General election set for December 12 in bid to break Brexit paralysis

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General election set for December 12 in bid to break Brexit paralysis

A general election will be held on 12 December to end the Brexit paralysis at Westminster and put the issue back to the people after MPs backed the prime minister's call for the country to go to the polls. MPs backed the election call by a margin of 438 to 20. The prime minister has said the public must be "given a choice" over the future of Brexit and the country.Boris Johnson has tried three times to call an election in the past few months, and Parliament rejected him every time — includ...

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