General election 2017: No ‘specific’ May tax cut pledge

Theresa May says she will not be making « specific proposals » ruling out tax rises unless she is « absolutely sure » they can be delivered.

The PM was asked about the 2015 Tory pledge that certain taxes would never be raised, but declined to repeat it.

She added that her intention was to cut taxes for working families.

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, she also rejected claims she was « in a different galaxy » to the rest of the EU on Brexit negotiations.

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The PM said recent comments by EU figures showed that talks could be hard, and stressed her determination to reach agreement on a trade deal at the same time as settling the terms of the UK’s exit.

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