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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will welcome 109 new Conservative lawmakers to parliament on Monday, promising to honour his election pledges to get Brexit done as soon as possible and boost funding to the state health service. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a statement at Downing Street after winning the
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Britain’s PM Boris Johnson delivers a statement at Downing Street in London after winning the general election. December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to run a “revolutionary” government by sacking ministers, merging ministries and replacing civil servants with external experts, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. The newspaper cited
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Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon speaks at a counting centre for Britain’s general election in Glasgow, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday that he could not keep Scotland in the United Kingdom against the country’s will. Johnson and his
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FILE PHOTO: John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, reacts after retaining his parliamentary seat in the general election, in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour party finance spokesman John McDonnell will not be in his party’s next shadow cabinet after Labour’s heavy election defeat to
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a photograph with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Bute House in Edinburgh, Britain, July 29, 2019. Duncan McGlynn/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to “focus on reality” and recognise that the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been given
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain to “let the healing begin” in a speech outside 10 Downing Street on Friday after securing a landslide victory in a divisive national election. Below is the text of his speech: “This morning I went to Buckingham Palace and I am forming a new government.” “And
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LONDON (Reuters) – Several hundred noisy protesters marched through central London on Friday to protest against Britain’s election result, chanting “Boris Johnson: Not My Prime Minister” and “Boris, Boris, Boris: Out, Out, Out”. The protesters, brandishing signs that read “Defy Tory (Conservative) Rule” and “Refugees Welcome”, walked at speed from outside Johnson’s Downing Street residence
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LONDON (Reuters) – Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced calls to quit on Friday, after equivocation over Brexit and his limited personal appeal contributed to a collapse in traditional strongholds and what looks like his party’s worst election defeat in 84 years. Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and wife Laura Alvarez walk to a
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Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his house to head to a polling station to vote in the general election in London, Britain, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel voiced worry about Britain’s election on Thursday, describing the possible rise of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn as a threat
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LONDON (Reuters) – Voters went to the polls on Thursday 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. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives with his dog Dilyn at a polling
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at Cardiff airport in Wales, Britain December 11, 2019 on the final day of campaigning before a general election. Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed to 12 percentage points from 15 percentage points just ahead
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Thousands of UK political ads went missing from Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) searchable advertising database on Tuesday, hampering researchers’ ability to track ads two days before Britain’s general election. A British political Facebook ad, one of many missing from Facebook’s searchable advertising database, is seen in this December 10, 2019, screenshot from
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s election race has tightened markedly over the past two weeks and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now likely to win only a modest majority in Thursday’s vote, according to a closely watched forecast released on Tuesday. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at a general election campaign event at the Globus
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FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration (Reuters) – Thousands of political ads have gone missing from Facebook Inc’s public archive less than 48 hours before the British general election, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Justice Secretary Robert Buckland is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is looking at whether or not to decriminalise the penalty for non-payment of the 154.50-pound annual BBC “licence fee” tax on all television-watching households, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said on Tuesday.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will bolster his argument on Tuesday for leaving the European Union early next year, urging voters to return him to power so Britain can “rip up the EU rule book and write a new one for ourselves”. Britain’s Prime Minister and Conservative leader Boris Johnson talks with journalists
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LONDON (Reuters) – A midnight blue velvet gown that Princess Diana wore when she danced with John Travolta at a 1985 White House state dinner is up for auction on Monday, with an estimated price tag of 250,000-300,000 pounds. An assistant poses with Britain’s Princess Diana’s Victor Edelstein midnight-blue velvet evening gown (estimated at £250,000
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