U.K.’s Johnson wants Dec. 12 election to end Brexit nightmare
25 October 2019 | 11:24 am
Stephanie Kelly, Aberdeen Standard Investments senior political economist, discusses U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans to seek a general election on Dec. 12, setting up a national vote on his Brexit strategy. She speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Balance of Power."
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