General Election

General Election

YP Letters: Sir Bernard’s rants won’t change the electorate’s verdict

From: Bryan Smith, Quarrie Dene Court, Leeds.

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales in the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament.

YP Comment: Low-key Queen’s Speech reveals Theresa May’s weakness

THE absence of the pomp and pageantry traditionally associated with the State Opening of Parliament reflect these testing times.

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Jeremy Corbyn changed the dynamics of the election campaign.

Matthew Flinders: A new political language needed for world in flux

IT’S not easy being a professor of politics. Everyone expects me to know what’s going on and what’s going to happen. But I’m just as bamboozled as everyone else by the outcome of the UK’s general election.

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Brexit talks began this week.

YP Letters: Leaving EU always meant ditching single market’s rules

From: Don Wood, Howden.

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Picture by Simon Hulme

YP Comment: Time to welcome the youth vote

NEW research into voting patterns on June 8 reveals the extent to which Britain has been left divided. If the outcome rested with older voters, Theresa May would have won by the landslide which she envisaged – despite alienating many OAPs with her ill-conceived ‘dementia tax’. Yet, if it was left to students and younger people, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would now be ensconced in 10 Downing Street because his alternative to austerity did, in fact, resonate.

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Brexit negotiations are underway.

UK promise to ‘safeguard EU workers’ as Brexit negotiations begin

THERESA MAY will tell European leaders her plan to offer European Union citizens living in the UK safeguards over their rights  later this week after Brussels insisted the issue must be settled before talks on future trade relations can get under way.

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Theresa May, meeting emergency workers at the scene of the Grenfell Tower inferno.

YP Letters: Sacrifice green belt following Grenfell Tower tragedy

From: G Melvyn Woodhead, Sandal, Wakefield.

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Has Yorkshire been marginalsied by the election?

YP Letters: Local parties can become kingmakers at Westminster

From: Chris Whitwood, Deputy Leader, Yorkshire Party.

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A fracking rig.

YP Letters: Election outcome may save us from fracking

From: Steven M White, Great Edstone, York.

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David Davis is negotiating our exit from the EU.

Brexit ‘divorce bill’ from EU to be settled ahead of trade talks

THE BREXIT talks began with a major concession to the European Union over the timetable for the discussions.

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Tim Farron has resigned as leader of the Lib Dems.

YP Letters: Praise for principled stand but doubts remain over Theresa May

From: Chris Schorah, Gascoigne Avenue, Leeds.

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Theresa May launched her manifesto in Halifax.

YP Letters: Little new in parties’ bribes to electorate

From: Roger Backhouse, Orchard Road, Upper Poppleton, York.

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YP Comment: Brexit talks watershed moment. Counting down to leaving EU.

YP Comment: Brexit talks watershed moment. Counting down to leaving EU.

TODAY marks a watershed moment in the history of Britain. The start of formal negotiations with the EU about the terms on which the country leaves sets a clock ticking on determining the future for decades to come.

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Orange Order bandsmen in Belfast.

George McManus: We should all fear Theresa May’s deal with DUP

SO it is the 1970s. A Jewish man is walking down Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow when he’s mugged by two men. “Are you a Catholic or a Protestant?” he’s asked. “I’m Jewish,” he says. They think for a moment and say “But are you a Catholic Jew or a Protestant Jew?”

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Chancellor Philip Hammond on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show

The end of austerity? Chancellor says public are 'weary' of cutbacks

Philip Hammond has indicated the Government will ease austerity as he admitted the public is "weary of the long slog" it has endured since the financial crash.

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Was the election an endorsement of fracking or not?

YP Letters: Vote was not endorsement of fracking

From: Michael Farman, Willow Grove, Beverley.

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kevin Hollinrake was re-elected as Thirsk and Malton MP's on June 8.

YP Letters: MP’s pledge to repay trust – and to strive to deliver Brexit

From: Kevin Hollinrake, Thirsk and Malton MP, Market Place, Easingwold.

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Could david Davis head a cross-party Brexit commission?

Tom Richmond: Voters’ verdict was a call for cross-party consensus

TWENTY Four hours after The Yorkshire Post’s editorial on Monday floated the idea of a cross-party Parliamentary commission to take control of Brexit, it was heartening that Tory grandees like Sir John Major, William Hague and Ken Clarke all concurred.

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Sir Andrew Cook.

Sir Andrew Cook: Brexit – When in a hole stop digging, Mrs May

“WELL Mr Baldwin, this is a pretty kettle of fish!”

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Picture: PA

David Behrens: Westminster’s big secret – no one knows what they’re doing

IT WAS, as everyone has acknowledged, a topsy-turvy election. Jeremy Corbyn is hailed a hero and a saviour of the left for having finished a distant second, and Theresa May is embroiled in the coalition of chaos she had warned us all against.

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