From the rise of the right to the Labour Party's conference. 25th September – 1st October
1. Germany’s election results
On Sunday 24th, millions of Germans went to the polls to elect members to the Bundestag:
- Angela Merkel’s conservatives emerged as the largest bloc;
- Their governing partners (the SPD) ruled-out another grand coalition;
- The pro-market FDP returned to the Bundestag;
- And the far-right AfD won national representation for the very first time.
A coalition between the CDU/CSU, the Greens and the FDP looks like the most likely option.
2. Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour conference
At the Labour conference, the party’s first since their successful second-place in June’s snap election, Jeremy Corbyn delivered a long, powerful speech to a captive audience.
3. Vince Cable
Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable slammed Jeremy Corbyn over his support of Brexit.
4. Keir Starmer on Boris Johnson
Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer tweeted on Wednesday that the foreign secretary wants a “Boris Brexit”. How long will Boris Johnson last in Theresa May's cabinet?
He just wants a Brexit for Boris Johnson. No concern whatsoever about the national interest. Obvious he never actually talks to businesses. https://t.co/LEgYLTnFnI— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) September 27, 2017
5. Donald Trump NFL
US president Donald Trump has tweeted again! This time in response to protests by NFL players protesting against discrimination.
The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017
6. Uber London ban
Following TFL’s decision not to renew Uber’s licence after the end of September, a Change.org petition opposing the move gained hundreds of thousands of signatures.
Thank you to the over 720K people who have asked London to keep Uber by signing the petition: https://t.co/ZwJjFonQjD— Uber (@Uber) September 24, 2017
7. UKIP's new leader and logo
In a shock result, Henry Bolton was elected UKIP's new leader.
I am delighted @_HenryBolton has won the UKIP leadership election. He is a man of real substance.— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 29, 2017
The party also unveiled a new logo (the one of the left), which looks remarkably similar to something else...