Theresa throws her manifesto in the bin: May axes plans on pensions, schools & social care

12 Jun

Influential Tory MPs began pressuring Theresa May to abandon her controversial manifesto in a bid to save her leadership.

Previous pledges including the triple-lock on pensions, means-testing the winter fuel allowance and a return of Britain’s grammar schools are all set to be thrown out ahead of the Queen’s Speech next week.

As well as adhering to the demands of her Cabinet, Mrs May is set to face even more pressure from her backbenchers.

Politicians from the authoritative Tory 1922 Committee, are expected to demand the Prime Minister to change her style of government in the wake of the party’s disastrous election performance.

Mrs May is set to meet the committee of backbench MPs this evening where she will also be told to abandon her “poisonous” manifesto pledges, including the controversial social welfare proposals and so-called ‘dementia tax’.

Instead the Queen’s Speech will focus on a narrow agenda which will include Brexit, combating terror and extremism.

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