There is no 'Mayism', British PM May says

GettyWhen will the Conservative manifesto be published TODAY? How to watch online

GettyWhen will the Conservative manifesto be published TODAY? How to watch online

Theresa May today unveiled her Conservative Partys election manifesto that makes cutting immigration from countries like India, a central poll pledge if her party wins the June 8 general election.

Theresa May has ditched David Cameron's pledges not to raise income tax or national insurance in a Conservative manifesto she said laid out a vision for dealing with the "five great challenges" of the coming years. The higher rate of income tax will also be increased to £50,000.

But by making clear that the United Kingdom is leaving both the single market and the customs union, it means that the Lords can't try and block either of these things.

Commenting on the manifesto Cast consultancy chief executive Mark Farmer said: "The promotion of more local authority housing is particularly welcomed but will in turn put authorities' internal development and delivery resources in the spotlight".

May, who became prime minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the European Union in June a year ago, had already indicated that she wanted to clamp down on excessive pay and foreign takeovers that led to job losses and threatened the rights of workers.

"For the many, they offer the prospect of five years of insecurity", said Labour's election coordinator, Andrew Gwynne.

The Conservative manifesto, being launched on Thursday, will argue that "when immigration is too fast and too high, it is hard to build a cohesive society" and that with annual net migration standing at 273,000, "immigration to Britain is still too high". "Everyone recognises the incredibly important role that immigration has in our society". "For tech companies in particular, countries like America and India - places outside the European Union where the talent pool is far larger and more varied than within the European Union - provide high numbers of highly skilled tech employees with developers in particular being highly sought after", he said.

When probed by media Thursday, May said, "Margaret Thatcher was a Conservative, I am a Conservative, this is a Conservative manifesto".

But a spokesperson for the Russell Group, which represents 24 leading universities, said they believe "ensuring universities maintain the freedom to decide how they work best with schools is the optimal way to ensure the students are supported to succeed".

"Now more than ever, Britain needs a strong and stable government to get the best deal for our country".

In her speech May made hardly any references to the details of the next Conservative government outlined in the manifesto. But he added: "There appears to be no rationale to justify doubling the immigration skills charge, other than the need to send some kind of signal to a section of the electorate".

Secondly, people in both settings will only have to contribute to care costs from their capital above a floor of £100,000. "Any future government must remember the wealth, jobs and growth that the private sector generates and not take business for granted". He said the ruling party's immigration polices were "totally unworkable and will cause huge damage to London's economy".

Tradition also dictates that members of the unelected upper chamber of parliament, the House of Lords, fall in line behind the policies an elected government is expected to deliver.

Keeping the target of reducing immigration to the tens of thousands, rather than hundreds of thousands.