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Lib Dem manifesto: 31 key things you need to know

Lib Dem manifesto: 31 key things you need to know

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to review the case for a single rate of pensions tax relief and committed to maintaining the triple lock in their election manifesto. Liberal Democrats support pressing ahead with the HS2 high speed rail line, and say they will "continue to champion the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine initiatives and invest significant capital resources in infrastructure projects across the north of England and the Midlands".

The Lib Dems say that once the terms of the divorce from the European Union have been negotiated, the resulting agreement will be put to the British people in a ballot.

And in the face of polls suggesting the Lib Dems are failing to make a breakthrough, Mr Farron urged Britons to follow the example of French voters who rejected the "two exhausted old parties" to elect Emmanuel Macron as their new president.

The Liberal Democrats have said they will ban sales of diesel cars by 2025 if they get into power at Westminster.

"That decision alone is a time bomb under our economy", warned Mr Farron.

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Everton are winless in seven Premier League away games since a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace in January (D4, L3). They are on course for their worst league finish in the last four years and could finish as low as 16th.

Farron said: "You don't have to accept Theresa May and Nigel Farage's extreme version of Brexit that will wreck the future for you, your family, your schools and hospitals". He said the party would not enter into coalition with either the Labour or the Conservatives.

The manifestos of the three major national parties offer the most sharply differing visions of the future of Britain seen in recent elections.

Much of the extra cash for their plans would be raised through a 1p increase on income tax and raising corporation tax by 1% to 20%.

Other flagship policies included a second referendum on a Brexit deal and giving tenants the ability to use rent payments to buy their own homes.

He also announced plans to bar new diesel cars and small vans from sale in the United Kingdom from 2025 to curb harmful emissions and an uncosted scrappage scheme.

North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'
The nub of the North Korea issue is how most effectively to achieve denuclearization. Trump expressed "great expectations for the summit with President Moon in June".

Access to finance is not the only obstacle that a Tim Farron-led government says it would try to overcome for creative traders. Its official manifesto launch will take place later on Wednesday.

In order to fund the NHS and social care, the Lib Dems called for a "dedicated health and care tax on the basis of wide consultation, possibly on a reform of National Insurance contributions, which will bring together spending on both services into a collective budget and set out transparently, on people's payslips, what we spend on them".

A minimum unit price for alcohol would also be introduced (subject to the ongoing legal challenge to the policy in Scotland), whilst the free school meals scheme will be extended to all children in primary education.

Elsewhere on the general election campaign trail, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson visited a nursery school to highlight fresh efforts to boost literacy and numeracy standards.

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The announcement follows Ford's decision earlier this week to trim its salaried workforce globally by 1,400 positions . The transmission will be finely tuned to blend fun driving and efficiency with Ford engines, including EcoBoost.


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