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Chancellor hints Tories may ditch 2015 pledge not to raise taxes



News April 21, 2017


Speaking at an International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington, Philip Hammond said the vows made at the time of the last General Election "constrained" the Government's ability to manage the economy effectively and that he need...

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Tories play down talk of tax hikes after General Election



News April 21, 2017


Chancellor Philip Hammond suggested at an International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington that the Conservatives may abandon a 2015 election pledge not to raise income tax, National Insurance or VAT.He said the vows made at the ...

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Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite general secretary



News April 21, 2017


The 66-year-old secured 59,067 votes, while his main rival Gerard Coyne took 53,544 and Ian Allinson came third with 17,143.The turnout was just 12.2%.Voting ended on Wednesday and the ballots were counted on Friday at the Elector...

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Theresa May says 0.7% foreign aid commitment will remain in Tory manifesto



News April 21, 2017


The Prime Minister said the pledge "remains and will remain" if the Conservatives win the General Election on 8 June, although she stressed the need to make sure the money is spent "in the most effective way".Mrs May said she was ...

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Election 2017: May hopes Brexit vaccine will hold off Lib Dems in South West



News April 21, 2017


In one episode of the BBC sitcom, referring to the European Economic Community vote in 1975, he told a group of stunned Germans staying at his hellish hotel: "I didn't vote for it myself quote honestly, but now that we're in, I'm ...

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