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Labour pledges to bring school PFI contracts 'in-house'

Labour pledges to bring school PFI contracts 'in-house'

I don't think there will be, but you never know, so we've got to scenario plan for that.

The shadow chancellor did not say whether the contracts - which were initiated by John Major and used widely under Tony Blair - would be bought out or written off.

"We'll put an end to this scandal and reduce the cost to the taxpayers".

According to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, three million people are "trapped" by credit card debt.

Crude oil rallies amid talk of OPEC production cut deal extension
China is on pace to overtake the USA as the world's biggest oil importer this year, taking in more than 8 million barrels a day . There were no caps imposed on Libya or Nigeria but they pledged to contribute to supply cuts when their production stabilises.

But the Conservatives said Labour's nationalisation plans, as well as its intention to buy out PFI contracts for the running of schools, hospitals and other public services, would result in "a collapse in business investment and a crash in the value of the pound". In the NHS alone, GBP831 million in pre-tax profits have been made over the past six years. It means that no-one will ever pay more in interest than their original loan. He warned that if the Conservatives did not bother to do anything on this matter, then the law will be amended by the subsequent Labour Government.

Under the proposed new rules, customers who pay more in interest and charges than they do in repayment of credit card debt over an 18 month period will also need to be helped by credit card providers. "You can call it the McDonnell amendment". "We're looking at building an alternative energy market and we're looking at the Royal Mail".

"Business has realised that Labour may form the next government and has re-engaged", said Tony Langham, Chief Executive of city communications firm Lansons which made a decision to hold a business reception at the Labour conference to meet client demand for engagement with the party.

In a letter to Labour Party general secretary Iain McNicol, Mr Morgan said: "As the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, I will undoubtedly face questions as to why we allow any event where anti-Semitic views are freely expressed to happen in the city, particularly on council premises". "We now have to prove that we will be an effective governing party".

Hurricane Maria eye nears Turks and Caicos Islands
Rosselló has voiced his concern that Congress, once the first shot of emergency relief has been given, will abandon the island. At least 10 people have died in Puerto Rico due to Maria , the strongest storm to hit the USA territory since 1928.

But, while having a realistic shot at government and a clearer political identity that has attracted the attention of business, Corbyn's Labour has not been met with universal enthusiasm in the siderooms and bars of Brighton's seafront hotels, where most of the informal lobbying takes place.

Chancellor Philip Hammond claimed Mr McDonnell had "privately conceded the disastrous effects that Labour's plans would have on Britain's economy".

The Labour leader told Sky News: "What he's doing is saying we'd look at all scenarios that may affect a Labour government coming in. And it will be up to us to lay the foundations of the new world that awaits us".

Keenum has 3 TD passes and Vikings top Buccaneers 34-17
The Bucs played without three key defensive starters due to injury - Baker (illness), Alexander (hamstring) and Grimes (shoulder). Not to be forgotten, the Vikings' run defense was strong for the third straight week, giving up just 26 yards on nine carries.


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