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Johnson begins election battle, vowing Brexit and casting rival as “Stalin”

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson kicks off his election campaign on Wednesday vowing to “get Brexit done” in contrast to his main rival, whom he compared to Soviet leader Josef Stalin who sent millions to their deaths in labour camps. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Metropolitan Police training college…

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PM Johnson’s party under fire for doctoring Brexit video clip of rival

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s election campaign launch got off to a poor start on Wednesday, when his party chairman was forced to defend distributing a doctored video clip of a rival Labour Party politician. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a meeting of the cabinet inside number 10 Downing Street in…

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UK new car sales fall nearly 7% in October – SMMT

Imported cars are parked in a storage area at Sheerness port, Sheerness, Britain, October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/FilesLONDON (Reuters) – British new car registrations fell by 6.7% on the year in October, dragged down by a 13% fall by individual buyers, an industry group said, blaming “economic and political uncertainty” as Britain prepares for an…

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UK small manufacturers gloomiest since Brexit referendum – CBI

FILE PHOTO: A wrench lies on a workbench at manufacturing firm Sigma UK in Hinckley, central England, May 1, 2013. REUTERS/Darren StaplesLONDON (Reuters) – Small British manufacturing firms are their most pessimistic since just after the Brexit referendum in 2016 as they face political uncertainty at home and trade wars abroad, according to a survey…

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Johnson to launch election bid with promise to ‘get Brexit done’

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will formally announce a Dec. 12 election on Wednesday, urging voters to back him and promising to “get Brexit done in the next few weeks”. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Metropolitan Police training college in Hendon, London, Britain October 31, 2019. Aaron Chown/Pool via…

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UK accused of withholding report on Russian meddling to spare embarrassment

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government was accused by opponents of sitting on a parliamentary report examining alleged Russian meddling in British politics because it might contain embarrassing revelations about Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his party. The report by parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has been cleared by the security services but it…