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Newslinks for Thursday 5th December 2019

1 month ago   |   By Conservative Home

Johnson to cut taxes after Brexit as he unveils plans for first 100 days
“Boris Johnson has pledged that he would hold a tax-cutting budget within weeks of Britain leaving the European Union as part of an attempt to revitalise his election campaign. The prime minister has said that he would hold a “Brexit budget” in late February as he unveiled his plans for the first 100 days of a new administration. The spending plan meets his commitment to increase the threshold at which Britons start paying national insurance to £9,500 from April, saving an average of £85 a year. The Times has also...
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 5 Dec 2019

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 5 Dec 2019

1 month ago   |   By The Week

Johnson offers tax cuts in first 100 days in office
The Conservatives are promising to cut taxes and pull the UK out of the EU within their first 100 days in government if re-elected in next week's election. Boris Johnson has pledged immediate extra cash boosts for schools and hospitals - but Labour has dismissed the plan as “pure fantasy”, while the Scottish National Party is urging voters to “lock” the Tories out of Downing Street.
Labour pledge to recruit 20,000 extra teachers
Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner will lay out Labour's plans for education today - including a promise...
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Boris Johnson outlines priorities for first 100 days of Tory government

1 month ago   |   By Press and Journal

Boris Johnson has outlined his plan for the first 100 days of a Tory government.
With a week until polling day, the prime minister has pledged to pass his Brexit deal, introduce key domestic legislation covering law and order and health and pass a budget all before the end of March.
Mr Johnson said his government would also launch a review of defence, security and foreign policy, introduce a new Australian-style points-based immigration system and establish a future framework for trade, agriculture, fishing and the environment.
Opposition leaders have described the plan as “pure fantasy”...
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Thursday briefing: Pique Trump - after farcical exit, back to election

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Johnson outlines plan for first 100 days... Labour pledges free school breakfasts... John Boyega says Americans ‘confused by black Londoners' We have a week to go before election day and after the blip that was the Nato summit, the leaders are focused on the final sprint to the 12 December finish line. Boris Johnson has outlined his plan for his first 100 days in office and Labour will be talking education today. You really should follow our rolling political coverage here.
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General election: Boris Johnson reveals first 100 days plan as election enters final week

General election: Boris Johnson reveals first 100 days plan as election enters final week

1 month ago   |   By Wessexfm

With just a week to the general election, Boris Johnson is already confidently - if not complacently - talking about his plans for the fist 100 days of a majority Tory government.
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Brexit explained: What does Brexit mean for jobs?

Brexit explained: What does Brexit mean for jobs?

BREXIT is just four days away and as the country prepares to leave the EU questions about how your life could be changed by Brexit have been raised. So what does Brexit mean... Read more ...

Stephen Barclay faces Brexit backlash for 'softening' Boris Johnson's stance...

Stephen Barclay faces Brexit backlash for 'softening' Boris Johnson's stance on EU

THE Brexit Secretary, Stephen Barclay, has faced a backlash from Brexit supporters after he outlined a softer stance, stating the UK would not abandon EU rules "just for the... Read more ...

EU showdown: Brussels face civil war over funding as Brexit hits bloc

EU showdown: Brussels face civil war over funding as Brexit hits bloc

EUROPEAN Council President Charles Michel has called an emergency summit of EU leaders to decide the bloc's long-term budget, as they face losing over 10 percent of its income... Read more ...

Neil O'Brien: So you want to level up. In what way? And how will you do it?

Neil O'Brien: So you want to level up. In what way? And how will you do it?

Neil O'Brien is MP for Harborough. Anand Menon has a telling anecdote from the EU referendum campaign. Making a speech in Newcastle, he said economists were forecasting a... Read more ...

Union boss tells Labour moderates to quit if they object to Corbynista...

Union boss tells Labour moderates to quit if they object to Corbynista winning leader race

UNION baron Len McCluskey told moderate Labour MPs to quit the party now if they object to a Corbynista candidate winning its leadership race. Unite's general secretary... Read more ...

Is this the week Tory divisions come to a head?

Is this the week Tory divisions come to a head?

It's decision time in No. 10. This week ought to be the week in which a decision is made on... Read more ...

Iran's military knew it accidentally shot down a passenger plane moments...

Iran's military knew it accidentally shot down a passenger plane moments after it happened, and a stunning new report details how it was covered up - even from Iran's president

On January 8, a passenger plane carrying 176 people crashed outside of Tehran, in Iran. Everyone on board was killed in the crash. The plane was shot down by two antiaircraft... Read more ...

Sunday shows round-up: Priti Patel - No confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK

Sunday shows round-up: Priti Patel - No confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK

Priti Patel - No confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK Niall Paterson took over the reins from Sophy Ridge this... Read more ...

Brexit explained: What does Brexit mean for Northern Ireland?

Brexit explained: What does Brexit mean for Northern Ireland?

BREXIT is just days away now, as the UK prepares to leave the EU and enter a period of negotiations which will determine the shape of the nation for decades to come. So what... Read more ...

You don't scare us! EU's empty threats won't stop Brexit, says ERG chair

You don't scare us! EU's empty threats won't stop Brexit, says ERG chair

EMPTY threats from the EU will not stop the government from "returning power to the people", Steve Baker has said. Read more ...