Ahead of election, British voters grapple with Brexit, division and distrust

JUDY WOODRUFF: Britain goes to the polls tomorrow in what’s billed as the most important general election since the end of World War II, and Brexit is at the heart of the election. Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs a clear majority in Parliament to force through a deal, which will enable Britain to leave […]

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Boris Johnson v Jeremy Corbyn: who won final TV election debate? | FT

Good evening and welcome to Maidstone Studios in Kent. Wherever you live, whoever you vote for, one of these two men will be prime minister in a week’s time. Welcome to the Media Spin Room for the last debate of the UK’s general election campaign here in sunny Maidstone. Boris Johnson has been going head […]

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The Road to Brexit (ep 8): what Boris Johnson’s election win means for the UK | FT

We’ve all had enough of this. Getting the Brexit election done. Argh! Too much? No? I’m losing my voice. Right, so Robert, you’ve got a festive frog in your throat. So I’m going to let you offload the talking. And you can have light felt pen duties today because you’re unwell. But anyway, here we […]

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Labour’s Red Wall: the places that will decide the election | Anywhere but Westminster

There comes a point in an election or referendum campaign where we feel we have to go three or four places that are mandatory. Radio: … Labour’s own polling suggests that its vote is draining away in the very places that it needs to hold on to. Pollsters and pundits are talking about the so-called […]

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Tory election win ‘marks end of Corbynism’, says David Cameron

Well, first of all, big congratulations to Boris Johnson and all those Conservative candidates who work so hard. It’s an extraordinary result, a powerful result. It marks the end of Corbyn and Corbynism, and that’s a very good thing for the country. – Was this a Brexit election? It was an election about a lot […]

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Why Britain’s Brexit election won’t end the crisis I FT

The UK’s first December general election in nearly a century was called by Boris Johnson to end Britain’s Brexit crisis. We’re going to get Brexit done. Get Brexit done. Get Brexit done, now. And yet, despite the PM’s powerful “get Brexit done” catchphrase, whoever wins on December the 12th will face many months of difficult […]

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With overwhelming Conservative win, Boris Johnson can deliver Brexit

JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, Britain has voted in its third parliamentary election since 2015. The choice was stark, and could result in fundamental changes to British policy for generations. Nick Schifrin is here with the results. NICK SCHIFRIN: Analysts believe today was Britain’s most consequential vote in a generation, and perhaps since the […]

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