Wide-ranging Tory manifesto fails on the ‘how’

25 Nov 2019

The Conservative Party’s manifesto, launched yesterday (24 November) sets out an ambitious plan on what it will do if it wins the forthcoming general election – but little on how it will achieve some of its commitments.

It is also silent on key issues such as legal aid and the much-criticised courts modernisation programme.

Notably, the manifesto says it will ensure judicial review is available to protect individuals’ rights “against an overbearing state” while ensuring it “is not abused to conduct politics by another means or to create needless delay”.

It also says once the current deal has taken us out of the EU – Prime Minister Boris Johnson guarantees he will get the d...

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