General Election

General Election

Brendan Cox pays tribute to Manchester victims as world leaders react to news of attack

The husband of the murdered Yorkshire MP Jo Cox has paid tribute to the victims of last night's suicide attack in Manchester, as he urged the country to come together in the face of "division and hate".
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Theresa May launched her manifesto in Halifax, but won't debate her blueprint with her opponents.

Tom Richmond: What are you afraid of, Mrs May? Party leaders shouldn’t be allowed to dodge a debate.

AS BREXIT was driven, in part, by a desire to repatriate decision-making powers from the EU, it’s curious that just three token paragraphs are afforded to the future of Parliament in the Tory manifesto.

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jeremy Corbyn's leadership continues to polarise opinion in the Labour party.

Andrew Vine: Where Labour’s many MPs could become the few

THERE’S an unofficial Labour election rallying cry being heard in my corner of Yorkshire that’s a long way removed from the party’s official line of “For the many, not the few”.

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Brexit will be the defining issue of the next Parliament.

John Redwood: Let common sense determine terms of Brexit

THE General Election is both about who should lead our country for the next five years, and what kind of a country we want to create.

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Theresa May came under fire over social care during the launch of her Welsh manifesto.

YP Comment: Social care – PM beats a retreat

THERESA MAY was being disengenuous when she blamed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s “fake claims, fear and scaremongering” for the Tory party’s embarrassing volte-face over social care.

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Picture by Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire .

Prime Minister backtracks on social care as Labour close in

THERESA MAY’S election campaign suffered its first serious setback after narrowing polls and warnings from Conservative candidates forced her into a major U-turn on her flagship manifesto pledge today.

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Pensioner benefits has become a key election issue.

YP Letters: Tories and Theresa May shoot themselves in the foot over social care shambles

From: David Craggs, Shafton Gate, Goldthorpe.

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Tories accused of 'manifesto meltdown' as May announces U-turn on care fees

Theresa May has been accused of being in a "manifesto meltdown" after unveiling plans to introduce a cap on care fees just days after she appeared to rule the policy out.
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Who is speaking up for Planet Earth in the election?

YP Letters: Who will speak up for Planet Earth in election?

From: Terry Fletcher, Moor Lane, Newton-on-Ouse, York.

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Are free tuition fees sustainable?

YP Letters: Are too many students going into higher education?

From: DS Boyes, Upper Rodley Lane, Bramley, Leeds.

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Election round-up: The generation game

Labour have made a fresh grab for the youth vote today by announcing they will introduce plans to scrap university fees a year early.
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YP Comment: Take civic duty more seriously

YP Comment: Take civic duty more seriously

TONIGHT marks one of the more significant election milestones – the deadline for electors to register to vote on June 8. Unlike last year when MPs passed emergency legislation to extend the cut-off point after computers crashed, this option is not possible because Parliament is now dissolved.

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Should school meals be free  - or not?

Jayne Dowle: Hunger games in political feeding frenzy over schools

THE Conservatives have decided to scrap free school meals. Well actually, they haven’t. The Conservatives have decided to scrap free school meals for pupils in the first three years of primary education, a cohort still quaintly known as “infants”. It is a crucial point, but it’s being missed.

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The winter fuel allowance for pensioners is proving to be a divisive election issue.

YP Comment: Backlash over ‘dementia tax’. Election reveals care conundrum

THE WORK and Pensions Secretary could not have been clearer when asked if the Tories will drop the controversial care reforms – dubbed the ‘dementia tax’ – which have been greeted with so much hostility.

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Qari Asim is urging young people of all faiths to register to vote.

Qari Asim: Apathy will win election if young people don’t register to vote

THE General Election will set the direction our country takes for generations. But millions of young people, including those from ethnic minorities, will not take part in electing the next government.

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John Prescott hails Labour manifesto as 'best since 1997' - and he'll campaign in Hull

Labour's former deputy prime minister John Prescott has hailed this year's manifesto as the best the party has produced since 1997.
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Jeremy Corbyn campaigning in Yorkshire this month

Labour closing gap on Conservatives, according to series of polls

Labour has closed the gap on Conservatives following the publication of party manifestos for the General Election, according to a series of opinion polls.
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Remembered: Jo Cox

Election truce to honour Jo Cox will 'send powerful message'

Politicians will call an election truce today to honour murdered MP Jo Cox by focusing on what they have in common.
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Jeremy Corbyn launched Labour's manifesto in Bradford.

YP Letters: Corbyn’s politics not extreme by pre-Thatcher standards

From: John G Davies, Alma Terrace, East Morton, Keighley.

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Theresa May with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

YP Letters: Juncker’s folly undermines EU credibility

From: Mr SB Oliver, Churchill Grove, Heckmondwike.

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