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BORIS JOHNSON has been praised following his refusal not to take part in Channel 4's planned debate between himself and Jeremy Corbyn.

PUBLISHED: 07:12, Fri, Nov 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 07:48, Fri, Nov 22, 2019

As reported by Channel 4's Commissioning Editor, Louisa Compton, the debate was called off after Mr Johnson's team refused to come to an agreement with the channel. In response to the news, co-founder of Vote Leave, Douglas Carswell praised the decision. Mr Carswell tweeted: "Well done Boris. Madness to allow Channel 4 to arbitrate." 

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Prior to the news of the cancelled debate, Mr Corbyn launched his party's manifesto in Birmingham on Thursday. 

In a series of bold new policies, under Labour, there would be an additional £83billion to annual Government spending by 2024. 

Under Mr Corbyn's "manifesto for hope" the party would institute a raft of pledges such as £75billion on an enormous housing plan, free broadband and a tax on second homes. 

Hitting out at critics of the manifesto, Mr Corbyn said: "Over the next three

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