Manchester attack: Jeremy Corbyn on ‘traumatic time’

Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured in what Theresa May called an “appalling, sickening, terrorist attack” at Manchester Arena. A lone male suicide attacker set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn […]

Nicola Sturgeon condemns ‘callous’ Manchester attack

Nicola Sturgeon says the attack in Manchester is “cruel in its targeting of children and young people enjoying a music event”. The first minister urged young people to ask questions and to ask for help and said that those who seek to “destroy our way of life will not succeed”. The Scottish government has held […]

Guide to the parties taking part in general election 2017

Here’s a guide to the political parties and where published, their manifestos. You can also see an issue-by-issue comparison here. Conservatives: Image copyright PA Guide to the Conservative Party Manifesto – Key points at-a-glance Social care shake-up in Theresa May’s plans In full: Conservative election manifesto 2017 Labour: Image copyright PA Guide to the Labour […]

Manchester attack: Election campaigning suspended

Image copyright AFP Image caption Home Secretary Amber Rudd is among those attending an emergency Cobra meeting Campaigning in the general election has been suspended after the fatal bombing in Manchester as party leaders expressed their horror at the attack. Prime Minister Theresa May has chaired an emergency Cobra meeting in London into the suspected […]

SNP to publish ‘anti-austerity’ election manifesto

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nicola Sturgeon will set out the SNP’s manifesto at an event in Edinburgh The SNP is to set out a manifesto for June’s general election aimed at ending austerity and investing in public services. Nicola Sturgeon will launch her party’s platform for the vote in Edinburgh. The party will […]

Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes

Media captionWatch: Andrew Neil grills Theresa May over Tory plans for social care in England Theresa May has defended her changes to the Tory social care policy, as critics called it a “manifesto meltdown”. The PM told the BBC “nothing has changed” and said rival parties had been “trying to scare” elderly people. It came […]

Labour tuition fees promise: Students this year ‘would not pay’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Labour Party wants to scrap England’s university tuition fees Labour says it will bring forward its pledge to scrap tuition fees to include students starting university in England this autumn if it wins the election. The party also says students part-way through their courses would not have to […]

General election 2017: Green Party launch plan for ‘caring Britain’

Image copyright PA The Green Party has called for bold action on the environment, education, welfare and Brexit as it launched its general election manifesto. Co-leader Caroline Lucas said its “very distinct” plans for a universal basic income and a shorter working week aimed for a “confident and caring” nation. It is promising a second […]

The Greens’ manifesto at-a-glance: Summary of key points

Image copyright EPA The Green Party has launched its manifesto, the Green Guarantee For a Confident and Caring Britain. The full document is available online. Here are the main things you need to know. Key message A programme providing “big, bold ideas to create a confident and caring Britain that we can all be proud […]

General election 2017: May defends revised social care plans

Media captionTheresa May: “Nothing has changed from the principle on social care policy I set out in the manifesto” Theresa May has defended making changes to the Tories’ social care pledge as critics called it a “manifesto meltdown”. The PM told the BBC “nothing has changed” and claimed rival parties had been “trying to scare” […]