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the telegraph shows a picture of the prime minister facing the question time audience. and the guardian says labour has accused the tories of using fake—news ads to attackjeremy corbyn. all the stories, in some form or another, are connected to the election of people standing in it. a lot of interesting stuff for you both this week, as political correspondence, the daily telegraph is where we will start, theresa may on question time this evening, and of course jeremy corbyn on question time this evening, and of coursejeremy corbyn appeared later, a45 minutes, of coursejeremy corbyn appeared later, 445 minutes, not facing each other but tough questions at times from the audience. brilliant for the daily telegraph to get this in their first addition, and i thought it was a really interesting format, much more valuable than the debate on wednesday, because it was them facing questions, and the public have played a blinder in this election, as far as i am concerned,
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on tv and radio, it has always been a member of the public — as well as good jurors —— good journalism, don't get me wrong — that have given a good account of themselves. i was ina taxi a good account of themselves. i was in a taxi for some ofjeremy corbyn‘s appearance, but theresa may appeared a bit more human and early in the week, addressing questions, we will have to see what the papers make of it tomorrow. obviously, twitter has its own bias in one direction or another, but really interesting, a really good format for both of them to face some quite tough grilling. in particular, for theresa may, it seemed to be this issue of, why should we trust you? forjeremy corbyn, will you or would to ever press the nuclear button if it came to it? i think more pressure oi'i it came to it? i think more pressure on the prime minister tonight, she has not had a great campaign, to put it mildly, whereas jeremy it mildly, whereasjeremy corbyn has. she had to pull it out the bag a little bit tonight, given that
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polls have narrowed, if they are to be believed, obviously, and i think she gave a reasonably decent account of herself, her best performance, i think, of the campaign, although thatis think, of the campaign, although that is not saying awful much, i guess. but how have things changed in the course of it! it is remarkable, the received wisdom now, before the election was called in westminster, was, if jeremy before the election was called in westminster, was, ifjeremy corbyn is leader of the labour party come the next election, he would crumble, you know, the tories would hammer him about the ira, his past dealings with how mass, what have you. and the opposite has been the case, he has really thrived, i think in the intense battle of the election campaign, andl intense battle of the election campaign, and i think that is a lot to do with the fact that the polls have narrowed in the way they have. yes, to burying extents, it has to be said. let's look at the telegraph, tory tax pledge to high
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earners, the labour manifesto includes this idea of anyone earning above £80,000 would pay more tax. this is seen as a key part of their plan, the conservatives saying they will not hammer higher earners, putting clear blue water between them and labour, who say they will increase taxes on those earning over £80,000 a year. it is quite significant, because the prime minister has announced that the triple lock, which was in the manifesto in 2015, that has been ditched, but this is the first time that they have confirmed that income tax will not go up for higher earners. but i guess the devil will be in the detail, we do not know what the figure would be. labour put that figure at £80,000, we do not know how high is high for the
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conservatives. it was not long ago that the alarm was saying, look, i wa nt to that the alarm was saying, look, i want to have room to manoeuvre if i needed, to change the tax situation. —— that philip hammond was saying. yes, particularly with this notion of this, croke likes of it, and the idea that the manifesto would have more brushstrokes than being locked philip hammond has not been that visible, has he? he has been the opposite of visible! i think labour will say, if you are not going to raise taxes on the higher levels, will it be on the middle income earners? that could be the labour attack. may reaches out to business as brexit tensions escalate, in the ft. as brexit tensions escalate, in the ft, this was supposed to be the brexit election, i wonder if there
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will be more focus on this week, the suggestion that they confer with business to find out what is required after we leave the eu. she raises the possibility of a three—year transitional phase, which is the first time she has gone that far, looking at 2019 when we leave, it could be another two or three years before we finally removed completely from the european union. this was supposed to be the brexit general election, that is how it was framed by the prime minister when she announced the election, and the narrative is kind of run away from the conservatives, really, and in the conservatives, really, and in the same way that michael fallon talking about taxes is another attempt to bring it back to where they want the debate to be, because they want the debate to be, because they want the debate to be, because they want it to be about who you wa nt they want it to be about who you want to go into the brexit talks, do you wanted to be the prime minister orjeremy you wanted to be the prime minister or jeremy corbyn? i you wanted to be the prime minister orjeremy corbyn? i think the tories are confident, if that is the debate for the rest of the campaign, then
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they will come out on top. businesses say they want stability and predictability, and going into those negotiations, nobody can put them 100% stability. having said them 10096 stability. having said that, i think the market hasn't jitters at some of these polls narrowing and the prospect of prime ministerjeremy corbyn in charge of the economy. equally, sorry to be obsessed with the old bill hamid element of the stories, but buried at the bottom, this notion that mrs may has not clearly endorsed philip hammond into the future at the treasury. ask if she can guarantee that he will remain chancellor, she says, once again, i think philip hammond is doing a very good job as chancellor, which is what you said ina chancellor, which is what you said in a press conference. and he has not been seen since! well, they are all volunteers! will tread carefully with the daily mirror, this is an
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active case, the tory mp charged over an election expenses, craig mackinlay standing in south thanet. without talking about the details of this, because it is active, how much ofa this, because it is active, how much of a problem could this be, or is it just a distraction for the conservatives? probably just a distraction, and to be fair, the co nte m pt distraction, and to be fair, the contempt laws will protect the conservatives, because there cannot be much discussion about it until proceedings have been concluded. equally, i think the timing is pretty appalling, they have been wanting this to be the only headline about it for now, to cast it aside and concentrate on other matters. it has to be said, innocent until proven guilty, as mrs may said, they will mount a robust defence, but not the best timing, and he remains as the best timing, and he remains as the candidate in south thanet, famously contested by nigel farage last time around, so i think it will be very interesting to be at that count, arguably! i saw one or two
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people on twitter comparing it to james comey, the fbi director getting involved in the american election, i don't think it is quite at that level, but you know, it is something that the tories could have done without. let's look at the daily express, nicola sturgeon, i will help corbyn, a disaster, say the tories. she has said this before, she has offered a the snp up for coalition. the so-called coalition of chaos that the tories like 2.2, that notion that they could thwart theresa may's plans in a minority government. —— like to point too. i think this is going to be an anathema to any brexiteers who think that any coalition of this type will thwart not only brexit but bring about a second scottish independence referendum. corbyn said he was relaxed about that idea, so
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the conservatives will go on the attack and say this is basically spelling the end of the union and the end of our exit from the eu. jeremy corbyn said no way, would nicola sturgeon really want coalition with labour? to be fair, she has said that she is not talking about coalition, not snp mps being ina labour about coalition, not snp mps being in a labour coalition cabinet or anything like that, but if we are in anything like that, but if we are in a hung parliament situation, there would need to be deals done by the governing party in order to get its programme through, and in many respects what she's saying makes perfect sense, they would need to be horse trading, a bit of give and take. but manna from heaven as far as the conservatives are concerned, this play is really badly on the doorsteps down here, i mean, in 2015, that famous poster of ed miliband sticking out of alex salmond's top pocket killed ed miliband as faras salmond's top pocket killed ed miliband as far as his chances, people down here did not like the idea of the snp tail wagging the
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labour dog, you know, and i would imagine this will go down just as well. great time to be a political journalist, but exhausting! thank you for staying up late! that's it for the papers tonight. don't forget, you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers, and if you miss the programme any evening, you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you, kevin and camilla. weather next. hello there, good evening. the weekend is up on the us, and it looks pretty good for large swathes of the uk, good spells of sunshine, good opportunities for getting out and about and enjoying the early summer, but there will be some showers around. we source outbreaks of rain on this weather front shifting eastwards, fresh air following behind it, but ahead of
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that, into the afternoon, warm and humid, upper20s, a rash of thunderstorms breaking out across the london area and on into east anglia. those are slowly fading away, and they will continue to do so. away, and they will continue to do so. still some outbreaks of rain in east anglia, further rain in the midlands and the north—east. further west, a largely dry picture, and by the end of the night temperatures dipping down to ten or 11 degrees in western areas, but a warm night in south—eastern corner, 16 or 17 in central london. into the morning, a lot of dry and bright weather across the south—west, showers lurking in the south—west, showers lurking in the bristol channel. it might start cloudy for the south—east of england, early showers, but a lot of dry weather to be had. early showers in the north—east as well. a lot of dry weather in northern ireland and scotland, but quite great conditions around the coasts in the north—east. through the day, early showers will clear from the north—east of
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england, brightening up nicely, good sunshine here. likely a show or two in wales and the south—west, but still a lot of dry weather. 17 degrees in glasgow, much fresher 22 or $0 degrees in glasgow, much fresher 22 orso in degrees in glasgow, much fresher 22 or so in london. as you go through the evening, again, one or two showers drifting across england and wales, but a lot of fine and dry weather through the evening, most of the showers across scotland and northern ireland. sunday looks mostly fine and dry, most of the showers in scotland and northern ireland. early next week, well, things are set to go downhill, this area of low pressure is heading our way, quite a squeeze on the isobars around the centre of it, really windy for the time of year. and also really quite wet as well, not a very pleasa nt stay really quite wet as well, not a very pleasant stay at all on monday. over the next few days, sunshine and showers through the weekend, then things turn wet and windy for the start of next week. this is bbc news, the headlines at
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11pm. theresa may and jeremy corbyn have been grilled by voters in a question time debate in york —— with 6 days to polling day. —— five days. conservative candidate craig mackinlay, has been charged over expenses claimed during the 2015 campaign. police investigating the manchester attack evacuate part of the city for several hours after finding a car that detectives say could prove to be significant. and on newsnight will be asking borisjohnson and on newsnight will be asking boris johnson have and on newsnight will be asking borisjohnson have a pm fared on the debate and steve smith is on the road in his own bus.
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