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Abolishing higher education fees and writing off existing debt is not only less than fully costed in monetary terms, it’s regressive and would have negative human consequences too.
Our survey and the manifesto. How party members ranked the policies – from Brexit to the energy price cap. Full list.
Willingness to leave the EU with no deal, but to pay for specific programmes, is popular. Intervention in businesses and the economy is not.
Buying out this single industry would cost more than a quarter of Labour’s unfunded ‘Transformation Fund’, according to Ofwat estimates.
The Opposition’s revenue projections are at the mercy of a small, highly responsive group of taxpayers.
The manifesto makes collapsing devolution far less tempting for Sinn Fein and could give unionists the confidence and breathing space to reform.
The cost of this scheme is five times that of Labour’s book-balancing exercise, yet apparently it’s going to be ‘leveraged’ from private investors.
If the SNP do drop below 40 per cent of the vote, as a new poll suggests, the Prime Minister will be quite able to go on saying “not yet”.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Several new investment vehicles will put Theresa May’s belief in “the good that government can do” into action across multiple sectors.
Instead the Party talks about “consolidation”, but is that just a sign that the reforms have no champion left in Number 10?
The party seems to be trying to make health and care services more responsive to their users’ wants and needs.
The polls may be overstating the Opposition; Corbyn may under-perform his national share in key marginals; or the Tories may just be slipping.
Tim Farron has led his party into an electoral cul-de-sac on the EU. He needs a change of course to save his MPs – and his leadership.
The Opposition plan to raise £6.5 billion, a figure reached by splitting the difference between numbers the IFS says were ‘made up’.