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Indonesia election explained

September 26, 2019 at 10:25 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

193m voters will elect the next president of Indonesia on April 17 in the world’s biggest direct presidential election. Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and the largest Muslim-majority nation. The vote is a rerun of the 2014 election, Joko Widodo versus Prabowo Subianto. Joko Widodo, known as Jokowi, won last

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UK’s closest allies expel over 100 Russian diplomats

September 21, 2019 at 3:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Thank you, Mr Speaker. At this council I shared the basis for our assessment – that Russia was responsible for the reckless and brazen attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, and the exposure of many others to potential harm. All EU leaders agreed, and as a result, the council conclusions were changed

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Nigel Farage’s Brexit party victorious in EU elections

September 20, 2019 at 10:25 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Not only are we going to be in Brussels. We’ve got competent men and women, people who’ve run businesses, done deals. We’d love to take some responsibility so that the UK is absolutely ready to leave on the 31st of October. Do you think they’re really going to let you be part of the team?

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Hong Kong’s political crisis enters worrying new phase | FT

September 18, 2019 at 4:24 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Hong Kong is simmering with anger. The city is stuck in its worst political crisis since the handover from British to Chinese rule two decades ago. Protesters have been facing off against police for more than a month and, this weekend, stepped up their tactics against Beijing. We’re in Sai Ying Pun, an area of

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European elections: who won in clash of candidates?

September 16, 2019 at 12:26 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Where will this Europe go in the next five years, in the next 10 years? In a new world order, it will be completely different than today. What’s killing Europe and what’s hurting our societies is indifference of well-meaning people. They should speak up. They should say where they stand. Then they can shape the

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Brexit: is a snap election part of Boris Johnson’s strategy? | FT

at 7:25 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Boris Johnson says he doesn’t want a general election, and he does want a deal with the European Union on Brexit. Can both be true? Here with me to discuss this is Sebastian Payne, our political reporter. So I think Boris Johnson doesn’t want to be seen to be having a general election although, in

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Ireland election amid border talks, carmakers report results

September 14, 2019 at 1:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Here are some of the big stories the Financial Times will be watching in the week ahead. Ireland goes to the polls in a presidential election as Brexit negotiations over the Irish border rumble on. Earnings season for big carmakers is in full swing. We’ll be watching results from Renault, Ford, PSA, and Daimler. And

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What a Labour government would mean for business in the UK | FT

September 13, 2019 at 7:24 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Britain may be just weeks away from yet another general election, and business leaders around the world are nervously trying to find out what a potential Labour government would mean for them. This shadow chancellor is different. I want you to know, the greater the mess we inherit the more radical we have to be.

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How Brexit has broken the UK’s two-party political system

August 11, 2019 at 7:24 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Britain’s traditional two-party system is cracking up under the strain of Brexit. We saw that very clearly in last week’s European Parliament elections. Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party won the vote, won the election with over 30 per cent of the votes cast – most of the seats. At the same time, the pro-European, anti-Brexit

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