From top: UK prime Minister Boris Johnson; British Labour Party Leader jeremy Corbyn; Former British Labour Party minister Harriet Harman and former conservative, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke
The Liberal Democrats have no “principled objection” to supporting Jeremy Corbyn as an interim prime minister, party sources have told The Independent.
It follows criticism over party leader Jo Swinson’s rejection of Mr Corbyn’s plan to lead a caretaker government to stop a no-deal Brexit.
Senior Tory Ken Clarke and former deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman are both prepared to lead an emergency government to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has said.
Senior Tory rebel Dominic Grieve, meanwhile, said he would “not facilitate” having the Labour leader at No 10 temporarily.
Senior Tory rebel rules out helping Corbyn stop no-deal by letting him become temporary PM (Independen.co.uk)
Germany expects Britain to crash out of the European Union without a deal, a leaked document has reportedly revealed.
The leaked finance ministry memo said officials believe a disorderly Brexit is now “highly likely”, according to Handelsblatt Today.
The publication revealed on Thursday that the government believes the UK will crash out without a deal on October 31, given Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demands that the Irish backstop be dropped from Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement.
Brexit news latest: Germany believes UK will crash out of EU without deal, leaked document reveals (Evening Standard)
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn for a chat about Northern Ireland, Brexit and working class emancipation. Not sure about the last bit.
Last night: He Is Among Us
That seemed to go well.
I’ll see myself out.
ICTU HQ, Dublin
Second referendum-supporting UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, above with General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patricia King, in town to hear a briefing on how a hard Brexit will hurt workers in Ireland North and South.
Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
Private Eye‘s latest cover.
The seer of the Indo.
His prophecies are legendary.
Jeremy Corbyn’s election [to leader of the UK Labour Party] matters much less than the hoopla would suggest: he won’t be leader for very long and will never become prime minister. As he will never get to implement the policies he espouses, he is much less relevant than the British media’s blanket coverage of his every utterance would suggest…
There are many reasons why he will quit or be ousted within a few years. Among the most important is that he will not be able to win over even a decent sized minority of his parliamentary Labour party…
….All this will quickly lead to chaos. Conflicting signals will confuse and frighten voters. Infighting and ineffectiveness will alienate others. Labour’s poll ratings will tank: later if Corbyn gets a novelty-factor bounce; sooner if he doesn’t…
How does he do it?
Corbyn will never win power, but he could still be disastrous for Ireland (Dan O’Brien, Irish Independent, September 17, 2015)
Previously: Calling It
Pic via Irish Independent
They salute him.
Ahead of Thursday’s British general Election…
The latest cover of metal magazine Kerrang! featuring UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (centre) with Architects frontman Sam Carter (right) and Creeper singer Will Gould.
*devil horn sign*
The lines track the weighted average of recent UK national polls.The points represent the vote intention percentages given by each pollster to each political party, representing in this way a variable showing the margin of error.
IBTimes UK has calculated a weighted average from the eight biggest UK pollsters, showing the Conservatives leading by 6 percentage points over Labour.
Ultimate Poll of Polls (IB Times)
Compared to the buffet of neo-liberal homogeneity that we chewed through in 2015, the possibility of voting for a politician that offers change seems oddly exotic.
Jeremy Corbyn has somehow been in politics for decades with his integrity perfectly preserved, like his much derided beard has functioned as hairy formaldehyde for his principles.
Theresa May has chosen to make this election about ‘personality’ rather than principles, which seems increasingly unwise.
The delirious sycophant that had her ear when they were plotting this smash ‘n’ grab clearly saw Theresa as some kind of female Freddie Mercury set to dazzle voters from the podium rather than a vindictive librarian drawn by Quentin Blake.
Jeremy Corbyn Won’t Be Perfect, But He Has The Qualities I Want In A Strong And Stable Leader (Russell Brand, Huffington Post)