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Johnson promises to “end” Brexit’s “national misery” during a televised debate with Corbyn

November 20, 2019
El primer ministro de Reino Unido, Boris Johnson (i), y el líder del Partido Laborista, Jeremy Corbyn (d), durante un debate televisado

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson (i), and the leader of the Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn (d), during a televised debate – VIA REUTERS / HANDOUT.

Corbyn accuses him of planning “the sale” of the healthcare system “to the US and the pharmaceutical industry”


The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has promised on Tuesday “end this national misery” and get Brexit to take shape on January 31, amid criticism of the plan by Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, in a televised debate.

Johnson promises to “end” Brexit’s “national misery” during a televised debate with CorbynJohnson promises to “end” Brexit’s “national misery” during a televised debate with Corbyn

Both political leaders have kept their campaign promises unchanged, in a debate centered around Brexit, the healthcare system, the future of Scotland and the monarchy, as reported by the British television network BBC.

Thus, the British 'premier' has accused the Labor of “not offering more than division and stagnation” in the process of leaving the European Union (EU), while Corbyn has stressed that his commitment to solve it is “give the population the last word “, in reference to a referendum.

The Labor leader has also questioned the timetable proposed by Johnson and has stressed that more time will be needed to negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU. “You will not be able to have it in a few months, and you know it perfectly,” he said.

Johnson has also stressed that the toxic atmosphere in British politics has been caused by the fact that parliamentarians “have repeatedly refused to honor (the results of) the referendum.”

Before the question of the moderator of the debate on whether both would be willing to “make a gesture” to change the tone of the debate, both have shaken hands, in a tense moment after a crossing of accusations.

The biggest confrontation has taken place when the Labor leader has accused Johnson of planning “the sale of the National Health Service (NHS) to the United States and the pharmaceutical industry”, after showing what he has described as transcripts of “meetings Secrets “with US officials.

Johnson has responded by stating that the accusations are “a total invention” and stressed that “under no circumstances in which this Government or any conservative government is placed will the NHS be placed on the trade negotiation table.”

Both have applauded the work of the NHS, although Corbyn has opted for “the end of the privatization of services,” an accusation that has also been rejected by the prime minister.

In another order of things, the Labor leader has indicated that the British monarchy “needs some improvement,” while Johnson has argued that “the institution of the monarchy is beyond reproach.”

On the other hand, they have recognized that Prince Andrew, son of Queen Elizabeth II, must answer for the accusations surrounding the accusations derived from his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, accused of sexually abusing minors.

In this sense, Johnson has pointed out that “the law must undoubtedly take its course,” while Corbyn has stressed that “there are very, very serious questions that must be answered.” “No one should be above the law,” he has settled.

On the other hand, the Conservative Party has been the center of criticism on Twitter after changing one of its accounts to pass it through a data verification service during the debate.

The press office account of the conservative campaign has changed its name from 'CCHQPress' to 'factcheckUK' during the debate and has published graphics supporting Johnson's statements as “true” and criticizing Corbyn's others. After the debate, he has returned to his previous name.

A YouGov poll conducted after the debate has indicated that viewers are divided on who the winner will have been and added that “most Labor voters believe that Corbyn won and most conservative voters believe Johnson did.”

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