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Tories vow to leave EU by end of January 2020

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Boris Johnson was in buoyant mood before the launch of the Tory party manifesto

The Tories are expected to launch their election manifesto later today, which is expected to sharply focus on Brexit.

The Conservative party is set to formally pledge to bring back the Withdrawal Agreement Bill before Christmas with a view to meeting the latest Brexit deadline of January 31, 2020.

Visiting the West Midlands today, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, vowed to “get Brexit done” and to “turn the page from the dither, delay and division of recent years”.

“Our One Nation agenda will unite this great country for years to come”, Boris boasted.

Other major items on the Conservatives’ manifesto are expected to be in line with traditional Tory values, notably a pledge not to raise any form of taxation, including income tax, National Insurance contributions and Value Added Tax.

More unusual items include the allocation of £6.3 billion for environmental upgrades to homes and a ban on exporting plastic waste to countries outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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