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>> Everyone loves a holiday, and this man will award you four extra ones a year if you vote for him.>>
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>> With fewer than 50 days until Britain's surprise election, opposition parties are drawing up plans to stop Prime Minister Theresa May getting what's being dubbed her Westminster coronation.
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Reuter's Liz Piper says she won't be crowned without some healthy competition.>> With only six weeks left before the early election, Prime Minister Theresa May has really caught the opposition parties on the hop. They're now scrambling to pull together manifestos in time for that election.>> The main opposition Labour Party have put their banner headline on four new public holidays to honor the patron saints of the British Isles.
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The Euroskeptic UKIP Party have put their money on banning the face veil and instituting some kind of burka ban if they got into government. The Liberal Democrats, that ran fourth in the last election, are pinning their hopes on Brexit, and they're offering the voters a second referendum on any deal Theresa May comes up with.
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>> While a chance to spend St. Patrick's Day in the pub may have been music to some ears, Jeremy Corbyn's pitch was overshadowed by televised comments over the weekend calling for a suspension of air strikes in Syria. The Conservatives jumping on this opportunity to press their election catchphrase, that May is the only strong and stable option.
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>> The opinion polls are giving Theresa May's Conservatives a huge lead, anywhere from 19 percentage points to 25 percentage points, she's got a runaway lead. Labour is somewhere near in the 20s, the Liberal Democrats are behind that, and the UKIP Party are just falling apart in the polls.
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>> Feeling confident prime minister?>> For election success and what she calls a stronger hand in Brexit negotiations, May will have to keep an eye on constituencies who voted Conservative in the last elections, but against Brexit in the referendum. Lib Dems hoping those voters could be won over by their promise of a second referendum on leaving the EU.