In the last week of election campaigning the UK’s party leaders have been pressing home their key political pledges. The Conservatives say a majority for them will mean Brexit and a budget that will cut national insurance for workers, within the first hundred days. Labour has pledged to recruit twenty thousand more teachers – part of its overall bid to end what it calls “years of Tory failure”.
But whatever the pledges, the question is whether the plans add up, and make sense in terms of government finances. The BBC’s economics editor Faisal Islam investigates the details.
Part of the BBC News at Ten’s coverage of the 2019 UK General Election. Presented by Huw Edwards with contributions from BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg and economics editor Faisal Islam.
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