Manifestos are peculiar things, a mixture of the profound and the prosaic. On the one hand they contain the big ideas that define elections. They provide the ammunition that gets fired during the campaign.
The Tories enter this campaign with a healthy poll lead but as the 2017 general demonstrated, a lot can change when the starting gun is fired and already Labour is narrowing the gap in the polls.
I have fought four General Elections as a Conservative candidate and have developed a healthy level of scepticism in overly obsessing about opinion polls.
The past twelve months have witnessed a new wave of climate change action. As well as taking to the streets, activists are also using litigation as a means of holding governments and businesses to account.
On October 31st the US House of Representatives voted to formalize the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
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