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How the #UKGeneralElection works

How the #UKGeneralElection works

| December 6, 2019

How the United Kingdom’s election on 12 December works and when the results will be known. WHAT ARE PEOPLE VOTING FOR? – The country is divided into 650 constituencies. – Each constituency equates to one seat in parliament’s House of Commons. There are: 533 in England 59 in Scotland 40 in Wales 18 in Northern […]

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#Corbyn asks #Trump to ensure health service not for sale in trade talks

#Corbyn asks #Trump to ensure health service not for sale in trade talks

| December 4, 2019

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote to US President Donald Trump on Monday (2 December)  to ask him to revise US negotiating objectives for a post-Brexit trade deal to ensure Britain’s public health service is not included, writes Kylie MacLellan. Corbyn, whose party is trailing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the polls ahead of a […]

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#Labour to cut rail fares by a third

#Labour to cut rail fares by a third

| December 3, 2019

Britain’s Labour Party said it would cut rail season tickets and peak time fares by a third, saving the average commuter more than £1,000 per year, under its plan to return rail services to public ownership if it wins an election this month, writes Paul Sandle. It said the move, which will apply to regulated […]

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Johnson’s #Conservatives maintain seven-point lead over #Labour – ICM poll

Johnson’s #Conservatives maintain seven-point lead over #Labour – ICM poll

| December 3, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has held its seven-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll by ICM for Reuters, the first to be conducted entirely after Friday’s (29 November) attack near London Bridge, writes William Schomberg. Ten days before Britain’s national election, support for the Conservatives stood at […]

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Leak of papers before UK election raises ‘spectre of foreign influence’ – experts

Leak of papers before UK election raises ‘spectre of foreign influence’ – experts

| December 3, 2019

The leak and distribution of classified British-US trade documents online resembles a disinformation campaign uncovered this year that originated in Russia, according to experts who say it could signal foreign interference in Britain’s election, writes Jack Stubbs. The opposition Labour Party said on 27 November that the classified documents, which first appeared online on 21 […]

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Johnson offers ‘cast-iron guarantee’ on #NHS

Johnson offers ‘cast-iron guarantee’ on #NHS

| November 28, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson described as nonsense opposition Labour Party suggestions that Britain’s health service was on the table in trade talks with the United States, writes Elizabeth Piper. “It’s total nonsense. This is brought up time and again by the Labour Party as a distraction from problems that they are having,” Johnson told reporters […]

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#Conservative and #Labour spending plans lack credibility – #IFS

#Conservative and #Labour spending plans lack credibility – #IFS

| November 28, 2019

Neither Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives nor the opposition Labour Party have credible plans to manage Britain’s public finances, the Institute for Fiscal studies think tank said today (27 November), two weeks before a national election, write William Schomberg and Andy Bruce. The governing Conservatives, ahead in the polls, published an election manifesto on Sunday […]

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