Conservatives plan January Brexit, February budget if they win election

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives said on Wednesday they would complete Britain’s exit from the European Union by the end of January and hold a budget in February if they win the national election.

With a week to go until the Dec. 12 vote which will decide the fate of Brexit and the world’s fifth-largest economy, the Conservatives lead the opposition Labour Party in opinion polls but it remains unclear whether they are far enough ahead to form a majority government.

Setting out their plans for the first 100 days of government, the Conservatives pledged to ratify Britain’s EU exit, introduce new domestic law on issues such as health, justice and education, and set out tax cuts in a budget.

“This is the most important election in a generation – important because it will define if we go forward as a country or remain stuck, stalled, repeating the same arguments of the


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