United Kingdom vote looms, Tories confuse tax issue

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The Defence Secretary said Labour had announced a further £9.5 billion of unfunded spending on top of the £48.6 billion of policy pledges contained in its manifesto.

"But we have to be prepared to stand up for Britain".

Deputy SNP leader Angus Robertson said: "This poll shows that only the SNP is strong enough to beat the Tories in this election, and with polls narrowing across the United Kingdom, the result in Scotland may well determine the size of Theresa May's majority".

Mr Corbyn hit out at US President Donald Trump over his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change deal - and Mrs May's decision not to sign a letter with other European Union leaders condemning the move.

However, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a 68-year-old socialist peace campaigner, has been pulling big crowds at rallies across the country, brushing off warnings from opponents in his own party that he would lead them to electoral disaster.

In a speech delivered at the northern town of Carlisle on Sunday, Corbyn, who is running for Prime Minister for the socialist Labour party in the upcoming election on Thursday, said that British values of tolerance must be maintained.

In response, a Labour spokesman said: "It is not Labour policy to phase out faith schools".

Failure to win the June 8 election with a large majority would weaken May just as formal Brexit talks are due to begin while the loss of her majority in Parliament would pitch British politics into turmoil.

Betting on this year's General Election as a whole has been a lot more popular compared to what we saw in 2015 and Oddschecker have witnessed nearly twice as more people coming to the site this time round compared to a couple of years ago.

His plans set out to rebalance years of Conservative rule, which has seen net investment in the public sector declining and average wages plummeting in real terms.

"Her description of her phone call to Donald Trump sounded more like a cosy chat between political soul mates than a fight for the future for our planet".

The Conservative leader was accused of "broken promises" for calling an early election for June 8 after she had repeatedly said she would not, and for a U-turn on a key manifesto pledge on elderly social care. Instead, May sent her interior minister, Amber Rudd, who dismissed the leaders as members of a "coalition of chaos". He won the party leadership through an election when there were other aspirants to the lead role.

"And pensioners are left to worry about whether they will be able to heat their homes or even keep their homes, with no clarity on cuts to winter fuel payments or the dementia tax".

The Labour leader said he would "invest properly" in the armed forces, promising more ships for the Royal Navy and aircraft for the RAF. Though she had previously suggested she would not call a snap vote, Mrs May seems to have looked at Labour's low polling numbers and thought that now was an opportune time to call an election.

"Since they are ruling out increases in income, corporate tax and VAT we must assume that there will be an increase in national insurance and in various "stealth taxes" yet to be specified".