Boris Johnson, Britain’s current prime minister. Photo: EPA

UK election campaign hots up on the Brexit day that never was

  • The current prime minister blames the opposition for his failure to deliver Brexit, but Labour is seeking to shift the debate onto more domestic subjects
  • Almost 60 MPs have announced they will not stand in the coming election, including many moderates from the current ruling Conservative party
Topic |   Britain

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Boris Johnson, Britain’s current prime minister. Photo: EPA
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs-up as he arrives back at 10 Downing Street after the House of Commons backed an early national vote that could break the country's political impasse over Brexit. Photo: AP

Boris Johnson takes huge gamble with December 12 ‘Brexit election’ that could backfire

  • Boris Johnson hopes to win a majority to push through Brexit deal he struck with the EU
  • His main opponent, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, is pitching a radical socialist government and another EU referendum
Topic |   Brexit

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs-up as he arrives back at 10 Downing Street after the House of Commons backed an early national vote that could break the country's political impasse over Brexit. Photo: AP
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