Donald Trump has urged Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage to combine and become an “unstoppable force” to prevent Jeremy Corbyn taking Britain to “bad places”. The US President said the Prime Minister and the Brexit Party leader would make a “terrific” team if they could agree a pact before the general election. In an interview on Mr Farage’s radio show, Mr Trump said: “I wish you two guys could get together. I think it would be a great thing… you would really have some numbers because you did fantastically in the last election.”
DONALD TRUMP is urging Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage to unite to beat Jeremy Corbyn at the polls. The US President said they would become an “unstoppable force” to defeat Labour at the General Election. In an extraordinary intervention in the campaign for the December 12 poll, Mr Trump suggested the Conservatives and the Mr Farage’s Brexit Party should form an electoral pact. He said: “I wish you two guys could get together, I think it would be a great thing.”
U.S. President Donald Trump has backed an election pact between Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage which he believes would do “great numbers” and said a Jeremy Corbyn premiership would be a disaster. “Corbyn would be so bad for your country,” he warned the Brexit Party leader in an interview on his LBC radio show, adding that the hard-left Labour leader would “take you into such bad places”. “I don’t want to tell Boris, or you [what to do], because you’ve had a great impact on this, Nigel,” the U.S. leader said of Brexit and Britain’s upcoming December election.
Donald Trump is urging Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage to team up and become an “unstoppable force” as he warned that Jeremy Corbyn would take the UK to “bad places”. The US president called for the Prime Minister and Brexit Party leader to “get together” in what appeared to be a call for them to form a pact ahead of Mr Farage launching his party’s General Election campaign on Friday morning.
Boris Johnson will be unable to strike a trade agreement with the US if he presses ahead with his new Brexit deal, Donald Trump has warned. The President was also accused of intervening in the British election by claiming that Jeremy Corbyn would be “so bad”. Labour claimed Mr Trump was trying to stop them coming to power because he wants to open up the NHS to US firms. But he denied the allegation he is aiming to take over the UK health service, calling the claim “so ridiculous”.
Donald Trump has intervened in the UK’s nascent election campaign, calling on Boris Johnson to team up with Nigel Farage to form an “unstoppable force” and claiming Jeremy Corbyn would be “so bad for your country”. Speaking to Farage on LBC Radio, the US president also said Johnson’s Brexit deal could prevent the UK from agreeing a trade deal with the US. Trump said the US “can’t make a trade deal with the UK” under “certain aspects of the deal”.
President Trump derailed Boris Johnson’s first day on the campaign trail by criticising his Brexit deal and urging him to “get together” with Nigel Farage. Mr Trump blindsided Downing Street by giving an interview to the Brexit Party leader that overshadowed the prime minister’s efforts to sell his withdrawal agreement to the public. Mr Trump waded into several domestic issues, including the question of a pact between the Conservatives and the Brexit Party.
FURIOUS EU finance chiefs have rejected claims the bloc’s biggest economies will have to foot the bill for Brexit with Britain’s departure leaving an annual £7.8bn black hole in the Brussels budget. A bitter row over money could be about to reach unprecedented proportions at the heart of Brussels and tempers at the top have already started to fray. Outgoing budget commissioner Günther Oettinger was forced to challenge suggestions that member states’ payments into the EU budget will go through the roof by the end of the next seven-year budgetary cycle under his current proposals.
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said that a no-deal, clean-break Brexit is still a possibility. The EU-approved withdrawal treaty has passed its first hurdle through the House of Commons, and the European Council has agreed to a “flextension” to January 31st, 2020, for Parliament to make the agreement law. Once on the British statute books, the United Kingdom would leave the EU and remain aligned to the bloc during a transition period until December 2020, before hopefully diverging from Brussels regulations and striking out as an independent nation.
President Trump has said that Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal could prevent Britain from trading with the US in an intervention that threatens to undermine a key element of the prime minister’s election campaign. Over the next six weeks, Mr Johnson must sell his deal to the Brexit voters who largely rejected Theresa May’s plans. He insists a key difference is that his version will give Britain more scope to strike free trade deals with America, which is touted as the main prospective new partner.
Donald Trump has warned the Brexit agreement brokered by Boris Johnson could get in the way of a much sought after trade deal between the UK and America. In a conversation with Nigel Farage, a longtime supporter of the US president, Mr Trump predicted Mr Johnson and the Brexit Party leader, would “end up doing something terrific” together.
US President Donald Trump has torn-apart Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and said under the current terms the UK cannot strike a trade deal with the US. Mr Trump stated the withdrawal agreement agreed between the Prime Minister and the European Union would hinder trade with the US. The US president told LBC: “We want to do trade with UK and they want to do trade with us. “To be honest with you… This deal… under certain aspects of the deal… you can’t do it, you can’t do it, you can’t trade.
Downing Street has defended Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the EU, after Donald Trump said it may hinder a future trade deal between the US and UK. Number 10 says leaving the EU customs union will mean the UK is free to strike trade deals around the world which will benefit every part of the UK. It comes after the US president broke with convention by intervening to back Mr Johnson – even though the election campaign hasn’t officially started.
President Trump warned that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal would hamper trade between the U.S. and U.K. Trump was interviewed by phone on Thursday by Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit party and rival of Johnson in the upcoming election on December 12. The president said that a U.S.-U.K. trade deal would be impossible under the current terms of Brexit, which Johnson reached with the European Union.
Tory ministers have come under fire for spending government cash on Facebook ads targeted at voters in election swing seats. HuffPost UK has learned that ministers authorised more than 20 adverts, paid for with taxpayers’ cash, to go live on Tuesday, the same day Boris Johnson got MPs to back a snap general election. Published on a page for a government campaign called ‘My Town’, the ads trumpet £25m of investment for each individual area.
Boris Johnson has urged voters to back his ‘oven-ready’ Brexit deal at the ballot box on December 12 as he started the general election campaign with a massive 17 point poll lead over Jeremy Corbyn. The Prime Minister is out on the campaign trail today as the election battle got underway in earnest and he blamed MPs for stopping him from sticking to his ‘do or die’ Brexit pledge.
THE Tories are tipped for a huge win at the December 12 general election, as a new poll reveals a whopping 15-point lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour. However it also showed how the electorate is fragmenting, with the Lib Dems and Brexit Party showing significant support. A YouGov poll for The Times surveyed 1,639 British adults between October 29 and 30 about their voting intentions. The survey is the first conducted since the election was called. It shows the Conservatives holding at 36 percent, the same figure as last week. Labour are trailing behind at 21 percent, down two points compared with a week ago.
BORIS Johnson has surged into a 17-point lead over Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn – on the first full day of election campaigning. The first poll of the campaign put the Conservatives on 41 points, with Labour trailing on just 24. The Ipsos Mori poll shows the Tories have soared eight points in a month and reveals the public has a scathing view of Mr Corbyn’s leadership. The leftie Labour leader’s personal ratings remain at rock bottom, with just 15 per cent of voters happy with his performance and 75 per cent unhappy – delivering a devastating net score of minus 60.
Jeremy Corbyn today admitted he would delay Brexit for at least six months to hold a second referendum – and refused to rule out backing Remain. Launching Labour’s election campaign, the veteran left-winger said if he becomes PM he will renegotiate a ‘sensible deal’ with the EU, before putting it to the public. However, he refused to say whether he would support staying in the EU rather than his own new package in that vote.
A further Brexit extension would be required for a Labour government to renegotiate the terms of Brexit, the European Commission said on Thursday. Labour plans to secure a softer agreement that keeps the UK inside a customs union and single market regulations – and then put the result of talks to a Final Say referendum with the option to remain. Asked whether the new treaty struck with Boris Johnson could be reopened during the current extension – which runs until February 2020 – a spokesperson for the European Commission told reporters in Brussels: “I can only refer you to the European Council decision that was adopted on 29 October to extend Article 50 to 31 January 2020 as the UK requested itself.
A Labour MP today called for billionaires to be driven out of Britain as Jeremy Corbyn laid out hard-Left election plans to hammer the rich. Lloyd Russell-Moyle took the extraordinary stance as he said the UK economy should not ‘work’ for the rich. ‘I don’t think that anyone in this country should be a billionaire,’ he told BBC Radio 5 Live.
LABOUR is likely to pay a heavy electoral price unless Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party fails to break into double figures in the polls and draw votes away from Boris Johnson’s Conservatives, a pollster has predicted. And Andrew Hawkins suggested the Liberal Democrats could end up beating Jeremy Corbyn’s party into third place in the popular vote – but crucially, not in terms of the number of seats in Parliament. ComRes chairman Mr Hawkins was talking to Express.co.uk after the publication of his latest Pollwatch bulletin, in which he suggests the election on December 12 is “the hardest election to predict that as a pollster I can ever remember”.
Brexit Party candidates standing in marginal seats could help the Tories by drawing votes away from Labour, a Cabinet minister has admitted. The minister said the Brexit Party could provide a “bucket” for the votes of Labour Leavers who could not bring themselves to vote Tory but would be prepared to vote for Nigel Farage’s party. The result would be that Labour would poll fewer votes, leaving the field clear for a Tory candidate with a strong Leave message.
Nigel Farage is expected to announce plans today for hundreds of Brexit Party candidates to stand across the country in the general election. Senior party figures have suggested that the party should instead focus on fighting 20 seats to ensure that it does not undermine Brexit. However, The Times has been told that the party, which was formed this year, will still contest hundreds of seats amid concerns that it risks being “no-platformed” at the election.
Nigel Farage was under huge pressure to rip up his election plans last night after an analysis showed he risks wrecking Tory hopes of snatching dozens of Leave-leaning seats from Labour. An audit by the Daily Mail found Boris Johnson could miss out in almost 90 battleground constituencies if the pro-Brexit vote is split between the Tories and the Brexit Party. If the Brexit Party choose not to stand and 70 per cent of their backers switch to the Tories (while 30 per cent go to Labour), then the Conservatives could take 38 target seats off Jeremy Corbyn’s party.
Nigel Farage is set to reveal whether his party will field candidates against Conservative MPs at the general election, as he offered to support Boris Johnson if the prime minister abandons his “dreadful” Brexit deal. In a move that could have a major bearing on the outcome of the election, the Brexit Party leader will announce his party’s strategy at an event in Westminster on Friday amid speculation that it could stand aside in areas represented by Eurosceptic Tory MPs.
TORY MPs goaded Nigel Farage to stand candidates against them in all key target seats to HELP them win the December general election. The Brexit Party boss will reveal his election plan as he launches his six week campaign. But it comes amid deep splits across his new anti-EU party after yet another snub from Boris Johnson. Mr Farage’s hawks want to run wannabe MPs in all seats across the country, but the doves want to focus on around 20 seats in strong Labour areas that are winnable.
That we finally have a general election — months after the first resigned voices began calling for one — is down, in no small part, to the willingness of Liberal Democrats and Scottish Nationalists do something deeply uncharacteristic: agree with the Conservatives. That an election was coming was widely accepted — only MPs themselves seemed convinced that some other route out of the stalemate in the Commons could be found.
A former Conservative MP has defected to the Liberal Democrats, boosting Jo Swinson’s party on the first full day of campaigning in the general election. Antoinette Sandbach, who represents the Cheshire seat of Eddisbury, is the fifth former Tory to join the Lib Dems in recent months. It means that the party, which returned 12 MPs at the 2017 election, will have at least 20 when the Commons breaks up next week. Ms Sandbach, 50, who was stripped of the Tory whip by Boris Johnson last month, will fight to retain her seat, where the Lib Dems came third two years ago with fewer than 3,000 votes.
WHAT should have been Brexit Day has been postponed if not cancelled — and nobody will be celebrating more than Jo Swinson and her party, although she might be wise to keep the champagne on ice a little longer. Better still, the Lib Dem leader should empty the ice-bucket over the head of her feverish deputy Sir Ed Davey. He recently declared on LBC radio that the Lib Dems can win next month’s general election and put his boss into 10 Downing Street.
A clutch of global banks and investment houses is preparing for a British economic boomlet and a potentially explosive rise in sterling, betting that elections will finally break the eternal deadlock over Brexit. The pound has risen 6pc from bargain-basement lows to a six-month high near $1.30 since Boris Johnson clinched a deal with the EU, but currency experts think it remains massively undervalued and could vault much higher with the right catalysts. “Sterling is off to the races if we get a Withdrawal Agreement and a government with a working majority at last. It could move a long way to $1.45,” said David Bloom, HSBC’s veteran currency strategist.
A blanket ban on holding a mobile phone while driving is coming to Britain’s roads. A loophole in the current law means reckless drivers can be prosecuted only if they are caught using hand-held phones to call or text, with those who take photos or scroll through music playlists exempt from punishment. But, in a major change to the law announced today, motorists are to be banned from picking up their mobiles for any reason. Drivers caught holding phones for reasons such as browsing social media or inputting a satnav location now face six points and a fine of up to £200.
Banks could face a £1billion compensation bill after they were urged to refund the victims of historic fraud. Under new rules, those cheated by scammers can get their money back, provided they took reasonable steps to protect themselves. But MPs have now called on banks to repay customers who lost money before the new compensation scheme came into force in May. In a damning report, the Treasury committee accused banks of failing to address weaknesses they had known about since at least 2016, which could have prevented hundreds of thousands of customers being defrauded.
Deaths from liver cancer have risen by 50 per cent in ten years and almost trebled since the 1970s, driven by obesity and smoking, figures suggest. Cancer Research UK has analysed data going back to 1971 and found that in 2017 there were the highest number of deaths from liver cancer since records began, with about 5,700 people dying from the disease. About 5,900 people a year in the UK are given a diagnosis of liver cancer, a figure that is projected to rise by 38 per cent by 2035.
CASES of mouth cancer in the UK have reached a record high – with experts blaming oral sex and booze. It’s the tenth year in a row cases have risen at an alarming rate, with diagnoses doubling in the last generation. The Oral Health Foundation warned we are “fighting an uphill battle”, adding more must be done to raise awareness of the disease. He said alcohol and smoking are risk factors, but warned the sexually transmitted HPV virus is fast becoming a common cause.