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Theresa May promises 'good solid conservatism' in Tory manifesto



News May 18, 2017


In a clean break from the David Cameron years, Mrs May abandoned his promise not to raise income tax or national insurance; ask elderly people with over £100,000 in assets to pay for social care and end the triple lock protecting...

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Conservatives manifesto: Winter fuel payments targeted to fund social care



GENERAL ELECTION, News May 17, 2017


The Prime Minister will claim social care is "one of the great challenges of our time" and pledge that no one should have to sell their home to pay for it.People will not be made to pay for their care if their assets are worth les...

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Lib Dem leader Tim Farron lumps Theresa May in with Farage and Le Pen



GENERAL ELECTION, News May 17, 2017


Speaking at the launch of the party's manifesto in London, the Liberal Democrat leader said Mrs May's pursuit of a "hard Brexit" - taking Britain out of the single market and customs union - is a "time bomb under our economy" that...

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General Election: Conservatives stumble on 'wobbly Wednesday'



News May 17, 2017


Back in 1987, when Margaret Thatcher won a majority of 102, the Conservatives had a "wobbly Thursday" when opinion polls suggested Labour was closing the gap.Thatcher favourite Lord Young claimed he grabbed Norman Tebbit by the la...

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Osborne ridicules May's pledge to reduce immigration to tens of thousands



News May 17, 2017


The editorial, on the eve of the Tory manifesto launch, mocked her promise as "economically illiterate" and claimed no senior figures in the Cabinet backed it.Since Mr Osborne became editor of the Standard on 2 May, the paper has ...

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