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UK elections: what is tactical voting and how does it work?

The campaign group Best for Britain has launched its guide to how to vote to have the best chance of ousting the Tories. We look at what tactical voting involves and what the group is recommendingUK election live – latest updates Continue reading...

Mon Jun 17, 2024 14:28
Tactical voting could defeat Tories in once safe seats, campaigners say

Senior Tories such as Liz Truss and Jeremy Hunt could be for chop as well as once safe seats such as MaidenheadUK election live – latest updatesThe Conservatives could lose once safe constituencies such as Theresa May’s former seat in the coming general election, with nearly 40% of people willing to vote tactically to oust the Tories, a campaign group...

Mon Jun 17, 2024 14:28
EU passes law to restore 20% of bloc’s land and sea by end of decade

Narrow win for supporters after fierce farmers’ protests, loss of green seats to far right and political wranglingThe EU has passed a landmark law to protect nature after a knife-edge vote, ending a months-long deadlock among member states spooked by fierce protests from farmers.The law, which has proven to be the most controversial pillar of the European...

Mon Jun 17, 2024 14:19
Donald Trump looking for ‘fighter’ as Republican running mate

Sources close to ex-president say gender and race irrelevant over pick who’s ‘America first’ and believes in agendaDonald Trump is looking for a “fighter” as his running mate in this year’s presidential election and regards factors such as their gender or race as irrelevant, according to sources close to the former US president.Conventional wisdom used...

Mon Jun 17, 2024 14:19
First Thing: Global spending on nuclear weapons up 13% in record rise

World’s nuclear states on course to spend $100bn in 2024. Plus, Benjamin Netanyahu dissolves war cabinetGood morning.Global expenditure on nuclear weapons is estimated to have risen by 13% to a record $91.4bn in 2023, according to calculations from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican), propelled by a sharp increase in US defense...

Mon Jun 17, 2024 13:58
Russia-Ukraine war live: Moscow trying to ‘maximise depletion of our troops’ before aid arrives, Ukraine army chief says

Ukraine says Russia is intensifying attacks and trying to gain more territory before military aid, including F-16 jets, arriveWe have more comments from the daily briefing with journalists attended by Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.He was asked about the Ukraine peace summit, held in Switzerland over the weekend, during which western powers and...

Mon Jun 17, 2024 13:52

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