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‘You don’t have a clue!’ Boris explodes as Labour refuses to commit to ANY Brexit plan

29 May

He then pointed his finger at Mr Gwynne, Labour’s head of elections and campaigns, and grilled him over the issue. Mr Johnson said: “Do you want to be in the single market or out of it? In or out? In or out? In or out? Do you want to be in or out?” “The most […]

General election 2017: Corbyn would ‘open talks’ over indyref2

29 May

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Corbyn described a referendum as “unnecessary and unwanted” in a speech in Glasgow on Sunday Jeremy Corbyn has said he will “open discussions” with the Scottish government over an independence referendum if he wins the election. But the Labour leader said he would “ask them to think very […]

Johnson and Labour election chief in fiery spat

29 May

Boris Johnson repeatedly challenged Andrew Gwynne on Labour’s costings for increasing public expenditure. Mr Gwynne, meanwhile, attacked the Conservatives plan’s to means test winter fuel allowances. The pair were appearing on Sky News in the run up to Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn’s grilling by live TV audience from 8.30pm. The leaders’ event will be […]

Venezuela opposition accuses Goldman Sachs of financing dictatorship

29 May

The bonds were not sold directly by Venezuela’s central bank but rather through an intermediary, three finance industry sources, including one from Goldman, told Reuters on Monday. “The intermediaries are in Europe,” said the source at Goldman. With Venezuela’s inefficient state-led economic model struggling under lower oil prices, Maduro’s unpopular government has become ever more […]

General election: Paxman interviews May and Corbyn – politics live

29 May

1 – Your shadow brexit secretary said in April that you were going to tear up the negotiating objectives this Government has produced and ‘replace [them] with fresh negotiating priorities. How precisely will you rewrite our negotiating objectives in the 11 days between entering government and starting negotiations? 2 – Should an objective of Brexit […]

Theresa May’s Brexit reveal to stop the Tories plummeting in the polls

29 May

He said: “Everybody knows that we have to get more money into social care, that carers need to be better paid, that the quality of care homes needs to be improved, that we need to reduce the pressure on the NHS and that some people have to pay at the moment, but we’ve introduced a […]

UKIP’s Paul Nuttall suggests internment for terror suspects

29 May

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has suggested the detention without trial of suspected terrorists. Mr Nuttall said he was not calling for an immediate return to internment, but “wouldn’t take anything off the table”. Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Neil, he backed the return of the death penalty but said this was not UKIP policy. In […]

Tory candidate contesting Jo Cox seat apologises after joking ‘we’ve not yet shot anybody’ 

29 May

A Conservative candidate contesting murdered MP Jo Cox‘s former seat blamed a “tiring day” for telling a hustings: “We’ve not yet shot anybody so that’s wonderful.” Ann Myatt has apologised for her “ill-judged” comments which left Labour’s Tracy Brabin, a friend of Mrs Cox, visibly shocked and members of the audience gasping and groaning. Mother-of-two […]

Tory candidate contesting Jo Cox seat apologises after joking ‘we’ve not yet shot anybody’ 

29 May

A Conservative candidate contesting murdered MP Jo Cox‘s former seat blamed a “tiring day” for telling a hustings: “We’ve not yet shot anybody so that’s wonderful.” Ann Myatt has apologised for her “ill-judged” comments which left Labour’s Tracy Brabin, a friend of Mrs Cox, visibly shocked and members of the audience gasping and groaning. Mother-of-two […]

Tell us what we need to pay for good public services | Letters

29 May

Like a lot of people, I was very interested in the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ criticisms of the parties’ policy proposals – given that the latter would no more than somewhat ease the position of our severely cash-strapped health and social care services (Report, 27 May). Could the IFS now do us all a favour […]