Some blithely dismiss this as sloganeering, but the Prime Minister has a considerable Conservative majority behind him which means whatever he wishes to do tends to be deliverable. Unlike his predecessor, he is not going to be brought to heel by rebels from his own side working with the opposition. … [Read more...] about The EU is demanding the impossible from Boris Johnson for a post-Brexit trade deal
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Making clear the EU will push for tough 'level playing field' provisions - another thing the UK has rejected - the document said: 'Given the union and the United Kingdom's geographic proximity and economic interdependence, the envisaged partnership must ensure open and fair competition, encompassing robust commitments to ensure a level playing field.' … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson launches furious attack on EU double-standards after Michel Barnier demands UK bans chlorinated chicken, obeys Brussels rules, and cedes fishing rights in return for trade deal – despite not imposing same conditions on Canada
What happened in Kashmir and why it matters Why India's new citizenship bill is controversial Mr Trump also refused to comment on the ongoing protests and religious intolerance. In fact, he went a step further than expected. He praised Mr Modi's efforts in giving religious freedom to every community in India. … [Read more...] about What did the Trump-Modi ‘bromance’ achieve?
A "triple tax lock", ruling out increases in the headline rate of income tax and National Insurance, as well as VAT, for five years Raising the National Insurance threshold to £9,500 in 2020, with an ambition to raise it further to £12,500 Childcare: £250m a year, for at least three years, plus a £250m capital spending boost, for "wraparound" childcare - meaning after school or during holidays Environment: £6.3bn for upgrades to homes, such as grants for improving boilers and insulation £500m a year for four years for filling potholes - almost 10 times the amount promised by the party in an announcement in March A new National Skills Fund of £600m a year for five years. Labour and the Liberal Democrats have announced similar plans Building "Northern Powerhouse Rail" between Leeds and Manchester and investing £28.8bn in strategic and local roads A review of the "relationship between the government, Parliament and courts" There are no plans to … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Boris Johnson vows to ‘forge a new Britain’
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