Anti-Brexit alliance targets tenth of UK election seats Nov 08, 2019 0 216 12345 AFPLondonThree small parties opposed to Britain’s looming EU exit revealed plans on Thursday to work together to deliver anti-Brexit candidates in next month’s election.The Liberal Democrats, the Greens and Welsh nationalists Plaid Cymru will stand aside for each other in 60 of the 650 seats contested on December 12.“This arrangement will help elect more pro-Remain MPs in the next parliament,” said Jo Swinson, leader of the Lib Dems, who have pledged to reverse Brexit.Britons voted by 52 percent to leave the European Union in a 2016 referendum, but MPs have been divided over how, when and even if that result should be delivered.The political wrangling has forced two successive Conservative governments to ask the EU to delay Brexit three times this year. It is now set for January 31.Current Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes the snap election next month will give him a majority in the House of Commons to allow him to ratify his exit terms and finally leave the EU.But anti-Brexit parties see it as an opportunity to reverse the result altogether.The ‘Remain’ coalition was trialled in a Welsh by-election earlier this year, when the Greens and Plaid stood aside for the Lib Dems, who went on to take the seat from Johnson’s Conservatives.For next month’s polls, the Lib Dems will stand in 43 seats, the Greens in 10 and Plaid in seven. RELATED ARTICLES Vietnam to repatriate 39 nationals found dead in UK refrigerated truck Nov 08, 2019 0 1145 Turkey threatens to ‘open the gates’ to Europe for migrants Nov 08, 2019 0 236 France’s Macron claims NATO suffers ‘brain death’ Nov 08, 2019 0 205 Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s view that NATO was experiencing “brain death”, saying there was no need for such “sweeping judgements”. Macron “used .. Four judges killed in vehicle attack in Afghan province Kabul: Four judges were killed in an alleged Taliban attack in Afghanistan’s central province of Logar, officials said on Thursday. The judges were on their way to Kabul from the southern province of Paktiya when their .. Sikhs await opening of corridor to sacred shrine in Pakistan Kartarpur: A corridor that will allow Sikhs to cross from India into Pakistan to visit one of the religion’s holiest sites is set to open on Saturday, with thousands expected to make a pilgrimage interrupted by decades of .. Indians stoned to death for marrying outside caste New Delhi: Relatives of an Indian woman who married outside her caste and fled her home to escape punishment stoned her and her husband to death after the couple returned to their village to visit family, police said on .. Italy introduces obligatory alarm system to stop child hot car deaths Rome: An Italian law seeking to prevent the death from heatstroke of children forgotten in car seats entered into force on Thursday. In Italy, and elsewhere in the world, there have been cases of children dying inside .. Police remove over 1,600 migrants from Paris tent camps Paris: Paris police cleared two migrant camps in northern Paris and the inner suburb of Saint Denis on Thursday morning. The operation came a day after Interior Minister Christophe Castaner promised to remove migrants .. Pence aide testifies in Trump impeachment inquiry AFP Washington A NATIONAL security aide to Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Congress on Thursday to testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump as momentum in the investigation picked up ahead ..