19 May 2017 - Uk General Elections: Conservative Manifesto
Ben Chu (The Independent, 18/05/2017)
Theresa May’s Conservative manifesto for the general election has been hailed as a watershed moment in the history of the party and indeed for the broader UK political landscape.
“Post-Thatcherism” and “third way Conservatism” are just two of the descriptions of the 84-page document, entitled Forward Together.
But does the austere-looking tome, which contains just a single picture (of Ms May), live up to this billing?
Editorial (The Guardian, 18/05/2017)
Editorial (The Independent, 18/05/2017)
From bland to brand, the launch of the Conservative manifesto is a conspicuous attempt to reposition the party around the vision its leader has for the future of the UK. Given that Theresa May’s appearances on the campaign trail have been largely flat, shifting the focus from personality to policy is perhaps timely for the Tories.
After the bold leftism of Labour’s manifesto pledges, some on the right might have anticipated an equal and opposite riposte from the Prime Minister, pegged on traditional Conservative assumptions. In some key respects that is far from the case. Most fundamentally, the libertarian, deregulatory instincts so beloved of Thatcherites have been thrown under the election battle bus. As Theresa May put it obliquely in her launch speech, government “should be a force for good, a force that steps up and acts in the interests of ordinary working people”.
(BBC News, 19/05/2017)
The Conservatives would "aim" to meet their manifesto pledge to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands, a cabinet minister has said.
Sir Michael Fallon said the policy was not yet costed as the government did not know when it would be achieved.
The Tories have also promised to overhaul social care funding in a manifesto Theresa May said would "deliver for mainstream Britain".
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