These results are dire for both main parties. The Tories are fifth and Labour third. But some of the sting has been taken out of the Tory humiliation by Theresa May’s resignation. Jeremy Corbyn, though, finds his leadership under more pressure than it has been since the 2017 general electionread now
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The EU election results have started to trickle in and so far it’s bad news for both of the main parties. Labour and the Tories are draining support with the pro-EU Liberal Democrats making significant gains (party sources are jubilant and expect at least ten seats overall). However, the bigread now
The election victory was clearly a triumph for both the style and substance of Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
But the most important post-election issue now is the battle to control the narrative surrounding the causes and meaning of the result.
The advantages the PM enjoyed over his opponent are nowread now
If the EU is unable to make a Brexit offer that is acceptable to Parliament by the Brexit deadline on 31 October, what then? This is the big question in the Tory leadership contest and – slowly – we’re getting answers.
1. No deal back on the table, an extension notread now
Our peeved yet perspicacious political insider writes exclusively:
Excessive self-medication in the wake, if not at the wake, of the election result has CBD contemplating professional assistance. Having to drop BS in favour of AA (Anthony Albanese) has a respectable (albeit self help) ring about it. Telling fellow GULAG supportersread now
The proposed Adani mine has been wading through a green swamp of political obstacles for nine long years. Other coal optimists have struggled to develop coal in the Galilee Basin for over 40 years. Federal Labor, state Labor and the Greens have taken turns to man the anti-coal barricades.