It is with a heavy heart (well, not too heavy) that this column feels obliged to observe that not all of our political parties will have a happy Christmas. This is indeed sad news, in view of the w[...] This story is for Premium subscribers only Registered users get 5 regular articles & 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Patrick Murphy: Uncertainty will dampen the festive spirit of some political parties
Updated 10:30 pm CDT, Sunday, September 23, 2018 In this Aug. 14, 2018, photo, Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, speaks during a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. Authorities in Hong Kong have taken an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds. Hong Kong’s secretary for security, John Lee, announced Monday, Sept. 24, that the Hong Kong National Party will be prohibited from operation. (Paul Yeung/Pool Photo via AP) less In this Aug. 14, 2018, photo, Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, speaks during a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. Authorities in Hong Kong have taken an unprecedented ... more Photo: Paul Yeung, AP Photo: Paul … [Read more...] about In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party
By Olivia P. Tallet Updated 5:00 am CDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 As the Nov. 8 midterm elections approach and with local early voting just weeks away, a majority of the Latino electorate has been untapped by both major political parties, a new poll has found. Nearly 60 percent of registered Latino voters report that they have not been contacted by any campaign, political party or organization asking them to register or vote, according to a poll commissioned by the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, known as NALEO. The survey was conducted Aug. 28 through Sept. 3 by Latino Decisions, a national research firm. The findings are not surprising, said Arturo Vargas, chief executive of the nonpartisan Hispanic civic organization. Top ten Latino concerns The following list shows concerns that Hispanic eligible voters have and the proportion of them choosing each point in the survey: 1- Stopping Trump and the Republican agenda, 22% 2- Lowering the costs of … [Read more...] about Poll: Majority of Latino electorate ignored by both political parties
IREXIT Freedom is a new political party in Ireland, campaigning for the country to leave the European Union. The party will officially launch on Saturday, September 8. Who are Irexit Freedom? Prominent figures involved with the party are Ray Bassett, a former Irish ambassador and University College Dublin professor Ray Kinsella. Inspired by Britain’s Brexit vote, the new party wants Ireland to also “take back control” from Brussels. It hopes to field candidates in next year’s European Parliament elections and Ireland’s general election in 2021. Kinsella believes that leaving the EU would take back Ireland’s military neutrality. Why do they want Ireland to leave the EU? Hermann Kelly, the party’s spokesman, said Brussels had failed to look after the interests of the Irish people. He said: "We are less than one percent of the EU population, less than one percent of votes in the European Parliament – our interests are not served. "And if the … [Read more...] about Who are Irexit Freedom, the Political Party campaigning for an Irish Brexit and why do they want Ireland to leave the EU?
A NEW political party has been launched in Ireland which aims to take the country out of the EU in the wake of Brexit. Irexit Freedom is campaigning on the platform of quitting Europe and maintaining close ties with the UK. The party will launch this weekend in a bid to build momentum behind the Irexit movement. It is led by a university professor, an ex-ambassador and the spokesman for Nigel Farage's group in the European Parliament. The group insist that Irexit is the best way to cope with the potential problems of Brexit - such as the possibility of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. They say the UK and Ireland should form their own free-trade and customs zone separate to the EU arrangements. And they also argue that Ireland will lose its traditional neutral stance in military matters as a result of being involved in the European army. Hermann Kelly, who works for Mr Farage's Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy in Brussels, says casting off EU supervision … [Read more...] about Irish Eurosceptics launch new political party bidding to take country out of the EU