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Local elections in great britain: upset in tory england

Britain’s Conservatives must defend their strongholds – now, of all times, that Theresa May has made a mess of Brexit

Bedford: deceptive Tory idyll Photo by Daniel Zylberstzajn

The Brexit is deadlocked, and the British public’s faith in politics is at an all-time low. For some, the Conservatives are no longer credible; for others, Labour; for many, both. New ones are trying to offer themselves to the people, such as the pro-European Change UK or Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party.

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Dispute over rent caps: spd politicians against cap

During the 2018 election campaign, Andrea Nahles called for a radical rent cap. Hamburg’s mayor no longer wants to hear about it.

Hamburg’s First Mayor Tschentscher does not want a rent freeze Photo: dpa

Leading Social Democrats are distancing themselves from the demand for a rent freeze, which the then party leader Andrea Nahles and the current interim leader Thorsten Schafer-Gumbel had proposed in September 2018. Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD) said he rejected a rent cap like the one in Berlin. Instead, he was in favor of lowering the so-called cap.