Nigel Farage today announced he was quitting frontline politics – again. The former UKIP party leader, who tried and failed seven times to become an MP, claimed his legacy was complete with Britain out of the EU. Ex-City trader Mr Farage, 56, who also led the Brexit Party and Reform UK party, wants to become a social media star. He told his 1.6 million Twitter followers in a 10-minute video: “I will continue to play my part through the media, social media and new projects. “My thanks go out to the many millions that helped change the course of history forever.” Announcing his retreat, he said he was “delighted to take up a position as Honorary President of Reform UK”. However, Mr Farage has previously stood back from the frontline. He led UKIP from September 2006 to November 2009, and again from November 2010. He stood down as leader in May 2015 having failed to win the Thanet South seat in the general election . Three days later it was announced he would … [Read more...] about Nigel Farage claims he is quitting frontline politics – again
Seven months since Donald Trump was inaugurated as leader of the most powerful country, we are still left wondering how it happened. A little over three weeks ago, Democrats were once again forced to witness a gut-wrenching defeat in what was called the most important special election in history in which Democrats’ Jon Ossoff lost to GOP’s Karen Handel. Two massive defeats raise questions about Democrats viability and just how long can GOP maintain their dominance. However, let’s just talk about the financial aspect of the elections. Money is a huge part of politics and democracy. After all, political candidates need to get their faces and ideas out there, and candidates with more money are thought to have more chance of winning. Three elections I’d like to highlight here might have proved otherwise. The US presidential election is arguably the richest race in the world, attracting billions of dollars in donations from corporations and average Joes. Hillary Clinton raised over … [Read more...] about Is money still relevant in politics?
It’s been 20 years since the vice president turned a 50-50 partisan deadlock into a majority — and that condition didn’t last long. Within five months, Republican Jim Jeffords , deciding that the GOP was out of step with him ideologically, defected to the Democrats. If the Democrats aren’t careful, West Virginia’s moderate Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin Joseph (Joe) Manchin Sunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Biden takes victory lap after Senate passes coronavirus relief package Schumer insists Democrats unified after chaotic coronavirus debate MORE could easily pull a “Jeffords,” leaving progressives in a spluttering rage — an impotent, spluttering rage, that is. Ever since their narrow, Trump-assisted double win in the U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia, national Democrats — and progressives in particular — have been drunk on power they don’t have. Rather than taking a sober, realistic view, the … [Read more...] about Progressives’ majority delusions politically costly
PETALING JAYA: For the past 72 years, MCA has always been the foundation of political stability and a bridge that unites the people, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. The MCA president said since the day the party was founded as a nation-building political party, it has continued to work with other ethnic groups to build Malaysia and achieve a new political status for the Chinese community. As such, he said they have always been able to face the Chinese community and those from other ethnic groups with a clear conscience. "We are problem solvers, not troublemakers. We are the bridge that unites the people, not the ones that divide the communities. We are the builders of economic development, not performers who advocate populism. "We create a stable political environment for the people, rather than becoming the source of political turmoil. MCA has never been a troublemaker. With wisdom and strategic approaches, we seek consensus with other parties in the … [Read more...] about Dr Wee: Political stability, building bridges to unite the rakyat are MCA’s core values
PETALING JAYA: Strengthening racial harmony, rebuilding the economy, and holding on to its political principles will be MCA's three main focuses next year, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. The MCA president said the party must be faithful to the mandate given by the people and its component party members. "We must be a reliable and trusted political party. We must not pay lip service as it will not bring us far. Instead, we must walk the talk and be consistent with our words and actions," he said during MCA’s 72nd party anniversary on Sunday (March 7). Dr Wee added that the party needed to recruit more young people with the same idealism to join them. "We need to mentor them and grow them so that we will have new blood to continue this journey for us and fight against politicians and political parties that are hypocritical," he said. In strengthening national unity and racial harmony, Dr Wee explained that recently there have been parties who have "no … [Read more...] about Racial harmony, rebuilding economy, political principles will be MCA’s three main focuses, says Dr Wee