President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised to “stay out” of Britain's election campaign during a two-day visit, while also seeking to defuse a key attack line against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over healthcare.
Britain's opposition Labour Party will pledge on Wednesday to spend an extra 26 billion pounds on healthcare if it wins the Dec. 12 election, including recruiting thousands more staff, rebuilding facilities and providing new equipment.
Britain's pre-Christmas election on Dec 12 could reshuffle the deck in parliament after years of gridlock over the Brexit crisis. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives will be trying to finally get a ruling majority while smaller opposition parties will want Brexit either softened or reversed.
The UK is heading for an election on Dec 12, following a series of votes in the House of Commons. The campaign for a pre-Christmas poll will formally begin within days. This followed hours of intense discussions and attempted amendments, and a failed effort by the opposition Labour Party to bring the vote forward to Dec 9.