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UK: Protesters gather ahead of announcement of new PM02:36

UK: Protesters gather ahead of announcement of new PM

United Kingdom, London
July 22, 2019 at 21:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters called for a general election as they gathered outside London’s Houses of Parliament on Monday – the eve of the announcement of the UK’s new Prime Minister, expected to be former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

The demonstrators were joined by Britain’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, who hit out at the former London mayor’s friendship with US President Donald Trump.

“White nationalism is something he [Trump] shares with Boris Johnson," she said.

Abbott also criticised Johnson’s support for the policy of austerity and slammed his track record during his time as mayor as “rotten.”

The results of the leadership contest are due to be announced tomorrow at 11.45am local time (10:45 GMT)

UK: Protesters gather ahead of announcement of new PM02:36
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Protesters called for a general election as they gathered outside London’s Houses of Parliament on Monday – the eve of the announcement of the UK’s new Prime Minister, expected to be former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

The demonstrators were joined by Britain’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, who hit out at the former London mayor’s friendship with US President Donald Trump.

“White nationalism is something he [Trump] shares with Boris Johnson," she said.

Abbott also criticised Johnson’s support for the policy of austerity and slammed his track record during his time as mayor as “rotten.”

The results of the leadership contest are due to be announced tomorrow at 11.45am local time (10:45 GMT)

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