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No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

World
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be squaring off in the first televised debate of Britain’s election campaignBy DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS Associated PressNovember 19, 2019, 4:09 PM5 min read Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn prepared to square off Tuesday in the first live televised debate of Britain’s election, each trying to spark a lackluster campaign to life. The hour-long encounter — the first-ever head-to-head TV debate between a British prime minister and their chief challenger — offers Corbyn a chance to make up ground in opinion polls, which show his Labour Party trailing Johnson's Conservatives ahead of the Dec. 12 election. For Johnson, it’s a chance to shake off a wobbly start that has seen the Conservatives th...
Former Tory minister is funding ads attacking Corbyn on Facebook

Former Tory minister is funding ads attacking Corbyn on Facebook

Technology
A former Conservative minister is funding Facebook adverts attacking Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party for their policies regarding private schools.The ads are not obviously connected to the Conservative Party and appear as part of a recently created Facebook group called Parent's Choice, which has no website and was only founded on 11 October. Richard Patrick Tracey, who served as a minister for sport under Margaret Thatcher, told Sky News he was running the "defence ads" as an individual and not as part of the Convervative Party. ...
Corbyn gets rapturous reception at Glastonbury

Corbyn gets rapturous reception at Glastonbury

Entertainment
It was a scene that could have come from a Beatles gig in the 1960s.Teenagers lined up with "Jezza" written on their faces in red lipstick, and flags saying "We heart Corbyn" flew above the crowd of thousands who gathered rhythmically chanting "Oh Jeremy Corbyn".The Labour leader gave a stirring and impassioned speech on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, preaching to his core fan base, the youth.He managed to mobilise them to influence the election result, and now he's getting them all fired up at the festival.Image:The Glastonbury audience has delighted in singing the Labour leader's nameHe attacked Donald Trump, sexism and the greedy and defended the poor, refugees, and women's rights, insisting peace and unity must win.The crowds lapped it up as Mr Corbyn quoted his favourite poet Shell...