Rather than boosting support for Law and Justice, the ‘rally effect’ caused by the Belarussian border crisis may have simply prevented the party’s opinion poll support from falling back even further. Continue reading Why has the Belarussian border crisis failed to boost support for Poland’s ruling party?
Anti-monarchy movements across the Commonwealth of Nations have commended Barbados as it removes Queen Elizabeth II as head of state to become the world’s newest republic. Continue reading Republican movements hail Barbados’ move away from monarchy
On November 18, 2021, the government confirmed that development the eastern leg of the contentious high speed rail project connecting Birmingham and Leeds would not go ahead. Continue reading Northern regional parties slam government decision to scrap Leeds HS2 leg
Until 2001, the south-east London seat was the constituency of former Prime Minister Edward Heath – who held the office when the UK entered the European Community in 1973. Continue reading ‘I think Edward Heath would vote for us’: Rejoin EU leader discusses his run in Old Bexley and Sidcup
Drew Galdron will stand for the Rejoin EU Party in the election – bringing his impression of Prime Minister to the campaign trail. Continue reading Boris Johnson impersonator to stand in North Shropshire by-election
A new democratic socialist party has gained further representation in local government after a Yorkshire parish councillor switched to them from the Labour Party – just days after another similar defection. Continue reading Yorkshire parish councillor becomes third to defect to Breakthrough Party from Labour
The Japanese general election at the end of October was a key test for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its newly appointed Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Continue reading Fumio Kishida: Can the new Japanese Prime Minister bring calm to the country?
A town councillor in Suffolk has become the second Labour party elected local representative to break ranks and join a new democratic socialist party. Continue reading Second Labour councillor defects to the Breakthrough Party
Richard Burgon has voiced the fear that rising case numbers heading into winter, and the lack of control measures for the pandemic could lead to another national lockdown becoming necessary. Continue reading Richard Burgon: ‘The only thing that makes a lockdown more likely is the government’s current inaction’
Although opposition claims that Poland’s right-wing ruling party is paving the way for the country’s EU withdrawal are unlikely to have much political cut-through beyond hard-core government opponents, the possible delay or loss of EU funds could be much more damaging. Continue reading How will Poland’s dispute with the EU affect its national politics?