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Corbyn to back second #Brexit referendum 

Corbyn to back second #Brexit referendum 

| June 20, 2019

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) backed a move on Wednesday (19 June) for the Labour Party to change its Brexit policy and support a second referendum in all circumstances, The Times reported, citing a senior Labour source, writes Ishita Chigilli Palli A paper by Corbyn’s head of policy, Andrew Fisher, recommends that Labour support a […]

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PM candidate #Stewart talking with #Gove about combining forces

PM candidate #Stewart talking with #Gove about combining forces

| June 20, 2019

Rory Stewart (pictured), a contender to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said he is in talks with environment minister Michael Gove, a rival candidate, about teaming up, writes Andrew MacAskill. Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the contest, won the most votes cast in the second round of voting to be leader of the Conservative Party. […]

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Eliminated PM candidate #Raab backs #Johnson

Eliminated PM candidate #Raab backs #Johnson

| June 20, 2019

Dominic Raab (pictured) a former British minister knocked out of the race to become prime minister, backed front-runner Boris Johnson on Wednesday (19 June), telling the Evening Standard newspaper he was the only candidate who would deliver Brexit by 31 October, writes Paul Sandle. “The only candidate who will now do this is Boris Johnson […]

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#Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advances on Britain’s top job

#Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advances on Britain’s top job

| June 19, 2019

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson (pictured) advanced on the prize of Britain’s top political job on Tuesday (18 June), winning 126 votes in the second round of a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, write Elizabeth Piper and William James. Johnson, the face of the official Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum, goes through to a third ballot […]

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#Hammond ‘prepared to resign’ over May’s spending plans 

#Hammond ‘prepared to resign’ over May’s spending plans 

| June 19, 2019

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond (pictured) is “prepared to resign” over Prime Minister Theresa May’s legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association, writes Mekhla Raina. Senior government sources told the Press Association that tension between officials at the Treasury and the prime minister’s office had reached boiling point over May’s spending intentions, […]

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#DominicRaab out of Tory leadership race

#DominicRaab out of Tory leadership race

| June 18, 2019

Image copyright: AFP Dominic Raab has been knocked out of the Tory leadership race in the latest ballot of MPs, leaving five candidates in the battle to be the next PM. Boris Johnson once again came top of the second ballot, with 126 votes – 12 more than in the first round. Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, […]

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PM hopeful #Raab ‘quietly confident’ of making next round of leadership contest

PM hopeful #Raab ‘quietly confident’ of making next round of leadership contest

| June 18, 2019

Dominic Raab (pictured), a candidate to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday (17 June) he was “quietly confident” of going through to the next round of a Conservative Party leadership contest, writes William James. Speaking to journalists at a hustings in Westminster which frontrunner Boris Johnson declined to attend, Raab voiced optimism that […]

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