British parliament to reconvene on Dec. 17 – Downing Street statement

A Christmas tree is seen near the British Parliament in London, Britain, November 23, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament will be reconvened on Dec. 17 following the general election, and if Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains leader, his government plans to set out its legislative agenda on Dec. 19, the government said on Monday.

The emailed statement from Johnson’s government office said if there were to be a change of government after the Dec. 12 election, the plans could change.

Britain is holding an election three years ahead of schedule because parliament had become deadlocked over Brexit, unable to agree on how or even whether to leave the European Union.

Johnson’s Conservatives a


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