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General election 2019: John McDonnell says taxation needs to ‘attack gross levels of inequality’ in society

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Dramatic intervention by senior health service bosses comes ahead of Johnson and Corbyn’s first TV debate Nine in 10 NHS bosses say staffing crisis endangering patientsJohn McDonnell to attack £100bn tax giveaway to UK’s billionairesLib Dems join pledging war over NHS with plan for extra £35bnTories pledge whole life term for premeditated murder of a childThe ITV election debate: your complete guide to Johnson v Corbyn 10.08am GMT It feels like every time a Green politician is questioned during this election campaign they are asked about how they can get the message across that they are the party to be trusted to tackle the climate crisis, given movement by the other parties – particularly Labour – on the issue.Co-leader Jonathan Bartley addressed the issue of differentiation with Labour this morning on, not just the climate emergency, but also Brexit.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: Our proposals today are very much about remaining in the EU, another point of differentiation with Labour, but also transforming the country, getting to that net zero target by 2030.Looking at every sector of the economy, spelling out how we need to decarbonise and what kind of investment is going to be needed, being honest about that investment.When there’s a war, when we’re facing an existential threat, we don’t hold back, we know that we have to tackle it. Frankly, if the climate were a bank, we would have bailed it out by now. Related: Greens aim to appeal to environment-minded Labour supporters 9.48am GMT Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has just taken a dig at Boris Johnson for refusing to debate her or facilitate a second independence referendum. Is this the ‘die in a ditch’ definition of ‘never’? Continue reading…

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