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FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, attends a hustings event in Colchester, Britain July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson’s team wants to hold a national election in the summer of 2020 and has started raising funds to hire more staff and prepare the Conservative Party for the contest, the Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

 

The former mayor of London is the clear frontrunner to replace Theresa May and become British prime minister when the result of the leadership contest with Jeremy Hunt is announced next Tuesday.

 

Johnson has said it would be “absolute folly” to hold an election before he has taken the country out of the European Union and the Times said his team was planning to pump more money into the party’s headquarters to put it on to an “election footing” for 2020.

 

Britain is due to leave the bloc on Oct. 31.

 

“There’s a desire to get this done while (opposition leader Jeremy) Corbyn is still around,” the newspaper quoted one senior member of the team as saying. “Labour is utterly divided — Brexit is killing them. Labour is in no fit state to fight a general election.”

 

Britain’s next election is due in 2022 and both contenders for the leadership have said publicly they do not plan to hold a national vote before then.

 

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1 minute ago, fishtank said:

At least he wont be PM for long.

The bumbling idiot is clueless.

bumbling clueless brexiteer to give him his true title,corbyn here we come,cheers brexiteers

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The proven Tory model of wrecking the country, then doing a runner. Worked for Cameron and May. Good that parliament will prevent the first part of it by preponing the second. 

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10 hours ago, Chomper Higgot said:

So in the near aftermath of a no deal Brexit and the damage that would do to the economy, Johnson plans an election.

 

 

The only way he can get reelected is if he can get the election over before the real fallout from Brexit hits the economy. If he keeps his promise and gets the UK out by end of November, I think there will be an election called by end of January latest.

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Who will be the PM candidates for that 2020 election.

Please don't tell me BJ thinks he has a chance. 555 

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9 hours ago, bomber said:

bumbling clueless brexiteer to give him his true title,corbyn here we come,cheers brexiteers

I’d be reluctant to call him a Brexiteer, he was pro-Europe until he saw which way the wind was blowing.

 

Boriseer, deceives him better.

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28 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Who will be the PM candidates for that 2020 election.

Please don't tell me BJ thinks he has a chance. 555 

Most people and the polls I would suggest think that Boris has more chance than Corbyn, that is the mess that once was Labour.

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3 hours ago, Chomper Higgot said:

I’d be reluctant to call him a Brexiteer, he was pro-Europe until he saw which way the wind was blowing.

 

Boriseer, deceives him better.

 

He wasn't actually. He voted against joining the common market and has been a Euro septic and critic all his career. He initially insisted Labor would take the UK out of the EU following the Tory referendum and campaigned in May's snap election on that platform. He had to face the Unions who are powerful within the Labor party and who support remain. He's a two-faced hypocrite but make no mistake, he hates the EU.

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14 hours ago, Chomper Higgot said:

So in the near aftermath of a no deal Brexit and the damage that would do to the economy, Johnson plans an election.

 

 

Your reading skills have improved.

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I think there may be an election long before that.

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14 hours ago, bomber said:

bumbling clueless brexiteer to give him his true title,corbyn here we come,cheers brexiteers

has he been selected or are you guys jumping the gun

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