Andrew Grice is right. All candidates are promising the moon on a stick. This contest confirms Brexit can't be done https://t.co/NK60NwydVN
— John Rentoul (@JohnRentoul) June 19, 2019
The result of the third round of the Tory leadership contest, with second round votes in brackets:
• Boris Johnson 143 (126)
• Jeremy Hunt 54 (46)
• Michael Gove 51 (41)
• Sajid Javid 38 (33)
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) June 19, 2019
Tory MPs warned of the possibility of THREE votes tomorrow if there is a tie… result would come after 9:30pm pic.twitter.com/eOmuCdZVM0
— Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) June 19, 2019
His prescription was flawed but Rory Stewart was the only candidate giving an accurate account of the reality of the political situation as it actually is. We are left with four candidates who, to lesser of greater degrees, are not and will not. In the end it will cost them.
— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) June 19, 2019
Come join me tomorrow evening 6pm at Underbelly Festival Garden South Bank – for a thank you and a continuing walking talk… pic.twitter.com/Va27jbe5Su
— Rory Stewart (@RoryStewartUK) June 19, 2019
Tory leadership candidates: behold my majestic unicorn
Rory Stewart: Er, that's a donkey with a cornetto on its head.
Tory MPs: you're fired.
— Rafael Behr (@rafaelbehr) June 19, 2019
The only possible conclusion of Stewart’s defeat is that the Tories have finally given up on reality. They don’t want to hear the truth because they can’t afford to.
My take on the slow-motion death of the party of government https://t.co/CjMHVpVaSY
— Jonathan Lis (@jonlis1) June 19, 2019
Well, if nothing else Rory Stewart is in a better position for next year’s Tory leadership election…
— alexmassie (@alexmassie) June 19, 2019
If Gove isn’t a Brexiter then how many of the 52% ‘aren’t Brexiters’ either? Is this not an implicit recognition that the vision of Brexit being pushed through, whatever it is, is not ‘the will of the people’? https://t.co/rjAiRMvIoT
— Peter Geoghegan (@PeterKGeoghegan) June 19, 2019
From Thatcher to Brexit: this Tory folly was 40 years in the making | Martin Kettle https://t.co/Mgjc3aCQGx
— The Guardian (@guardian) June 19, 2019
And of course…
Labour should go full Remain. They are out of power now anyway, and the Tories are about to be led by someone tied to promising an undeliverable Brexit. A combination of left-centre economics and anti-Brexit would bring in left and centre. Surely worth a go.
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) June 19, 2019
Source says no final decision yet from shadow cabinet on whether should officially become Remain party – Corbyn expected to meet union leaders on Monday, then make a statement after shadow cabinet NEXT Tuesday
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) June 19, 2019
Breaking: The European Commission is due to publish shortly its version of the so-called Mapping Exercise on North-South cooperation which largely informed the evolution of the UK-EU Joint Report, the Backstop and the Withdrawal Agreement
— Tony Connelly (@tconnellyRTE) June 19, 2019
“spending plans… suggest that Leo Varadkar’s government is prepared to resist any British pressure to make concessions on the “backstop” deal struck for the Irish border.“
— David Phinnemore (@DPhinnemore) June 19, 2019
The Senate has agreed to vote Thursday on blocking Donald Trump's arms sale to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirateshttps://t.co/NivFcY8VEN
— POLITICO (@politico) June 19, 2019
U.N. Report Calls for Investigation of Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi Killing https://t.co/Nyc7D2I4vw
— Thomas Kaine (@thomaskaine5) June 19, 2019
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) June 19, 2019
As late as March 2019, Khashoggi kill team mastermind Saad Qahtani's name appeared on a document allegedly ordering a cyber attack against the Guardian newspaper. This despite months of assurances by Saudi interlocutors that Qahtani had been sidelined https://t.co/OXawh8CF5f
— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@borzou) June 19, 2019
Only 41% of people in Western Europe now think vaccines are safe.
With measles cases soaring, the misinformation spread by anti-vaxxers is deadly.
Worried parents: please consider checking out clear, evidence-based NHS info on vaccines.
Links below. https://t.co/Cx3M9RDEcW
— Rachel Clarke (@doctor_oxford) June 19, 2019
Well, there’s a surprise…
EXCLUSIVE: Following Trump's takeover of DC's July 4th events, the Trump Hotel, which almost never sells out, is sold out on the 3rd and 4th of July. On the 5th, the prices are double the average for the cheapest room available in comparable luxury hotels. https://t.co/hLucHK2YAd
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) June 19, 2019
Deutsche Bank is under *criminal* investigation. Includes some transactions linked to Kushner. https://t.co/9Jyjv2M0Qe
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) June 19, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) June 19, 2019
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 19, 2019
The Irish PM says he didn’t have time for a detailed discussion during Trump’s visit.
Why? Because the WH scheduled it at the last minute, needing something “official” for Trump’s golf vacation.
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) June 19, 2019
"In avoiding impeachment inquiries, Democrats are disheartening both voters who elected them into office and the organizers who helped galvanize them. This could prove detrimental in 2020…"
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) June 19, 2019
Translation: Delete your account. https://t.co/7EBazInK4L
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) June 19, 2019