European elections 2019: Brexit party takes lead in UK results with Lib Dems in second – live

      Comments Off on European elections 2019: Brexit party takes lead in UK results with Lib Dems in second – live

Labour and Tories suffer heavy losses as Brexit party and Lib Dems surge

Here is a look at the projected overall results, from @EuropeElects, based on their own research, the BBCs results and those in the European Parliament website. Here are some of the headlines to take note of:

The Greens/EFA block has had a big boost. It looks set to increase its seats by 50% in the parliament from 50 in 2014 to 75 seats.

EU28: Ladies and gentlemen, the new European Parliament!

Details: https://t.co/JaP0MTYOBR
(based on the results of the BBC, the European Parliament website, and based on our research of the future group affiliation of “new” parties entering the European Parliament). #EP2019 pic.twitter.com/WSMfdSRkuB

Sian Berry, co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, has said that “the people have spoken” and voters should be given the chance to choose between remaining in the EU and leaving under a deal agreed with the EU.

Giving the people the final say over the country’s direction is now clearly the only way forward, the way to draw a line under the Brexit chaos. The vote tally for clearly Remain parties is higher than for that of the Brexit Party and Ukip. The people have spoken.

We are in a state of political crisis in the UK. But to understand that we need to look at the causes of the anger and frustration in Leave majority areas, Westminster austerity, our archaic Victorian voting system, and the concentration of power in London.

Continue reading…