Boris unveils Brexit manifesto for UK

Boris unveils Brexit manifesto for UK

Boris unveils Brexit manifesto for UK

Johnson, who took over predecessor Theresa May's minority administration in the summer, also vowed to get his new Brexit deal in front of the country's Parliament before Christmas.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Sunday to take Britain out of the European Union by January 31, then set about reinvigorating public services as he launched his Conservative Party's general election manifesto.

They also pledged no new taxes, drawing a distinction with the opposition Labour Party that has promised to raise taxes on the rich and businesses to fund a major expansion of the state.

Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that the latest Opinium/Observer poll puts the Conservative Party 19 points ahead of the Labour Party at 47 per cent, with just three weeks to go until polling day.

But after a bumpy three years of setbacks over the issue of Europe, the party's headline pledge to "get Brexit done" - a mantra Johnson has frequently repeated on the campaign trail - will dominate the unveiling.

"Get Brexit done and we can focus our hearts and our minds on the priorities of the British people".

"He used to be indecisive - now he's not so sure", Johnson said, in a dig at the veteran socialist. "We will get Brexit done in January and unleash the potential of our whole country", said Johnson.

The Tories are launching their election manifesto this afternoon.

He also pledged to make the UK Corbyn-neutral by Christmas, in reference to Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

"After a decade of the Conservatives cutting our NHS, police and schools, all Boris Johnson is offering is more of the same: more cuts, more failure, and years more of Brexit uncertainty", Corbyn said, adding that only Labour can deliver "real change".

Corbyn has said he would remain neutral in such a vote, something his finance policy chief John McDonnell described as the Labour leader adopting the role of "an honest broker".

As well as higher public spending, the United Kingdom leader pledged 23.5 billion pounds worth of "sensible" tax cuts, partly by raising the threshold before workers pay social security contributions.

To try to win over voters, Labour announced another spending commitment, promising to compensate more than three million women who lost years of state pension payments when their retirement age was raised.

Think-tanks such as the Institute for Fiscal Studies have raised questions about the credibility of plans to fund investment from both the Conservatives and Labour.

Johnson said the rival parties - the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and others - would only bring more delay and eventually betray the will of voters as expressed in the 2016 vote in favoring of leaving the European Union.

On the environment, it promises a ban on exporting plastic waste to non-OECD countries and the creation of an Office for Environmental Protection to implement carbon neutrality by 2050.

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