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May ditches Cameron's pledge not to raise income tax or national insurance

May ditches Cameron's pledge not to raise income tax or national insurance

The manifesto outlines five main challenges, one is "Brexit and a changing world", as the text unwittingly makes the case for remaining in the EU: "As there is increasingly little distinction between domestic and global affairs in matters of migration, national security and the economy, Britain must stay and strong and united - and take a lead in the world to defend our interests".

She said leaving the European Union offers the chance to build "stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain" based on "a new contract between government and people". "To make a success of Brexit, the next government must commit to working alongside business more closely than ever before".

"This manifesto - Forward, Together: Our Plan for a Stronger Britain and a Prosperous Future - will meet the great challenges of our time, beyond Brexit".

The party had already revealed plans to build more council homes and create a new right to buy scheme to support home-ownership across the UK.

The manifesto reiterates the UK's intent to leave both the single market and customs union and pursue a deep and special partnership including a comprehensive free trade and customs agreement.

The Conservatives have pledged to secure the rights of EU citizens living in the United Kingdom and British expats in Europe, as well as confirming Britain will remain part of the European Convention of Human Rights for the next Parliament.

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She promised that her government would be "relentless in tackling burning injustices" and would govern for "mainstream Britain".

On immigration, she said levels in Britain were still too high.

The manifesto states: 'We believe that where you live, shop, go out, travel or park your auto should not be determined by your disability.

"You are the people who work hard every day and make this country what it is".

She warned that making a success of Brexit would not be easy.

"There will be obstacles in our way", she said. "There will be some who wish us to fall short, others who wish to hold us back, many others who will us to fail".

Net migration — the difference between the number of people moving to Britain and those leaving — was 273,000 in the year to September 2016, and has not been below 100,000 in 20 years.

"They just want to get on with their lives, to do their best for their children, and to be given a fair chance".

It added: "There are still ways that we can improve the way that taxpayers' money is used to help the world's most vulnerable people".

May: "The Conservative party has always been on the centre ground".

While Thatcher mistrusted the state, May's election manifesto says that "government can and should be a force for good".

The labour Party says that now the Conservatives have published their manifesto in full we can see how a party that has added £700 billion to the national debt since 2010 really approaches the public finances.

She promised that the Conservatives would be "upfront and honest about the scale of the task we face".

Mrs May called on traditional supporters of all parties to rally behind her to ensure she has the strongest possible hand in Brexit negotiations.