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Prime Minister’s ‘disappointment’ over US Paris Agreement decision

PM Theresa May has told US President Donald Trump her disappointment over his decision to pull the USA out of the Paris Climate Agreement. In a call to Washington, May stated that the UK remained committed to the accord.

However, she has been roundly criticised for not signing the joint condemnation from France, Germany and Italy – who collectively warned Trump that the deal could not be renegotiated.

Labour pledge to create one million ‘good jobs’

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to ‘drive growth across the whole of Britain’ and create a million ‘good jobs’ if his party are elected to power next week.

While on the campaign trail in York, the Labour leader promised to pump £250 billion into industry through a National Investment Bank.

Lib Dems defend policy to legalise cannabis

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has defended his party’s stance of legalising cannabis, if they are to be elected next Thursday. Farron did concede that the Lib Dem’s stance was ‘controversial and risky’ but the decision is evidence based and an attempt to stop younger people moving onto harder substances.

Labour claim voting for them is only way to stop SNP

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has said that voting for her party is the only way to prevent the SNP having a majority of votes in Scotland.

Dugdale stated that SNP leader is using Brexit as an excuse to get what she’s after, a second referendum, rather than focusing on the real issues surrounding living standards.

Tories deny confusion over migration policy

The Conservatives have released a statement denying any confusion over their immigration policy, outlined in the 2017 general election manifesto.

In the announcement, Theresa May signalled that her party wanted to cut numbers to less than 100,000 a year by 2022. Brexit Secretary David Davis said this was the Tories aim, but could not promise it.

Tim Farron calls for second Brexit referendum once deal is reached

Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron, has said that the UK ‘doesn’t have any chance’ of getting a better deal from Brexit talks than it has now as a full member of the EU.

He said he ‘respected’ the outcome of the referendum but wanted to give people a second vote on terms of any Brexit deal.

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