Ruth Davidson to make direct pitch to Labour voters

Ruth Davidson to make direct pitch to Labour voters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ruth Davidson is to accuse Labour of being in “a state of civil war” Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is to make a direct pitch to Labour voters while launching her party’s manifesto for June’s election. The party is to set out its platform for the general election at […]

Conservative manifesto: Theresa May targets mainstream Britain’

Conservative manifesto: Theresa May targets mainstream Britain’

Media captionTheresa May: “A manifesto to see us through Brexit and beyond” Prime Minister Theresa May has promised a “mainstream government that would deliver for mainstream Britain”. Launching the Conservative manifesto, Mrs May said a strong economy and delivering Brexit were top priorities. The manifesto drops the 2015 pledge not to raise income tax or […]

Conservative manifesto summary: Key points at-a-glance

Conservative manifesto summary: Key points at-a-glance

The Conservatives have launched their manifesto, “Forward, Together: Our plan for a stronger Britain and a prosperous future”. The full document is available online. Here are some of the main things you need to know. Key message A programme to provide “strong and stable leadership through Brexit and beyond” and a “declaration of intent” to […]

Conservative manifesto: Social care shake-up in Theresa May’s plans

Conservative manifesto: Social care shake-up in Theresa May’s plans

Image caption The Tories are proposing to tackle the “unfairness” in the care system Theresa May will promise to address the rising cost of social care in England and curb immigration when she launches the Conservative manifesto later. It will promise no-one will have to sell their property in their lifetime to fund residential or […]

Former Welsh First Minister Morgan dies

Former Welsh First Minister Morgan dies

Media captionBBC Wales’ James Williams takes a look at the career of Rhodri Morgan, who took the helm of the assembly in 2000 Former Welsh first minister Rhodri Morgan has died, aged 77. Mr Morgan was elected as an MP in 1987 and became an AM when the assembly was created in 1999. He took […]

Conservative manifesto: Pledges on social care and immigration

Conservative manifesto: Pledges on social care and immigration

Image caption The Tories are proposing to tackle the “unfairness” in the care system The Conservatives will promise further measures to curb immigration in their manifesto, the BBC understands. Firms will be asked to pay more to hire migrant workers, who will in turn be asked to pay more to use the NHS. Theresa May […]

Brexit: Lib Dem manifesto pledges new EU referendum

Brexit: Lib Dem manifesto pledges new EU referendum

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Farron is hoping to reverse the party’s electoral fortunes after the setbacks in 2015 The Liberal Democrats have put a second EU referendum at the heart of their general election manifesto, saying it would “give the final say to the British people”. The vote on the final Brexit deal […]

General election 2017: Len McCluskey ‘now optimistic Labour can win’

General election 2017: Len McCluskey ‘now optimistic Labour can win’

Media captionLen McCluskey says he now believes Labour has “a real chance” of winning Unite leader Len McCluskey insists he is “now full of optimism” about Labour’s general election hopes despite saying in an interview he could not see the party winning. The union boss had told Politico a Labour victory would be “extraordinary” and […]

General election: Theresa May pressed on Hammond’s future

General election: Theresa May pressed on Hammond’s future

Media captionTheresa May and Philip Hammond laughed off a suggestion that they won’t be neighbours after 8 June Prime Minister Theresa May has laughed off questions about whether Chancellor Philip Hammond would still be in place after the general election. Mr Hammond dismissed reports of angry rows between the two as “tittle tattle” although he […]

UK wage growth lags inflation for first time since mid-2014

UK wage growth lags inflation for first time since mid-2014

Image copyright PA Wage growth is lagging behind inflation for the first time since mid-2014, official figures show. Average weekly earnings excluding bonuses increased by 2.1%. in the three months to March, while inflation rose by 2.3% in the year to March 2017. In the first three months of this year, wages fell by 0.2%. […]