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No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

Nov. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked each other’s policies on Brexit, health care and the economy Tuesday in a televised election debate that likely failed to answer the question troubling many voters: Why should we trust you? The two...

Bercow speaks out on Trump, dubs Brexit a 'historic mistake'

Nov. 7, 2019 10:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — John Bercow is not a man of few words. And now that he has been freed from the enforced neutrality of his job as speaker of Britain's House of Commons, he has quite a few things to say. Brexit? A historic mistake. Donald Trump? A leader who has said "loathsome and despicable" things. "I am...

Brexit Party wants to team up with Tories; Johnson says no

Nov. 1, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nigel Farage, the minor-party leader who played a major role in Britain's decision to leave the European Union, is trying to throw his weight around again in the U.K.'s Brexit-dominated election. Farage on Friday piled the pressure on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying his Brexit...

UK parties unveil election themes, Trump crashes the party

Oct. 31, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The opposition Labour Party kicked off its campaign for Britain's December general election with one overriding message Thursday: It's not just about Brexit. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn put the emphasis firmly on economic and social issues, calling the Dec. 12 vote a once-in-a-generation...

UK parties spar in election that may settle Brexit _ or not

Oct. 30, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Finally, Britain's political ice floes are moving. After three years of Brexit impasse, an election in six weeks may break the logjam. Or it may just rearrange the ice pack, keeping the U.K. trapped half in and half out of the European Union. Official campaigning for the Dec. 12 poll hasn't...

Brexit ballot: UK lawmakers back December 12 election

Oct. 29, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December after the House of Commons on Tuesday backed an early national vote that could break the country's political impasse over Brexit — or turn out to be merely a temporary distraction. Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes...

UK to hold rare December election with Brexit on table

Oct. 29, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is to hold an early election on Dec. 12 after the House of Commons passed a bill authorizing the vote. Lawmakers voted 438-20 in favor of the bill to give Prime Minister Boris Johnson the early election he sought. It will become law once it is approved Wednesday by the unelected House...

Early elections in UK have mixed fortunes for key parties

Oct. 29, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After more than three years of Brexit stasis, stalemate, gridlock and increasingly toxic divide since the United Kingdom narrowly voted to leave the European Union, another general election is on the cards. But will it break the parliamentary impasse and how will a frustrated and exhausted...

EU delays Brexit to Jan. 31; Johnson election bid fails

Oct. 28, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain got Brexit breathing space but no clarity on Monday when the European Union granted a three-month delay to the U.K.'s departure from the bloc, postponing it until Jan. 31. British politicians immediately began using the extra time to do what they have done for more than three years:...

EU envoys agree that Brexit extension is needed, no date set

Oct. 25, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Less than a week before Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union, ambassadors from the bloc's 27 other nations agreed Friday to grant the U.K.'s request for another extension to the Brexit deadline — but they did not settle on how long that delay should be. As so often during...