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#Blair tells #Labour – Change or face dustbin of history

#Blair tells #Labour – Change or face dustbin of history

| December 19, 2019

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (pictured), Labour’s most successful election winner, on Wednesday (18 December) urged moderates in the party to grab back control from leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose brand of “quasi-revolutionary socialism” had failed, write Kylie MacLellan and Joanna Taylor. Outgoing Labour leader Corbyn has called for a period of reflection on Thursday’s […]

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Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to ‘get #Brexit done’

Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to ‘get #Brexit done’

| December 16, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will “get Brexit done” by 31 January and then agree a new trade deal with the European Union by the end of 2020, cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Sunday (15 December), vowing to deliver on the government’s top priority, writes Elizabeth Piper. Johnson and his team were triumphant […]

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#BorisJohnson returns to power with big majority

#BorisJohnson returns to power with big majority

| December 13, 2019

Boris Johnson will return to Downing Street with a big majority after the Conservatives swept aside Labour in its traditional heartlands. The prime minister said it would give him a mandate to “get Brexit done” and take the UK out of the EU next month. Jeremy Corbyn said Labour had a “very disappointing night” and […]

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On the campaign trail – The funny, strange and surreal of Britain’s #GeneralElection

On the campaign trail – The funny, strange and surreal of Britain’s #GeneralElection

| December 13, 2019

Britain’s election campaign has delivered funny, strange and surreal moments, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit-branded boxing to a stranded train full of journalists on their way to a speech about rail investment, write William James and Kylie MacLellan. Here are some the highlights from six weeks of cross-country campaigning: DELIVERING THE MESSAGE (11 December) […]

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Britain #Brexit bound as Johnson set for big parliamentary majority

Britain #Brexit bound as Johnson set for big parliamentary majority

| December 12, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party will win an overwhelming victory in Britain’s election with a majority of 86 seats in parliament to deliver Brexit on 31 January, an exit poll showed on Thursday (12 December), write Kate Holton and Kylie MacLellan. The exit poll showed Johnson’s Conservatives would win a landslide of 368 seats, […]

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UK votes to decide the fate of #Brexit, again

UK votes to decide the fate of #Brexit, again

| December 12, 2019

Voters go to the polls today (12 December) in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain towards another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union, write Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper. After failing to deliver Brexit by a 31 October deadline, […]

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#Johnson says election could not be tighter

#Johnson says election could not be tighter

| December 12, 2019

Britain’s electoral contest could not be tighter, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday (11 December), a day before the vote, writes Estelle Shirbon. “This could not be more critical, it could not be tighter. I’m just saying to everybody the risk is very real that we could tomorrow be going into another hung parliament, […]

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