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18 Nov 2019

Party leaders pitch plans to CBI to win business votes

The two main parties have been defending their big spending plans to a potentially hostile audience today: business leaders.

Boris Johnson told the CBI conference he would cancel a planned cut in corporation tax – claiming he’d use the cash for public services instead.

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn defended his plans to take some key services into public ownership – calling it an essential step towards building a ‘genuinely mixed economy’.

And Jo Swinson described the Lib Dems as the natural party of business because of their plans to cancel Brexit.