Boris Johnson’s spending spree fuels rumours of early UK election

Since becoming British prime minister less than three weeks ago, Boris Johnson has announced spending pledges at a rate of about £2 billion (US$2.4 billion) per week, fuelling speculation he is planning for an early election.On Sunday, he said he would spend as much as £2.5 billion on prisons as part of his promise to crackdown on crime. That follows a £1.8 billion cash boost for the National Health Service and a £2.1 billion allocation for no-deal Brexit preparations.Explained: can a UK…

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