To a predictable MSM barrage of ridicule, dismissal and risible critique yesterday, Nigel Farage officially launched his Brexit Party – with a major rally set to take place in Birmingham tomorrow. Apart from a media set largely biased against him, the BP leader faces the major obstacles of FPTP, the potential for a Brexit vote split by UKIP, and the probability of Tory voters abstaining rather than voting for the Brexit Party. In addition, Tory and Labour WA negotiators may leave the Independence vote with an impossible hill to climb.
Yellow vest’ protests turned violent as demonstrators marched on the streets of the Belgian capital on Saturday. Police fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters who tried to gain access to blockaded areas housing European institutions, including the offices of the European Commission and the European Parliament.