Boris Johnson promises Brexit vote by Christmas as Conservatives launch manifesto

Joshua Fitch


 
London- Boris Johnson promised a new vote on his Brexit deal by Christmas and a raft of funding pledges if the Conservatives win Britain’s general election, as he launched the party’s manifesto launch on Sunday.
The Prime Minister said a quick lawmakers’ vote on his withdrawal agreement, which was on the cusp of progressing through the Parliament before Johnson pulled it in favor of an election, would open a “new chapter” in Britain’s history and allow the country to leave the European Union by its current deadline of January 31.
“Do you want to wake up on Friday the 13th of December and find a nightmare on Downing Street? A Corbyn/Sturgeon coalition of chaos,” Johnson asked a crowd in the West Midlands during the launch event. “Let’s go for sensible, moderate, but tax-cutting, one-nation Conservative Government and take this country forward.”
He criticized the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for pledging to stay neutral during a second referendum on Brexit, and frequently repeated his mantra to “get Brexit done” — but the opposition party warned his plan entails years of further trade negotiations with the EU and the United States.
Johnson also announced a “triple lock” on income tax, national insurance, and VAT rates, alongside pledges for 20,000 new police officers and 50,000 extra nurses, an extra £1 billion for social care and an Australian-style points-based immigration system.
The party’s manifesto elsewhere included a childcare program, and a pledge to scrap hospital parking charges. A £2 billion plan to fill potholes around the country is also promised, in a document Johnson hopes will help pave the road towards Downing Street.
But after a bumpy three years of setbacks over the issue of Europe, the party’s headline Brexit pledge dominated the unveiling. The declaration pledges to not extend the Brexit transition amount on the far side the top of 2020, raising the prospect of a delayed no-deal split if a commercialism relationship can’t be in agreement. Responding to the discharge, the Confederation of British trade aforementioned that “the inconvenient truth remains: property economic process are going to be risked if there’s an uncalled-for rush for a clean bones Brexit deal that may impede our domestic progress for a generation.”
Johnson repeatedly insisted that disbursement will increase square measure solely possible once Brexit is secured, and wanted to portray the selection facing British voters joined between “out and out, retrograde and damaging socialism” and “sensible One Nation political theory.” The document is additionally restrained in scope than the reformist agenda undraped by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn last week, that secure free broadband, a serious house-building program and a hike within the wage.
“This is that the billionaires’ pronunciamento. They bought it. you may buy it,” Corbyn tweeted throughout Johnson’s launch event, keep along with his party’s economically democrat campaign message. Earlier within the day, Labour proclaimed a concept to pay compensation to voluminous ladies born within the Nineteen Fifties WHO disregarded on state pension payouts once David Cameron’s government modified the pension age.
The chancellors of the 2 major parties had earlier clashed on their disbursement plans; Sajid Javid told Sky News on Sunday that Britons’ “spending, borrowing, and debt would be out of control” below Labour’s vision — however his counterpart John McDonnell told an equivalent network his party “would address the priorities, the important problems facing our community.”
The Prime Minister’s party is enjoying a healthy lead in opinion polls, tho’ the vary of foreseen vote shares suggests an adorned Parliament remains an occasion.
His recently planned timetable to pass the withdrawal agreement would go away a matter of days between the election and Parliament’s break for Christmas.
It would be followed by additional negotiations with the ECU Union over the long-run relationship between the 2 blocs, that Javid aforesaid might be achieved “by the tip of next year.”
Sources: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/24/uk/uk-election-conservative-manifesto-ge19-gbr-intl/index.html