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US President Donald Trump flies into Britain next week, just days before its general election - and if earlier visits are any guide, fireworks are expected.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has seen its lead over the opposition Labour Party narrow to eight points from 10 a week ago, according to a poll by Panelbase, the latest of several polls to show a slight tightening of the race.

Taking questions from LBC listeners, Johnson declined to say what number of youngsters he had or whether or not he would have any extra.

Senior Conservative leaders are wary of the fact that Trump could upset the campaign by wading into the elections during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting scheduled in London next week.

The U.S. president, who is due to arrive on Monday, has cast Johnson as "Britain's Trump", and during a previous visit criticised Johnson's predecessor Theresa May over her Brexit policy.

Johnson's pressure prompted the White House to stress, as a senior administration official said, that Trump "is absolutely cognizant of not, again, wading into other country's elections". On the eve of the British election, though, Trump wasn't circumspect, saying Corbyn "would be so bad" for Britain and describing his " friend" Boris Johnson as "the exact right guy for the times".

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But Mr Johnson said the claims were "nonsense" and the NHS would not be part of trade talks.

Mr Corbyn previously said that Mr Johnson will sell off parts of the NHS - Britain's widely cherished health service - to U.S. businesses after Brexit, a claim Mr Johnson has denied.

"The NHS is not for sale", he said.

The comments come amid a growing row around whether the NHS would form part of a trade deal with the United States after Brexit.

As the election campaign enters its final weeks, Johnson told a press conference he wanted to keep in place preparations the government has made for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. One poll gauged Trump's favorability versus Lincoln, who was the US president between 1861 and 1865 and who steered America through the Civil War and abolished slavery.

Johnson was asked on Friday about the president's unprecedented intervention when he gave his backing to the prime minister and urged him to form a pact with Farage.