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General election 2017: Labour will ‘in effect’ end benefit freeze

Posted by Warren Fyfe on May 21, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Labour will “in effect” end the freeze on benefits through a package of reforms in its “first Budget”, the shadow chancellor has said. John McDonnell said his proposals would make the freeze “irrelevant”, but did not say whether he would scrap it. Later though, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Sky News the freeze was “unfair” [...]

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General election 2017: Tories ‘won’t look again’ at social care plans

Posted by Warren Fyfe on May 21, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionDamian Green says a £100,000 inheritance is “reasonable” Damian Green has said the Conservatives will not “look again” at plans to fund social care in England, despite fears they will be unpopular with voters. The Tory manifesto says elderly people needing care at home would have to meet the costs but could keep £100,000 [...]

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Trump urges Muslim leaders to lead fight against radicalisation

Posted by Warren Fyfe on May 21, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionTrump tells Muslim nations to “Drive out the terrorists” US President Donald Trump has urged Muslim countries to take the lead in combating radicalisation in a major speech in Saudi Arabia. “Drive them out of this earth,” he told regional leaders in Riyadh, as part of his first official trip abroad. Mr Trump blamed [...]

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