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Conservative Party (UK): Political party in the United Kingdom
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, known informally as the Tories, and historically also known as the Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. The governing party since 2010, it is the largest in the House of Commons, with 288 Members of Parliament, and also has 234 members of the House of Lords, 4 members of the European Parliament, 31 Members of the Scottish Parliament, 11 members of the Welsh Assembly, 8 members of the London Assembly and 7,445 local councillors.

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UK lawmaker Grieve will oppose Brexit deal unless put to referendum

Dominic Grieve, one of 21 lawmakers ousted from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party last month, will oppose Johnson's Brexit deal in a parliamentary vote on Saturday unless it is..
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Former Conservative leader Duncan Smith reserves judgment on Brexit deal

Pro-Brexit former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said he was reserving judgment on the last-minute deal struck by Britain and the European Union on Thursday until he understood why Northern..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Conservative Party (UK)

Dominic Raab: Brexit deal is win, win, win [Video]Dominic Raab: Brexit deal is win, win, win

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab attempts to drum up support for Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. His words come ahead of a crucial vote in Parliament on Saturday, when MPs will vote for or against the deal...

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Ex-Tory Heidi Allen joins Liberal Democrats [Video]Ex-Tory Heidi Allen joins Liberal Democrats

Former Conservative MP Heidi Allen has joined the Liberal Democrats, the party has said. The South Cambridgeshire MP, who has been sitting as an independent since quitting the Change UK group in June,..

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Rory Stewart to stand for London mayor as an independent candidate [Video]Rory Stewart to stand for London mayor as an independent candidate

Rory Stewart announces that he is going to stand as an independent candidate to be Mayor of London. The former Tory leadership candidate earlier said he will be standing down at the next general..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:26Published

Former leadership contender Rory Stewart walks out on Tories and quits as MP [Video]Former leadership contender Rory Stewart walks out on Tories and quits as MP

Former Tory leadership candidate Rory Stewart has said he has quit the Conservative Party and will stand down at the next general election. The former Cabinet minister was among the 21 rebels who had..

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Boris Johnson: The best jokes from his conference speech [Video]Boris Johnson: The best jokes from his conference speech

Prime Minister Boris Johnson jokes about the SNP and Nigel Farage during his speech at the Conservative Party conference. Mr Johnson also raised laughs by pondering what would happen if Parliament was..

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UK PM Boris Johnson pledges no checks 'at or near border in Northern Ireland' [Video]UK PM Boris Johnson pledges no checks 'at or near border in Northern Ireland'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was submitting on Wednesday "constructive and reasonable proposals" to the European Union and that he hoped that Brussels would find room to compromise to..

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Boris Johnson praises Theresa May during Conservative Party speech [Video]Boris Johnson praises Theresa May during Conservative Party speech

The Prime Minister paid tribute to former Tory leader Theresa May and says he's encouraged by what he's seen during his first 70 days in office.

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Priti Patel pledges more funding to tackle crime [Video]Priti Patel pledges more funding to tackle crime

Up to 60% of police officers could be equipped with Tasers under plans announced by Priti Patel as she outlined proposals aimed at making the Tories appear tough on crime. The Home Secretary committed..

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CappucciNO: Boris Johnson's disposable cup swiped away by aide [Video]CappucciNO: Boris Johnson's disposable cup swiped away by aide

Prime Minister Boris Johnson accepts a drink at the Tory Party conference in Manchester before an aide takes it away saying "no disposable cups".

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UK PM Johnson denies journalist's groping allegation [Video]UK PM Johnson denies journalist's groping allegation

Boris Johnson's alleged harassment of the woman 20 years ago overshadows annual Conservative Party conference.

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Sajid Javid: Tories will increase national living wage to £10.50 [Video]Sajid Javid: Tories will increase national living wage to £10.50

Home Secretary Sajid Javid announces a rise in the living wage to £10.50 over the next five years, during his speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

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Boris Johnson denies groping allegations [Video]Boris Johnson denies groping allegations

The British Prime Minister said the public was more interested in his plans for public services than claims of his impropriety. Mia Womersley reports

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Johnson insists row over his personal life will not overshadow Tory conference [Video]Johnson insists row over his personal life will not overshadow Tory conference

The Prime Minister said the public wanted to hear about his plans to ‘level up’ the country rather than his personal life. Boris Johnson insisted that allegations around his personal life would not..

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Michael Portillo: Government language 'not particularly inflammatory' [Video]Michael Portillo: Government language 'not particularly inflammatory'

Former Conservative MP and cabinet member Michael Portillo disputes accusations of inflammatory language by the Government. He levels a similar claim at Labour, saying Jeremy Corbyn gave comfort to the..

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PM refuses to stop dubbing anti no-deal Brexit law 'surrender act' [Video]PM refuses to stop dubbing anti no-deal Brexit law 'surrender act'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to stop calling a law blocking a no-deal Brexit the "surrender act". The Conservative Party leader said it was "impoverishing political debate" if such..

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Conservatives: Autumn party conference preview [Video]Conservatives: Autumn party conference preview

A look at the Conservatives' conference in Manchester, which will be Boris Johnson's first as leader. He will be hoping to avoid the gaffes that plagued Theresa May's speech two years ago.

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UK opposition Labour to vote on Brexit stance [Video]UK opposition Labour to vote on Brexit stance

Britain's Labour Party will on Monday decide between two possible Brexit policies: to campaign to remain in the European Union at a second referendum or defer a decision on what stance to take until..

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Lib Dems' Jo Swinson: Being a woman will not stop me toppling Boris Johnson [Video]Lib Dems' Jo Swinson: Being a woman will not stop me toppling Boris Johnson

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has warned Boris Johnson that being a woman will not stop her from toppling him as Prime Minister. In hard-hitting comments, the East Dunbartonshire MP told a..

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Therese Coffey replaces Amber Rudd in Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary [Video]Therese Coffey replaces Amber Rudd in Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has replaced Amber Rudd only hours after she stunned Westminster by quitting the Cabinet and the Tory Party. Therese Coffey MP, an environment minister and MP for Suffolk..

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'I Cannot Stand By'": Amber Rudd Resigns Over Boris Johnson's Mass Firings [Video]'I Cannot Stand By'": Amber Rudd Resigns Over Boris Johnson's Mass Firings

Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has given up the Conservative whip and quit UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet. Business Insider reports Rudd resigned after Johnson sacked 21 rebellious..

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Amber Rudd: 80% to 90% of government time spent preparing for no-deal [Video]Amber Rudd: 80% to 90% of government time spent preparing for no-deal

Amber Rudd explains why she quit theCabinet but says she intends to stay within the Conservative Party. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, she says she has seen very little evidence of a deal..

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Amber Rudd resigns from Cabinet and surrenders Tory whip [Video]Amber Rudd resigns from Cabinet and surrenders Tory whip

Amber Rudd has resigned from the Cabinet and surrendered the Conservative whip. The Hastings and Rye MP quit in protest at Boris Johnson's handling of Brexit. Rudd said she was relinquishing the Tory..

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British PM Johnson says he will not contemplate resigning [Video]British PM Johnson says he will not contemplate resigning

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was not willing to contemplate a scenario where he would have to resign from office if he failed in his pledge to finalise Britain's exit from the..

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Brexit rebel Caroline Nokes: Boris Johnson's Conservatives 'all over the place' [Video]Brexit rebel Caroline Nokes: Boris Johnson's Conservatives 'all over the place'

Caroline Nokes says the Tories are in a dangerous position to fight an election.

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A 'big girl's blouse' - UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election [Video]A 'big girl's blouse' - UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election

A "chlorinated chicken" and a "big girl's blouse" - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson kicked off his first questions in parliament by goading opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for not backing a..

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UK PM Johnson says almost there on Brexit deal: lawmakers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a meeting of Conservative lawmakers the European Union and Britain were almost there on a Brexit deal but that the peak of the mountain was still partly shrouded in..
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Brexit talks ongoing as PM Johnson seeks to reach a deal: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his team are pressing on with Brexit talks with both the European Union and lawmakers from the governing Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP to try to..
Reuters - Published

Brexit supporter Paterson says emerging deal is 'unacceptable': The Sun

Brexit supporting Conservative lawmaker Owen Paterson said Prime Minister Boris Johnson's emerging European Union divorce deal was "absurd" and "unacceptable", The Sun newspaper reported.
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson to meet party lawmakers on Wednesday night

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to address a meeting of his lawmakers from the Conservative Party on Wednesday evening, the chief political correspondent of the Daily Telegraph reported.
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Pro-Brexit lawmaker Baker says optimistic a tolerable deal can be struck

The leader of the strongly pro-Brexit faction within Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party said he was optimistic that a tolerable deal could be struck with the European Union that he could..
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Canada's Conservative leader mum on whether central bank governor could get second term

Canada's main opposition leader declined to say on Saturday whether he would be open to extending the central bank chief's term past June, which would make Stephen Poloz the first Bank of Canada..
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Canada's opposition Conservatives pledge to balance budget with no public job cuts

Canada's opposition Conservatives on Friday promised to balance the budget in five years without slashing government jobs if they win an election this month, but the ruling Liberals insisted the pledge..
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No-deal Brexit will not feature in UK PM Johnson's manifesto: lawmaker

A no-deal Brexit will not feature in the next manifesto of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, one of his senior lawmakers said on Wednesday.
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Former UK Conservative lawmaker joins pro-EU liberal democrats

Britain's pro-EU Liberal Democrats said on Monday that Heidi Allen, a former lawmaker for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives, had joined their party.
Reuters - Published

Ex-UK PM hopeful Stewart to run for Mayor of London as an independent

Rory Stewart, who less than four months ago was running to become prime minister and leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party, will stand as an independent in the 2020 contest to become Mayor..
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One-time UK prime ministerial hopeful, Rory Stewart, steps down

Rory Stewart, a one-time contender to become British prime minister, said on Friday he had resigned from the governing Conservative Party and would not run at the next election.
Reuters - Published

Canada opposition leader says he is 'pro-life' but won't reopen abortion debate

The leader of Canada's opposition Conservative Party, accused by opponents of hiding hard-line views on abortion ahead of a federal election, on Thursday said he was "pro-life" while repeating a..
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DUP deputy leader says Ireland reaction shows backstop a trap

The deputy leader of the Northern Irish party that supports Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government on Thursday said the reaction of the Irish government to Britain's Brexit proposals..
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UK's Brexit proposals offer possibility of 'tolerable deal': Conservative eurosceptic

The head of a group of eurosceptic lawmakers in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party said on Thursday the government's latest Brexit proposals offered the possibility of a "tolerable..
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UK eurosceptic lawmaker welcomes Johnson's Brexit plan, still has some concerns

The head of a group of eurosceptic lawmakers in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party welcomed the government's new Brexit plan on Wednesday but said he still had some concerns around..
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DUP says if EU rejects UK Brexit offer, we 'enter realm of no deal'

The leader of the Northern Irish party that supports British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government on Tuesday said that, if the European Union rejects Britain's latest Brexit..
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UK Labour: PM Johnson is cynically forcing through no-deal Brexit

Britain's main opposition Labour Party dismissed Brexit proposals reportedly being considered by Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson as neither credible nor workable.
Reuters - Published

EU lawmaker dealing with Brexit: PM Johnson's speech 'doesn't bode well'

EU lawmaker Philippe Lamberts said after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester that he was not reassured and a no-deal Brexit was looming.
Reuters - Published

We cannot let Labour leader into Downing Street, says UK PM Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his Conservative Party's election pitch on Wednesday, saying his government would boost productivity, increase wages, control immigration and spend more on..
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Let's get Brexit done, UK PM Johnson tells Conservative Party

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wenesday it was time to get Brexit done, pledging again that he would take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 "come what may".
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UK ruling party chair to EU: now is time to make Brexit concessions

The chairman of Britain's ruling Conservative Party said on Wednesday the European Union should recognize that now was the time to make some concessions so that a Brexit deal could be agreed before the..
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Never mind the politics, get a Brexit deal done, says UK business

Akc, just loPrime Minister Boris Johnson needs to make his priority getting a Brexit deal to protect the economy, rather than wooing voters with a political promises, business groups attending the..
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Part of UK PM Johnson's party conference briefly closed after pass incident

Part of the conference center where Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is holding its annual gathering was briefly closed on Tuesday after an attendee entered the international lounge..
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Part of UK PM Johnson's party conference center in lock down: Reuters reporters

One area of the conference center where Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is holding its annual gathering has been closed down, a Reuters reporter at the scene said.
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I won't back a Brexit in name only, says UK's ERG chairman

An influential figure on the euroskeptic wing of Boris Johnson's Conservative Party said on Tuesday he was confident any divorce deal the British prime minister struck with the EU was one he could back..
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Bluff or masterstroke? Johnson's Brexit riddle baffles his party

As Britain's governing Conservatives hold their annual conference in Manchester there is one riddle which has echoed around the bars and restaurants - how will Prime Minister Boris Johnson fulfill his..
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Groping claims against PM Johnson overshadow Conservative conference

Allegations that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson groped two women 20 years ago overshadowed the Conservative Party's conference on Monday. A Johnson spokesman denied the claim.
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UK's Rees-Mogg: DUP backing will bring in support for Brexit deal

Conservative and opposition lawmakers will likely vote through any Brexit deal that Prime Minister Johnson secures if the Northern Irish DUP party support it, Britain's House of Commons leader Jacob..
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UK lawmakers vote against parliament adjourning for Conservative conference

British lawmakers voted on Thursday against adjourning parliament until Oct. 3 for the governing Conservative Party to hold their annual conference.
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UK's Johnson tells 1922 committee: we will leave EU on October 31

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Conservative Party lawmakers on Thursday he was convinced he could get a Brexit deal but that if he didn't, then the United Kingdom would simply leave the European..
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UK's ruling Conservatives to ask for parliamentary break to hold conference

Britain's ruling Conservative Party will on Thursday ask lawmakers to approve a short adjournment of parliament next week to allow the party to hold its annual conference, House of Commons leader Jacob..
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UK government will seek recess for Conservative Conference: source

The British government will ask lawmakers on Thursday to approve a motion that would temporarily shut parliament to allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson's governing Conservative Party to hold its annual..
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British PM Johnson says no to election pact with Brexit Party

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday his governing Conservative Party would not agree an election pact with Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, which has offered a deal if Johnson agrees to a..
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UK Conservatives hold significant lead over Labour: poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative party has a 15 percentage-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a poll published on Saturday, ahead of a possible national..
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Conservative leader tells Sanchez will vote against him as PM: source

The leader of Spain's main opposition People's Party, Pablo Casado, told Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez in a telephone conversation on Tuesday his party would oppose Sanchez's bid to become prime..
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Former Conservative minister Gyimah joins Liberal Democrats over Brexit

Former Conservative minister Sam Gyimah has joined the pro-European Union Liberal Democrat party, barely a week after being expelled from the Conservative grouping in parliament over his opposition to..
Reuters - Published

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

One of Facebook's third-party fact-checkers accused Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform.
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Brexit frustrations make snap election a big gamble for Johnson

James Bowkett is a long-time Conservative Party supporter who voted in 2016 for Britain to leave the European Union.
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UK PM Johnson rules out Farage deal despite warning of electoral 'kicking'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday ruled out an electoral pact with Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, which had warned that the Conservatives would take a "real kicking" in an election if Brexit was..
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Farage warns UK PM Johnson of electoral 'kicking' over Brexit

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage offered Prime Minister Boris Johnson an election pact on Wednesday but warned that unless there was a clean-break Brexit, the Conservatives would take a "real kicking"..
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UK's governing Conservatives to stand candidate against speaker at next election

Britain's governing Conservative Party plans to stand a candidate against parliamentary speaker John Bercow at the next national election, business minister Andrea Leadsom said, accusing him of..
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Boris Johnson Finds His Party Loyalists Aren’t as Loyal as Trump’s

However distasteful Republicans may find President Trump, they largely back his agenda. In Britain, rebels in the Conservative Party have staged a dramatic insurrection.
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U.K. cabinet member resigns over Brexit

Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd slammed Johnson's expulsion of Conservative lawmakers who oppose his Brexit plans, calling it "an assault on decency and democracy"
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UK Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd quits government in Brexit protest

Britain's Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd resigned from the government and the ruling Conservative Party on Saturday in a protest over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of the country's..
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UK Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd resigns: Twitter account

Britain's Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd resigned from the government on Saturday, saying she cannot stand by while loyal Conservatives are expelled from the party.
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British lawmakers willing to go to court to enforce Brexit delay: BBC

British lawmakers, including Conservatives expelled this week from the party, are preparing legal action in case Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to seek a delay to Brexit, the BBC reported on..
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UK's Johnson is no Winston Churchill says wartime leader's sacked grandson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is nothing like Winston Churchill but someone who tells lies about the European Union, according to the grandson of Britain's wartime leader who was sacked from the..
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Churchill's grandson says Brexit is sending UK's influence into 'free fall'

Nicholas Soames, the grandson of World War Two leader Winston Churchill, said on Wednesday that Brexit is sending Britain's status into "free fall" after he was sacked from the Conservative Party for..
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