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Verdict: A clever pitch to the low-paid, but it does nothing for workers paying 12 per cent national insurance on incomes of £8,000.
Verdict: The promised extra cash is designed to counter Labour charges that the quality of NHS care would deteriorate under the Tories.
Verdict: Tough language, but the Tories are haunted by failure to cut numbers.
Verdict: The schools spending commitment could result in large real-term cuts if inflation picks up.
Verdict: A clever and populist move which trumps Labour’s 25-hours-a-week free childcare pledge.
Verdict: Tories well-placed to retain the grey vote, but little detail of £12bn of welfare cuts.
£1bn fund for 400,000 new homes on brownfield land over five years.
Verdict: Headline-grabbing move but experts warn social housing stock could be diminished.
Verdict: EU referendum is a flagship policy, but the issue has barely stirred in campaigning.
Verdict: Policies attractive to rail passengers and motorists, but not to anyone near the proposed HS2 route.
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