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UK PM Johnson to meet Labour leader, parties to build coronavirus consensus

Reuters Monday, 27 April 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with meet the leader of the opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, this week and other party leaders next week, his spokesman said on Monday, part of efforts to build consensus over plans to ease a coronavirus lockdown.
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