Boris Johnson announces plans for spending spree in north

PM is pondering using an £80bn fund for infrastructure spending in areas that helped seal Tory winBoris Johnson is considering a raid on a £80bn fund to fuel an infrastructure blitz in regions that helped deliver his election victory, it has emerged.Sp…

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Super-rich family buy £65m house after Johnson’s victory

Family decide to buy property in central London as direct result of election outcomeA super-rich European family on Friday bought a house in central London for £65m, saying their decision was a direct result of Boris Johnson’s historic Conservative par…

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The Tories can’t offer tax cuts – there will be no money left after Brexit | Simon Wren-Lewis

While Brexit would mean more stagnation, Labour’s spending plans would boost the economy without frightening off investorsThe two main parties’ policies on tax and spending have had plenty of attention in this election campaign. Yet few have commented …

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Critics attack Johnson’s plan for ‘Australian-style’ migration system

PM accused of misleading voters and not understanding value of non-high-skilled jobsBoris Johnson’s proposed “Australian-style” points system to reduce immigration has been criticised for failing to understand how vital low and medium-skilled jobs are …

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Economic conditions favour the left, so why is Labour not expected to win with ease? | Larry Elliott

Tories take nothing for granted because rival plans resonate with voters and polls could be wrongEven now it is impossible to call the election. Sure, the polls look pretty conclusive but the margin between victory and defeat is slender. The last two e…

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We young voters grew up with austerity. Now we want change | Tobi Thomas

Where else is there to go if you, like me, want a tolerant and inclusive society?My generation’s coming of age has coincided with coalition and Conservative governments. Austerity, which has shaped our formative years (I’m now 22), was framed as a fisc…

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Labour has a strong economic plan. But it still has to shift voters’ faith in austerity | Larry Elliott

It makes sense to borrow when interest rates are low. Yet much of the public is still attached to the slogans of 2010A lost decade for the British economy is coming to a suitably downbeat end. The latest snapshots of business activity point to stagnant…

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Sterling soars against dollar as traders bet on Johnson election win

Pound hits highest level since May as opinion polls give Tories 11% lead over LabourThe pound raced to a seven-month high against the dollar on Wednesday as City traders bet that Boris Johnson was on course for victory in the general election.Sterling …

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Tories promise £4bn for public transport in Midlands and north

Election pledge counters Labour plans to renationalise railways and cut ticket pricesLatest election news – live updatesThe Conservatives have promised to commit more than £4bn to a fund for new bus and metro rail links in cities around England as the …

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