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General election 2019: Corbyn to launch Labour’s ‘manifesto of hope’

Party to promise huge social housing investment, 1m green jobs and overhaul of business regulation Sign up to the election briefing emailLabour to unveil £75bn social housing plan to ‘build for the many’Is Labour’s pledge to build 100,000 council houses achievable?Labour manifesto promises 1m green jobs to tackle climate crisis 7.32am GMT Sajid Javid, the shadow Chancellor, is on BBC Breakfast elaborating on the Tories’ plans to raise the threshold which lower earners begin to pay national insurance contributions. A Conservative-majority government would cut taxes for working people by raising the national insurance to £9,500 in the first year, before seeking to raise it to £12,500 throughout their possible term in office. The current threshold is £8,632.We’ve shown this since we’ve been back in office, that hard working people should be able to keep more of their hard earned cash.We’ve been very clear, as soon as the prime minister had finished answering a very straightforward answer to a very good question from a young woman in Teesside where he was at the business, he set out what the plans were and since then we’ve set out in far more detail how it is going to work.In a Teesside fabrication yard @BorisJohnson may have just blurted out big manifesto offer to raise NI threshold to £12,000. PM TV interviews delayed as Tory officials decide what to do 6.57am GMT The PM may selling this election as all about Brexit, but the apparently marginal issue of animal rights could yet prove surprisingly influential, writes the Guardian’s Patrick Barkham.
While Extinction Rebellion and the youth climate strikes have turned the climate crisis into a popular priority, Barkham says the Conservatives hope to harvest this sentiment by championing animals, after former environment secretary Michael Gove demonstrated how animal welfare action such as the ban on all ivory trade were financially painless “easy wins”. Continue reading…

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