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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EU distances itself from Johnson’s timetable for post-Brexit trade deal

Leaked communique signals caution over PM’s 11-month timeframe for negotiationsLatest election news – live updatesEU member states have signalled a refusal to be bounced into Boris Johnson’s fast-track timetable to strike a post-Brexit trade deal.If he…

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Johnson spots an opportunity over state aid – and it may work

If he wants working-class Labour votes the PM can’t promote the rightwing post-Brexit ideal of Singapore-on-ThamesHugely disturbing, said the Adam Smith Institute. A recipe for cronyism and pure protectionism, said the Institute for Economic Affairs. A…

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The Guardian view on election economics: there is an alternative | Editorial

Economics dominates public debate while being seen as an abstract authority over which people have little control. That must changeOn BBC Question Time on Thursday there was an exchange between an audience member and a Labour politician – Richard Burgo…

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Jeremy Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto in decades

‘Investment blitz’ to be funded by wealthy and includes tax on energy firms to tackle climate crisisLatest election news – live updatesJeremy Corbyn has launched the most radical Labour manifesto in decades, promising an “investment blitz” that would l…

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Jo Swinson gets best reception at CBI for Lib Dems’ pro-EU stance

Lukewarm welcome for both Corbyn and Johnson as leaders court business community Latest election news – live updatesJo Swinson was the most warmly received of the party leaders to appear on stage at the CBI’s annual conference, as the Liberal Democrat …

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Boris Johnson to shelve planned cut in corporation tax

CBI told cancelling proposed reduction would save £6bn that could be spent on public servicesLatest election news – live updatesBoris Johnson has told business leaders he will shelve a planned cut in corporation tax, claiming he would put £6bn into pub…

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