Alliance leader Naomi Long has claimed Northern Ireland voters are sick of stale politics after sweeping to a stunning success.https://t.co/0FM6CuC0mG pic.twitter.com/yqPKMe5DE2
— Belfast Telegraph (@BelTel) May 27, 2019
Results in the UK's #EUelections2019 defied politics-as-usual. But what about the results in Northern Ireland, where turnout was 8 points higher than the UK average? @jamiepow explores the 'other' surge. https://t.co/dMuaFjpaM4 pic.twitter.com/ooQI7mPlPd
— Northern Slant (@NorthernSlant) May 28, 2019
Setting the 'border poll' debate aside, it's on Brexit where the results tell a much clearer story. 57% of first preferences went to candidates supporting both the backstop and remain. 43% went to candidates opposing the backstop and supporting Brexit.
— Jamie Pow (@jamiepow) May 27, 2019
Quite remarkable: Alliance's ability to attract second preference transfers from across the political spectrum has seen Alliance leader Naomi Long elected second, almost 20,000 votes ahead of Sinn Féin's Martina Anderson, who comes in last – having had the most first preferences.
— Sam McBride (@SJAMcBride) May 27, 2019
History made. @naomi_long takes second NI EU seat. #YesSheDid pic.twitter.com/vajmcadqDl
— Alliance Party (@allianceparty) May 27, 2019
Naomi Long becomes the only politician in NI except Ian Paisley and John Hume to win elections at local, Assembly, Westminster and European level.
— Duncan Morrow (@duncan_morrow) May 27, 2019
Given the likely election of a 2nd pro-Remain MEP in Northern Ireland, one can legitimately argue that people in Britain might want to start paying attention #brexit : Naomi Long in strong position for third MEP seat https://t.co/a9hevgL1Ew via @IrishTimes
— Mark Hennessy (@MarkHennessy) May 27, 2019
Meanwhile back in the chaos jungle…
Brexit minister James Cleverly joins Tory leadership race https://t.co/svUL0eHVs5
— John Awoonor-Gordon (@Papaboy) May 28, 2019
Brexit Party vote will vanish as soon as it came when there is a vote that actually matters. “The Brexit divide: Britain's EU election earthquake” #Brexit @brexitparty_uk https://t.co/HuBhaKvgpL
— John Patterson (@JohnPat09336959) May 28, 2019
Lower your shields and surrender your ships. pic.twitter.com/bO5zQNTMFK
— Jon Harvey (@jondharvey) May 27, 2019
Rory Stewart is in your kitchen for the next hour if you want to chat about Brexit
— James (@Gilofthepeople) May 28, 2019
Labour’s distraction du jour…
In decades covering politics, I have never known anyone as obsessively tribally Labour as @campbellclaret. Expelling him so rapidly for voting LibDem, even though he did not promote what he was doing, while taking ages to expel alleged… https://t.co/uHQkOwKiFz
— Robert Peston (@Peston) May 28, 2019
Alastair Campbell leaving Labour HQ pic.twitter.com/hcwYytDIq3
— Nolan Eloka Dempsey 🏳️🌈 (@EIoka_Lambeth) May 28, 2019
expelling alastair campbell on a news day when your party is being investigated for racism is a fittingly alastair cambpell way to do it, the king is dead long live the king
— joe (@mutablejoe) May 28, 2019
One day the party will be completely pure. None will disagree or voice concerns. Dissenters will be told to piss off & join another party.
And voters sympathetic to the party but not 100% in agreement with the leader will piss off to other parties with their votes as well. https://t.co/XknM84JJpe
— Steve Bullock (@GuitarMoog) May 28, 2019
Pesky secret ballot. https://t.co/UCyOMYqVdB
— Tom Hamilton (@thhamilton) May 28, 2019
Correction: Labour says Alistair Campbell has not been expelled or purged. He has been auto-excluded. Welcome to the Ministry of Love.
— Patrick Wintour (@patrickwintour) May 28, 2019
If our local Labour candidate at the next election is still Kate Hoey, you are going to have to expel most of Vauxhall Labour Party.
— John O'Farrell (@mrjohnofarrell) May 28, 2019
Scottish Labour in complete meltdown today. https://t.co/8dbCkWHKMN
— Rachel Wearmouth (@REWearmouth) May 28, 2019
Mueller drew up a three-count obstruction of justice indictment against Trump before deciding to shelve it, according to @MichaelWolffNYC https://t.co/CdXo68yRfk
— Anthony DeRosa🗽 (@Anthony) May 28, 2019
Jill Wine-Banks: "We must have public hearings. With the testimony of witnesses who can be evaluated by all Americans, I fully anticipate Trump's support will further erode. Public hearings made a difference in the case of Nixon." https://t.co/sEAgjwAdfC
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 27, 2019
‘Senate GOP vows to quickly quash any impeachment charges’@LindseyGrahamSC : “I think it would be disposed of very quickly,” 😑https://t.co/8MMluCRsDx
— RynheartTheReluctant (@TheRynheart) May 27, 2019
"The idea that the Speaker of the House is calling on Mike Pence, Ben Carson and Melania Trump to save the republic when House Democrats should actually be starting impeachment hearings is absurd on her part."
– me on CNN earlier today, talking Trump v Pelosi. pic.twitter.com/b15EUCjQFk
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) May 28, 2019
My piece in @USATODAY on how Democrats are drawing all the wrong lessons from the Clinton impeachment saga. https://t.co/2Sc865ONa2
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 28, 2019
In 1989, you spent $85,000 to take out full page ads calling to execute 5 African-American teenagers who were falsely accused of a gruesome crime. After they were exonerated with DNA evidence, you doubled-down on that outrageous stance in October 2016. So maybe sit this one out. https://t.co/JzONk8h1br
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) May 27, 2019
EXCLU: We obtained satellite imagery of an Iranian port indicating that a piece of the Trump administration's case against Iran may be less than it seems. W/ the great @arawnsley https://t.co/8yi41ly2RZ
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) May 28, 2019
This is the best video the Official Charts Company will ever do. Absolutely crying.pic.twitter.com/od2oRCfmOC
— Greg James (@gregjames) May 28, 2019