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....Now, one of the many rival, or complementary, explanations for the recent election result was that it constituted a final revolt against austerity. The Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell most certainly struck a chord with its emphasis on the economic and social damage George Osborne’s austerity policies have wrought – and which, despite some minor concessions, are still largely in force. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....However, experts said the Government is set to face a huge battle to get the accelerated state pension age passed through parliament. In the run-up to the election Jeremy Corbyn had promised to scrap increases to the that were already planned as part of the Labour manifesto. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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....The growing cost of retirement payouts will have to be paid by either pushing back the official retirement age, or through lowering the welfare of working age people, according to the politician whose reappointment as chair of the pensions committee was confirmed this week. Despite Jeremy Corbyn's campaign pledge to keep the triple lock, the Labour MP said he is "very happy" to keep pushing for the state to drop the guarantee. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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.... it’s not on the table. Possibly if [Labour leader] Jeremy Corbyn gets in. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Forced to work until you are 68! State pension age rise brought forward SEVEN years image
....However, experts said the Government is set to face a huge battle to get the accelerated state pension age passed through parliament. In the run-up to the election Jeremy Corbyn had promised to scrap increases to the that were already planned as part of the Labour manifesto. ...
Election euphoria won’t last if Labour doesn’t foil Brexit folly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 05:59:13 AM
....Now, one of the many rival, or complementary, explanations for the recent election result was that it constituted a final revolt against austerity. The Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell most certainly struck a chord with its emphasis on the economic and social damage George Osborne’s austerity policies have wrought – and which, despite some minor concessions, are still largely in force. ...
Retirement age MUST rise or young families pay the price, pension committee head warns image
....The growing cost of retirement payouts will have to be paid by either pushing back the official retirement age, or through lowering the welfare of working age people, according to the politician whose reappointment as chair of the pensions committee was confirmed this week. Despite Jeremy Corbyn's campaign pledge to keep the triple lock, the Labour MP said he is "very happy" to keep pushing for the state to drop the guarantee. ...
Heathrow night flights to continue until third runway is built image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 12:54:07 PM
....Theresa May’s loss of her majority is unlikely to significantly affect the chances of the vote passing through the House of Commons. Although the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, whose constituency borders the airport, are personally opposed to third runway expansion, a majority of the party’s MPs are in favour. ...
May says she will help gig economy workers but fails to pledge new laws image
.... It suggested that use of approved methods could be made a condition of migrant workers’ visas, to prevent them from taking cash payments for jobs. Jeremy Corbyn said it was “obviously” wrong to pay in cash as a way to avoid tax. ...
Grace is 25. Her student debt: £69,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 06:14:02 AM
....With universities set to increase their fees to more than £10,000 a year by 2020, widespread discontent about spiralling student debt looks unlikely to abate, and leading academics are warning that the government could be forced into a U-turn on fees. Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to scrap tuition fees encouraged student voters to turn out in their droves to vote for him. ...
May relaunches premiership with new protections for gig economy workers image
....“Bad work – insecure, exploitative, controlling – is bad for health and wellbeing, something that generates cost for vulnerable individuals but also for wider society,” he will say at the launch. Jeremy Corbyn mocked May’s invitation to the Labour party to help create policies for the UK’s future post-Brexit by offering to give her a copy of his election manifesto – and suggesting she call another general election. ...
The Guardian view on abolishing student fees: easier to say than to do | Editorial image
.... Even Theresa May’s ally, Damian Green, says fees need a rethink. Loyalists, like David Willetts, architect of the 2012 system, argue that this is not a fiscal problem but a political one, fuelled by Jeremy Corbyn’s vote-winning pledge to abolish fees. ...
UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market image
.... A subsequent wrangle with trustees meant Johnson ended up as the “prime nominee”, but all three ministers have use of the palatial 115-room mansion. The business summit comes as Labour stepped up the pressure by announcing that Jeremy Corbyn will hold private talks with Barnier in Brussels next week. ...
Jeremy Corbyn: UK firms must pay more tax to fund better education image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 11:20:27 AM
. Jeremy Corbyn has told a business conference that companies must expect to pay slightly more tax if Labour is in power, arguing that using the money to invest in education would hugely benefit Britain in the long term. ...
Theresa May defends public sector pay cap under pressure from Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:23:29 PM
. Theresa May raised the spectre of a Greek-style economic collapse if Britain fails to press ahead with tackling the deficit on Wednesday, as she was challenged repeatedly by Jeremy Corbyn over the public sector pay cap. ...
Jeremy Corbyn attacks use of zero-hours contracts at Glastonbury image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 02:01:38 PM
. Labour has condemned the use of zero-hours contracts for workers at Glastonbury festival, where Jeremy Corbyn made a high-profile appearance last month. ...
Public sector pay cap is matter for future budgets, says Grayling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:56:11 AM
.... But there had been hope that the controls could be eased for those sectors whose deals are set to be announced in the next couple of weeks – police, teachers and prison officers. Theresa May and the chancellor, Philip Hammond, have faced demands from dozens of their own MPs to ease the pain for families by raising pay and blocking school cuts after Jeremy Corbyn’s radical, anti-austerity Labour party stance secured gains in the general election. ...
Brexit: British officials drop 'cake and eat it' approach to negotiations image
....This is in stark contrast to the public position of both main political parties, first set out in the Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech in January, in which she echoed Boris Johnson’s boast that Britain can “have its cake and eat it” – enjoying full trade access without conceding over immigration, courts and payments. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn sacked three shadow ministers on Thursday for departing from a similar position. ...
Soft Brexit is the only sane option. This is no time for partisan politics | Simon Jenkins image
....Goodbye, Glastonbury; hello, House of Commons. As the tide of Jeremy Corbyn’s glory recedes, the familiar rubble of Labour disunity once again litters the beach, notably in the rebellious person of Chuka Umunna. ...
Jeremy Corbyn sacks three frontbenchers over single market vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 09:33:48 PM
. Three Labour frontbenchers have been sacked for defying Jeremy Corbyn and backing a call for the UK to stay in the single market after Brexit. ...
The Tories must rein in Rupert Murdoch and block the Sky deal | Tom Watson image
.... Whatever plan they cooked up, it didn’t work. His UK newspapers failed to win a majority for May, despite their relentlessly negative coverage of Jeremy Corbyn and Labour before, during and after the general election. ...
Stagecoach says it has overpaid for East Coast rail contract as profitability plunges image
....National Express became the second private company to taste failure on the East Coast route after shipping and transport group Sea Containers went bust in 2006. Andy McDonald, the shadow transport minister, said the East Coast line – the scene of a dispute between Jeremy Corbyn and Virgin East Coast about overcrowding – showed privatised rail was “dysfunctional, broken and needed to be brought to an end”. ...
With politics turned on its head, Labour sticks to Brexit ambiguity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:05:57 PM
.... It was their decision to hold a referendum and it is their responsibility to deliver it at a time when there is a distinct lack of a feelgood factor. In one sense, this is good news for Jeremy Corbyn because he can watch the Conservatives struggle. ...
Philip Hammond hints government will ease up on austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 09:51:43 AM
....“I understand that people are weary after years of hard work to rebuild the economy after the great crash of 2008-09, but we have to live within our means. More borrowing, which seems to be Jeremy Corbyn’s answer, is not the solution. ...
Philip Hammond under pressure to spend to lure voters back to Tories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 03:00:41 PM
....Philip Hammond is resisting Theresa May’s demands for an end to austerity amid Treasury concerns that loosening the purse strings will lead to a black hole in the government’s finances. The chancellor has used discussions with the prime minister since the election to press the case for a cautious approach to the public finances, despite the widespread view among Conservative MPs that seven years of spending cuts and pay restraint handed seats to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party. ...
City's Mansion House dinner cancelled after Grenfell Tower fire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 01:46:46 PM
.... Many more people remain missing. The prime minister and the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, have visited the site of the fire. ...
UK student loan debt soars to more than £100bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:12:28 AM
....9bn. Jeremy Corbyn made younger voters a key focus of Labour’s election campaign, promising to scrap tuition fees for new university students. ...
The fast track to becoming a bricklayer | Brief letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 07:01:28 PM
....Gordon ParsonsWinchcombe, Gloucestershire. • I’m one of the non-Labour voters who joined Labour in 2015 to help get Jeremy Corbyn elected as leader in order to destroy the party. ...
Our leaders have lost touch with reality – just like the banks did | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... And as an economics journalist, I look across at politics and see the same process at work. Brexit, Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbyn: time after time, the political class has completely failed to understand the world they were governing, policing and analysing. ...
Bosses under fire for telling staff to vote Tory or risk losing jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:05:44 PM
....In an email he has since claimed was meant in jest, he added that they should vote Conservative if they “believe in free enterprise and progression without being taxed out of the game”. He said Theresa May was not the perfect PM but was a far better option than Jeremy Corbyn, who he said would be a nightmare. ...
Pensions triple lock: What is the triple lock and will Theresa May get rid of it? image
....DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds last month said that the party will “oppose plans to break the pensions triple lock and to means test present universal benefits for pensioners”. Labour promised to protect pensions during its campaign, with Jeremy Corbyn saying: “Labour will legislate to guarantee the triple lock on state pensions over the next parliament, and we’ll protect the winter fuel allowance and free bus passes. ...
Private schools to save £522m in tax thanks to charitable status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 05:06:19 PM
.... It also said academies, foundation schools and voluntary-aided schools automatically qualified for charitable status, while insisting that state-school funding accounted for the cost of business rates. In the run-up to the election, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced plans to charge VAT on private school fees to fund free school meals for primary school children. ...
Theresa May's election victory will prove pyrrhic indeed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 01:25:35 PM
....Indeed, Labour has a history of coming into power after the Conservatives have made a right old mess of things. May has done Jeremy Corbyn a favour by cobbling together a deal with the DUP that keeps her in office, if only just. ...
Naomi Klein: ‘Trump is an idiot, but don’t underestimate how good he is at that’ image
....Klein welcomes the emergence of unashamedly leftwing candidates, with an ability to inspire enthusiasm, particularly among the young. She points to the nostalgic socialism of Sanders, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Jeremy Corbyn as evidence of this. ...
While Corbyn inspired the young, May was terrifying the old image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
....May’s response has been to accuse Labour of pork-barrel politics. Her lieutenant Amber Rudd accused Jeremy Corbyn of buying votes with promises to the young of free university education, higher spending on schools and better mental health service provision – something college-age students make increasing use of. ...
German firms grapple with UK poll result image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:19:21 AM
....It's a strange day when German business leaders - hardly known for their Bolshevism - are tentatively raising their glasses to toast a favourable election result for a left-wing, pro-borrowing, high-spending candidate. And yet that is what many boardrooms from Berlin to Baden Wurttemberg will be doing this morning, however discreetly, after Jeremy Corbyn outperformed expectations and ate into the Conservative Party's majority. ...
UK economy now in the fog of election uncertainty | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 07:15:28 AM
.... Theresa May was Margaret Thatcher. Jeremy Corbyn was Michael Foot. ...
Markets edge down as fears surface on size of Tory majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 04:46:15 PM
....”. But currency experts at Dutch bank ING were less negative on Jeremy Corbyn winning: “If a credible Labour-led coalition can be formed quickly, then we are likely to see markets price in greater odds of a softer Brexit deal and this could arguably help the pound recover from any initial sell-off. ...
How will the City react to a Tory or Labour general election victory? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 09:10:38 AM
....Investors were surprised when May called the election on 18 April, with the FTSE 100 suffering its biggest fall since the vote for Brexit while sterling rallied, but most commentators expected the Tories would win convincingly, with some predicting a landslide. “A somewhat unimpressive campaign from the Conservatives, plus a better showing from [Labour leader] Jeremy Corbyn than had been expected, have combined to make this campaign more of a contest than was likely six weeks ago,” said analysts at financial firm IG. ...
General Election: Four ways the result could affect expats in the EU image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 04:02:00 PM
.... . What happens to your rights depends upon whether the EU would respond better to tough talk from May or a softer approach from Jeremy Corbyn. ...
How will the General Election affect your money? Pensions, savings and tax compared  image
.... Tom Selby, senior analyst at wealth advisers AJ Bell, said: “Around 24 million basic-rate taxpayers are set to be £33 a year better off, with higher-rate taxpayers gaining £208 in total. ”Under Labour anyone earning more than £80,000 a year is set to pay significantly higher taxes, as Jeremy Corbyn would raise the tax rate past this level to 45 per cent. ...
Jeremy Corbyn's Land Value Tax: Labour's garden tax will see house prices CRASH image
. Families face plunging home values and potential negative equity if Jeremy Corbyn slaps a Land Value Tax (LVT) on properties, as promised, according to the Labour Land Campaign (LLC). ...
Britain’s economic model is broken: this is our first post-crash election | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... No more wishfulness about a “big society”, nor any bluster about a “long-term economic plan”. May’s Conservatives worry about fairness, left-behind regions and depressed wages – just like Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour. ...
The strange death of strikes in Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 06:00:46 AM
.... Union organisation is likely to remain weak, although at some point the reservoir of cheap labour for employers will dry up, not least because of our exit from the EU. During the election campaign, Jeremy Corbyn has been tirelessly presented as a figure that will take Britain back to the strike-stricken 1970s. ...
General Election 2017: Should YOU buy holiday money before the vote? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 02:06:00 PM
. The pound has been battered in recent days after polls showed Theresa May's lead over Jeremy Corbyn has dramatically fallen. ...
Fresh bid to oust Unite union boss Len McCluskey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 04:59:05 AM
....Informing the media first was deplorable, the spokesman added, and Unite was confident the complaint had no merit and the union had conformed with the law. Mr McCluskey previously said Mr Coyne's campaign amounted to a proxy war against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn run by a cabal of hostile MPs. ...
Labour promises to save average rail commuter £200 on season ticket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
....The party said that since 2010, regulated rail fares as a whole had risen by just over 27%, meaning the average cost of a season ticket had risen by almost £600. Its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said: “Under the Conservatives, rail fares have sky-rocketed and tickets are some of the most expensive in Europe. ...
Labour plans inheritance tax raid: Jeremy Corbyn sets his sights on YOUR inheritance image
.... At the same time, those age 65 and over are sitting on record levels of property wealth. However, anyone banking on an inheritance to get on in life could see their hopes dashed if Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party wins next week's election, as it is planning an inheritance tax (IHT) raid. ...
Painstaking detail of Brexit process revealed in EU documents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM
....In two policy papers, the bloc has elaborated its stance on the Brexit bill and citizens’ rights. Neither Theresa May nor Jeremy Corbyn referred to them directly during a 90-minute Sky/Channel 4 TV debate on Monday evening. ...
Far from ‘strong and stable’, May’s economic plan is weak and unstable image
.... A third was that no matter how tough life is and no matter how tough it might get, the May calculus was that the public would assume it would be even tougher under Labour. She saw the opportunity of a presidential election in which she would be a handbag-wielding, Brussels-vanquishing Margaret Thatcher figure up against Jeremy Corbyn’s Michael Foot. ...
This election ignores the most pressing issue: our economic outlook is disastrous | Laura Gardiner image
.... Theresa May has identified it as one of the country’s five giant challenges. Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to build a Britain that works for the many has a strong intergenerational flavour. ...
Labour’s hope doesn’t usually play well in an age of anxiety image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 04:00:32 PM
.... The anxiety that gripped voters after the 2008 crash is reasserting itself. In this atmosphere it will be even more difficult for Jeremy Corbyn to convince floating voters that now is the time to increase the size of the state and do it with a calculated gamble on future tax receipts. ...
More tofu? Supermarkets flesh out their vegan credentials as clean eating grows image
....How about slapping an avocado and peanut burger on the barbecue this weekend?. If you’re sticking with steaks, you are missing a trend in which rising numbers of Brits are joining famous names such as Jeremy Corbyn, former president Bill Clinton and Brad Pitt – and choosing to go meat-free. ...
FTSE reaches record high as UK opinion poll spooks sterling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:37:09 PM
....But analysts said the catalyst for sterling’s fall was a YouGov poll in The Times giving Labour 38% of the vote, three points up on last week, and the Conservatives down one point at 43%, possibly handing May only a slim majority in parliament. It was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday and marks Labour’s best standing in the polls since Jeremy Corbyn became leader in September 2015. ...
Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:21:41 AM
.... . David Gauke, the Conservative Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said taxes would rise to their highest peacetime level under Labour: "Jeremy Corbyn is not being transparent about how his plans will hit ordinary working families. ...
Reality Check: How does government borrowing compare? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 01:48:26 PM
.... . Among the more eye-catching claims of the campaign so far has been Jeremy Corbyn's repeated assertion that the Conservative-led governments since 2010 have borrowed more money than all Labour governments in history. ...
From tax to Brexit, the Tories will do anything to stay in power image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:00:47 AM
. Jeremy Corbyn may score badly with the wider public, but for as long as I can remember the press have given even the most admired Labour leaders a hard time during election campaigns. ...
Winter fuel allowance: Will I still get my winter fuel payment under a Tory government?  image
....Experts have said the Government must avoid a cliff-edge where someone a pound above the threshold will get nothing, compared to someone a pound below who will still receive it. Around 10million pensioners could lose out, according to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has called the policy "nasty". ...
May's manifesto is birth of third way Conservatism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:15:48 PM
.... The sections on executive pay and corporate governance are strong on rhetoric but weak on specifics. May’s manifesto differs from Jeremy Corbyn’s in two distinct ways. ...
Labour gambles on tax and spend – but will the public back it? | Larry Elliott image
.... You would have to go back even further – to the early 1950s – to find a time when tax as a share of the economy will be as high as it would be under Labour’s plan for 2021-22. Jeremy Corbyn said Britain was ready for a new and radical approach. ...
Labour manifesto: Extra £48.6bn in tax revenue to fund pledges image
....6bn - to be funded from extra tax revenue - in its election manifesto. Leader Jeremy Corbyn said the manifesto - including billions for schools and the NHS and an expansion of free childcare - was a "programme of hope". ...
General election 2017: Labour 'plans water industry nationalisation' image
....Labour will also promise 30 hours free childcare for two to four-year-olds. Jeremy Corbyn will unveil a "radical and responsible" plan for government, pledging to change the country and govern "for the many not the few". ...
General election 2017: Lib Dems would end public sector pay squeeze image
...."The only way to deliver a strong economy which pays for strong public services is by backing Theresa May and her Conservative team," he added. Labour has also announced NHS investment on Monday, with leader Jeremy Corbyn giving details to the Royal College of Nursing conference of plans to spend an extra £37bn on the NHS over the course of the next Parliament. ...
We wouldn’t need price caps if the Tories hadn’t cut energy-saving schemes image
.... By contrast, Labour promises to improve upon the regulations. But whether it’s May or Jeremy Corbyn installed in No 10 next month, there’s also still the obstacle of the big six suppliers. ...
General election 2017: Tory housing plan 'paid from existing budget' image
....". In other general election news, Jeremy Corbyn's party said it would impose a tax on financial transactions to raise billions of pounds for public services. ...
May to appeal to low-paid voters with new social housing pledge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 09:00:05 PM
....It comes as a new Opinium poll for the Observer shows that the Tories still enjoy a commanding lead, despite seeing their advantage shrink by one point for the second week in a row. However, it also puts Jeremy Corbyn’s party on a higher share of the vote than that secured by Ed Miliband in 2015. ...
Labour has big spending ideas, but no plan to earn our trust | Phillip Inman image
....The wish-list manifesto contains many sensible measures, but there is so much work needed to put flesh on those bones. No one is going to say to themselves that if Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour says extra funding for this or that would be money well spent, it will be. ...
General Election 2017: State pension could be cut by £800 a year under Labour policy image
. A government led by Jeremy Corbyn would stop the rise from 66 to 67 between 2026 and 2028, and from 67 to 68 between 2044 and 2046, the leaked Labour manifesto suggests. ...
Labour would scrap rises in pension age image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 02:59:31 PM
....That would rule out a rise to 67, to be implemented by 2028, as well as further rises to 68 and possibly 69 or 70. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn believes people in physically demanding jobs, such as the emergency services, construction and prisons, should not have to work into their late 60s. ...
Barclays chief apologises to shareholders over whistleblowing incident image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:26:33 PM
....At an annual meeting that also heard concerns about climate change and the automation of banking sevices, McFarlane admitted that executive pay was too high. Asked about remarks by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn describing bankers as “greedy”, McFarlane retorted that it “was well known that politicians have impeccable judgment on all matters”. ...
Corbyn needs to find £10bn a year to make good on tuition fee pledge | Phillip Inman image
. Just over half a million young people enter higher education in the UK each year, so Jeremy Corbyn would have to find a substantial sum of money – about £10bn a year – to make good on the pledge he made when running for the Labour leadership to abolish tuition fees and bring back maintenance grants. ...
Labour corporation tax hike could help schools but dent economy, says IFS image
....Labour’s plan to fund higher school spending through increases in corporation tax could boost educational performance but would risk damaging the economy’s long-term growth prospects, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said. The thinktank’s analysis of one of Jeremy Corbyn’s flagship policies shows that reversing the government’s planned cuts to schools’ budgets would be comfortably paid for by the extra revenue raised by increasing the main rate of corporation tax to 26%. ...
UK will face pay squeeze this year as inflation spikes, warns thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 04:57:33 AM
....Recent surveys have shown consumers devoting a bigger slice of their weekly shopping budget to essential items in response to increasing prices by a wide range of retailers. Theresa May has pledged to cap energy costs to boost disposable incomes, while Jeremy Corbyn wants to intervene in the housing market to reduce the escalating cost of buying a home and monthly rental costs. ...
How do we know we can trust the latest polls? | Brief letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:03:33 PM
.... Subtitles flash on and off, cover translations, appear at different places on the screen and sometimes continue over the following programme. Theresa May gabbles, Jeremy Corbyn has a beard, both impossible for lip-readers. ...
What impact could the UK general election have on the pound? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 01:58:00 PM
....However, no matter how certain something seems, there are no guarantees in life (as we learnt in 2016 with the shock results of the referendum and US Presidential election). If there is a sudden surge in support for the Labour party and Jeremy Corbyn manages to dethrone Theresa May, UK Brexit negotiations could be thrown into disarray – temporarily at least – and concerns that Britain may not secure the exit deal that over half the population wanted may leave the pound reeling. ...
Labour's stealth pension tax RAID: Corbyn's plans set to hit retirement savers  image
. The left-wing party led by Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to raise income duty for workers earning more than £80,000 a year, if it wins next month's national vote. ...
Falling real pay shows the British economy is still struggling | Larry Elliott image
.... It doesn’t even mean that voters think the economy is doing well. It simply means they would rather have Theresa May running the show than Jeremy Corbyn, just as in 1992 they decided to stick with John Major rather than take a risk with Neil Kinnock. ...
Labour looks at  new tax bracket for those earning £80k-£150k image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 10:20:48 AM
.... You lose two elections and that’s bad enough. To lose three elections on the trot at such a difficult period for our country – that’s why Jeremy Corbyn has got to step to the plate, that’s why he’s got to do all the sorts of things that his supporters believe [in]. ...
General election 2017: Lib Dems pledge winter fuel cuts to protect pensions image
....A Conservative spokesman said: "Because of the strong economy we have delivered, Theresa May and her Conservative team have increased the basic state pension by £1,250. "The real risk to pensions comes from Jeremy Corbyn propped up in a coalition of chaos by the Lib Dems and the SNP. ...

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