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Labour plans to nationalise BT's network in free broadband plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party plans to nationalise BT’s (BT.L ) broadband network to provide free internet for all, a radical election pledge to roll back 35 years of private ownership that caught both the company and its shareholders by surprise. ...

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Climate activists to protest at Blackrock in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Climate activists will target BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, on Friday by dumping ashes at its London office in a bid to draw attention to what it said was the destruction that the company wreaks in the Amazon basin.

“Activists will dump a ...

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Johnson says Brexit transition period will not be extended

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain he will “absolutely guarantee” that his government will not extend the Brexit transition period before the end of year.

“I don’t want an extension,” Johnson told the BBC. “If we can get a ...

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Labour vows to nationalise some of BT in free broadband plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party said it would nationalise parts of telecoms provider BT’s (BT.L ) network if it won power in the Dec. 12 election to provide free full-fibre broadband for all.

The sweeping upgrade of Britain’s internet infrastructure ...

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UK's Labour vows free broadband for all by re-nationalising some of BT

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party said it would unveil plans on Friday to provide free ‘full-fiber’ broadband across the country by creating a ‘British Broadband’ public service, formed by bringing parts of telecoms provider BT back into state ...

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UK Liberal Democrats enter election spending race with big pledges on climate

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats will promise on Friday to spend 100 billion pounds ($128 billion) on tackling climate change if they win a Dec. 12 election.

The Liberal Democrats trail Boris Johnson’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party in ...

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Britons are EU leavers or remainers more than party supporters - poll

LONDON (Reuters) - Britons define themselves more in terms of whether they are supporters or opponents of Brexit than backers of a particular political party, according to a poll on Thursday.

The YouGov survey found that 86% of Britons, who will vote in an election on Dec. 12 which may ...

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Factbox: What to watch in Britain's December 12 election

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain heads to the polls on Dec. 12 for an election Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes will return his Conservatives with a majority in parliament so he can deliver the country’s exit from the European Union. The outcome is highly unpredictable.

Below are some ...

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Sliding UK health service performance sparks pre-election war of words

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s National Health Service recorded its worst ever performance in treating patients on emergency wards last month, a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s claim that only his Conservatives can safeguard the cherished institution.

The state-run NHS ...

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PM Johnson makes green investment election pledge

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to increase Britain’s target for offshore wind power and ensure no home is more than 30 miles (48 km) away from a electric vehicle charging point in an attempt to woo green voters ahead of a Dec. 12 election.

Environmental ...

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Brexit Party's Farage dismisses calls to stand down in Labour seats

LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on Thursday dismissed demands to stand down candidates fighting the Labour Party, saying his main aim was to win seats in parliament to hold Prime Minister Boris Johnson to account over Brexit.

In the most significant move of the ...

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Britain's health service recorded worst ever emergency performance in October

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s National Health Service recorded its worst ever performance in treating patients in emergency wards in October, a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has claimed that only the Conservatives can safeguard the cherished institution.

The state-run ...

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Brexit Party's Farage dismisses calls to stand down in Labour seats

LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on Thursday dismissed demands to stand down candidates fighting the Labour Party, saying his main aim was to win seats in parliament to hold Prime Minister Boris Johnson to account over Brexit.

In the most significant move of the ...

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Johnson promises to end 'unbearable' uncertainty around Brexit

COVENTRY, England/LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised he would end the “unbearable” uncertainty around Brexit if he wins a Dec. 12 election, saying that political paralysis was affecting investment decisions in the country.

On a ...

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Tipping the scales? Briton develops fish waste 'plastic'

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - A 23-year-old Briton has cooked up a compostable compound she hopes will one day replace much single-use plastic - and its main ingredient is byproducts of the fishing industry.

Lucy Hughes created MarinaTex for her final year project in product design at the ...

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Brexit Party's Farage turns down electoral pact offer from PM Johnson's Conservatives - report

(Reuters) - Britain’s ruling Conservative Party has made an offer of an electoral pact to Nigel Farage, which has been turned down by the Brexit Party leader, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.

The Conservative Party’s offer would have meant the Brexit Party targeting ...

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Poll gives PM Johnson's Conservatives 10 point lead in election race

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has a 10-point lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of an election on Dec. 12, a poll by Savanta ComRes showed on Wednesday.

The poll, carried out for the Daily Telegraph newspaper, showed the ...

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Britain to become "second rate" in the world after Brexit - EU's Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain will lose influence in international affairs and become a “second-rate player” after it leaves the European Union, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.

Backers of Britain’s 2016 vote to exit the EU, the world’s ...

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UK's Labour pledges 26 billion pound boost to healthcare spending

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party pledged on Wednesday to spend an extra 26 billion pounds ($33 billion) on healthcare if it wins the Dec. 12 election, including recruiting thousands more staff, rebuilding facilities and providing new equipment.

Seeking to ...

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PM Johnson will pledge to get Britain out of Brexit rut

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will promise on Wednesday to get Britain out of its Brexit “rut” if he wins a Dec. 12 election, saying the world is baffled by why the country is so “hesitant about its future.”

On a campaign trip to central England, ...

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Johnson shouted at during visit to flood-hit area

LONDON (Reuters) - Two onlookers shouted at Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he observed relief efforts in a flood-hit district of northern England on Wednesday, several days after the worst of the flooding.

“You took your time, Boris,” one person told Johnson ...

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