Wood's what if? Could the promise of employment sway floating voters?


This time next week will know who our new Prime Minister will be. Credit: PA Images

A week today we should know who our next Prime Minister is and, if they've won fairly decisively, they could have already been to see the Queen and been asked to form the next Government.

If, as some polls - not many, but some - are suggesting, there is no party with an overall majority, then we may have to wait a little longer to see who can form some sort of Government.

The new Prime Minister has to ask the Queen to form a government. Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment

Anyway that's all for next week, today I want to look at a topic that hasn't really been a main individual focus during the campaign - although is tied in to so many of the policies and that is the one of jobs.

All parties want to see us working, earning money and keeping the cost of living down.

Today Labour is hoping to create a million new jobs across the UK, so what if employment or extra opportunities of jobs sway the millions of floating voters out there?

All parties want to see us working, earning money and keeping the cost of living down. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

Labour says its £250bn National Transformation Fund, and regional investment banks, will provide the economy the country needs to drive investment in infrastructure, and the cutting edge industries of the future.

The party insists this will create jobs, develop skills and provide support for small and medium size businesses all over the UK.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with his manifesto Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Among the party's promises with this fund is to electrify all of the railway lines in the South West.

When interviewed on our programme this week the Shadow Education Secretary - who was standing in for Jeremy Corbyn - was unable to tell us how much this would cost, and where the money would come from.

The party says under the Conservatives the richest have got richer, while most people's incomes have fallen or stagnated.

The Conservatives say Jeremy Corbyn will destroy jobs and not create them. They add Labour's plans for higher taxes and more borrowing will wreck the economy and we will all have to pay the price.

The party goes on to say that a good Conservative negotiated Brexit deal will create a stronger and more prosperous Britain.

Theresa May has based a lot of her campaigning around Brexit Credit: Steve Parsons/PA

There is also a lot of criticism today of the overnight decision by President Trump in America to pull out of the worldwide Paris agreement on controlling climate change.

Theresa May and the President have spoken, and she has told him she is "disappointed" by the decision, and the UK is still committed to tackling climate change.

Labour, the Greens and Lib Dems have expressed anger about the decision too, but have also criticised Mrs May for not being more forceful with our ally and standing up to Mr Trump more.

President Trump has said he is pulling out of the Paris Accord around global warming and climate change Credit: Sachs Ron/CNP/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images
  • Happening today...

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron is doing a live Facebook interview with ITV News Correspondent Angus Walker.

Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are in York for campaign visits in the marginal constituencies of the city, before taking part in a BBC question and answer session.

The Green party is staging various events defending the free movement of people ideals.

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