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Tories’ Brexit outcasts take on Johnson as independents

Tring, United Kingdom | AFP |  Only a few months ago, David Gauke was a Conservative minister. Now he’s standing in Britain’s upcoming election as an independent, hoping to deprive the party and its prime minister of victory. “With a majority, Boris Johnson would be able to proceed with a reckless …

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Labour accuses UK PM of plot to ‘sell’ NHS to Trump

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s main opposition Labour party on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of plotting a “toxic” deal with President Donald Trump to allow US pharmaceutical companies access to the state health service. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn held up what he claimed were 451 pages of …

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Trump to attend NATO summit in London, days before UK vote

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump will visit Britain for NATO’s 70th-anniversary summit next month, the White House said Friday, in a trip falling days before the country votes in a general election. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to retain power in the December 12 …

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‘Shameful’ for UK not to publish Russia meddling probe: Clinton

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Hillary Clinton said Tuesday it was “shameful” that the British government had not published a delayed parliamentary report into possible Russian interference in British politics ahead of December elections. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has previously rejected claims it was suppressing the report to avoid a scandal ahead of …

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Britain’s Johnson launches election campaign on opposition turf

Birmingham, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday launched the Conservatives’ election campaign in  a traditional stronghold of the Labour opposition he hopes to win over by vowing to “get Brexit done”. Addressing supporters who were dressed in t-shirts bearing the slogan, he urged voters to …

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EU foe Farage takes Brexit poll challenge to Johnson

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Anti-EU populist leader Nigel Farage said Monday he will field hardline Brexit candidates across Britain despite fears he could deny Prime Minister Boris Johnson a majority in next month’s election. Farage wants to sever all ties with the European Union and calls Johnson’s divorce deal …

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UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump warned it would make it impossible for the two nations to strike a future trade agreement. The president, whose impeachment in the US has moved a …

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Boris Johnson: legacy on the line in snap election

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Boris Johnson came close but failed to deliver Brexit by October 31. Now Britain’s prime minister faces a legacy defining election that will test all of his campaigning skills. The mop-headed politician managed in three months to do something his predecessor Theresa May failed to …

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UK PM to push again for election after EU backs Brexit delay

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The British Prime Minister is expected to make a fresh attempt Tuesday to force an early election, despite MPs rejecting his plan, after the European Union agreed to postpone Brexit for up to three months. MPs defeated a third attempt on Monday by Boris Johnson …

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Johnson pushes for poll as EU prepares Brexit delay

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a fresh push today for an early election as EU leaders prepare to back yet another Brexit delay, just days before the departure deadline. Johnson was forced to abandon his promise to leave the European Union on October …

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