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Scotland: Country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

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UK Labour says 'no deals' as SNP urges new Scottish independence vote

Britain's main opposition Labour Party said it is not doing any deals as the Scottish National Party (SNP) set a second independence vote as a condition for backing Labour if next month's general..
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Scottish kingmakers in UK election? SNP will support 'progressive politics'

Scottish nationalists said on Friday they would support 'progressive politics' if the election threw up a hung parliament and refused to rule out propping up Labour to get another independence..
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Lib Dem leader vows to block Scottish independence referendum [Video]Lib Dem leader vows to block Scottish independence referendum

The Liberal Democrats would never allow another Scottish independence referendum, Jo Swinson has said, as she pledged to keep Scotland in the UK and the UK in the EU.

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Jo Swinson tours Scotland on the campaign trail [Video]Jo Swinson tours Scotland on the campaign trail

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson has visited a family farm in Fife, Scotland, earlier today as part of her campaign trail as she looks to gain seats currently held by SNP. Report by Czubalam. Like..

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PM: Not voting Tory will deliver Corbyn led government [Video]PM: Not voting Tory will deliver Corbyn led government

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a vote for any other party will deliver a Jeremy Corbyn led government, which would lead to two more referendums, one on Brexit and one on Scotland's independence...

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Many Britons expect UK to break up -- poll [Video]Many Britons expect UK to break up -- poll

Half of Britons expect the United Kingdom to break up within a decade, according to an Ipsos MORI poll. It comes at the start of an election campaign that's highlighting the strain Brexit has put on..

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Sturgeon: Let's show Boris Johnson exactly what we think [Video]Sturgeon: Let's show Boris Johnson exactly what we think

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted the SNP has a "cast-iron" mandate to hold another independence vote, as she warned Boris Johnson has "no right to block the democratic wishes of the people of Scotland"...

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SNP election campaign pledges NHS protection and new independence vote [Video]SNP election campaign pledges NHS protection and new independence vote

The SNP, which has run Scotland’s government since 2007, promised a bill to stop the NHS being a "bargaining chip" in post-Brexit trade talks.View on euronews

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Boris Johnson visits whiskey distillery in Scotland [Video]Boris Johnson visits whiskey distillery in Scotland

Boris Johnson has visited a whisky distillery in Scotland as part of his election campaign. The prime minister is looking to gain more support in the remain-backing country. During his visit he sampled..

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Nicola Sturgeon dances on campaign trail [Video]Nicola Sturgeon dances on campaign trail

Nicola Sturgeon joins in with the dancing at Lochside Community Centre in Dumfries while on the General Election campaign trail. Scotland's First Minister has said that in the absence of Scottish..

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Election 2019: Nicola Sturgeon in profile [Video]Election 2019: Nicola Sturgeon in profile

A profile of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon as the 2019 General Election campaign gets under way. The third largest party in Westminster will be targeting Tory seats in Scotland in a hope to continue to..

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Brexit Party's Farage set to fight every seat in poll battle against PM Johnson [Video]Brexit Party's Farage set to fight every seat in poll battle against PM Johnson

Nigel Farage opened his election campaign on Friday by telling Prime Minister Boris Johnson that his Brexit Party will contest every seat in Britain unless he ditches his EU divorce deal and agrees to..

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As Britain's election nears, what do the main parties want to do about Brexit? [Video]As Britain's election nears, what do the main parties want to do about Brexit?

Britain is expected to hold an election next month that will determine the outcome of its three-year Brexit crisis, with each of the major parties taking a different stance toward how, when and whether..

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Vote SNP to 'boot out Boris Johnson', says Nicola Sturgeon [Video]Vote SNP to 'boot out Boris Johnson', says Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon launches the SNP's general election campaigning in Stirling. The Scotland First Minister said she wants to deprive Boris Johnson of a majority and use the election to lay the..

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Taylor says win will boost his profile [Video]Taylor says win will boost his profile

Scottish boxer Josh Taylor speaks with the media after his win over American Regis Prograis on Saturday night. Taylor said he would be prepared to go to America for his next fight, but would love it to..

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Jeremy Corbyn accuses PM of throwing Northern Ireland 'under a bus' in Brexit bid [Video]Jeremy Corbyn accuses PM of throwing Northern Ireland 'under a bus' in Brexit bid

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Boris Johnson of throwing Northern Ireland "under a bus", as the Prime Minister urged MPs to push through key Brexit legislation. The Labour leader clashed with the PM over..

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As plans for the UK's first spaceport take shape, opposition grows [Video]As plans for the UK's first spaceport take shape, opposition grows

Trekking through the muddy peat bog on the A'Mhoine peninsula on the remote north coast of Scotland, it seems hard to imagine that within a couple of years, that this remote, beautiful, wetland..

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Throat infection left schoolboy holding knife to throat and acting ‘possessed’ [Video]Throat infection left schoolboy holding knife to throat and acting ‘possessed’

A psychiatrist has revealed how a simple throat infection left her 10-year-old son like a child “possessed” – laughing maniacally, holding a knife to his throat and with bizarre phobias,..

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Boris Johnson: I'm very confident MPs will back my Brexit deal [Video]Boris Johnson: I'm very confident MPs will back my Brexit deal

Boris Johnson said he is “very confident” that when MPs study the Brexit deal they will want to vote for it on Saturday. Boris Johnson said: “I want to stress that this is a great deal for our..

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Sturgeon to request transfer of power at end of this year [Video]Sturgeon to request transfer of power at end of this year

Nicola Sturgeon's speech to SNP conference, where she announced she will request the transfer of power to Scotland by the end of the year. The First Minister said work was being done to update the..

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Springboks not underestimating Brave Blossoms in World Cup quarter-final showdown [Video]Springboks not underestimating Brave Blossoms in World Cup quarter-final showdown

We "don't underestimate anything", says South Africa's assistant coach Mzwandile Stick as they prepare to face hosts Japan in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

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‘Scary’ to think how far Japan could grow – captain Leitch [Video]‘Scary’ to think how far Japan could grow – captain Leitch

Japan's rugby captain Michael Leitch says 'we are getting better each time' as they look forward to facing South Africa in the World Cup quarter-finals.

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Japan 27-21 Scotland: Hosts condemn Scotland to World Cup exit [Video]Japan 27-21 Scotland: Hosts condemn Scotland to World Cup exit

Scotland withstood both a typhoon and an earthquake on the eve of their win-or-bust showdown with Japan but found themselves blown out of the World Cup as the super-charged hosts claimed a 28-21 win in..

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Japan fans jubilant over first trip to knockout stage [Video]Japan fans jubilant over first trip to knockout stage

Japanese fans were overjoyed after their team advanced to the knockout stage of the Rugby World Cup for the first time with victory over Scotland.

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Japanese rugby fans jubilant as Brave Blossoms send Scotland home [Video]Japanese rugby fans jubilant as Brave Blossoms send Scotland home

Japanese rugby fans celebrate after their team advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup with a convincing victory over a determined Scotland

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Brilliant Japan beat Scotland to reach World Cup quarters for first time [Video]Brilliant Japan beat Scotland to reach World Cup quarters for first time

Japan go through to meet South Africa in the last eight

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Boris Johnson to tell Scotland: vote Conservative to stop independence bid

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on Thursday to say a Dec. 12 election victory for his Conservative Party will halt Scottish National Party (SNP) plans to hold another..
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Scotland's Sturgeon says to demand powers for new independence referendum

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she would make a demand before Christmas for the powers to hold another independence referendum.
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Scotland's Sturgeon asks Labour's Corbyn to back snap general election: The Sun

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon asked British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to back a snap general election during a secret meeting, The Sun reported on Thursday.
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Canada's Bloc Quebecois leader says proximity to Scottish, Catalan people 'good news'

The leader of Canada's Bloc Quebecois, a separatist party in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec which was revitalized in Monday's election, said on Tuesday that being aligned with..
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Scottish court delays decision on whether UK PM Johnson obeyed law

Scotland's top court has delayed a ruling on whether British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fully obeyed a law which demanded he request a delay to Brexit.
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Scottish court asked to delay ruling on PM Johnson's Brexit extension request

Anti-Brexit campaigners said they would ask a Scottish court on Monday to delay its ruling on a legal challenge that sought to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to comply with a law requiring him to..
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Scottish court rejects bid to declare Johnson's Brexit deal unlawful

A Scottish Court rejected on Friday a case which argued that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal was unlawful as it contravenes tax legislation.
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Scotland's Sturgeon says SNP will not vote for Johnson's Brexit deal

The Scottish National Party (SNP) will not vote for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament because it poses a much harder exit from the European Union, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on..
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UK minister: PM will abide by pledge to write Brexit delay letter

British Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay said the government would comply with assurances given to a Scottish court that Prime Minister Boris Johnson would write a letter to the EU requesting a Brexit..
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Sick of Brexit, Scotland's Sturgeon vows new independence vote in 2020

Scotland must hold another independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
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Scotland must hold independence referendum in 2020: SNP's Sturgeon

Scotland must hold an independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
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SNP to back Labour UK government only with Scottish independence vote: FT

The Scottish National Party (SNP) would only support a minority Labour UK government if it agrees to authorize a second independence referendum for Scotland, the Financial Times report on Friday.
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Fugitive Frenchman wanted over family murders arrested in Scotland

A Frenchman suspected of killing his entire family in 2011 and who later disappeared, in a mystery that transfixed France, was arrested on Friday afternoon at Glasgow airport in Scotland.
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Climate change endangers Scotland's archaeological treasures

Ancient British structures older than the pyramids are being threatened by climate change, experts have warned, as rising sea levels, heavier rainfall and severe weather events endanger Scotland's..
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Explainer: How the British courts may decide the fate of Brexit

Scotland's highest court on Wednesday said it would wait before deciding whether to take action to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for a Brexit delay if he has failed to secure a divorce deal..
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Anti-Brexit campaigners claim victory as Scottish court delays decision on extension law

Anti-Brexit campaigners claimed victory after Scotland's highest court decided on Wednesday to wait before ruling whether to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Britain's EU divorce..
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UK court rejects Brexit delay case, saying PM Johnson pledged to abide by law

A Scottish court on Monday rejected a legal bid to force Boris Johnson to ask for a Brexit delay if he has not struck a deal with the European Union in less than two weeks' time, saying the British..
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Incident at Glasgow Airport over after police say package safe

A package that prompted an aircraft to be cordoned off at Glasgow Airport on Friday has been deemed safe, Scottish police said.
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Brexit in chaos after court rules PM's suspension of parliament was unlawful

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of the British parliament was unlawful, a Scottish court ruled on Wednesday, prompting immediate calls for lawmakers to return to work as the government and..
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Factbox: UK government ensnared in court battles over suspending parliament

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for more than a month before Brexit was ruled unlawful by Scotland's highest court of appeal on Wednesday, one of three legal challenges facing the..
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UK PM Johnson has absolute respect for judiciary: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has absolute respect for the independence of the judiciary, his spokesman said on Wednesday, after Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled that his move to suspend..
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UK parliament is suspended pending Supreme Court ruling: government official

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes parliament remains suspended pending a ruling by the Supreme Court, a government official said on Wednesday, after Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled..
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Scottish court says UK PM Johnson's suspension of parliament is unlawful

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend the British parliament this week for five weeks was unlawful and should be annulled, Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday in an embarrassing setback..
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Brexit crisis deepens, court rules parliament suspension unlawful

Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful, deepening the uncertainty over Britain's departure from the..
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UK government says it will appeal Scottish court ruling that suspension of parliament is unlawful

The British government said on Wednesday it would appeal a Scottish court ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was unlawful.
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British PM Johnson visits Scotland as electioneering begins early

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson travels to Scotland on Friday, announcing an increase in funding for farming as he continues to promote higher public spending ahead of an expected election.
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Scottish court rules in PM Johnson's favor in parliament suspension case

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament later this month until shortly before Britain leaves the European Union is lawful, a Scottish court ruled on Wednesday, saying the matter..
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Scottish court to hear bid to allow appeal case seeking to stop suspension of UK parliament

A group of lawmakers will seek permission from a Scottish court on Monday to appeal against its decision to refuse a bid to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending parliament, a court..
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UK government pleased with initial Scottish court Brexit ruling: spokeswoman

The British government said it was pleased that a Scottish court had decided not to grant an interim injunction against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament next month.
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Scottish court rejects interim block on parliament suspension but to hear arguments

A Scottish court on Friday rejected a request to place an interim block on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's order to suspend parliament but said it would hear full arguments next week, a lawmaker who..
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Scottish court hearing on legality of parliament suspension due on Thursday

A hearing will take place in a Scottish court on Thursday over a bid to determine the legality of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament ahead of a possible no-deal..
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Resigning Scottish Conservative leader calls for respect to heal Brexit UK

The unity of the United Kingdom depends on mutual respect that has been lacking in political debate over Brexit, resigning Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said on Thursday.
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Scottish Conservative leader Davidson quits, citing Brexit and family

Ruth Davidson quit as leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland on Thursday, saying she could no longer juggle the demands of being a politician with family life and suggesting she would no longer..
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UK Conservatives' Scotland leader Davidson set to quit: media reports

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland, is set to quit due to political disagreements with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the pressures of being a new mother, British media..
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Scottish university to pay 20 million pounds in slavery reparations

Scotland's University of Glasgow said on Friday it would spend 20 million pounds ($24.4 million) to make amends for the historic financial support it received from people who profited from the slave..
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We will not rule out any option to stop Brexit: Scottish leader Sturgeon

The leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Thursday her party and its 35 lawmakers would explore any option to stop Brexit in parliament and did not rule out backing opposition..
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Scottish court to hear no-deal Brexit suspension case next month

A legal bid to prevent British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspending parliament to stop lawmakers blocking a no-deal Brexit will be heard at a Scottish court next month.
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UK's opposition Labour Party open to a Scottish independence referendum: McDonnell

Britain's opposition Labour Party should allow Scotland to hold another independence referendum if the Scottish parliament votes for one, the second most powerful man in the party said.
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Scots favor independence from United Kingdom, Ashcroft poll shows

Scottish voters would back independence and they want another referendum in the next two years, a poll published on Monday showed, indicating that the United Kingdom could be wrenched apart shortly..
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Scotland would vote for independence: Ashcroft poll shows

Scottish voters would vote for independence from the United Kingdom, according to a poll by Michael Ashcroft, the first major published survey to show a lead for independence since March 2017.
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Scotland's Sturgeon thinks UK PM Johnson is pursuing a no-deal Brexit

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson was pursuing a no-deal Brexit.
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UK PM Johnson booed by some people as he meets Scotland's Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed by some members of the public as he arrived to meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh on Monday.
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UK PM Johnson heads to Scotland as local leader attacks no-deal Brexit

Britain's Boris Johnson will make his first visit to Scotland as prime minister on Monday, his office said, as his Conservative Party's leader there said she would refuse to support a no-deal Brexit.
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Scotland's leader tells UK PM Johnson: we want an independence referendum

Scotland's nationalist leader warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that she would continue preparations for an independence referendum because his Brexit plans would hurt the Scottish economy.
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British PM May urges successor to strengthen the union of nations

Prime Minister Theresa May will urge her successor on Thursday to strengthen the bonds between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, in a veiled criticism of those in her party who are widely..
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UK risks Scotland split, more austerity after a no-deal Brexit: Hammond

British finance minister Philip Hammond warned contenders in the race to become prime minister that a no-deal Brexit could pull the United Kingdom apart and would deprive Britain's next leader of the..
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