The vote, which saw the worst performance of the Labour Party since 1934, is widely seen as a vote for Brexit
Political instability persists in the United Kingdom, as people vote in the third elections in less than 4 years
The strike ballot was organized after postal workers union accused the Royal Mail management of breaching the agreement to raise pay, reform pensions and reduce weekly working hours from 39 to 35 by 2022 was not being honoured.
On Monday, the House of Commons approved a government motion for fresh elections but not by the necessary two-thirds majority. Tuesday’s vote will see the same proposal moved as a bill under another provision that requires only a simple majority
Following yet another defeat in parliament on October 22, Boris Johnson has said he will wait for the EU decision on the extension of the Brexit deadline. He is also contemplating calling fresh elections
The Boris Johnson government requires the support of 321 MPs to pass the deal but is struggling to get the required support. If the deal is rejected, an extension of the Brexit deadline will be sought
Even though the Labour Party and the Conservatives emerged as the leading parties, they lost 8.2% and 3.1% of their vote share when compared to the 2015 elections.
With the parliament limiting a no-deal Brexit and thrice rejecting the government’s demand for a snap election, Boris Johnson, who has lost the parliamentary majority, is left effectively stranded.
Activists flooded Downing Street as a demonstration against the ascent of Boris Johnson, known for his right-wing rhetoric, racism, anti-environmentalism and hard-line stance on Brexit
The RMT is celebrating a victory as offshore workers will finally be covered by the National Minimum Wage Act and gain rights and protections
The failure of the Conservative government in the UK to take forward the Brexit formalities and the subsequent political crisis has reinvigorated the aspirations for independence among a pro-EU majority in Scotland.