Smaller parties could hold keys to power at UK election

If British prime minister Boris Johnson fails to win an absolute majority in parliament on Thursday, smaller parties may find themselves holding the trump cards in negotiations to form an alliance. Here are the parties who could hold the keys to power. – Lib-Dems, voice of Remain pain – Under new 39-year-old leader Jo Swinson, […]

Britain goes to polls to decide fate of Brexit

BRITAIN went to the polls on Thursday (12) to decide the future of Brexit in a snap pre-Christmas election aimed at ending years of political deadlock and bitter divisions over the country’s  European Union membership. A decisive victory for prime minister Boris Johnson would most likely end Britain’s 46-year involvement in the bloc next month, […]

UK general election: what could happen?

BRITAIN votes in a crucial general election on Thursday (12), with latest opinion polls showing prime minister Boris Johnson locked in a tight battle to win a majority and deliver his Brexit plans. Here is an outline of the possible outcomes: A Johnson victory, regaining the Conservative majority lost in 2017, is the most likely […]

Boris Johnson: ‘Asians are UK’s assets’

by RITHIKA SIDDHARTHA PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson has praised the Indian community in the UK, saying they are one of Britain’s “greatest national assets”. In an exclusive interview with Eastern Eye ahead of Thursday’s (12) general election, the leader of the Conservative  party also paid tributes to immigrants, saying they had contributed to the “dynamism […]

Shami Chakrabarti: ‘People must reject the politics of hate in this general election’

by BARONESS SHAMI CHAKRABARTI HARROW is my home and where I was raised. It felt special going back there during a general election campaign over the weekend. I was lucky enough to visit the Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple, one of the religious hubs at the heart of the Harrow East community. It was clear […]

Boris Johnson copies Love Actually spoof

BORIS Johnson on Tuesday (10) faced claims of plagiarism after copying a spoof version of a scene from the hit Christmas film “Love Actually” as part of his election campaign. The prime minister is seen in a social media clip taking the part of actor Andrew Lincoln, who turns up to profess his undying love […]

Tory candidate shared message claiming Muslims have ‘nasty culture’

A Conservative Party general election candidate has drawn flak for sharing a message on social media that claimed Muslims have “nasty culture.” Linden Kemkaran, who is standing for Conservatives in Bradford East, retweeted a message on Twitter last week that dismissed Islamophobia. The former BBC journalist also retweeted two others who accused Naz Shah, shadow […]

Johnson’s Australian-style points system criticised

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s Australian-style points system for migrants has been criticised by experts for failing to understand the importance of low and medium-skilled jobs to the UK economy. Johnson has pledged to introduce an Australian-style points-based system to restore “public faith” in immigration control. Under the system, foreigners who want to work in […]

British Asian candidates set to have another good outing in UK elections

With just days to go before the UK General Election on Thursday (12), the new Parliament set to be voted in is expected to be the most diverse in Britain’s history based on projections and what experts believe has been a late surge in diversity from the country’s main political parties. The last election in […]

Johnson visits Neasden temple, vows to partner with Modi to build new India

British prime minister Boris Johnson has made a pledge to partner with prime minister Narendra Modi on his mission to build a new India, as he and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds visited Neasden Temple to woo Indian diaspora votes ahead of Thursday’s General Election. Dressed in a bright pink silk sari, 31-year-old Symonds made her […]