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A pro-Brexit former Royal Marine has been jailed for 24 weeks for threatening the remainer MP Heidi Allen online, including posting aerial images of her home on social media.
Former Tory Party insider Peter Wilding is back on an historic day for his old party and for the UK. We reflect on the realisation of Boris Johnson's ambition and how he'll handle his poisoned chalice; the Jacobins are now in charge and the next hundred days will be... eventful. Plus a few reflections on the European election and on the EU top jobs.
So it’s come to this… Boris Johnson finally gets to sit in the Big Chair. Where do we go from here? / Plus special guest Gavin Esler talks us through his new book Brexit Without The Bullshit, his short rollercoaster ride as a Change UK candidate, and the war of facts vs fiction that defines Brexit. Oh, and there is hope! Her name is Jo Swinson.
Heidi Allen to lead new 'Unite to Remain' organisation designed to help pro-EU parties work together to win seats.
The system has failed us. Still, huge numbers of under-34s have registered to vote in the European elections.
Pro-EU parties are in talks over forming a Remain alliance to support an independent candidate in the upcoming Peterborough by-election. / Voters will go to the polls in the Cambridgeshire city in June to replace former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya, who lost her seat after being jailed for perverting the course of justice.
Change UK has urged disillusioned pro-EU Labour members to “lend” the party their votes in the looming European elections to build support for a Final Say referendum.
Chris is flying solo as host with guest Peter Wilding, aka @eurorealist, long-time Tory party insider, former head of the British Influence think tank, inventor of the dread word Brexit, and now a European Parliament candidate for Change UK.
Brexit has turned our lives upside down and I had two options: to sit down and wait for my fate to be delivered to me, or fight for my rights and my beliefs. I choose to stand up.
Change UK has launched its campaign for the European Parliamentary elections, with 70 candidates including journalist Rachel Johnson - sister of Tory MP and leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson.
Jacek Rostowski, a former Polish minister of finance and deputy prime minister has announced that he is to stand as a candidate in the upcoming European parliamentary elections for Change UK, a party formed earlier this year by former Conservative and Labour politicians who oppose the UK’s exit from the European Union. Mr Rostowski is himself a former member of the Conservative party.
Rachel Johnson has revealed she will compete in the European elections next month for the newly-formed Change UK group.
The ex-Newsnight presenter who quit the BBC in 2017 is standing for Change UK in the EU elections - and said the world is "laughing at us".
Anti-Brexit party’s European election candidates also include teachers and carers. / The anti-Brexit party Change UK – The Independent Group has announced its candidates for next month’s European elections after receiving more than 3,700 applications.
New party says it has received more than 1,000 applications to stand in Europe elections from defectors from other parties.
Pro-EU parties, including the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and the Independent Group, will not form pacts or alliances at the forthcoming EU elections, hoping to use the poll as a “soft referendum” to show a surge in support for remain.
The Independent Group (TIG) of MPs has applied to become a political party to take part in European elections in May if they go ahead. The group intends to call itself Change UK, and has named Heidi Allen as its interim leader.