Friday briefing: May survives first big test since general election https://t.co/WskqmKzvbf
— The Guardian (@guardian) May 4, 2018
Been awake for 24 hours covering the local election results. Mixed bag all round.
– Lab made some gains but didn't win the big London targets.
– Cons made some gains too but lost a few major councils.
– LDs did better than expected.
– UKIP obliterated.
Expect a LOT of spin
— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) May 4, 2018
— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) May 4, 2018
Labour fails to make big gains in England local elections https://t.co/TIhCeUvFId via @financialtimes With a shambolic government and after years of cuts and decline in real wages this says something about Corbyn's leadership
— Henry Patterson (@patterson_henry) May 4, 2018
"We should be doing much, much better" – former Labour Culture Secretary @BenPBradshaw on local election results. "We clearly need to learn the lessons of the national picture…the party certainly will need to reflect" @UKLabour pic.twitter.com/K4weEq9CJ2
— Martyn Oates (@bbcmartynoates) May 4, 2018
The next election is 2022. Corbyn will be 73. All the young people who were so attracted by his differences in 2017 will be five years older and moved on.
Brexit will either have happened thanks to him or not (probably not thanks to him)
I can’t see how Corbyn wins.
— Julie Owen Moylan (@JulieOwenMoylan) May 4, 2018
The surprise winner tonight? Vince Cable: https://t.co/ttRYpYrX4W
— Stephen Bush (@stephenkb) May 4, 2018
“No overall control” is how the election results are being interpreted. It’s also the state of our politics. We are all in a shopping trolley, hurtling down a hill, and the various political parties are squabbling over which solid object we should slam into
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) May 4, 2018
I wrote this about six months ago in my book. The local election results show things haven’t shifted much. pic.twitter.com/NFKGoVaQPK
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) May 4, 2018
— Alan Ferrier (@alanferrier) May 4, 2018
Does anyone have any idea who the UKIP leader is this week so he can resign for the terrible local election results.
— tom jamieson (@jamiesont) May 4, 2018
Earlier: Council election counts under way
This is an absolutely superb picture courtesy of Reuters pic.twitter.com/eIcXqSxAxp
— Adam Payne (@adampayne26) May 3, 2018
Labour is talking down its chances of winning Westminster, Wandsworth and Kensington
— Rachel Wearmouth (@REWearmouth) May 3, 2018
"Progress" is the London Labour buzzword this eve. Its rough translation is: "Aye, we didn't win"
— Rachel Wearmouth (@REWearmouth) May 4, 2018
Nuneaton goes from Labour to No Overall Control: https://t.co/FAJ7ZTHBOP
— Stephen Bush (@stephenkb) May 3, 2018
Labour really can't spin this result. It's just poor. https://t.co/LnyaVGyJj8
— Rachel Wearmouth (@REWearmouth) May 3, 2018
I'm hearing that all the parties are only expecting to win one seat, all the rest of their wards are going to be consumed by fire and their opponents are going to take every seat that's left, including seats that aren't technically up. Anything better than that is a triumph.
— Chris Cook (@xtophercook) May 3, 2018
Stellar work by Ilford Conservatives here. pic.twitter.com/YcKkm6boYz
— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) May 2, 2018
Meanwhile in Norn Iron…
— Ryan McAleer (@RyanMcAleerUH) May 4, 2018
Sinn Féin holds West Tyrone. With lower turnout and a slightly reduced majority, @SteveMcGookin looks at the result. We're keen to hear what you think it means for politics here and at Westminster. https://t.co/y3K3Xc5lBQ pic.twitter.com/XpoRiCbH1n
— Northern Slant (@NorthernSlant) May 4, 2018
and in Batshit Brexitery…
More evidence of #BrexitShambles coming in @thetimesIE – EU support for Irish position is clear – UK position either in chaos or being kept in secret! #Brexit #theystartedit pic.twitter.com/i988pbnyo0
— Adam Ledwith (@adamledwith) May 3, 2018
Feeling somewhat relieved to have passed up listening to David Davis talk utter nonsense about #Brexit in the Commons chamber today, in favour of knocking on doors for fab @TheGreenParty candidates across London #LE2018 #DavisWatch https://t.co/KtFfUk2XYH
— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) May 3, 2018
European Union membership referendum
Age: 16-27 yrs:
Spain: 85% (+12)
Germany: 80% (+11)
Italy: 71% (+12)
France: 69% (+11)
Poland: 68% (+7)
United Kingdom: 63% (+5)
Greece: 63 (+11)
Sample size: 6,080#Brexit
— Europe Elects (@EuropeElects) May 3, 2018
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday) May 4, 2018
NBC News with a big correction: MSNBC Banner reads right now: "Correction: Feds are monitoring, not listening to Cohen's calls."
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 3, 2018
New: *Even more* errors emerge on Jared Kushner's financial disclosure, which has already been updated 40 times.
This time he misstated the financials on two loans in Brooklyn: https://t.co/bs4wl8tBuG
— Justin Elliott (@JustinElliott) May 3, 2018
“When the law is the issue and not Trump’s bubble, you end up in a situation where he can’t just lie his way out of every single box.”
— Sudeep Reddy (@Reddy) May 3, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) May 3, 2018
Jack Ohman cartoon; Giuliani's on the right track! https://t.co/BDuAp4mPgC
— Jack Ohman (@JACKOHMAN) May 3, 2018
Trump leads National Prayer Day event after saying he repaid lawyer for hush money to porn star https://t.co/iS6ZkBy9LV
— CNBC (@CNBC) May 3, 2018
Updated chaplain story: Father Conroy accuses Paul Ryan's chief of anti-Catholic bias in trying to force him out, says he no longer will resign. With link to chaplain's letter. https://t.co/URx2v4chgY
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) May 3, 2018
If you’re still up in the UK waiting for your council to declare, why not watch this – marvel and shake your head in disbelief. This is the Republican candidate for the US Senate seat of West Virginia https://t.co/pD6xpF9A3C
— Jon Sopel (@BBCJonSopel) May 4, 2018
This is heart-wrenching from @SenJohnMcCain
"Maybe I'll be gone before you hear this…" https://t.co/jrYSx3ZWgJ
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) May 3, 2018
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) May 3, 2018
JUST IN: Mahmoud Abbas re-elected as chairman of the PLO
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) May 3, 2018
Farage says Belgium is not a nation because it's made up of different parts that dislike each other intensely. Well, he clearly hasn't spent much time in the UK then has he?
— Catherine Bearder (@catherinemep) May 3, 2018
— The Independent (@Independent) May 3, 2018