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UK POLITICS: ‘Wait for Leave Voters to Die, Then Rejoin EU’: Richard Branson’s Brexit Strategy

UK POLITICS: ‘Wait for Leave Voters to Die, Then Rejoin EU’: Richard Branson’s Brexit Strategy

“The older generation is dying off. Whether there’s a second referendum before Brexit happens, I’m sure the Tory party will do their best not to allow that to happen, within five years there will be a government in power in Britain that will ask Europe for a chance for Britain to re-enter,” Sir Richard Branson said the billionaire.

“And because there are so many young people who will be a little older by then, and so many older [people] who voted for Brexit will have died off, I think Britain will become a part of Europe again.”

“Britain was doing really well before the Brexit announcement. Since the Brexit announcement, we’ve dropped to the bottom of all European countries, as far as Brexit is concerned, and this is just a taste of what is going to happen,” Sir Branson said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Most French Voters Dissatisfied With Emmanuel Macron: Public Opinion

FRANCE POLITICS: Most French Voters Dissatisfied With Emmanuel Macron: Public Opinion

Macron, France’s youngest leader since Napoleon, faces a big test next month when the far-left CGT trade union leads a rally to protest against plans to deregulate the jobs market.

“Now is the key time, with the labour executive orders to be presented,” said Francois Savary, chief investment officer at Geneva-based investment firm Prime Partners.

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UK POLITICS: Voters Sense Betrayal in Britain’s Brexit Heartlands

UK POLITICS: Voters Sense Betrayal in Britain’s Brexit Heartlands

Throw in a visceral distrust of the London political classes, and for many voters it all points to one thing: a plot to water down, or even stop, Brexit.

“We voted to come out, so why didn’t they do it straight away? Why have we got to wait?” asked 64-year-old Chris Murdoch, in the small English town of Chatham, 50 km (30 miles) east of London. “We won’t come out completely because it’s not in their favour.”

Her husband Peter, a retired construction worker, added: “They’re all in it for themselves. They’re all two-faced … We don’t trust any of them.”

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USA POLITICS: Revealed! Trump Secret Donors Defend Him Against Investigations or Win Him Support Among Voters, Congressional Republicans

USA POLITICS: Revealed! Trump Secret Donors Defend Him Against Investigations or Win Him Support Among Voters, Congressional Republicans

Billionaire Charles Koch spent 2 million to boost Trump’s tax-cut plan and is aiming to hold another event in Washington to rally congressional support.

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SENEGAL POLITICS: Senegalese Vote to Elect New Parliament

SENEGAL POLITICS: Senegalese Vote to Elect New Parliament

Wade has accused Sall of “destroying” Senegal, while the president’s side say Wade did not do enough to develop the nation while in power, boasting of their achievements in building a new airport and other infrastructure projects.

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UK POLITICS: How Theresa May’s Failed Election Gamble Changes Brexit

UK POLITICS: How Theresa May’s Failed Election Gamble Changes Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s failed gamble on a snap election throws Brexit – and the formal Brexit talks – into uncharted waters.

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UK POLITICS: The Sun Papers to Voters: Ditch Corbyn, Vote for Theresa May

UK POLITICS: The Sun Papers to Voters: Ditch Corbyn, Vote for Theresa May

“The Tories (Conservatives) alone are committed to seeing Brexit through in full,” the Sun wrote in a full-page editorial in its Wednesday edition, adding that UKIP no longer served any purpose.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Irish Voters Want Tougher Stance on Brexit Talks: Poll

IRELAND POLITICS: Irish Voters Want Tougher Stance on Brexit Talks: Poll

Voters also want to see a closer-knit Europe after Britain leaves the Union, with 67% of respondents saying that they want to see further EU integration once a Brexit deal has been agreed.

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UK POLITICS: Targeting Core Labour Voters, Theresa May Promises More Workers’ Rights

UK POLITICS: Targeting Core Labour Voters, Theresa May Promises More Workers’ Rights

“Theresa May is taking working people for fools,” said Andrew Gwynne, Labour’s campaigns and elections chairman.

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CANADA POLITICS: British Columbia Voters Choose Provincial Government

CANADA POLITICS: British Columbia Voters Choose Provincial Government

Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals were able to close a 10 point gap with the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the past two weeks.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Osun HDP Lauds Osun INEC on Continuous Voters Registration

NIGERIA POLITICS: Osun HDP Lauds Osun INEC on Continuous Voters Registration

Wole Adedoyin has commended the Osun State Branch of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the remarkable improvement in the ongoing voters registration exercise.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Election Update: Voters Take Center Stage in 2017 Presidential Election

FRANCE POLITICS: Election Update: Voters Take Center Stage in 2017 Presidential Election

France voted on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters’ anger with the political establishment.

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ARMENIA POLITICS: Election Takes Center Stage

ARMENIA POLITICS: Election Takes Center Stage

Sarksyan, the 62-year-old leader of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), has repeatedly denied that the changes, which were approved by the electorate in a December 2015 referendum, were made for his benefit.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Voters Delivered Conventional Kind of Protest

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Voters Delivered Conventional Kind of Protest

Prime Minister Mark Rutte was celebrating after his VVD emerged as the largest party for the third time running with a projected 21 percent of vote.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: DUP Edge Sinn Fein in Election

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: DUP Edge Sinn Fein in Election

“Let us now move forward with hope, hope that civility can return to our politics,” outgoing first minister Arlene Foster of the DUP told supporters.

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SWITZERLAND POLITICS: Voters Approve Making it Easier For Third-Generation Immigrants to Get Citizenship

SWITZERLAND POLITICS: Voters Approve Making it Easier For Third-Generation Immigrants to Get Citizenship

Around a quarter of neutral Switzerland’s population is foreign, a relatively high rate in comparison with other countries that make it easier for the children and grandchildren of immigrants to be naturalised.

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UK POLITICS: Labour Not Wedded to Freedom of Movement With EU

UK POLITICS: Labour Not Wedded to Freedom of Movement With EU

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will set out his Brexit strategy more than six months after Britain voted to leave the EU in the June referendum.

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USA POLITICS: 57% Of Democrats Want Trump to Succeed

USA POLITICS: 57% Of Democrats Want Trump to Succeed

Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters think major legislation to improve the country is likely to be passed during Trump’s first 100 days in office.

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FRANCE POLITICS: French Voters Defy Expectations

FRANCE POLITICS: French Voters Defy Expectations

François Fillon will face Alain Juppe, another ex-prime minister, in a runoff on Nov. 27 which is likely to produce France’s next president in May.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Presidential Candidates Face Voters Judgment

FRANCE POLITICS: Presidential Candidates Face Voters Judgment

Should Sarkozy or Fillon emerge as her conservative opponent, polls and analysts suggest, Le Pen’s electoral prospects would improve.

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