Today’s political headlines includes Brexit Party fighting every seat, Hunt announces £6bn war chest for no-deal and public sector pay freeze under Johnson.
Brexit Party to fight every Westminster seat
The Guardian report on Nigel Farage saying that the Brexit Party will have candidates ready to fight in every Westminster constituency within days. Farage said that even in the event Boris Johnson is leading the Government and they are moving towards no-deal the Brexit Party will still battle hard. At an event in Birmingham the Brexit Party revealed their first 100 candidates to an audience of 5,000 activists.
Jeremy Hunt announces £6bn war chest for no-deal
Sky News report on remarks made by Jeremy Hunt where he has said that if he becomes Prime Minister he will have a £6bn fund for farmers and fisherman who export to Europe. Hunt is also expected to form a committee that will get the Government ready for a no-deal Brexit and prepared for WTO tariffs coming into effect.
Public sector pay freeze over under Johnson
The Independent report on Matt Hancock stating that Boris Johnson will scrap the public sector pay freeze. The Health Secretary said that those who work in the public sector will get a fair pay rise if Boris Johnson becomes PM. This could be a targeted campaign from the Johnson campaign as his leadership rival Jeremy Hunt oversaw the new contracts for junior doctors.
Claims about Corbyn’s health are ‘fake news’The Times re
port on head of the Unite union Len McCluskey describing concerns about Jeremy Corbyn’s health as ‘fake news’. This comes after it was reported that senior civil servants had become worried about Corbyn’s health. Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show McCluskey said the claims were fake news and a distortion.
Gordon Brown wants Theresa May to honour Conservative manifesto pledge on BBC TV licences
The Sun report on forming Prime Minister Gordon Brown calling on Theresa May to make sure that the Conservative manifesto promise of TV licenses being free for over 75s until 2022 is honoured. From June 2020 free TV licenses will be available to households where someone receives pension credit. The BBC has made this change as the cost of providing the licensers is going to be transferred to the broadcaster.
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