Emily Thornberry: ‘Labour will borrow to invest’
Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, is challenged on her party’s election manifesto. Would working-age benefits be frozen? Where are the costings for renationalisation? Do Labour’s plans depend on higher borrowing?
Election debate from Redcar
Karen King, a Lib Dem councillor; Lynn Pallister, a Labour councillor; Glenn Preedy, who’s chair of UKIP North East; and Steve Turner, a Conservative councillor.
Election: focus on Redcar
Welcome to Redcar, in the heart of the Tees Valley, where unemployment is well above the national average. With the main parties now reaching out to working-class voters, we’ve spent much of the past week here, asking people what this election is all about for them.
May’s ‘new deal for workers’
A “new deal for workers”, including representation on company boards and a year’s statutory leave to care for a relative. This isn’t Labour, but Theresa May, promising what she called the biggest expansion of workers’ rights by any Conservative government.
Jeremy Corbyn profile
Two years ago Jeremy Corbyn was two hundred to one outsider in the Labour leadership contest. He defied those odds to win. Now he is in another race to be the next Prime Minister – and many say the odds are stacked against him again. According to his devoted supporters, his idealism is exactly what…
Blair’s warning on hard Irish border
The former prime minister Tony Blair has said a hard Irish border would be a disaster, with an agreement the best way of limiting damage after Brexit.
Corbyn on military action
Cathy Newman asks Jeremy Corbyn: When in the last half century has British-backed military action been necessary?
Corbyn: ‘I’m not a pacifist’
Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he is no pacifist, as he set out his view of Britain’s role in the world, accusing Theresa May of “pandering” to Donald Trump. Theresa May hit back, declaring Mr Corbyn was simply “not up to the job” of being prime minister. Michael Crick was at the other end of the…
NI: appeal for parties to work together
Ministers have appealed to nationalists and unionists in Northern Ireland to come together to avert a looming political crisis.
John Major: case for second Brexit referendum
Pro-Brexit Tories have rounded on Sir John Major for suggesting a second referendum on Britain’s departure from the EU would be perfectly credible.The former PM said the Brexit process shouldn’t be subjected to the “tyranny of the majority”, sparking anger among Eurosceptics.