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'Enough is enough' PM May says after London attackers kill seven

By Guy Faulconbridge and Estelle Shirbon | LONDON LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after attackers killed at least seven people by ramming a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbing revellers in nearby bars. After the third militant attack in Britain in less than three months, May said Thursday’s ...

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Labour seeks to woo voters with prospect of VAT cuts

LONDON Britain’s opposition Labour Party will offer voters in Thursday’s election the prospect of a cut in value-added tax, the party’s top finance official John McDonnell was quoted as saying by a newspaper. The interview was conducted before Saturday’s van and knife attack in London which has prompted political parties to suspend campaigning ahead of the June 8 vote. McDonnell, ...

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In shadow of deadly attacks, British election campaign resumes

By Andy Bruce and Alistair Smout | LONDON LONDON After a militant attack on a nightlife district of London this weekend, British Prime Minister Theresa May will resume campaigning on Monday just three days before a national election which polls show is much tighter than previously predicted. May said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after three ...

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In shadow of deadly attacks, British election campaign resumes

By Andy Bruce and Alistair Smout | LONDON LONDON After a militant attack on a nightlife district of London this weekend, British Prime Minister Theresa May will resume campaigning on Monday just three days before a national election which polls show is much tighter than previously predicted. May said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after three ...

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UK manufacturers see brighter outlook as world economy grows

LONDON British factory output is on track for its fastest growth since 2014 this year as a stronger world economy offsets uncertainty about future exports to the European Union, but the outlook for 2018 is darker, an industry trade body said on Monday. The EEF, which represents British manufacturers, revised up its forecast for factory output this year to 1.3 ...

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UK manufacturers see brighter outlook as world economy grows

LONDON British factory output is on track for its fastest growth since 2014 this year as a stronger world economy offsets uncertainty about future exports to the European Union, but the outlook for 2018 is darker, an industry trade body said on Monday. The EEF, which represents British manufacturers, revised up its forecast for factory output this year to 1.3 ...

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Conservatives pledge no tax hike for top earners as vote nears

LONDON An ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May has said income tax will not rise for higher earners, making a new promise to voters less than a week before a national election with opinion polls showing a narrowing of May’s lead. The comments from Defence Minister Michael Fallon in an interview with the Daily Telegraph suggested that the ruling ...

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May's election gamble in doubt as poll lead falls to one point

By Guy Faulconbridge and William Schomberg | LONDON LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May’s gamble on a June 8 snap election was thrust into doubt after a Survation poll showed her Conservative Party’s lead had dropped to a new low of just one percentage point. While British pollsters all predict May will win the most seats in Thursday’s election, they ...

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Election to go ahead on June 8 despite London attack – May

LONDON Britain’s national parliamentary election will go ahead on Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday after an attack in London left seven people dead and 48 injured. Several political parties including May’s Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party suspended campaigning on Sunday, but May said it would resume on Monday. “As a mark of respect the two ...

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In Brexit heartlands, May's election gamble could depend on turnout

By Kylie MacLellan | WAKEFIELD, England WAKEFIELD, England Until the Brexit referendum, Gary Hill had never voted. Now the 58-year-old roofer plans to back Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives in Thursday’s election because he wants Britain out of the European Union. The EU divorce has broken the mould of British politics, luring new voters like Hill to the ballot box ...

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