FactCheck: Johnson wrong about Labour corporation tax

Daniel Fowler
November 18, 2019

"All 635 Conservative candidates standing at this election - every single one of them - has pledged to me that if elected they will vote in Parliament to pass my Brexit deal so we can end the uncertainty and finally leave the EU", Johnson told the Telegraph newspaper in an interview published late on Saturday.

UK Labour and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference at the InterContinental in London on Monday, with UK prime minister Boris Johnson, Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson and others delivering their own debates on the future of a post-election Britain.

More than three years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the 28-nation bloc, the terms of the country's departure and the nature of its future relationship with the European Union remain unclear.

Britain's main corporation tax is among the lowest among the world's industrialised economies but the government had been due to cut it to 17% next year from 19% now. "Extension to extension. Marching business up to the top of the hill, only to march them down again", Johnson will say, according to advance extracts.

However Mr Lewis stated: 'I feel what's fairly surreal with this dialog, not least of all is the truth that truly as chairman I eliminated Ann Widdecombe's membership of the Conservative Occasion as a result of she had joined the Brexit Occasion - that is utterly in breach of our structure - but in addition as a result of we are the celebration saying we have to get a transparent Conservative majority, we're preventing these seats to get Brexit executed and ship for individuals'.

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Opinion polls, which have been wrong on a host of recent electoral events in Britain, show Johnson's Conservatives are far ahead of Corbyn's Labour. Both have been repeatedly written off by opponents and both offer starkly different visions for the British economy.

The Conservative Party has made several pledges to business ahead of the election, including cutting tax on business properties, reducing an employment tax, boosting tax relief on construction and cutting tax on research and development.

Johnson's private life has come under focus in the campaign.

The pollster has also shown that Boris Johnson is much more heavily preferred for Prime Minister than Mr Corbyn.

A police watchdog is investigating claims that Johnson gave special treatment to Arcuri while he was mayor of London between 2008 and 2016. You're going to have the best educated workforce you could ever have hoped for.

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