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UK rail industry reaches key political junction

London, United Kingdom | AFP |   Britain’s historic rail industry is destined for the biggest shakeup in decades that could end in renationalisation and significant investment to vastly improve services amid costly fares and delays. Full state-control of the industry is a distinct possibility should a looming general election triggered …

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Boris Johnson routed in parliament, ‘Brexit’ election looms

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major parliamentary defeat over his Brexit strategy on Tuesday, which could delay Britain’s exit from the European Union next month and force an early election. Just six weeks after taking office, the Conservative leader was hit by a …

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UK PM Johnson threatens Brexit purge in pivotal week

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the stakes Monday in a pivotal week of the Brexit saga by threatening to purge ruling party lawmakers who try to block a no-deal divorce with the EU. The warning came as heavyweights from the governing Conservatives such as …

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Britons protest Johnson’s Brexit ‘coup’ move

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Protesters wielding pro-democracy placards and EU flags rallied on Saturday in dozens of British cities against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s controversial move to suspend parliament just weeks before Brexit. In the biggest demonstration, thousands of whistle-blowing, drum-banging people gathered raucously outside the gates of Downing …

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