With the right announcements the markets would react positively, support the government in seeking growth, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Conservative prime minister thanks voters who switched from Labour as he promises to 'get Brexit done'.
Britain votes in a crucial general election on Thursday, with latest opinion polls showing Prime Minister Boris Johnson locked in a tight battle to win a majority and deliver his Brexit plans.
Here are five key incidents from Britain's general election campaign, which draws to a close on Wednesday night before voting on Thursday:
British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives signed a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party that will allow them to govern after losing their majority in a general election this month.
An exit poll following Britain's general election on Thursday suggested the country could be heading for a "hung parliament", in which no party has an overall majority.
US President Donald Trump has congratulated UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his election victory, saying their two countries were now free to strike a "massive" new trade deal.
Voters head to the polls across Britain on Thursday for the third general election in four and-a-half years. Here are some of the key numbers:
With Brexit talks due to begin in just over a week, Britain's shock election results may soften the government's strategy - if there is even a government formed to negotiate in Brussels by then.
British Prime Minister Theresa May should step down after losses for her Conservative Party in the general election, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said.
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