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UK election: science spending pledges overshadowed by Brexit - Nature.com

Parties promise more money for research, but scientists fear impact of split with European Union. Daniel Cressey. 31 May 2017. Article tools. PDF · Rights & Permissions. Anthony Devlin/Reuters. Conservative party leader Theresa May, seen visiting an ...and more »

Corbyn has caught the mood of a UK grown tired of austerity - Financial Times

Jeremy Corbyn has, in the space of six weeks, staged a spectacular polling revival. The plausible range of outcomes in next week's general election are anything from modest Tory gains, to a hung parliament, to a minority Labour government. On the first ...and more »

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn offer an inedible menu of policies - Financial Times

The economic effects of the Brexit phoney war have been fairly benign. The political ones have been abysmal. British politicians have been stripped of both moderation and a commitment to truth-telling. Give a blindfolded orang-utan a crayon and the ...and more »

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn: rhetorical lessons for everyone - Financial Times

The peculiar spectacle that British voters had on Monday in lieu of a proper leadership debate was a television event billed as Corbyn versus May, but which wasn't. It involved the two prime ministerial candidates sharing not an instant of screen time ...and more »

British Divided on Brexit Impact as New Elections Loom - Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project

British Prime Minister Theresa May has called a “snap” election for June 8, the first general election since the June 2016 referendum in which the public narrowly voted in favor of a British exit, or Brexit, from the European Union. A new Pew Research ...and more »

'He actually cares': why young voters are backing Corbyn's Labour - The Guardian

Polls predict the majority of young people will vote for Jeremy Corbyn's party on 8 June. Here, some of them tell us why. Corbyn on the campaign trail. The latest Guardian/ICM poll shows a 12-point lead for the Tories – a two-point narrowing from a ...and more »

Labour and the Tories start to spell out their differences on Brexit - The Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn promised a more consensual approach to Brexit negotiations on a campaign stop in Basildon. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA. Brexit. Labour and the Tories start to spell out their differences on Brexit. Rival speeches by the party leaders ...and more »

The 'I'm Labour, but . . .' voters will decide the UK election - Financial Times

Nothing has happened in the British general election, yet everything has changed. Theresa May hoped this campaign would be a fait accompli: she would romp home with a strong Brexit mandate and a huge parliamentary majority. Some time on the stump would ...and more »

Polling shift suggests Britain's election may be more exciting – and unpredictable – than expected - The Spokesman-Review

Britain's Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party Theresa May reacts while on the general election campaign trail in Doncaster, England, Friday June 2, 2017. Britain will hold a general election on June 8. (Scott Heppell / Associated Press ...and more »

Labour's policy to scrap fees: memorable and popular (unless you're the Daily Mail) - Times Higher Education (THE) (blog)

A couple of things are clear about Jeremy Corbyn and Labour's pledge to abolish tuition fees and bring back maintenance grants in England: it has stuck with the public as a clear, memorable policy and it is popular. Putting its strengths or weaknesses ...and more »