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#Labour gains versus #Conservatives – poll

#Labour gains versus #Conservatives – poll

| November 11, 2019

Britain’s opposition Labour Party narrowed the margin by which it trails Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party by four percentage points, according to a poll conducted by Opinium for The Observer newspaper, writes David Milliken. The poll put the Conservatives on 41%, down 1 percentage point on the previous poll a week ago, while Labour […]

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Johnson: Let’s get #Brexit done or face ‘horror show’ of Corbyn

Johnson: Let’s get #Brexit done or face ‘horror show’ of Corbyn

| November 6, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) urged voters to back his Conservatives in a 12 December election or face the “horror show” of two referendums next year if Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn was elected, write William James and Kate Holton. Officially launching the start of campaign from outside his Downing Street residence, Johnson said that if […]

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#Labour will raise #Taxes on top 5% of earners – McDonnell

#Labour will raise #Taxes on top 5% of earners – McDonnell

| November 4, 2019

Britain’s opposition Labour Party will propose increasing income tax for the top 5% of earners to help fund increased public spending in its offer for next month’s snap election, the party’s finance spokesman said on Sunday (3 November), writes Paul Sandle. “In terms of income tax, we’ve said very clearly the top 5% will pay […]

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Over half of #Labour voters in last election want #Corbyn to quit – poll

Over half of #Labour voters in last election want #Corbyn to quit – poll

| September 23, 2019

More than half of voters who backed Britain’s opposition Labour Party at a 2017 election think it is now time for leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) to stand down, an opinion poll showed on Monday (23 September), writes William James of Reuters. Corbyn is holding his party’s annual conference in the English coastal resort of Brighton, […]

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Offering UK a #Brexit choice, Labour’s #Corbyn stays shy on his view

Offering UK a #Brexit choice, Labour’s #Corbyn stays shy on his view

| September 19, 2019

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised on Wednesday (18 September) to offer Britain the choice of leaving the European Union with a “credible” deal or staying in the bloc if he wins power, but declined to say which side he favoured, write Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper of Reuters. With an early election increasingly likely […]

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Labour Party deputy leader: We need #Brexit referendum before election

Labour Party deputy leader: We need #Brexit referendum before election

| September 13, 2019

Britain needs to hold another referendum on leaving the European Union before any national election is held, Tom Watson (pictured), the deputy leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said on Wednesday (11 September), writes Costas Pitas of Reuters. “So let’s deal with Brexit, in a referendum, where every person can have their say, and […]

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#Conservatives retain large lead over #Labour – poll

#Conservatives retain large lead over #Labour – poll

| September 12, 2019

Britain’s governing Conservatives retain a significant lead over the opposition Labour Party according to a poll published on Wednesday as the country could soon hold an election to break the Brexit stalemate, writes Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party had the support of 38% of voters in the Kantar online survey conducted […]

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