We will know today whether these key moments in the UK election campaign impacted on how people voted Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are poor options and each has had a few awkward campaign moments that may have influenced the election, writes.
UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that a leaked document, marked “official, sensitive”, had provided the “cold hard evidence” that Boris Johnson had been “misleading” people about his Brexit deal.
In the not so very long ago confounded European Union mandarins launched a community-wide competition so an articulate European might offer a workable definition of peripherality. The layered implications, the one-man’s-meat-is-another-man’s-tofu complexity of that designation and its geographic realities were bewildering, so a prize of €100,000 was offered.
It may overstate the case to suggest that David Axelrod, the chief strategist for former US president Barack Obama’s election campaigns, regrets his sneering during the 2016 presidential election every day but it is certain he, and maybe millions of others, will never forget it.
One of the star speakers at yesterday’s anti-Trump demonstrations in London was the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, who — faithful to his 30-year career as a protestor — declined an invitation to attend the Buckingham Palace banquet normally held for state visits.
The European elections in England were a triumph for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which took 32% of the vote. There was real success for the Liberal Democrats and Greens as well, deep disappointment for Labour and the new Change UK party and disaster for the Conservatives.