General election 2017: Osborne: Tory plans badly thought through

General election 2017: Osborne: Tory plans badly thought through

Image copyright Reuters Former Chancellor George Osborne has said the Conservatives have failed to think through commitments made in their election manifesto. Mr Osborne, now editor of the London Evening Standard, stood by headlines in the paper critical of Tory pledges on social care and immigration. He also said Theresa May had moved away from […]

IRA bombing campaign ‘wrong’ – Jeremy Corbyn

IRA bombing campaign ‘wrong’ – Jeremy Corbyn

Media captionJeremy Corbyn “appalled” by the violence used by the IRA Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the IRA’s bombing campaign during the Troubles after coming under pressure to distance himself from the group’s activities. The Labour leader said the IRA’s actions were “completely wrong” because they killed civilians. Mr Corbyn said on Friday he had “never […]

Senior figures on Scotland campaign trail

Senior figures on Scotland campaign trail

Image caption Ms Sturgeon vowed to put young people at the centre of the SNP’s manifesto during a visit to East Dunbartonshire Senior figures have been campaigning in Scotland on the penultimate weekend before the general election. In East Dunbartonshire, Nicola Sturgeon vowed to put young people at the centre of the SNP’s manifesto. In […]

IRA bombing campaign ‘wrong’ – Jeremy Corbyn

IRA bombing campaign ‘wrong’ – Jeremy Corbyn

Media captionJeremy Corbyn “appalled” by the violence used by the IRA Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the IRA’s bombing campaign during the Troubles after coming under pressure to distance himself from the group’s activities. The Labour leader said the IRA’s actions were “completely wrong” because they killed civilians. Mr Corbyn said on Friday he had “never […]

Manchester attack: Terror threat reduced from critical to severe

Manchester attack: Terror threat reduced from critical to severe

Media captionTheresa May says a heightened security presence will remain at public events The UK terrorism threat level has been reduced from critical to severe, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. The change indicates an attack is highly likely, not imminently expected. Soldiers deployed to support the police will be stood down on Monday night, […]

Labour promises flexible train tickets and money for grassroots football

Labour promises flexible train tickets and money for grassroots football

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn is using FA Cup Final day to launch plans to offer football fans a “flexible football ticket” to help more people attend matches. The proposal would mean fans aren’t left with unusable tickets after matches are moved or rescheduled. The Labour leader – who will be at Wembley later to […]

General election 2017: Corbyn quizzed on Trident and IRA

General election 2017: Corbyn quizzed on Trident and IRA

Media captionDoes Jeremy Corbyn back his own party’s Trident stance? Jeremy Corbyn has refused to give his personal support for the renewal of Trident nuclear weapons, despite it being in Labour’s manifesto. The Labour leader said Trident renewal would go ahead because MPs had voted for it and the Labour Party backed it. But he […]

General election 2017: Corbyn pressed on Trident renewal

General election 2017: Corbyn pressed on Trident renewal

Media captionDoes Jeremy Corbyn back his own party’s Trident stance? Jeremy Corbyn has refused to give his personal support for the renewal of Trident nuclear weapons, despite it being in Labour’s manifesto. The Labour leader said Trident renewal would go ahead because MPs had voted for it and the Labour Party backed it. But he […]

General election 2017: Corbyn pledges change ‘at home and abroad’ on terror

General election 2017: Corbyn pledges change ‘at home and abroad’ on terror

Image copyright PA UK foreign policy would change under a Labour government to one that “reduces rather than increases the threat” to the country, Jeremy Corbyn has said. He said “many experts” had linked UK involvement in wars abroad to terrorism at home, as election campaigning resumed after the Manchester attack. He also pledged to […]

Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS

Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS

Image copyright Getty Images Neither the Conservatives nor Labour are being honest with voters about the economic consequences of their policy proposals, an influential think tank has warned. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said the Tories had very few tax or spending commitments in their manifesto. Labour, in contrast, was proposing very big increases in […]

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