Corbyn pledges to create ‘good jobs’ and drive growth

Corbyn pledges to create ‘good jobs’ and drive growth

Image copyright EPA Jeremy Corbyn will pledge to “drive growth across the whole of Britain” and create a million “good jobs” if Labour wins power next week. Campaigning in York, he will say a Labour government would pump £250bn into industry through a new National Investment Bank. He will pledge to create at least a […]

Fresh bid to oust Unite union boss Len McCluskey

Fresh bid to oust Unite union boss Len McCluskey

Image copyright PA A bid to oust Len McCluskey as the leader of the Unite union is to be launched later. The trade union regulator will be asked to rule that Unite’s recent general secretary election – which Mr McCluskey won by 5,500 votes – was invalid. The defeated candidate in the contest, Gerard Coyne, […]

General election 2017: Where UK’s parties stand on Brexit

General election 2017: Where UK’s parties stand on Brexit

Image copyright AFP/Getty Brexit is a major issue at the UK general election – here’s what we know about where the main parties across the UK stand. The Conservatives In short: Prime Minister Theresa May was against Brexit before the EU referendum but now says there can be no turning back and that “Brexit means […]

May ‘aiming for migration target by 2022’

May ‘aiming for migration target by 2022’

Image copyright EPA The Tories would aim to reduce net migration to the “tens of thousands” by 2022, PM Theresa May has signalled. The controversial target, which is in the Conservative manifesto but does not include a timeframe, has not been met since it was set by the party in 2009. But minister Brandon Lewis […]

BBC debate: Theresa May defends no-show after Corbyn U-turn

BBC debate: Theresa May defends no-show after Corbyn U-turn

Media captionTheresa May defends TV debate stance Theresa May has defended her absence from this evening’s TV general election debate, saying she is taking questions “up and round the country” instead. Mrs May faced repeated questions after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn changed his position and said he would take part. The Lib Dems, UKIP, SNP, […]

Election 2017: Labour pledge to rebuild public services

Election 2017: Labour pledge to rebuild public services

Image copyright Getty Images Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the Tories are “starving” the NHS and schools of the resources they need. In a speech on Wednesday, he will promise to rebuild public services by investing billions in the NHS and social care. The pledges follow an interview in which he struggled to say how […]

Theresa May: Jeremy Corbyn not ready for Brexit talks

Theresa May: Jeremy Corbyn not ready for Brexit talks

Image copyright AFP Theresa May says she would be ready “from day one” to work on a new “deep and special relationship” with the European Union – while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has “no plan for Brexit”. The prime minister said Monday’s live TV grilling on Channel 4/Sky News had shown: “I am prepared. I […]

Election 2017 debate: Parties clash on Brexit

Election 2017 debate: Parties clash on Brexit

Image copyright Huw John Image caption Huw Edwards presented the BBC Wales debate on Tuesday night Leading politicians from the five main parties have clashed over Brexit in the BBC Wales TV Leaders’ Debate. Labour first minister Carwyn Jones said Theresa May had no plan for Brexit. Conservative Darren Millar said Wales would be “right […]

Greens accuse election rivals of ‘ignoring’ environment

Greens accuse election rivals of ‘ignoring’ environment

Image copyright PA Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas has accused her rivals of a “scandalous” failure to put forward ideas for protecting the environment. She claimed Brexit could see the environment “trashed” and yet it had not been reflected in party manifestos. The Conservatives have promised to produce a 25-year plan which would ensure they […]

General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto

General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto

Image copyright PA Image caption The SNP manifesto will be unveiled by Nicola Sturgeon in Perth The SNP is to launch its general election manifesto, which will include a plan to invest an additional £118bn in public services. The party will also pledge to provide a “strong voice for Scotland at Westminster against Tory cuts”. […]