Laura Kuenssberg

Laura Kuenssberg


Political Editor, BBC - 140 characters doesn't tell a whole story, and retweets represent something worth a read, not my own or the BBC's view!

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Tories now branding themselves ‘the People’s Government’ according to the branding on the lectern at this event

Corbyn expected to set out a bit more of process for his departure a bit later this morning, he doesn't intend to resign + plans to stay in place until leadership contest can be held which realistically may not mean a new Labour leader until April

But... NEC does have the power to decide to appoint an interim leader IF he changed his mind and resigned, and there is already pressure for him to do so, or an MP could try to gather support for a leadership challenge

Worth remembering in all of this, Corbyn supporters control the party machine at the moment and won't give that up without a fight - but they don't have an obvious candidate, especially as Laura Pidcock who some of them saw as successor lost her seat

Johnson speaking outside No 10 now - live on @BBCNews  and @BBCOne 

Thanks people who have never voted Tory before, then thanks people who wanted to Remain-acknowledges both sides - 'I urge everyone to find closure and to let the healing begin' and then,...the overwhelming priority of people is to focus above all on the NHS'

Totally different tone to Johnson when he moved in - huge call for unity - one of the most interesting Qs for next few months - with a whopping majority, the Tories can afford to e magnanimous, will it stick?

@mfhorne  Apology accepted - no one wins when we scream and shout rather than talk - maybe Twitter could move on from being Bitter in 2020 - in meantime looking forward to Gavin + Stacey Christmas special once 1st week of new parly, last #Brexitcast  of 2019 + Brexit Storm 2 out the way

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So far... in these elections the combined tally for the two parties in favour of no deal, the Brexit Party and UKIP amounts to 35% - combined tally for the pro Second Referendum parties is 40%.

Happy to apologiSe for earlier confusion about the punch that wasn’t a punch outside Leeds General - 2 sources suggested it had happened but clear from video that was wrong

A Labour candidate who apologised for sharing a post online about 'zionist masters' and another who defended Ken Livingstone when he was accused of antisemitism were on the platform behind Jeremy Corbyn today

Senior tory tells me Brexiteer anger so high that seems likely there will be a call for no confidence vote tomorrow - letters going in -

Hearing that SirGraham Brady has asked to see the PM after #pmqs  tmrw, and multiple sources, including senior tories and a cabinet minister, telling us tonight they believe the threshold of 48 letters has been reached - v unlikely to be any confirmation until tomorrow

Tony Hall has overturned the decision about Naga Munchetty - he's looked personally at the decision and says her words did not merit a complaint being upheld against her

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