GE2017: Does the UKIP manifesto hold any relevance?

  Following the events in Manchester, Paul Nuttall broke with the other major parties’ decision to suspend national campaigning until Friday and launched the UKIP manifesto, titled ‘Britain Together’, this morning. Nuttall argues in the manifesto that “UKIP is at its best when it is being radical” adding that the party is “the country’s insurance …

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GE2017: ‘Mayism’ enters the fray in Conservative manifesto

  The Prime Minister sought to downplay her own political philosophy in creating the Conservative Party manifesto, while playing up her role in its delivery. “There is no May-ism” she insisted, while presiding over a campaign that puts the leader at its very forefront. In reality, this manifesto launch was the clearest indication yet of …

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GE2017: Will the Lib Dem’s manifesto change their fortunes?

  Despite holding the official launch event this evening (apparently so that ‘ordinary workers’ can attend), the Lib Dems have published their manifesto, titled ‘Change Britain’s Future’. In his foreword, Tim Farron says that he is making a “different case” to the British people. Rather than presenting a vision for Government, he wants to persuade …

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IFS tears up the manifestos

  The IFS’ party manifesto analysis presents the difference between what parties say policies will achieve, and hard reality of what will actually happen over the next five years. On borrowing, taxation and spending, each party’s manifesto strains under scrutiny. At their manifesto launches, the Tories presented a compassionate front as Labour cast themselves as …

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