On May 23, British citizens and European and Commonwealth citizens resident in the United Kingdom will vote to select 73 candidates for the European Parliament, who will take up their seats in July for a five-year term. But what are the hopes for the upcoming elections where you live? Calling local Labour MP Yvette Cooper and some London dwellers "snooty [and] patronising" individuals who accuse northern voters of not knowing what they are voting for, Widdecombe said if the European Union wanted to treat Britain as a colony it would be forced to rebel and assert its own independence.
Meanwhile, the former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair said Labour supporters angered by the party's ambiguous position on Brexit should instead vote for an "unequivocal" Remain party.More news: Shane Watson's blood-stained pants during IPL Final draws admiration of fans
Although the next general election may not come until 2022, Farage's Brexit Party is already recruiting candidates to fight in every one of the 650 seats across the country, to counter the possibility of being caught out by a snap general election.
The Liberal Democrats are in third place on 15%, closely behind Labour on 16%, but the big frontrunners remain the Brexit Party, with 34%.
Targeting Labour voters on a European election campaign stop in Yorkshire, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage claimed a new referendum would help him win a majority in Parliament at the next general election. "By contrast where does a supporter of Brexit who doesn't like Nigel Farage go?", he asks, adding a warning that while the "Remain" parties could do well in terms of share, the splintered nature of the vote could hit the number of seats gained (because of threshold that parties must cross).More news: China retaliates on tariffs, stock markets go into a slide
The beneficiaries of a collapse in support for the Tories in London appears to be the Brexit party, which from a standing start is polling in second place.
The Prime Minister is set to meet with the executive branch of the Conservatives' backbench 1922 committee on Thursday to set out a detailed timetable for her departure, including what she will do if she can not get her three-times defeated deal through parliament before the end of October - when the current negotiating extension agreed by the European Union expires. May, while pledging to step down ahead of the next phase of Brexit negotiations, is yet to name a date. Some within the party believe that should the government concede to some of its key demands - particularly around remaining in a customs union with the EU - a confirmatory vote or a second referendum would not be necessary. Others are adamant that such a vote must be the feature of any deal.
Labour's Brexit pointman, Keir Starmer, told The Guardian newspaper that any cross-party deal lacking a confirmatory referendum would not pass parliament as about 150 Labour lawmakers would oppose such a deal.More news: [WATCH} 'SNL' Cold Open: Republican Leaders Defend Their Trump Support