World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Exit Polls: Boris Johnson's coming to town


The immediate verdict of the dramatic exit polls, Conservatives 368 vs Labour 191, have damned Labour suggesting it would be the worst result for the party in some decades.


Sterling has, of course, catapulted as a result above 1.34 gaining a staggering 2% in line with the flagrant volatility that been implied earlier in the day via the options market. Johnson now appears firmly in the driver’s seat, likely to be declared winner by early morning, but will still have to nervously wait out the results of each constituency – a slim chance to still surprise.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: Chilling The Warm Fuzzies About The US/China Trade Deal

Hold the champagne, folks. This week’s China/US deal is more about a change in tone between the world’s two biggest economies – thank goodness they’re not slapping more tariffs on each other! - than a landmark change in substance. The high ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Iran Aftermath

So, evidently, you can get away with murder. It looks as though a further escalation in the ongoing war between Iran and the US has been avoided – mainly thanks to Iran NOT responding in kind to the recklessly unhinged behaviour by the United States. ... More>>

ALSO:

COP25 Ends: World Screams Out For Action But Climate Summit Whispers

“The world is screaming out for climate action but this summit had responded with a whisper. The poorest nations are in a sprint for survival yet many governments have barely moved from the starting blocks. Instead of committing to more ambitious cuts in emissions, countries have argued over technicalities." More>>

ALSO:

Madrid Climate Talks: Decade Ending 2019 Likely To Be Hottest On Record

“If we do not take urgent climate action now, then we are heading for a temperature increase of more than 3°C by the end of the century, with ever more harmful impacts on human wellbeing.” More>>

ALSO: