General Election LIVE: Latest news as Boris Johnson takes no deal off the table – The Sun
2nd November 2019

BORIS JOHNSON has taken no deal off the table in the party's forthcoming manifesto.

The Prime Minister has said he will focus on “getting Brexit done immediately” once MPs have returned to the House of Commons after the general election in December.

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  • TOUCHING MOMENT

    SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is expected to tell a rally in Glasgow later today an independent Scotland is “within touching distance”.

    She is expected to tell pro-independence supporters “another clear win” for the SNP in the general election will “bring it closer still”.

    Ms Sturgeon is the headline speaker at the event in George Square later today.

  • TORY MANIFESTO PLEDGES

    Along with removing a no-deal Brexit from the table, the forthcoming Conservative manifesto is also thought to commit the party to a number of tax pledges.

    These include:

    • a pledge to continue the fuel duty freeze
    • extending free childcare for three and four-year-olds
    • a rise in the threshold at which people start paying national insurance
    • raise the threshold for the 40p rate of income tax from £50,000 to £80,000

    DELIVER ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER

    Boris Johnson has said: “We need to ensure our country has a new, functioning majority government that can deliver on the issues that matter to the British people.”

    RUGBY GETS POLITICAL

    After Boris Johnson issued a message of support for the England rugby team ahead of the World Cup final in Japan, pundit Brian Moore told him to “f**k off”.

    CORBYN 'ALREADY IN BED WITH SNP'

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is “already in bed with the SNP,” according to Michael Gove. In a bid to secure power he is ready to give Nicola Sturgeon free rein to “smash up the UK” and “throw the UK under the bus” by forming a coalition with the Scottish nationalists.

    Earlier this week Mr Corbyn said he would “not seek to block” another Scottish independence vote, although Labour emphasised it would not be an “early priority”.

    Mr Gove told the Mail: ” It clearly wasn't a gaffe – that was clearly the fluttering of their eyelashes at the SNP and now they are in bed together. And Corbyn and his team have made it perfectly clear they will offer the SNP a referendum.”

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