Britain will head to the polls on December 12 after months of parliamentary deadlock over Brexit, which was delayed by the European Union last month until January 31.
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And while debates are an established part of the U.S. election cycle, there are no such guarantees in the UK, where previous prime ministers — most recently Theresa May — have refused to take part in head-to-head battles with opposition leaders.
But Johnson, who remains prime minister until parliament is dissolved on November 6, is pursuing a different strategy to his predecessors and will face off with Corbyn later this month on ITV. Presenter Julie Etchingham will preside over the debate.