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Boris Johnson news – live: the Conservative Minister refuses to say how much will cost the Prime Minister's plans, despite the publication of an analysis of Labor spending


Boris Johnson – live: Conservative Minister refuses to say how much will cost the Prime Minister's plans, despite the publication of an analysis of Labor spending | L & # 39; Independent


Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:36

Kwasi Kwarteng attacks workers 'spending plans but can not say how much the Conservatives' promises would cost

Foreign Minister Kwasi Kwarteng has refused to say how much Boris Johnson's election promises would cost, even though they attacked Labor's "irresponsible" spending plans.

The Conservative MP failed to answer the question several times in a television interview after repeating in his party that Jeremy Corbyn's plans had amounted to £ 1.2 trillion over five years.

In what was quickly described as a "car accident interview," Kwarteng told Sky News: Sophy Ridge on Sunday: "I'm not going to talk about numbers." Ms. Ridge replied, "But that's what you did for the Labor Party."

Follow the latest developments in our liveblog below:

Could we attend a televised debate between Chancellor Sajid Javid and Chancellor of the Shadow, John McDonnell? Apparently, workers are excited to participate in a face-to-face competition.

The two men quarreled this morning over the Conservatives' analysis of spending plans by the Conservatives, which is featured on a new website, "CostofCorbyn.com," asking people to give their e-mail addresses. to the Conservatives.

Assertions that Labor spending has reached £ 1,200 billion over five years have been described by Chancellor John McDonnell as a 'ridiculous joke'.

He said, "This ridiculous piece of Tory's fake news is an unparalleled mix of false estimates and miscalculations because they know that the movement's plans for real change are popular.

"Work will force the rich to pay for goods that everyone needs and deserves, like decent housing, health care and support for our children. We will also use the power of the state to invest in growing our economy, creating good jobs in every region and every country, and coping with the climate emergency.

"The Conservatives will be able to know everything about these plans – and their true cost – when we publish our fully encrypted manifesto."

"Are you sure that no Russian money is pulling the strings of this election?" Asks Andrew Marr, referring to claims that Downing Street is suppressing an intelligence report on threats to British democracy, which names nine Russian Tory donors.

Sajid Javid responds: "I am convinced that I am very confident about how we are funded."

Chancellor promised that the conservative party would open an investigation into Islamophobia "this year".

"He will examine all types of prejudice of all kinds," he says. "It would be an investigation on this important issue, but it is also good that you look at other types of prejudices."

Sajid Javid also declined to say how much Brexit would cost the British economy.

He denies that there will be a "£ 72 billion hard hit", in the form of additional borrowings, as a result of the Boris Johnson withdrawal agreement.

Asked why the government did not publish any analysis of the effect of the agreement negotiated with the prime minister, Javid said: "We have made it clear that the best way forward is to reach an agreement on the Brexit, which is a brake on the economy, it's uncertainty. "

Chancellor Sajid Javid said that Jeremy Corbyn's promises "will leave this country with an economic crisis in a few months".

S addressing Andrew Marr of the BBC, he insisted that his claim that the Labor Party will spend £ 1,200 billion over five years is accurate.

"It's the real cost of Corbyn's work (…), it's a breathtaking expense," he says.

Green MP Caroline Lucas told Andrew Marr of the BBC that this election was a "climate election" after being questioned about her own contribution to carbon emissions.

The Conservatives did not have a good first week of campaigning, with disputes over Islamophobia within the party, the resignation of Welsh secretary Alun Cairns and a series of blunders including comments by Jacob Rees- Mogg about the Grenfell Tower fire.

Now another conservative candidate has been forced to withdraw from his racist and sexist publications on Facebook.

Phantom Defense Secretary Nia Griffith described the Conservatives' figure of 1.2 trillion pounds as "absolutely ridiculous".

Ms. Griffith told Sky: "We will not implement everything in our conference in this manifesto …

"You can only do a certain amount at a time, is not it?"

Andrew Gwynne, secretary of the Labor Movement's fictitious communities, also told Andrew Marr of the BBC that he was unable to say how much the labor expenditure plans would cost because the manifesto had not yet been accepted .

And in his latest contribution to this morning's campaign, Mr. Kwarteng acknowledged that the comparison between Jeremy Corbyn and Stalin was not 100% accurate.

He said: "The comparison was about philosophy and Marxism, no one suggests Jeremy Corbyn aligns people and shoots them, no one suggests it."

The business minister also tried to defend Boris Johnson's assertion that there would be "no form" or no trade barrier that would cross the Irish Sea after Brexit – which has led to accusations that the Prime Minister would renounce the terms of his own Brexit deal.

Mr. Kwarteng said Sky: "The Prime Minister is absolutely right: I think the purpose of the agreement is that we want a border without friction, but at the same time, we want to leave the EU …

"On our side, we want to have the least possible interference from the bureaucracy and I think what the prime minister said is quite money."

As you can see, Mr. Kwarteng has tried several times to avoid questions about the cost of the Conservatives' spending plans.

However, Foreign Minister Kwasi Kwarteng has not been able to say how much the Conservative Party's commitments would cost.

"I will not talk about numbers," he told Sky News. Sophy Ridge on Sunday.

"But that's what you just did for the Labor Party," Ridge said.

Mr. Kwarteng tries to get through: "It is absolutely right that we say that this is what the opposition says and how much it will cost."

It has already been described as an "interview for car accident".

Meanwhile, the Conservatives launched the second week of the general election campaign by attacking Labor's spending plans, which they say will cost £ 1.2 trillion over five years.

Chancellor Sajid Javid suggested that Jeremy Corbyn's party pledges to spend 650 million pounds a day, The Sunday Times that the country "can not afford Corbyn's spending spree".

While Big Ben arrives at 11 am, a two-minute silence will be observed, its beginning and end being marked by the shooting of a rifle by the King's Royal Horse Artillery Troop.

The Royal Marines buglers will ring the last post before members of the royal family, politicians, foreign representatives and army officials lay wreaths at the cenotaph.

The Prince of Wales will lay the first wreath in the name of the Queen, who will attend the service from a nearby balcony.

A squire must lay a wreath for the Duke of Edinburgh, who should not be present after retiring from royal duties two years ago.

The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex will follow their father to lay wreaths, while their wives will also attend the ceremony from the balconies.

Five former prime ministers – Sir John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May – are also expected to attend.

Hello and welcome to The Independent's political liveblog on the day the election campaign takes precedence over the commemorations of Remembrance Sunday. Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson all attend the traditional wreath laying ceremony at the Whitehall Cenotaph with members of the Royal Family.