LONDON (Reuters) – Britain holds an election on Dec. 12, a political gamble by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who sees it as his best chance to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks while holding a sausage roll on the platform of Milton Keynes train station, after a visit at Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool – RC2IOD9QNZNE
The parties are on the campaign trail, travelling the length and breadth of the United Kingdom to drum up support.
Following are some colourful snapshots from the election trail:
The campaign routine of long journeys, early starts and late finishes isn’t entirely compatible with a healthy lifestyle.
So far, Boris Johnson has been pictured eating a cream and jam covered scone in Redruth, a stick of rock candy in Blackpool and a sausage roll in Milton Keynes train station.
He’s visited a potato chip factory in Northern Ireland, a bakers in Somerset, at least two butchers and a brownies stall at a Christmas market in Salisbury.
All this has been washed down with tasters of Black Country beer, Cornish cider and Scottish whisky – and countless cups of tea.
Johnson has also revealed a weakness for flapjack, the rolled oats mixed with butter, sugar and syrup. Asked on TV on Thursday if he was a ‘flapjack man’ Johnson replied: “I’m not meant to be … I’m trying to wean myself off them.”
CATCH UP WITH THE QUEEN
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn provoked a very British row during a television interview after suggesting he often had Queen Elizabeth’s annual address to the nation