General election 2019: Swinson sorry for Lib Dem support for coalition benefit cuts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJo Swinson: “I am sorry that I did that, it was not the right policy, and we should have stopped it.” Jo Swinson has apologised for voting to cut benefits while serving in government with the Conservatives.The Liberal Democrat leader told the BBC’s Andrew Neil her party…


General election 2019: Ulster Unionists ‘want hung parliament’

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption UUP leader Steve Aiken (bottom centre) was speaking at the party’s election manifesto launch The Ulster Unionist Party wants a hung parliament so its MPs can “exert their influence” and stop Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, its leader has said.Steve Aiken was speaking as he launched the UUP’s general election manifesto.He…


General election 2019: SNP pledges ‘could mean more austerity’ – IFS

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGeneral election 2019: What’s in the SNP’s manifesto? Introducing the SNP’s general election pledges in an independent Scotland could lead to more austerity, according to an economic research group.The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said the SNP’s manifesto set out plans to increase spending while also setting…