Young Britons are seen as much more pro-European than their parents and grandparents

Young Britons are seen as much more pro-European than their parents and grandparents

Sturgeon is planning a new independence referendum in the coming year.

In the referendum of 2014, the Scots rejected independence from Great Britain. In the 2016 Brexit referendum, the Scots, unlike the majority of Britons, were in favor of remaining in the European Union. Sturgeon therefore sees the question of Scottish independence back on the agenda and is aiming for another referendum on this question next year.

Such a referendum would have to take place with the permission of the UK government to be valid. It is expected that Sturgeon will formally ask UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson before Christmas to allow the Scottish regional government to organize an independence referendum.

Saturday, November 2, 2:08 p.m.: Johnson apparently removes the no-deal threat from the election manifesto

According to a newspaper report, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson no longer threatens a Brexit without an exit agreement. The no-deal threat was absent from the election manifesto of his Conservative Party, wrote the daily newspaper «» The Times «» on Saturday without naming sources. Rather, the prime minister is concentrating on pulling through the Brexit immediately by having his «» fantastic «» deal approved by parliament after the election on December 12th. So far, Johnson had announced that if necessary Great Britain would leave the European Union without a contract.

The move was seen as a concession to moderate voters who do not want a Brexit without a withdrawal agreement, but also no further haggling over an agreement or a new referendum. Johnson told the ITV broadcaster that after the election there would be a chance «» to push the EU-negotiated agreement «over the line». Secretary of State for Culture Nicky Morgan became clearer. «If you vote for the Conservatives in the election, you are voting for this deal and a ‘no deal’ is practically off the table,» «Morgan told the Times.»

Johnson had turned down an offer from the head of the Eurosceptic Brexit party, Nigel Farage, for a «» non-aggression pact «» in the constituencies on Friday. In this case, Farage had threatened that the Brexit party, which has not yet been represented in parliament, would fight for every seat in the new election. In this way, Farage, who wants a clear break with the international community, could steal votes from the conservatives and, according to experts, strengthen the largest opposition party, Labor. In Great Britain, the candidate receives the direct mandate that receives the most votes in the respective constituency.

Friday, November 1st, 1:13 p.m.: Farage wants to force Johnson to alliance with his Brexit party

Just six weeks before the new elections in Great Britain, the head of the Brexit party, Nigel Farage, has significantly increased the pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The agreement agreed between Johnson and the EU no longer has anything to do with Brexit, Farage said at the start of his election campaign in London. «» I tell Boris Johnson: give up the deal! «» If the Prime Minister does not agree to an alliance, the Brexit party will fight for every seat in the new election on December 12th.

The head of government currently has no majority in the lower house and has to fight for every vote. With the new election he wants to solve the deadlocked Brexit dispute. Great Britain’s exit from the EU was postponed until the end of January at the latest. The Brexit party is currently not represented in parliament. British media reported on Friday that there had been a dispute in the party about the right strategy for the new election. Farage immediately dismissed this as «» useless speculation «». The Brexit party wants the UK to leave the EU without any agreement.

According to a new poll, the Conservatives would win 41 percent, Labor 24, the EU-friendly Liberal Democrats 20 and the Brexit party 7 percent. Farage and his Brexit party had become the strongest force in the European elections at the end of May with around 32 percent of the vote. The conservatives of the then Prime Minister Theresa May, on the other hand, were punished with around 9 percent.

1.00 a.m.: British parties switch to election campaign mode

The British parties switched to election campaign mode after the decision on early elections on December 12th. In his final question time ahead of the dissolution of Parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson predicted «a brighter future» for the UK on Wednesday. The new election should bring about a decision in the long-term dispute over Brexit.

The prime minister announced «» massive investments «» in the health system, education, infrastructure and police. Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, on the other hand, accused Johnson of selling out British interests to US President Donald Trump. Contrary to Johnson’s claims, US companies would be reaching for the national health system in a «» Trump-esque trade deal «».

«It will be a highly competitive election — and we will do our best,» said Johnson, who is hoping for an absolute majority, before MPs from his Tory party. «» It is time for the country to come together, implement Brexit and move forward. «»

Wednesday, October 30th, 3 p.m .: Corbyn accuses Johnson of selling off the land

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labor opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn kicked off the election campaign with a heated argument. At what is expected to be the last question time before the planned new election on December 12, Johnson accused his adversary of putting the country’s economic strength at risk with his plans for tax increases and nationalization. On the other hand, Corbyn accused Johnson of heading for the sell-off of the country with a planned trade agreement with the USA. Both pledged to invest in the National Health Service (NHS).

Question Time lasted unusually long on Wednesday. Parliamentary Speaker John Bercow, who will resign from office on Thursday, even had to fight back tears when he thanked his family for their support.

Tuesday, October 29th, 6:00 p.m .: EU states finally grant Brexit postponement until January 31st

The EU countries have finally decided to postpone Brexit by the end of January. The 27 other governments have now «» formally accepted the extension, which was decided on Monday in principle, «wrote EU Council President Donald Tusk in the short message service Twitter on Tuesday. «» It could be the last, «he added, urging the British to» «make the most of this time» «.

Meanwhile, the British House of Commons is discussing the new elections in December. Whether they will take place is to be decided this evening.

12.10 p.m.: Labor party now wants to agree to Johnson’s new election plans

The British Labor Party wants to support the early elections in December called for by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. All information can be found here.

7.44 a.m.: Boris Johnson wants to whip through the law for new elections

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to pass a law through the House of Commons for an early election on December 12th. The government announced this on Monday evening. With the trick, Johnson wants to bypass the approval of two thirds of all MPs, which is actually necessary for an early parliamentary election. Johnson had failed at the hurdle for the third time on Monday.

Johnson is speculating on the support of the smaller opposition parties. The Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party SNP had signaled that they would approve an election on December 9th, a little earlier than Johnson’s proposal. The largest opposition party, Labor, is currently rejecting a new election, making a two-thirds majority unattainable for Johnson. However, a simple majority would be sufficient for the law to be passed. According to speculation in the British media, both sides could possibly agree on a date in between, December 10th or 11th.

Johnson leads a minority government and must fight for every vote in the dispute over leaving the EU. He therefore urgently needs an election victory. «This Parliament can no longer hold the country hostage,» said Johnson after the vote on Monday.

The government wants the bill to go through all three readings on Tuesday, as the chairman of the lower house, Jacob Rees-Mogg, announced. It seems doubtful, however, whether the Liberal Democrats and the SNP will accept this without further ado. Both parties actually want to prevent the exit from the EU. They are likely to set conditions for their consent. Apparently, they hope for a slightly earlier election date for better chances through the votes of more students, as they will not have any semester break. During the debate on Monday, SNP parliamentary group leader Ian Blackford called for the voting age to be reduced from 18 to 16 years. Young Britons are seen as much more pro-European than their parents and grandparents.

Monday, October 28, 8 p.m.: No majority in the lower house for new elections

As expected, the British House of Commons decided against the new election in December. The chances of success were slim because Johnson was dependent on a two-thirds majority and the largest opposition party, Labor, opposed the project. After all, 299 MPs voted for the new election, 135 votes too few. Read more here.

6.48 p.m.: House of Commons begins debate

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened the debate on an early election in the House of Commons on Monday evening. The vote is expected around 7.45 p.m. (CET). After the rejection of his timetable for the ratification of the EU exit agreement, the prime minister wants to have a new election on December 12th.

But the chances of success are slim, because he needs a two-thirds majority of all 650 MPs and the largest opposition party, Labor, is blocking itself. Johnson does not have a majority of his own in parliament and hopes that a ballot will result in a liberation.

6:32 p.m.: Johnson agrees to postpone Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed on Monday evening to postpone Brexit to January 31 offered by the European Union. This means that there is a 24-hour period within which the 27 remaining EU states must agree to the procedure.

In the letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk, the British Prime Minister also says he asks the international community to rule out another Brexit postponement. He feared that the House of Commons would never agree to a Brexit treaty if it were given the opportunity to postpone it again. An EU spokesman confirmed receipt of Johnson’s letter.

12.22 p.m.: London Mayor welcomes another Brexit postponement

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, described the agreement of the EU states to postpone Brexit until the end of January 2020 as «» good news «». There is now no longer any danger that a catastrophic exit from the EU without an agreement is imminent, wrote the Labor politician on Monday in the short message service Twitter. At the same time, he spoke out in favor of a new referendum.

10:27 a.m.: EU grants Brexit postponement until the end of January 2020

The EU states have agreed to extend the Brexit deadline. The European Union is granting Great Britain a further three-month delay until the end of January 2020, said EU Council President Donald Tusk on Monday. Accordingly, it is about a flexible extension in which Great Britain could also leave earlier if the exit agreement negotiated with the EU is ratified.

9.15 a.m.: Insider: EU will probably grant Brexit postponement until the end of January

According to informed sources, the French government is ready to agree to a three-month postponement of Brexit until the end of January. There will most likely be a corresponding agreement on Monday in the circle of the EU countries, report the news agencies Bloomberg and Reuters with reference to a person familiar with the matter.

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a telephone conversation over the weekend about the issue. The likelihood of early elections in Great Britain had increased significantly over the weekend. The third postponement of Brexit will be conditional.

October 28, 2019, 6.40 a.m.: Voting on new elections is pending

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to vote on a new election on December 12th on Monday. He currently does not have a majority in parliament and has to fight for every vote in the dispute over Britain’s exit from the EU. So far, however, it does not look like the House of Commons will approve a new election. The European Union could accommodate Great Britain with a flexible deadline extension in the deadlocked dispute.

The MPs are to vote in the afternoon after a debate in the lower house. The exact time is still unclear, it is expected around 6 p.m., a press spokesman said on request. 

Sunday, October 27th, 10:06 am: Johnson makes serious allegations

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused MPs of holding the country hostage the day before another possible defeat in parliament. 

Johnson wants to have a vote on Monday whether there will be a general election in Great Britain on December 12th. Under the current legislation, he needs a two-thirds majority — and thus the approval of a good part of the MPs of the Labor Party. However, its chairman Jeremy Corbyn had expressed himself cautiously and wants to wait for a decision in Brussels on the length of an extension of the Brexit deadline.

The «» Sunday Express «» quoted Johnson on Sunday with violent allegations against parliament. «» For more than three years, Parliament kept telling the country what it didn’t want. But it has never wanted or been able to say what it wants. «» This has led to a standstill. «Parliament can no longer take the country hostage,» «Johnson is further quoted as saying. Millions of companies and people could not plan their future properly. «» This paralysis is causing real damage and the country must move forward in 2020. «»

6.55 am: Johnson’s father about his son: «» Boris is a child prodigy «»

Even if he often has completely different opinions politically, Stanley Johnson is very proud of his son Boris, the British Prime Minister. «» Boris has already worked miracles as Prime Minister, he is a child prodigy, «said the 79-year-old» Bild am Sonntag «in Berlin.