May pledges to tackle ‘giant challenges’ with Tory manifesto

“We want to increase the Skills Charge because that money can then be put into training people here to be able to take those jobs while we still have a system that brings in the brightest and best into the country”, May said, in response to questions after her manifesto speech at Halifax in the West Yorkshire region of England on Thursday.

Sp now, we have before us the Conservative Party manifesto for the general election of 2017, a document in which the words “unity” and “united” appear nearly as often as Theresa May’s ubiquitous slogan, the one about “strong and stable” government. “The reason we are making this promise again is because we are listening to the message that people gave the political establishment (in the European Union referendum) on June 23 past year, which said that they wanted control of our borders, and they wanted immigration reduced”, he said.

“The next five years are the most challenging that Britain has faced in my lifetime”. Net migration (the difference between people coming to the United Kingdom for more than a year and those leaving) was 273,000 in the year to last September. After Brexit, Britain will have more power to limit those moving to the country.

It reaffirms the prime minister’s earlier commitment to leave the European single market and customs union when Britain leaves the European Union.

Mrs May will be back on the campaign trail on Friday as the Scottish Tories launch their General Election manifesto.

“We do not believe in untrammeled free markets”, May said in the election manifesto, entitled “Forward Together“.

Curbs on excessive executive pay, stiff rules to govern pension abuse and British sovereign wealth funds from shale revenue are among a bevy of new business measures Theresa May is proposing if re-elected as Prime Minister.

She (Munich: SOQ.MU – news) ultimately approved the deal but said her government would take a more cautious approach over similar foreign investments in the future.

May’s platform for the June 8 election marks a big shift away from the strongly pro-business, free-market policies of past Conservative governments.

She has promised fundamental – though yet to be detailed – reforms to fix problems ranging from arrogant elites and venal bosses to workers’ rights, immigration and Britain’s obsession with class privilege. May and her finance minister, Philip Hammond, are keen to gain some flexibility.

May committed to erasing the country’s budget deficit by the middle of the next decade, allowing for greater borrowing to support the economy in the run-up to Brexit.

Instead, though, Mrs May seems to have fallen victim to some kind of Downing Street coup by hard-line Tory Brexiteers, gleefully convinced that that 52/48 per cent vote in June previous year means that the British have turned into a nation of diehard xenophobes who would never tolerate any arrangement that allowed freedom of movement.