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British Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she delivers a statement announcing she would be stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party, in London, Britain, May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she delivers a statement announcing she would be stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party, in London, Britain, May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she delivers a statement announcing she would be stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party, in London, Britain, May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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An anti-Brexit protester waves flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

An anti-Brexit protester waves flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

An anti-Brexit protester waves flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends the annual CBI Conference in London, Britain November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends the annual CBI Conference in London, Britain November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends the annual CBI Conference in London, Britain November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage gestures after being hit with a milkshake while arriving for a Brexit Party campaign event in Newcastle, Britain, May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Heppell

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage gestures after being hit with a milkshake while arriving for a Brexit Party campaign event in Newcastle, Britain, May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Heppell

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage gestures after being hit with a milkshake while arriving for a Brexit Party campaign event in Newcastle, Britain, May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Heppell
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Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves the Labour Party's headquarters following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves the Labour Party's headquarters following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves the Labour Party's headquarters following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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A pro-Brexit protester demonstrates outside the Houses of Parliament, as Brexit wrangles continue, in London, Britain, April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A pro-Brexit protester demonstrates outside the Houses of Parliament, as Brexit wrangles continue, in London, Britain, April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A pro-Brexit protester demonstrates outside the Houses of Parliament, as Brexit wrangles continue, in London, Britain, April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Boris Johnson gestures as he arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters, after being announced as Britain's next prime minister, in London, Britain July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Boris Johnson gestures as he arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters, after being announced as Britain's next prime minister, in London, Britain July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Boris Johnson gestures as he arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters, after being announced as Britain's next prime minister, in London, Britain July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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The Palace of Westminster and a man walking are reflected in a puddle in London, Britain November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

The Palace of Westminster and a man walking are reflected in a puddle in London, Britain November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

The Palace of Westminster and a man walking are reflected in a puddle in London, Britain November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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A man has his hair cut by a barber as others wait for customers in Savvas Barbers shop on Streatham High Road in south London, Britain, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A man has his hair cut by a barber as others wait for customers in Savvas Barbers shop on Streatham High Road in south London, Britain, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A man has his hair cut by a barber as others wait for customers in Savvas Barbers shop on Streatham High Road in south London, Britain, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon poses with the candidates, holding a "Stop Brexit" sign, during the SNP general election campaign launch in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon poses with the candidates, holding a "Stop Brexit" sign, during the SNP general election campaign launch in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon poses with the candidates, holding a "Stop Brexit" sign, during the SNP general election campaign launch in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
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A protester is detained by police outside Downing Street in London, Britain October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A protester is detained by police outside Downing Street in London, Britain October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A protester is detained by police outside Downing Street in London, Britain October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage wears boxing gloves during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage wears boxing gloves during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage wears boxing gloves during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arrive at the Conservative Party's headquarters following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arrive at the Conservative Party's headquarters following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arrive at the Conservative Party's headquarters following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Effigies of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg are paraded through the town during the annual Bonfire Night festivities in Lewes, Britain, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Effigies of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg are paraded through the town during the annual Bonfire Night festivities in Lewes, Britain, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Effigies of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg are paraded through the town during the annual Bonfire Night festivities in Lewes, Britain, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Whitby Town fans, 10-year-old Dylan Locker and his dad Danny Locker, pose for a picture during the soccer match between Whitby Town F.C. and Basford United at the Turnbull Ground in Whitby, Britain March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Whitby Town fans, 10-year-old Dylan Locker and his dad Danny Locker, pose for a picture during the soccer match between Whitby Town F.C. and Basford United at the Turnbull Ground in Whitby, Britain March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Whitby Town fans, 10-year-old Dylan Locker and his dad Danny Locker, pose for a picture during the soccer match between Whitby Town F.C. and Basford United at the Turnbull Ground in Whitby, Britain March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A participant looks at a box "In case of hard Brexit break glass" containing bags of tea displayed during the 'People's Vote' march in central London, Britain March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

A participant looks at a box "In case of hard Brexit break glass" containing bags of tea displayed during the 'People's Vote' march in central London, Britain March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

A participant looks at a box "In case of hard Brexit break glass" containing bags of tea displayed during the 'People's Vote' march in central London, Britain March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Cockle-picker and fisherman Tony McClure, 39, who voted to leave the EU, uses his cockling board to raise cockles from the sands in Flookburgh, Morecambe Bay, Britain February 26, 2019. McClure: "I'm worried about exporting cockles and mussels." REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Cockle-picker and fisherman Tony McClure, 39, who voted to leave the EU, uses his cockling board to raise cockles from the sands in Flookburgh, Morecambe Bay, Britain February 26, 2019. McClure: "I'm worried about exporting cockles and mussels."...more

Cockle-picker and fisherman Tony McClure, 39, who voted to leave the EU, uses his cockling board to raise cockles from the sands in Flookburgh, Morecambe Bay, Britain February 26, 2019. McClure: "I'm worried about exporting cockles and mussels." REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on, between Independent candidate Bobby "Elmo" Smith and Independent candidate Count Binface, after winning his seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on, between Independent candidate Bobby "Elmo" Smith and Independent candidate Count Binface, after winning his seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge,...more

Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on, between Independent candidate Bobby "Elmo" Smith and Independent candidate Count Binface, after winning his seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses with newly elected Conservative MPs at the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain December 16, 2019. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses with newly elected Conservative MPs at the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain December 16, 2019. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses with newly elected Conservative MPs at the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain December 16, 2019. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS
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Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after addressing guests with a speech to mark the start of London Tech Week in London, Britain June 10, 2019. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after addressing guests with a speech to mark the start of London Tech Week in London, Britain June 10, 2019. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after addressing guests with a speech to mark the start of London Tech Week in London, Britain June 10, 2019. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS
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Anti-Brexit protesters attend a demonstration in London, Britain September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Anti-Brexit protesters attend a demonstration in London, Britain September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Anti-Brexit protesters attend a demonstration in London, Britain September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares his keynote speech which he will deliver to the Conservative party conference tomorrow, in Manchester, Britain October 1, 2019. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares his keynote speech which he will deliver to the Conservative party conference tomorrow, in Manchester, Britain October 1, 2019. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares his keynote speech which he will deliver to the Conservative party conference tomorrow, in Manchester, Britain October 1, 2019. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS
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A boy writes a message on a mock border wall during a protest by anti-Brexit campaigners, Borders Against Brexit in Carrickcarnan, Ireland, January 26, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A boy writes a message on a mock border wall during a protest by anti-Brexit campaigners, Borders Against Brexit in Carrickcarnan, Ireland, January 26, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A boy writes a message on a mock border wall during a protest by anti-Brexit campaigners, Borders Against Brexit in Carrickcarnan, Ireland, January 26, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Allan Jorgensen, who has been a fisherman for 44 years, helps wind a net back onto the ship Linette before embarking on a fishing trip from the village of Thyboron in Jutland, Denmark, March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Allan Jorgensen, who has been a fisherman for 44 years, helps wind a net back onto the ship Linette before embarking on a fishing trip from the village of Thyboron in Jutland, Denmark, March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Allan Jorgensen, who has been a fisherman for 44 years, helps wind a net back onto the ship Linette before embarking on a fishing trip from the village of Thyboron in Jutland, Denmark, March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Conservative Party, drinks water as he attends a hustings event in Birmingham, Britain, June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Conservative Party, drinks water as he attends a hustings event in Birmingham, Britain, June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Conservative Party, drinks water as he attends a hustings event in Birmingham, Britain, June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during the debate on extending Brexit negotiating period in Parliament in London, Britain, March 14, 2019. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during the debate on extending Brexit negotiating period in Parliament in London, Britain, March 14, 2019. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during the debate on extending Brexit negotiating period in Parliament in London, Britain, March 14, 2019. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS
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A pro-Brexit protester holds a banner as anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament, ahead of a vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A pro-Brexit protester holds a banner as anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament, ahead of a vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A pro-Brexit protester holds a banner as anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament, ahead of a vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel kisses British Prime Minister Theresa May as she leaves after they met to discuss Brexit, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

German Chancellor Angela Merkel kisses British Prime Minister Theresa May as she leaves after they met to discuss Brexit, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

German Chancellor Angela Merkel kisses British Prime Minister Theresa May as she leaves after they met to discuss Brexit, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for the Conservative Party, holds a battering ram as he visits the Thames Valley Police Training Centre in Reading, Britain, July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Pool

Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for the Conservative Party, holds a battering ram as he visits the Thames Valley Police Training Centre in Reading, Britain, July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Pool

Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for the Conservative Party, holds a battering ram as he visits the Thames Valley Police Training Centre in Reading, Britain, July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Pool
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon looks on as the Scots Crown is delivered to Scottish Parliament at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the parliament assuming its legal powers in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 29, 2019. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon looks on as the Scots Crown is delivered to Scottish Parliament at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the parliament assuming its legal powers in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 29, 2019. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool...more

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon looks on as the Scots Crown is delivered to Scottish Parliament at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the parliament assuming its legal powers in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 29, 2019. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS
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EU supporters march as parliament sits on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, to discuss Brexit in London, Britain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

EU supporters march as parliament sits on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, to discuss Brexit in London, Britain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

EU supporters march as parliament sits on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, to discuss Brexit in London, Britain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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People protest outside the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament, in London, Britain September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

People protest outside the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament, in London, Britain September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

People protest outside the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament, in London, Britain September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures at a news conference in London, Britain November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures at a news conference in London, Britain November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures at a news conference in London, Britain November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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A demonstrator holds a banner, during an anti-Brexit protest, outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A demonstrator holds a banner, during an anti-Brexit protest, outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A demonstrator holds a banner, during an anti-Brexit protest, outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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New Prime Minister Boris Johnson enters Downing Street, in London, Britain July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson enters Downing Street, in London, Britain July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson enters Downing Street, in London, Britain July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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