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Election 2019: Labour’s policy confusion, PM’s frosty reception and Brexit (again)

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Labour’s John McDonnell and Jonathan Ashworth appear to contradict each other on their working week policy, while Boris Johnson gets a frosty reception in flood-hit South Yorkshire. The BBC’s Chris Mason breaks down the main events of Wednesday’s election campaign. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50413834
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General election 2019: Tories promise to cut ‘overall immigration’

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The Conservatives will reduce “overall immigration” to the UK after Brexit if they win the general election, Home Secretary Priti Patel has said. Senior Tory figures have so far stopped short of making such a commitment before the party’s post-Brexit immigration policy is set out. Ms Patel made the promise...
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General Election 2019: Don’t give up on stopping Brexit – Tusk

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Image copyright Reuters Outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk has urged British voters not to “give up” on stopping Brexit. As campaigning ramps up ahead of next month’s general election, he warned that leaving the EU would leave the UK a “second-rate player”. In a speech, he also said Brexit...
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Corbyn: ‘Would have been right’ to arrest IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has said it would have been the “right thing” to arrest the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi if it had been possible. Baghdadi killed himself during a US military operation in Syria last month. Speaking to LBC, the Labour leader said Baghdadi’s removal...
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Nicola Sturgeon: SNP debate exclusion ‘fundamentally unfair’

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The SNP is to take legal action against ITV over its exclusion from the broadcaster’s general election debate. ITV plans to show a head-to-head debate between Conservative leader Boris Johnson and his Labour counterpart Jeremy Corbyn next week. But SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said it was “fundamentally unfair” to not...
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General election 2019: Corbyn says no indyref2 in ‘first term’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn: ‘Tory austerity impoverished millions’ A Labour government would not back a second Scottish independence vote during its “first term” in power, leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold a new referendum in 2020. She...
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General Election 2019: Labour’s 32-hour week policy ‘applies to all’

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Image copyright EPA Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said the party’s 32-hour week policy would “apply to everybody” – including NHS staff. The party wants to introduce the plan – the equivalent of a four day week – over a 10 year period. Earlier, the shadow health secretary said...
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Jeremy Corbyn: ‘Tory austerity impoverished millions’

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The Labour leader has claimed Tory austerity “impoverished millions” as he pledged massive investment in Scotland if he becomes prime minister. On a general election campaign visit, Jeremy Corbyn said the general election on 12 December would be “a once-in-generation chance to transform Scotland and the whole UK”. Prime Minister...
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Votey McVoteface targets boaters in Tory marginals

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Image copyright Geograph/Marathon Image caption Houseboat residents are being helped to register to vote in marginal constituencies to unseat Tories A group of anti-Tory activists have launched a campaign to get people living in houseboats in marginal constituencies to register to vote. Votey McVoteface has set up a website in...
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General Election 2019: Labour’s NEC endorses ‘sexist’ posts candidate

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Ian Byrne said he was “deeply sorry” for the comments Labour’s ruling body has endorsed an election candidate who was at the centre of a row over “sexist” comments about a government minister. The party’s National Executive Committee has backed Ian Byrne who was...

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