points, 254 comments)
    6. Carmakers warn of the real cost of Brexit (359 points, 139 comments)
    7. The restoration of a ‘lost’ Britain: how nostalgia becomes a dangerous political force (355 points, 581 comments)
    8. London's property prices leads to exodus of early 30s (350 points, 415 comments)
    9. Crispin Odey UKIP and Leave Campaign donor made £220m by betting against the pound (177 points, 176 comments)
    10. First state-run East Coast line train arrives on time (174 points, 71 comments)
  8. 5409 points, 28 submissions: TheTreeFrogFarage
    1. Boris Johnson’s Brexit explosion ruins Tory business credentials | The foreign secretary’s outburst reveals commerce has lost out to nationalism (616 points, 241 comments)
    2. Iain Martin, The Times (voted Leave): "Re India trade deal. Angry hard Brexiteers need to switch brains on. Their pitch is for lower food and chemical safety standards. Brilliant." (615 points, 452 comments)
    3. Dr Jacky Davis: Breaking news - British Medical Association votes overwhelmingly to oppose Brexit and calls for a Peoples' Vote when all the facts are known. So important that we speak up against the damage that Brexit will do to our patients and the NHS. #ARM2018 (583 points, 346 comments)
    4. Guy de Jonquières, ex-FT world trade correspondent: "John Longworth of Leave Means Leave was on BBC saying that most trade in the world is done on basis of "WTO rules" and that most countries trade with the EU on that basis. Every part of that statement is wrong and betrays breathtaking ignorance." (569 points, 134 comments)
    5. David Aaronovitch, The Times:"Davis and his acolytes will try and paint this resignation as a consequence of his being frustrated by Theresa May. This is almost uncertainly untrue. It's down to his recognition that the Brexit he promised was a figment." (338 points, 282 comments)
    6. Sarah Wollaston MP, Conservative: "Donald Trump determined to insult our PM. The divisive, dog-whistle rhetoric in his Sun interview is repulsive . If signing up to the Trump world view is the price of a deal, it’s not worth paying" (273 points, 42 comments)
    7. LSE BREXIT – The Brexit dividend: expect a lost decade of economic underperformance and political crisis | The coming years are likely to be defined by a continued and profound uncertainty over Britain’s future trade and investment climate, with enduring political tension over the destination (213 points, 172 comments)
    8. Chris Cook, BBC, on Jeremy Hunt's Marr comments: "“Listed companies should be more secretive about potential adverse effects and their contingency planning” is a pretty weird line to take" (211 points, 46 comments)
    9. LSE BREXIT – British influence in Brussels had been far greater than recognised | Replicating such influence in the much tougher environment of global trade negotiations, or bilateral dealings with Putin’s Russia or Trump’s America will not be an easy task. (178 points, 73 comments)
    10. Theresa May pleads with EU leaders not to reject new customs plan | PM fears backlash from Brexit hardliners if Brussels dismisses white paper (159 points, 164 comments)
  9. 4977 points, 10 submissions: canalavity
    1. Whether you voted Leave or Remain two years ago, we should all be disgusted that our children's and our grandchildren's future is being dictated by those who don't put the country first, but put their own careers and vanity first instead (2017 points, 470 comments)
    2. Jeremy Hunt comes out for legalising cannabis for medical use: “Anyone who follows that story could not sensibly say we’re getting the law right. We do need to do something” @BBCr4today (1014 points, 293 comments)
    3. Via @patrickwintour: Asked why Macedonia wanted to join the EU at the time of UK departure, the foreign minister for Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov suggests "perhaps those inside forget how cold it is outside." (602 points, 240 comments)
    4. Tomorrow is Demand Democracy Day - a chance to take a stand against our outdated voting system and demand Proportional Representation. (326 points, 212 comments)
    5. "Having greater control over immigration is more important than having access to free trade with the EU": Agree: 38% (-5) Disagree: 48% (+4) Record high for the % who disagree. (262 points, 286 comments)
    6. Brits think immigration is good for the UK economy and culture. Astonishing turnaround in attitudes - for the better - over last five years. From the latest British Social Attitudes Survey. … (248 points, 332 comments)
    7. Elon Musk to build solar energy farm in Britain as part of £400m plans (178 points, 254 comments)
    8. Lib Dem victory as the Government backs our proposal to crack down on empty homes. Our amendment increases the council tax paid on a property the longer it is left empty. An important step in tackling the housing crisis. (176 points, 79 comments)
    9. Labour leader @jeremycorbyn does not seem to be exactly "amused" when you ask him about his absence in the @Brexit debate (translated) (102 points, 155 comments)
    10. The appointment of Chris Heaton-Harris (who asked Universities for the names of academics and the content of their lectures on Brexit) as DExEU Minister would be laughable if it wasn’t such a slap in the face for academics & academic freedoms (52 points, 13 comments)
  10. 4122 points, 27 submissions: ainbheartach
    1. Tom Brake MP: A Member of Parliament was murdered two years ago -- and many members receive threats of death and violence because of their views. This tweet from the @Telegraph is not just beyond contempt, it is dangerous. (681 points, 232 comments)
    2. If Vote Leave has cheated the will of the people, MPs must take action (335 points, 246 comments)
    3. Andrew Neil: As I’ve been explaining for some time, the government line is now take whatever deal May gets. The alternative is no Brexit, not no deal, says Downing Street. ‘No deal better than bad deal’ is yesterday’s slogan. Tory Brexiteers not yet convinced. (284 points, 254 comments)
    4. Queen left to meet Donald Trump alone after Prince Charles and Prince William 'snubbed US President' (282 points, 129 comments)
    5. The Home Office has agreed to pay £50,000 compensation after a three-year-old girl was left in care while her father was unlawfully placed in immigration detention. (242 points, 49 comments)
    6. May’s problem: Brexit and Trumpism have become monstrous twins (234 points, 318 comments)
    7. Peter Geoghegan: Wow. The man who is basically running Liam Fox’s trade department, Crawford Falconer, has said publicly that there’s no way anyone can deal w/Trump administration. That’d be same administration Brexit trade hopes rest on (186 points, 15 comments)
    9. 'More than 50' Tory MPs prepared to defy Theresa May to stop no-deal Brexit (161 points, 54 comments)
    10. Arron Banks ‘discussed digging dirt on journalists’ (156 points, 67 comments)
  11. 3751 points, 13 submissions: zakkyb
    1. Bob from The Telegraph - “What’s the naughtiest thing you ever did?” (957 points, 38 comments)
    2. Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of Sweden: Tragic to see how the UK is lost in the post-referendum chaos. This used to be a nation providing leadership to the world. Now it can’t even provide leadership to itself. (790 points, 437 comments)
    3. Donald Tusk: Politicians come and go but the problems they have created for people remain. I can only regret that the idea of #Brexit has not left with Davis and Johnson. But...who knows? (466 points, 206 comments)
    4. Max Fisher, New York Times - A British citizen dies from suspected Russian chemical weapons use on British soil, and hours later the British foreign secretary resigns over an intra-party spat. It’s hard to believe this was a world power two generations ago. (437 points, 140 comments)
    5. Private Eye cover 29th June - Boris escapes Heathrow vote in Afghanistan (363 points, 13 comments)
    6. Private Eye - MILLIONS SIGN PETITION TO STOP TRUMP STATE VISIT (163 points, 13 comments)
    7. Chris Giles, Economic Editor @ FT: There is no Brexit dividend. The economy of Harrods is bigger than the fishing industry. Westminster’s economy is as large as Wales’. Londoners’ living standards are below UK average. Good policy depends on understanding these truths (156 points, 77 comments)
    8. Two years on; 22 June 2016 - Nick Clegg: what you will wake up to if we vote to Leave… (108 points, 66 comments)
    9. Sarah Wollaston MP - So a government minister is forced to resign tonight in order to vote for government’s own white paper. PM may be in Office but it seems the ERG is in power. Those of us who wanted to give the Govt the opportunity to get through a pragmatic deal have now seen that fatally (cont) (69 points, 16 comments)
    10. BBC News - Ofsted chief says poor white communities lack 'aspiration and drive' (66 points, 80 comments)

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Soros' Open Society: Molly Scott-Cato moaning in the Groanian, 26th June 2018

Opinion/Attack piece from Molly Scott-Cato in the Guardian 26th June 2018. Have reproduced it in full below so need to click this LOONY LINK.
Why did Nigel Farage tell the world he thought remain had won?
A report by Bloomberg raises questions about what the arch-Brexiteer knew and when, although he denies any wrongdoing
And so instead of assigning guilt via the courts, Molly wishes to slander via media.
Molly Scott Cato Green Party MEP, is linked to Open Democracy, who have received more than £15,000 from Open Society and affiliates, which is directly linked to George Soros... so no conflict of interest displayed in this article;
Have you ever wondered why Nigel Farage and the Brexit merchants are obsessed with George Soros?
... No doubt his strong support for the EU has something to do with it, but perhaps his sudden rise to wealth through a single, well-timed bet is also part of the fascination.
In 1992 Soros was a relatively unknown hedge fund trader. Then he decided to place a bet that would make him legendary. An outrageously risky bet with potentially momentous consequences: he bet against the British economy.
This was in the run-up to the infamous Black Wednesday, when the Bank of England was aggressively buying the pound on foreign exchange markets to defend its overvalued position in the exchange rate mechanism, the system that attempted to fix the rates of European currencies against each other in preparation for the single currency.
By August 1992, Soros had bet at least $1.5bn on the pound. He began short-selling – a technique used to profit from the falling price of a stock. In this case, Soros bet that the Bank of England would not be able to defend the value of the pound and that, when it fell dramatically, he would make massive gains. His bet paid off, making him a profit of about £1bn.
So, what if the Brexiteer’s obsession with Soros stems from similarities between his good fortune and the bounty claimed by hedge funds betting against the pound on the night of the referendum? There has long been speculation surrounding Farage’s interview with Sky News on the evening of the EU referendum, when he appeared to concede defeat. On Monday detailed analysis by Bloomberg noted that his “concessions” that night could have helped hedge funds make millions off the back of the pound’s collapse following the true Brexit result.
With early suggestions that remain had won the day, the pound leapt to its highest mark against the dollar in six months. But hedge funds had hired the services of an array of pollsters in the days leading up to the referendum, selling them advance information – including data that would have been illegal for them to give the public. Buoyed up by private exit polls, which showed victory for the leave campaign, hedge funds were perfectly placed to earn fortunes by short-selling the British pound.
Bloomberg raises important questions about whether Farage, a former commodities broker with many friends and backers in the financial sector, said remain had won with the intention of benefiting hedge funds who stood to gain from a sudden drop in the pound.
Farage told Bloomberg his concessions were not aimed at moving the markets for anyone, and told MailOnline that he did not try to mislead people by conceding defeat. But speculating on Brexit has made at least one very rich Brexiteer that bit richer. Crispin Odey was one of the largest donors to leave, handing over just shy of £900,000 to the campaign.
On hearing the referendum result, Odey said: “I feel fantastic. It’s a fantastic decision by the electorate.” Odey had a special reason to feel “fantastic”. He’d bet on Brexit hitting the pound by “shorting” sterling and moving 65% of his fund into gold in anticipation. Odey’s fund made £220m in the space of just a few hours. As he said at the time: “I think I may be the winner.”
Hedge funds, including the one run by Odey, made some big wins by betting on economic events, and hit the big time during the turbulence caused by the 2008 financial crisis. EU policies designed to restore stability to financial markets, such as the 2012 short selling regulation , are anathema to this sort of investor. Odey has voiced his objection to tighter EU regulation of hedge funds and has claimed that new EU banking rules will contribute to a “terrifying” environment for “investors”, although a distinction between investors and gamblers might be helpful here.
Hedge funds, including the one run by Odey, made some big wins by betting on the damage Brexit would do to the pound and UK stock markets. Some of his hedge funds have since lost significant value, but if the UK actually leaves the EU, the ensuing volatility will create excellent conditions for them to roll their dice again. He’s already banking on Britain’s largest firms performing badly in the wake of Brexit. But such is financial engineering that you don’t even need to bet on something going in a particular direction – you can also bet that uncertainty itself will go up or down.
So yet another Big Nothing Burger. Listed below for easy access is the data from the Open Democracy site;
Grant Funding 2016-2017
£1000 - £5,000
● Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (50.50)
● Politics & Economics Research Trust (openDemocracy UK)
● The Open University (Main Site)
● UCL European Institute (openDemocracy UK / Can Europe Make It?)
● University of Essex (openDemocracy UK)
● University of Leeds (Beyond Trafficking & Slavery)
● University of Nottingham (Beyond Trafficking & Slavery)
● University of Warwick (Beyond Trafficking & Slavery)
£5,000 - £10,000
● Avaaz Foundation (openDemocracy UK)
● European Cultural Foundation (Can Europe Make It?)
● Heinrich Boll Stiftung (Can Europe Make It?)
● Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust (ourNHS)
● Laura Kinsella Foundation (ourNHS)
● Mulberry Trust (NAWA)
● Network for Social Change (ourNHS)
● Rockefeller Brothers Fund (Main Site)
● The Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust (openDemocracy UK)
● University of Bristol (Beyond Trafficking & Slavery)
£10,000 - £15,000
Open Society Foundations (Main Site)
Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation (openDemocracy UK)
University of Sheffield (Beyond Trafficking & Slavery)
£15,000 - £20,000
● Fritt Ord Foundation (NAWA)
● The David & Elaine Potter Foundation (Main Site - Website Project)
● The David & Elaine Potter Foundation (openDemocracy UK)
£20,000 - £25,000
● Future of Russia Foundation (oDR)
● Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust (openDemocracy UK)
● Robert Bosch Stiftung (Can Europe Make It?)
● Rockefeller Brothers Fund (NAWA)
● The Roddick Foundation (Shine A Light)
£30,000 - £40,000
● Democracy & Media Foundation (Main Site - openMedia)
● Friends Provident Charitable Foundation (openDemocracy UK)
● Hidden Leaf Foundation (Transformation)
£40,000 - £60,000
● Ford Foundation (50.50)
● NoVo Foundation (Transformation)
£60,000 - £80,000
● Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in England (Main Site - Civil Society Futures)
● National Endowment for Democracy (NAWA)
● Oak Foundation (50.50)
● Open Society Foundations (Main Site - Website Project)
● The David & Elaine Potter Foundation (Main Site)
£80,000 - £100,000
● Adessium Foundation (Main Site - openMedia)
● Bertha Foundation (Shine A Light)
● Ford Foundation (Beyond Trafficking & Slavery)
● Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (oDR)
● Open Society Foundations (democraciaAbierta)
● Open Society Foundations (Main Site)
● Open Society Foundations (oDR)
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The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday
  • Celebrations have taken place around the UK today on the day that the Queen turns 90. Crowds of cheering people lined the streets in Windsor as the monarch took part in a walkabout, and royal gun salutes have been fired from each of the UK’s capital cities. BBC
  • Prince William yesterday paid tribute to the Queen and answered criticism of his commitment to royal duties, saying he is willing to take on more responsibility when the time comes. In an interview with BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell, Prince William said: "I take duty very seriously. I take my responsibilities very seriously. But it's about finding your own way at the right time and if you're not careful duty can sort of weigh you down an awful lot at a very early age and I think you've got to develop into the duty role. The Queen's duty and her service, her tolerance, her commitment to others - I think that's all been incredibly important to me and it's been a real guiding example of just what a good monarch could be." BBC
  • David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn have led tributes to the Queen in the House of Commons as MPs marked her 90th birthday. Opening a special "Humble Address", the PM said she had led a "gentle evolution" of the monarchy during her 64-year reign. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said whatever people's views on the monarchy, the "vast majority" agreed she had served her country. BBC
EU Referendum update
  • Chancellor George Osborne has defended claims an EU exit would cost households an average £4,300 a year - after Leave campaigners said it was "absurd". A Treasury analysis says the UK economy would be 6% smaller if it left the EU than it would otherwise be by 2030. This would leave a £36bn hole in the public finances said Mr Osborne, who called the report "serious and sober". BBC
  • David Cameron should stay on as PM to lead negotiations if the UK votes to leave the EU, two cabinet ministers have said. Commons Leader Chris Grayling, who backs a Leave Vote, told the BBC: "He must stay, I want him to stay." Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers told Sky he was the "right man to take us out of the European Union". BBC
  • Leaving the European Union would be a "risky bet" for the UK, eight former US Treasury secretaries have said. The advisors, who served both Republican and Democratic presidents, say it could threaten London's pre-eminence as a financial capital. BBC Barack Obama is expected to make a call this week for the UK to remain inside the European Union. Guardian
  • Boris Johnson has accused US President Barack Obama of "hypocrisy" over his support for the UK remaining in the EU. The London mayor, who backs EU exit, told the BBC the Americans "wouldn't dream of sharing [their] sovereignty" as the UK had done. BBC
  • It is the Bank's duty to talk about EU referendum risks, says Bank of England governor Mark Carney, dismissing accusations the Bank is too political. "Assessing and reporting major risks does not mean becoming involved in politics; rather it would be political to suppress important judgments," he told a House of Lords committee. Mr Carney said the vote was the biggest risk to the UK's financial stability. BBC
Steel crisis: UK willing to take 25% stake in rescue deal
  • The government is willing to take a 25% stake in any rescue of Tata Steel's UK operations, it has been announced. The business department said it was preparing to make a support package "worth hundreds of millions of pounds" available to potential buyers. Business Secretary Sajid Javid said the money would be offered on commercial terms, but the government would not take any control over the business. BBC
UK to take thousands of child refugees
  • The UK will take in up to 3,000 refugees, mostly vulnerable children, from the war-torn Syria region by 2020. The government called the move the "largest resettlement programme for children in the world". It is in addition to David Cameron's pledge to take 20,000 refugees by 2020. BBC
  • Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The three families, including six children, are all Muslim and had their homes bombed during the Syrian war. The Vatican said in a statement that Pope Francis wanted to "make a gesture of welcome'' to the refugees. BBC
US Election 2016: Trump and Clinton win New York primaries
  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, frontrunners in the race to be the US presidential candidates for the Republican and Democratic parties, have secured comfortable victories in the crucial New York primary election. Mrs Clinton, after beating Bernie Sanders, said her victory for the Democratic nomination was in sight. BBC
Ecuador Earthquake
  • At least 570 people are known to have died after the magnitude-7.8 quake hit Ecuador on Saturday. The quake is Ecuador’s largest since 1979 and has caused widespread severe damage, with a bridge destroyed as far south as Guayaquil about 300km (190 miles) away. President Rafael Correa has decreed a state of emergency. BBC updates: 1, 2, and 3.
Brazil crisis: Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote
  • Parliament in Brazil has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts. The motion will now go to the upper house, the Senate, which is expected to suspend Ms Rousseff next month while it carries out a formal trial. She denies tampering with the accounts to help secure her re-election in 2014. Her supporters describe the vote as a "coup against democracy" and the ruling Workers' Party has promised to continue its fight to defend her "in the streets and in the Senate". Ms Rousseff stands as an unpopular leader in a country facing a severe economic crisis. BBC
  • In Brazil-related news, today at least two people have been killed after part of a cycleway built ahead of the Rio Olympics collapsed into the sea, Brazilian media have reported. Rio de Janeiro has committed to linking up all the city's coastal bike lanes ahead of the Olympic Games. Work started in January 2014. BBC
Liam Fox - Conservative MP for North Somerset - wiki page, twitter page
  • On Tuesday, Liam Fox made his stance clear that He wants Obama to keep out of EU referendum debate. The former cabinet minister said that the US would never allow a foreign court to overrule Congress, ahead of this weekend’s visit to the UK by Barack Obama. Mr Fox told the Guardian, “The president, is of course, welcome to his view when the US has an open border with Mexico, a supreme court in Toronto and the US budget set by a pan-American committee. Then his views might hold greater weight when he urges the European equivalent on the British people.” Guardian
Kate Hoey - Labour MP for Vauxhall - wiki page, twitter page
  • This month, pro-Brexit Kate Hoey was vocal on her perception that the EU is to blame for the UK’s steel crisis. Hoey said that it was impossible for the UK to compete with countries such as the US or Norway where electricity costs were much lower, and told the FT: “The EU has sat on its hands and allowed China to dump cheap steel on European countries. Its inertia has allowed the price of steel on the continent to collapse and cripple producers in Britain.” Hoey added: “It is sickening how our membership of the EU has left us powerless to protect this major strategic asset that employs 5,500 people directly, many more indirectly and is the beating heart of its local community.” FinancialTimes
Lord Paddy Ashdown - Former leader of the Liberal Democrats - wiki page, twitter page
  • This week Lord Paddy Ashdown swept into Chester on a Pro-European visit where he argued leaving the EU would add £1,000 to an Ellesmere Port-made Vauxhall car sold on the continent. Asked why we should stay in, Lord Ashdown responded: “Our industry and our commerce depends on it, because our security depends on it. How much would you pay for that? If we were to leave Europe, this is what would happen – you would have 10% put on every British car to be put into the continent, which is 40% of our market. That means cars that are made in Vauxhall will cost £1,000 more. That will be a price paid in British jobs.” ChesterChronicle
Leanne Wood - Plaid Cymru Welsh Assembly member for South Wales Central and Leader of Plaid Cymru - wiki page, twitter page
  • This month Leanne Wood told the BBC that the people of Wales are “not there now on independence.” Speaking of Plaid Cymru’s election manifesto, the party leader stated that an independent Wales "remains our long-term aspiration as a party" but there are no plans to hold a referendum on the issue "in the near term". Leanne Wood said that if her party wins power in May's election it will put "all effort" into building Wales' economy, so people see independence as a "realistic option". BBC
Tim Martin - Founder and Chairman of JD Wetherspoon - wiki page
  • The Exeter-based founder and chairman of pub firm JD Wetherspoon has spoken out in favour of leaving the European Union. Speaking to the Echo at George’s Meeting House in Exeter ahead of the April 15th rally in Plymouth, Mr Martin argued quitting the EU would be good for democracy and prosperity: “For me, we voted in 1975 for a common market and that’s what I’d like to see,” he said. “I think we’ve benefited from the movement of labour and I think the idea of a single market is a good one, but we can’t have laws made by the European Court which our parliament has no influence over. I think that’s very dangerous. When laws start being made by people you haven’t elected, that’s a danger.” ExeterExpressAndEcho
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  • Are the Treasury right to use scare tactics in the forthcoming referendum?
  • What should Jeremy Hunt do to avoid an all-out strike by junior doctors?
  • As we have a 'minimum' wage, should we introduce a 'maximum' wage?
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Queen sends a Brexit message to UK politicians: end your bickering

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 71%. (I'm a bot)
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth has sent a delicately coded message to Britain's factious political class over Brexit, urging MPs to seek common ground and grasp the big picture to resolve the crisis.
While Elizabeth, 92, did not mention Brexit explicitly in an annual speech to her local Women's Institute in Norfolk, the monarch said every generation faced "Fresh challenges and opportunities."
Though steeped in the conventional language the queen has made her hallmark, the remarks in the context of Britain's crisis are a signal to politicians to sort out the turmoil that has pushed the world's fifth largest economy to the brink.
The Times' headline read: "End Brexit feud, Queen tells warring politicians".
GOLDMAN WARNING. The future of Brexit remains unpredictable with options ranging from a disorderly exit that would spook investors across the world to a new referendum that could reverse the process.
Sterling scaled a high of $1.3140 for the first time since Nov. 8 in Asia, before edging back to trade at $1.3095, as traders bet Brexit will be delayed.
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  1. 272 points, 69 submissions: Mynameis__--__
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    2. 'Grenfell Tower Residents Were Treated As Less Than Human' (16 points, 0 comments)
    3. Young Tories Calling For 'Chavs' to Be 'Gassed': Where's The Outrage? (14 points, 5 comments)
    4. Theresa May To Create New Internet That Would Be Controlled And Regulated By Government (13 points, 2 comments)
    5. Nigel Farage Is 'Person Of Interest' In FBI Investigation Into Trump And Russia (12 points, 0 comments)
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  2. 263 points, 21 submissions: PremiumOxygen
    1. Chortle (48 points, 3 comments)
    2. Have you ever seen such irony? (24 points, 28 comments)
    3. Imagine waking up and seeing that on the front page of a newspaper is a feature about how your long-dead mother was sexy in a swim suit. (20 points, 5 comments)
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    5. For some reason, Trump believes Britain 'likes him a lot' (19 points, 86 comments)
    6. At least this election is good for something - making me laugh (18 points, 0 comments)
    7. Got this through my door the other day. (18 points, 6 comments)
    8. Pretty good example of Murdoch's propaganda machine - switching the narrative when it suits him. (17 points, 0 comments)
    9. When you see that Britain and the EU have 'agreed a €50 billion Brexit divorce bill' (13 points, 12 comments)
    10. Commence back-pedaling! (12 points, 1 comment)
  3. 140 points, 5 submissions: scyth2233
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    2. The Tories (36 points, 6 comments)
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    4. Jonathan Pie's take on the Tories. (11 points, 0 comments)
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  5. 110 points, 9 submissions: JasonRedux
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    7. Has politics turned to shit or has it always been shit? (6 points, 5 comments)
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    10. Windsor council's war on the homeless: Now it will impose fines up to £1,000 (5 points, 2 comments)
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    5. A Brief History of Neoliberalism, Pt.5 (The Financial Crisis, Austerity & Supposed Recovery) (5 points, 1 comment)
    6. We interviewed Sam Jeffers ('Who Targets Me') about social media's impact on UK political campaigning. There's plenty to be concerned about... (5 points, 0 comments)
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  10. 71 points, 3 submissions: The_Real_JT
    1. Me to Corbyn for playing an absolute blinder (44 points, 7 comments)
    2. Fight for the galaxy (25 points, 0 comments)
    3. Farron quits as Lib Dem leader over clash between faith and politics (2 points, 0 comments)
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  13. 52 points, 1 submission: tattiesbljt
    1. The floor is a member of the public. (52 points, 1 comment)
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    1. It's obvious why the media isn't reporting John Cleese's extraordinary takedown of Theresa May (21 points, 5 comments)
    2. So I guess this is it... Right? (11 points, 0 comments)
    3. This guy is a genius, and I just discovered him. It's Charlie Brooker [Brexit] (10 points, 2 comments)
    4. I know it's old, but it's gold. (7 points, 1 comment)
  15. 49 points, 1 submission: rekyage
    1. Vote labour, if you want your kids to go to university. (49 points, 9 comments)
  16. 46 points, 8 submissions: terrynutkinsfinger
    1. MP who was rubbish as employment minister is equally rubbish at being in charge of transport. (13 points, 3 comments)
    2. As long as May is at the helm then Brexit happens regardless of the outcome. The Prime Minister last night vowed not to ‘give in’ to demands for a second referendum – branding it a ‘gross betrayal’ of voters’ trust (7 points, 1 comment)
    3. Windrush, Brexit, Universal Credit... Is there anything this government can't fuck up? (7 points, 4 comments)
    4. All repair and call out costs should be billed to the parents raising this scum. (6 points, 5 comments)
    5. Maternity leave MP accuses Tories over vote (6 points, 0 comments)
    6. It's not just the U.S. health care system Trump wants to screw over. (3 points, 1 comment)
    7. A new party should be made of of the politicians willing to stand up to their own party against Brexit. They are proving that they truly have the country's best interests at heart. (2 points, 23 comments)
    8. Vaginal mesh public inquiry turned down by Government (2 points, 0 comments)
  17. 44 points, 2 submissions: DanAbb
    1. But everyone else... (31 points, 5 comments)
    2. Take your pick... (13 points, 1 comment)
  18. 41 points, 1 submission: harrymosley
    1. Jeremy Corybn has stood by his ideals for more than 30 years, i don't know if there is a more honest​ man in parliament​. (41 points, 47 comments)
  19. 38 points, 1 submission: HCSharpe
    1. Who do you want sitting on the Iron Throne? (38 points, 11 comments)
  20. 37 points, 1 submission: raxacoricof
    1. The state of the nation (37 points, 1 comment)
  21. 36 points, 2 submissions: Skaro7
    1. Soon... (32 points, 4 comments)
    2. Whatever Next? (4 points, 0 comments)
  22. 35 points, 2 submissions: casualgherkin
    1. 786 Voters Prevented a Tory Majority (30 points, 2 comments)
    2. Every Vote Counts... (5 points, 2 comments)
  23. 33 points, 2 submissions: LeightonSS55
    1. Why is everybody hating on Corbyn? (22 points, 47 comments)
    2. How to beat "First Past the Post" (11 points, 0 comments)
  24. 31 points, 3 submissions: Cotastrophine
    1. Jeremy Corbyn is not the problem. The Labour Party is the problem. (14 points, 0 comments)
    2. Jeremy Corbyn is not the problem. The Labour Party is the problem (11 points, 2 comments)
    3. Radical Feminist Jess Phillips has no business being in government (6 points, 2 comments)
  25. 31 points, 1 submission: Bocajelddil
    1. #fieldsofwheat (31 points, 0 comments)
  26. 30 points, 1 submission: beaten_trails
    1. Theresa May is now almost as unpopular as pre-campaign Jeremy Corbyn (30 points, 0 comments)
  27. 29 points, 5 submissions: jj1234r
    1. Paradise Papers: Senior Trump Cabinet Members, English Royalty Involved in Tax Havens (13 points, 0 comments)
    2. Are You Prepared For The Coming Legalisation Of Psychedelics? (11 points, 1 comment)
    3. Defected North Korean Diplomat: “I Did Not Want To Let My Sons Lead A Life Like Me” (3 points, 0 comments)
    4. Conservative MP To Be Investigated Over Sex Toy Errand (2 points, 0 comments)
    5. Nikki Haley: Russia Committed An Act Of “Warfare” With Election Meddling (0 points, 1 comment)
  28. 29 points, 3 submissions: vilifiliauto
    1. Morgan Stanley forecasts that Teresa May’s government to fall in 2018 (13 points, 0 comments)
    2. Theresa May stopped surveys into the impact of migrants on British wages (10 points, 2 comments)
    3. Theresa May wants to continue ruling after Brexit (6 points, 2 comments)
  29. 29 points, 2 submissions: fibianofthemarsh
    1. May told a nurse that their is no magic money tree for Nurses. There seems to be one for politicians though... (15 points, 2 comments)
    2. Does anyone know why these people where on the weakest link last night? (14 points, 8 comments)
  30. 29 points, 1 submission: whynot6911
    1. it's only logical (29 points, 6 comments)
  31. 28 points, 1 submission: ObviousAdvert
    1. Let's Just Remember What Our Prime Minister Was Quoted Saying... (28 points, 11 comments)
  32. 28 points, 1 submission: SlangCopulation
    1. As a northerner staring down the barrel of another 5 years of tory rule (28 points, 6 comments)
  33. 27 points, 6 submissions: myothercarisayoshi
    1. Breaking down the Cambridge Analytica scandal, why it's so bad, and how algorithms can be used to counter hate... (9 points, 3 comments)
    2. British Politics is Obsessed With Itself (6 points, 1 comment)
    3. How worried should we be about Russia manipulating the Brexit process? (5 points, 3 comments)
    4. Activate UK's inept meme based youth engagement is another in a long line of unimaginative political moves (4 points, 2 comments)
    5. Life After Neoliberalism -- Whatever you're thinking, think bigger (2 points, 1 comment)
    6. Interview: A LGBT Campaigner and a Journalist discussing online harassment (1 point, 0 comments)
  34. 27 points, 5 submissions: VintageBuddha
    1. . (12 points, 1 comment)
    2. "A strong, stable, strong, strong, stable, secure and stable future" (5 points, 0 comments)
    3. Corbyn (4 points, 2 comments)
    4. Did someone say Theresa (3 points, 0 comments)
    5. GENERAL ELECTION: WHO WILL WIN? (3 points, 21 comments)
  35. 25 points, 2 submissions: RobSka17
    1. We should all be very concerned about Theresa May's internet policies. (23 points, 12 comments)
    2. My Brief Article On Theresa May's Position In Light Of The Election Result (2 points, 0 comments)
  36. 24 points, 1 submission: DannyhydeTV
    1. I'm A First Time Voter - This Is Why I'm Voting Labour. (Contains Swearing) (24 points, 4 comments)
  37. 24 points, 1 submission: Grackham
    1. VOTE (24 points, 3 comments)
  38. 24 points, 1 submission: dub_dub_11
    1. How to explain who Jacob Rees Mogg is (24 points, 1 comment)
  39. 23 points, 1 submission: Mushroomman264
    1. Met Police: May/govt is lying, the cuts to ordinary policing helped cause this (23 points, 1 comment)
  40. 22 points, 4 submissions: sdrawkcab87
    1. Theresa May dances in South Africa (13 points, 7 comments)
    2. Theresa May Dancing AGAIN (8 points, 1 comment)
    3. Another Tour Of Places That Shaped A John Major's Life (1 point, 0 comments)
    4. John Major on Desert Island Discs - 1992 (0 points, 0 comments)
  41. 22 points, 3 submissions: easyone
    1. Twitter Has Finally Conceded That Russian Accounts Tried To Influence Brexit. It's only a few dozen accounts, with a few hundred retweets — but it's more than the company has disclosed in the past. (10 points, 4 comments)
    2. Yes, the NHS is fractured. But competition won’t heal it. The latest NHS reorganisation has reawakened fears of privatisation. Only a Labour government can bury them once and for all (9 points, 5 comments)
    3. We thought Boris Johnson would tell us his Brexit plans. He said ‘Go whistle’ (3 points, 2 comments)
  42. 21 points, 8 submissions: lwatts1
    1. Did Neoliberal politics cause Grenfell? [Podcast @15:10] (6 points, 1 comment)
    2. The Local Elections Implications for Labour; and Does Marx Have a Place in Modern, Democratic Political Thought? [Podcast] (4 points, 1 comment)
    3. Sir John Curtice Analyses the Local Elections; and Votes at 16 - A Good Idea? [Podcast] (3 points, 1 comment)
    4. 1) When is a 'national wage rise' not really a wage rise? ...& 2) Why didn't the pollsters see Leave winning? [Podcast] (2 points, 1 comment)
    5. Alleged "Wage Rises" and Misleading Headlines [Article & Podcast] (2 points, 2 comments)
    6. How Platforms are Reshaping the Fight for Workers' Rights [Article & Podcast] (2 points, 2 comments)
    7. UK MEP on our relationship with European Courts, and how it might change [Podcast @20:20] (1 point, 2 comments)
    8. What the North/South Divide Feels Like [Podcast @11:00] (1 point, 0 comments)
  43. 21 points, 2 submissions: roamingandy
    1. The number of ppl sleeping on the streets is a National Emergency! So from this Thursday I'll be standing outside the Houses of Parliament for 36hrs in an unbroken embrace (a world record), in protest, and to spread awareness of a project I built with volunteers to try and solve it (14 points, 0 comments)
    2. I made a FB event 'national strike for a second Brexit vote'. prob a waste of time, but if people got behind it that would ramp up the pressure on Theresa. With all the info we have now i think the result would be dramatically different (7 points, 10 comments)
  44. 21 points, 1 submission: looms11
    1. Finally got a chance to reference one of my favourite Greenwing scenes (X-post BritishTV) (21 points, 0 comments)
  45. 21 points, 1 submission: wattoburger
    1. Petition to make live TV debates madatory for party leaders in run-up to general elections (21 points, 12 comments)
  46. 20 points, 2 submissions: open_debate
    1. The best analysis of the election I've seen so far (12 points, 19 comments)
    2. In light of the recent Terror attacks, we should be putting everything we can behind this man. (8 points, 1 comment)
  47. 20 points, 1 submission: iamalovelyperson
    1. Hundreds of thousands back call to block DUP agreement (20 points, 4 comments)
  48. 19 points, 4 submissions: TubbyMcLard
    1. An open letter to the Conservative Party (8 points, 17 comments)
    2. Public Servants who do not serve the public (5 points, 2 comments)
    3. Public servants who do not serve the public (5 points, 20 comments)
    4. By far the funniest and cleverest satire seen for ages (1 point, 0 comments)
  49. 19 points, 2 submissions: Folk_Nurse
    1. A pledge we can all get behind (17 points, 0 comments)
    2. Just another Facebook post on polling day? (2 points, 0 comments)
  50. 19 points, 1 submission: batchjam
    1. ‪The 3rd - 6th most popular UK Government petitions ever are fascinating. (19 points, 4 comments)
  51. 19 points, 1 submission: docju
    1. Worst part of a general election campaign: awful bar charts on election leaflets... (19 points, 0 comments)
  52. 19 points, 1 submission: ferrariferreira
    1. How much money the Queen has given the government! (19 points, 7 comments)
  53. 19 points, 1 submission: pbircham_
    1. #swindled - Fix Brexit campaign. (19 points, 60 comments)
  54. 19 points, 1 submission: ttzzxx112233a
    1. Teresa "two-face-lazer-beams-and-kittens-grenfell" May (19 points, 2 comments)
  55. 18 points, 1 submission: choosenope
    1. Rules... (18 points, 2 comments)
  56. 17 points, 1 submission: fillefantome
    1. Ukip loses every seat (17 points, 13 comments)
  57. 17 points, 1 submission: joshuatree89
    1. Lord Buckethead With 249 Votes Dabs On Stage (17 points, 1 comment)

Top Commenters

  1. AR-Legal (149 points, 35 comments)
  2. supertoughfish (85 points, 37 comments)
  3. open_debate (83 points, 41 comments)
  4. PremiumOxygen (82 points, 13 comments)
  5. Arlidio-D (78 points, 9 comments)
  6. thecheebsqueefer (77 points, 46 comments)
  7. 100eng (74 points, 34 comments)
  8. PM_me_an_original_UN (68 points, 35 comments)
  9. kindlyenlightenme (67 points, 64 comments)
  10. DarthVegan77 (64 points, 22 comments)
  11. lasthopel (56 points, 16 comments)
  12. Squiffyp1 (55 points, 46 comments)
  13. cubicthreads (51 points, 14 comments)
  14. tinboy12 (48 points, 9 comments)
  15. Code-Jordan-X (47 points, 16 comments)
  16. fibianofthemarsh (47 points, 9 comments)
  17. dibs234 (47 points, 6 comments)
  18. terrynutkinsfinger (46 points, 25 comments)
  19. Adastophilis (46 points, 22 comments)
  20. anomalophallus (45 points, 14 comments)
  21. CH2016 (44 points, 23 comments)
  22. Leard (43 points, 16 comments)
  23. sampo18 (41 points, 12 comments)
  24. RedCatBro (39 points, 10 comments)
  25. Dingleator (39 points, 3 comments)
  26. southwestsam411 (38 points, 14 comments)
  27. jonnyirish (34 points, 16 comments)
  28. scyth2233 (33 points, 8 comments)
  29. christianbrowny (33 points, 6 comments)
  30. Loki-Skywalker (32 points, 15 comments)
  31. Napalmdeathfromabove (31 points, 15 comments)
  32. M00nduck (31 points, 3 comments)
  33. BrotherPhoenix (30 points, 37 comments)
  34. 1gorka87 (30 points, 12 comments)
  35. AdzTownstrike (29 points, 20 comments)
  36. Citizenwoof (29 points, 11 comments)
  37. TubbyMcLard (28 points, 16 comments)
  38. TheUmpteenth (28 points, 8 comments)
  39. j1mdan1els (28 points, 8 comments)
  40. IDoNotHaveTits (28 points, 2 comments)
  41. insertcredit2 (27 points, 15 comments)
  42. mitchanium (26 points, 11 comments)
  43. BloodyTurnip (26 points, 8 comments)
  44. Fat-Elmo (26 points, 6 comments)
  45. TotesMessenger (26 points, 3 comments)
  46. AbolishTheBBC_ (25 points, 19 comments)
  47. Silvatic (25 points, 8 comments)
  48. YooYanger (25 points, 8 comments)
  49. SkidWarning (25 points, 3 comments)
  50. HisDudenessIII (24 points, 7 comments)
  51. halfiees (24 points, 7 comments)
  52. zach-_-safc (23 points, 18 comments)
  53. __hypatia__ (23 points, 7 comments)
  54. HJBeaumont (23 points, 6 comments)
  55. ukhumour (23 points, 3 comments)
  56. Idyb88 (22 points, 23 comments)
  57. fanzipan (22 points, 21 comments)
  58. HHthemanc (22 points, 15 comments)
  59. terryc6475 (22 points, 15 comments)
  60. PotatoPhysics (22 points, 10 comments)
  61. gottenpopen (22 points, 2 comments)
  62. SexyPeter (22 points, 1 comment)
  63. bigwillyphily (21 points, 7 comments)
  64. dub_dub_11 (21 points, 6 comments)
  65. lolzidop (20 points, 8 comments)
  66. the_boss1991 (19 points, 17 comments)
  67. Buzbyy (19 points, 11 comments)
  68. krodders (19 points, 8 comments)
  69. Efanstus (19 points, 7 comments)
  70. Xzylophonics (19 points, 7 comments)
  71. 2meke (19 points, 6 comments)
  72. ForFooksSake (19 points, 6 comments)
  73. lichkingsmum (19 points, 6 comments)
  74. marliechiller (19 points, 4 comments)
  75. Smarinator (19 points, 1 comment)
  76. Nonstop16 (18 points, 17 comments)
  77. Big_L91 (18 points, 12 comments)
  78. Fean2616 (18 points, 11 comments)
  79. JoelLewinski24 (18 points, 9 comments)
  80. canalavity (18 points, 7 comments)
  81. VintageBuddha (18 points, 5 comments)
  82. AbeLincolnCatPuncher (18 points, 4 comments)
  83. kingt34 (18 points, 4 comments)
  84. Tiluhai (18 points, 3 comments)
  85. TheMatter13 (17 points, 14 comments)
  86. Ubersupersloth (17 points, 14 comments)
  87. FriedLikeEgg (17 points, 13 comments)
  88. many_sharks (17 points, 13 comments)
  89. autotldr (17 points, 11 comments)
  90. Kingtoke1 (17 points, 9 comments)
  91. scalectrogenic (17 points, 4 comments)
  92. clarat33 (17 points, 2 comments)
  93. Ollieca616 (17 points, 1 comment)
  94. getrealitychecks (16 points, 16 comments)
  95. Ultima_Chaos_Z (16 points, 9 comments)
  96. Gloob_Patrol (16 points, 8 comments)
  97. ObviousAdvert (16 points, 7 comments)
  98. 0101X01 (15 points, 8 comments)
  99. BrydieH (15 points, 7 comments)
  100. Huwbacca (15 points, 5 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Exit Poll: Conservatives don't have a majority by Scrubadoodledo (110 points, 26 comments)
  2. Flawless logic by astrangeusername (96 points, 5 comments)
  3. Why would you not want to save the NHS? by scyth2233 (70 points, 24 comments)
  4. Not sure who to vote for on thursday? by onemansquest (60 points, 11 comments)
  5. Another reason to vote Labour by deleted (55 points, 1 comment)
  6. The floor is a member of the public. by tattiesbljt (52 points, 1 comment)
  7. Cassetteboy vs Theresa May by clf400 (52 points, 0 comments)
  8. Vote labour, if you want your kids to go to university. by rekyage (49 points, 9 comments)
  9. Chortle by PremiumOxygen (48 points, 3 comments)
  10. Me to Corbyn for playing an absolute blinder by The_Real_JT (44 points, 7 comments)

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  2. 39 points: deleted's comment in Exit Poll: Conservatives don't have a majority
  3. 35 points: Arlidio-D's comment in England must come together and keep ENGLAND English. I'm not a racist I have nothing against other races but English people can't become a minority in England
  4. 26 points: PremiumOxygen's comment in Abolish The BBC
  5. 22 points: SexyPeter's comment in Someone explain why I should vote conservative please...
  6. 21 points: SkidWarning's comment in Time to be controversial: Vote Conservative
  7. 21 points: gottenpopen's comment in Why are students so gullible?!
  8. 20 points: IDoNotHaveTits's comment in Vote labour, if you want your kids to go to university.
  9. 19 points: Smarinator's comment in Exit Poll: Conservatives don't have a majority
  10. 19 points: TotesMessenger's comment in Corbyn for PM
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