Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

May seeks Brexit mandate with Conservative manifesto

May seeks Brexit mandate with Conservative manifesto

"Brexit will define us - our place in the world, our economic security and our future prosperity".

And it also included a promise to balance the budget by 2025 - five years later than previously promised.

The social care changes proposed are that the value of someone's property would be included in the means test for receiving free care in their own home - now only their income and savings are taken into account.

Under her plan people in England and Wales with assets of more than £100,000 will have to pay for their care - but could defer payment until after their death - a move being labelled a "death tax".

"So now more than ever, Britain needs a strong and stable government to get the best Brexit deal for our country and its people".

FAIRER funding for Worcestershire's schools has been promised if the Conservatives win the General Election - in a detailed manifesto which will hit pensioners in the pocket.

But Labour said it was an "all-out attack on pensioner incomes".

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Sir Michael Fallon said the policy was not yet costed as the government did not know when it would be achieved. Increased spending will be funded by withdrawing the £300 winter fuel payment from wealthier pensioners.

Labour said the policy - which will mean many people having to pay more for their care at home - coupled with the end of the triple lock and the winter fuel changes, represented "pensioner penalties", with "three major new burdens" placed on older people.

Ross Greer, for the Scottish Greens, said: "The Tories' plans to rip us out of the European single market and scrap human rights and other hard-won social and environmental protections will cost Scottish jobs, wages, our health service and universities".

European Union citizens have the right to live and work in other member states.

As well as the massive task of pulling the United Kingdom out of the European Union, the government elected next month will need to deal with the challenges of building a strong economy, tackling social division, meeting the pressures of an ageing society and making sure that Britain responds to the upheavals caused by fast-changing technology, she said.

David Mundell, who was the only Tory MP elected in Scotland in 2015, travelled to Halifax to take part in the launch event.

UKIP fisheries spokesman Mike Hookem MEP said the manifesto's wording "proves beyond doubt that Theresa May intends to only enforce the UK's exclusive fishing rights up to 12 miles; rather than 200-mile limit we are legally entitled to post-Brexit" in an official press release.

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