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French elections: Voters decide between Le Pen and Macron

Posted by Warren Fyfe on May 7, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption An early-rising voter casts his ballot in Lyon French voters are choosing their next president after an unpredictable campaign that has divided the country. The second round contest pits centrist Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker, against the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, 48. Citizens in some overseas territories [...]

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General election 2017: Conservatives pledge to end mental health ‘injustice’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on May 7, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images The 1983 Mental Health Act would be replaced with new laws tackling “unnecessary detention”, under Tory plans for England and Wales. The Equalities Act would also be reformed to tackle discrimination against people with mental health problems, the party has pledged. The party is also promising 10,000 more staff working in [...]

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General election 2017: Labour rules out tax rises for 95% of earners

Posted by Warren Fyfe on May 7, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Image caption Only the top 5% of earners will pay more tax, Labour will say Labour is pledging not to raise income tax for those earning less than £80,000 a year as part of an election “personal tax guarantee” for 95% of taxpayers. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell will vow to protect low [...]

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