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  • General election: Ashworth dismisses as 'banter' tape of him telling friend Labour will lose – live news

    Justice secretary Robert Buckland defends Johnson while Labour says NHS is ‘in crisis’ 10.30am GMT Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, has dismissed as “banter” a tape that has been leaked to the Guido Fawkes website that shows Ashworth saying Labour will lose the election. The Guido Fawkes website, which strongly backs Boris Johnson, has released an 11-minute tape of a conversation. It’s here. I just can’t see it happening. It wouldn’t surprise me – for sake of argument – we held...

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  • General election 2019: Boris Johnson launches Tory manifesto with 50,000 nurses pledge – live news

    Johnson says Tories will introduce 20,000 more police officers alongside tougher sentencing. Keep up with all the latest newsFull story: Johnson launches manifesto with restrained spending planLabour’s manifesto: for and against its radical visionSign up for Andrew Sparrow’s election briefing 4.39pm GMT As part of a new series you can ask our political team any questions you have about the general election, and we’ll post their responses on the politics live blog between 12.30pm and 1.30pm...

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  • General election: Corbyn says Labour has documents that confirm NHS 'for sale' in US trade talks – live news

    Labour leader says he has obtained 451 pages of unredacted documents that reveal the US is demanding NHS services are part of trade negotiationsSign up for the morning briefingCorbyn v Neil: what the papers sayCorbyn resists calls to apologise to British Jews after rabbi’s claimsSturgeon: Johnson is ‘dangerous and unfit for office’ 10.41am GMT Q: Was Lord Kerslake right to say, in the event of a hung parliament, your leadership would be on the agenda? Corbyn says there are no talks with other...

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