Sunday round-up: the political week in seven tweets

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?

5. Donald Trump NFL

US president Donald Trump has tweeted again! This time in response to protests by NFL players protesting against discrimination.

6. Uber London ban

Following TFL’s decision not to renew Uber’s licence after the end of September, a petition opposing the move gained hundreds of thousands of signatures.

7. UKIP's new leader and logo

In a shock result, Henry Bolton was elected UKIP's new leader.

The party also unveiled a new logo (the one of the left), which looks remarkably similar to something else...

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