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Tensions Heat Up Ahead of U.K. General Election

The narrowing race between Corbyn and May has made for intense debate on both sides of the aisle.
Source: Andrew Yates / Reuters

Candidates for Thursday’s general election in the U.K. made their final appeals to voters on Wednesday, emphasizing their varying approaches to the economy, Brexit, and national security. As of last month, current Prime Minister Theresa May was widely favored to win the snap election, which she commissioned three years ahead of schedule, hoping to ensure a conservative majority in parliament ahead of Brexit negotiations. But more recent polls anticipate a close race between May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose campaign experienced a sudden surge in the last few weeks.

At the beginning of June, a poll from Opinium and The Observer found that 38 percent

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