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Day: November 21, 2019

Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto for decades
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Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto for decades

    Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to increase public sector pay by 5% if Labour wins the election. The party's radical manifesto, launched in Birmingham today, says all public sector workers would get a pay rise of 5% - an average of £1,643 from April 2020. After 2020, Labour promised to deliver year-on-year above-inflation pay rises...to reward and retain the people who do so much for us all. Labour said the 105-page manifesto was fully costed, as was the Liberal Democrats manifesto launched on Wednesday. Labour says it would raise an additional £82.9bn through a variety of taxes, including increasing income tax for the richest 5% and those earning more than £80,000, raising corporation tax and extending stamp duty reserve tax for financial transactions. Money would als...
Prince Charles suggested sacking Prince Andrew
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Prince Charles suggested sacking Prince Andrew

    The Prince of Wales advised the Queen that she must effectively sack Prince Andrew to safeguard the long-term future of the monarchy, the Evening Standard has learned. Prince Charles moved decisively to end his brother’s career in public life because of the damage being caused by the Duke of York’s “ill-judged” friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. This is not about personalities, this is about protecting the institution of the monarchy itself, a senior figure said. Officially, Andrew, 59, made the decision to step down from royal duties for the foreseeable future after discussion with senior royals. But sources said he was given no choice as Charles on tour in New Zealand and the Queen felt swift action was needed. After informing the wider roy...