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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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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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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 MPs return after bombshell court ruling

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British MPs return to parliament on Wednesday following a momentous Supreme Court ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend the house was unlawful. The judgement has hit Johnson’s authority, prompting calls for his resignation and cast further doubt on his promise to pull …

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What next for Brexit after UK court ruling?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The ruling by Britain’s Supreme Court that Prime Minister Boris Johnson unlawfully suspended parliament is a huge blow to his authority and complicates the already tortuous Brexit process. But it is not yet clear what impact it will have for Brexit. Here are some …

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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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UK’s Johnson urged to embrace no-deal Brexit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tuesday to lead Britain out of the EU without a divorce deal, and threatened otherwise to fight his Conservative party “in every seat”. “Given where we are, no deal is the best deal,” Farage told …

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UK opposition seek ways to stop no-deal Brexit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday attempt to bridge deep divisions with other opposition parties on how to avoid Britain crashing out of the EU on October 31. Corbyn said he would “do everything necessary” to stop a no-deal Brexit, following leaked official warnings …

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UK opposition seeks to oust PM to avoid no-deal Brexit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jeremy Corbyn urged anti-Boris Johnson MPs to make him Britain’s caretaker prime minister to avoid a no-deal Brexit — but his proposal met with a mixed response on Thursday. The Labour main opposition leader said once in power, he would seek to delay Britain’s October …

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