Alex Salmond demands Scottish independence talks begin IMMEDIATELY after May’s Holyrood elections

Alex Salmond today demanded fresh Scottish independence talks start immediately after May’s Holyrood elections if separatist parties achieve a ‘super-majority’ of seats. Launching his new Alba Party’s election campaign today the former SNP First Minister said that discussions with Westminster should begin in ‘week one’ of the new assembly. A poll at the weekend suggested … Read more

Alex Salmond demands Scottish independence talks begin IMMEDIATELY after May’s Holyrood elections

Alex Salmond today demanded fresh Scottish independence talks start immediately after May’s Holyrood elections if separatist parties achieve a ‘super-majority’ of seats. Launching his new Alba Party’s election campaign today the former SNP First Minister said that discussions with Westminster should begin in ‘week one’ of the new assembly. A poll at the weekend suggested … Read more

Pro-independence parties set for ‘super-majority’ in Scottish elections

Pro-independence parties could win a ‘super-majority’ in May’s Scottish Parliament elections, according to a new poll today that will put more pressure on Boris Johnson. The Scottish National Party, the Scottish Greens and Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party are forecast to win 79 of the 129 Holyrood seats between them, according to a survey by … Read more

Washington Post issues correction to report on Trump call to Georgia elections investigator

The Washington Post has been slammed after it admitted it misquoted Donald Trump in his call to a Georgia elections investigator and issued a correction to its January story. The Post issued a lengthy correction on Monday after audio of the December call between the then president and Frances Watson was released. At the time, the outlet … Read more

Angela Merkel is humiliated in German state elections

Angela Merkel’s party slumped to historic defeats in two state elections on Sunday as German voters lose faith in her government’s handling of the pandemic.  Merkel’s CDU won barely a quarter of the vote in Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Wuerttemberg in a pair of dismal results described as a ‘wake-up call’ six months before Germany goes to … Read more

Angela Merkel’s CDU are hammered in local elections, exit polls suggest

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party was headed for clear defeats in two German state elections at the hands of popular governors from parties further to the left, exit polls today suggested.  It comes as health experts have warned against easing lockdown measures in Germany due to the spread of the more infectious variant of Covid-19 … Read more

Angela Merkel’s CDU are hammered in local elections, exit polls suggest

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party was headed for clear defeats in two German state elections at the hands of popular governors from parties further to the left, exit polls today suggested.  It comes as health experts have warned against easing lockdown measures in Germany due to the spread of the more infectious variant of Covid-19 … Read more

HENRY DEEDES watches the launch of Labour’s local elections campaign

Treble espressos all round, Giovanni! And while you’re at it, best poke a couple of matchsticks under our eyelids lest we find ourselves toppling into a deep and rigid coma. Sir Keir Starmer launched Labour’s local elections campaign yesterday morning and, ye gods, it was a force-five, chateau-bottled boreathon. To think I could been watching … Read more

HENRY DEEDES watches the launch of Labour’s local elections campaign

Treble espressos all round, Giovanni! And while you’re at it, best poke a couple of matchsticks under our eyelids lest we find ourselves toppling into a deep and rigid coma. Sir Keir Starmer launched Labour’s local elections campaign yesterday morning and, ye gods, it was a force-five, chateau-bottled boreathon. To think I could been watching … Read more

Local elections in England and Wales are given green light with strict Covid safety measures

Local elections across England and Wales will go ahead as planned in May, but voters will have to wear masks and bring their own pen or pencil. The elections, which include council, mayoral and police and crime commissioner votes, will take place on May 6.  Some of the contests were due to take place last … Read more