United Kingdom election: Poll shows Conservatives hold the top spot - GBP/USD Positive

Cheryl Sanders
November 19, 2019

"All 635 Conservative candidates standing at this election - every single one of them - has pledged to me that if elected they will vote in Parliament to pass my Brexit deal so we can end the uncertainty and finally leave the EU", Johnson told the Telegraph newspaper in an interview published late on Saturday.

According to advance extracts, as cited by Reuters, Johnson will say, "Britain stuck in gridlock and our economy stuck in first gear".

The Arcuri allegations erupted again as Johnson and the leaders of two opposition parties made their election pitches to business leaders, who are skeptical of politicians' promises after years of economic uncertainty over Brexit.

Johnson hopes to win a majority to push through the last-minute Brexit deal he struck with the European Union last month, while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to renegotiate the exit agreement and then hold another referendum. "We will make our immigration system equal", Johnson said in a statement. A Survation poll on Monday put support for the Conservatives on 42% and Labour on 28%.

The Liberal Democrats were on 15pc, and the Brexit Party was on 4pc unchanged.

British media have reported tensions between the teams of the two most powerful men in the government.

"The alternative is Jeremy Corbyn - who would whack it straight back up to the highest levels in Europe".

Mr Corbyn said Labour will be "empowering local authorities to develop bus services where they don't exist" by extending powers to bring routes into public ownership or franchise "to all".

Speaking to Sky's Sophy Ridge, Mr Habib said was aware that Conservative defector Ann Widdecombe had been offered a job as part of efforts to secure the Brexit Party pact.

Johnson's private life has come under focus in the campaign.

Johnson's speech Monday to United Kingdom business leaders ahead of Britain's December 12 general election was overshadowed by tech entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri, who accused the prime minister of discarding her "like some fleeting one-night stand" amid a media storm about their relationship.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has referred Johnson to Britain's police watchdog for potential investigation over allegations of misconduct involving his relationship with the businesswoman, Jennifer Arcuri.

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