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60 Sec Elec Wednesday 20th November: Lib Dems release their manifesto and The Tories are caught out

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The main party leaders went head to head in debate, The Tories have caused an uproar on Twitter and the Lib Dems have released their manifesto.

Watch today's 60 Sec Elec political round-up below:

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn went head to head in the first live debate of the election campaign last night (Tuesday). The leaders talked NHS, jobs and of course, Brexit.

In the opening exchanges, the prime minister warned the UK faced more "dither and delay" under a Labour government.

Johnson said a vote for the Conservatives would be a vote to finally "get Brexit done".

"If you vote for us, we have a deal that is ready to go. Approved by every one of the 635 Conservatives candidates standing at this election," he said.

"As soon as we can get that deal through Parliament, as we can in the next few weeks, we can get on with the people's priorities."

But Mr Corbyn retorted that he could not deliver on what he was promising.

"That idea that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson' deal can be dealt with and finished by the end of January is such nonsense," he said.

"What he is proposing is a trade deal which will take at least seven years to negotiate whilst at the same time saying he will negotiate a special trade deal with the European Union.

"The two things are actually incompatible."

The main party leaders went head to head in the first live debate on ITV. Credit: ITV/PA

During the debate the Tories were caught out when they rebranded the Conservative Twitter page as an 'official fact checker'.

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has sought to downplay the incident, saying "no one gives a toss about the social media cut-and-thrust".

But Twitter have told the Party that any further attempts to "mislead people" during the UK election will result in action.

The Tories rebranded their Twitter account as an Credit: Twitter.com/cchqpress

"Twitter is committed to facilitating healthy debate throughout the UK general election," it said in a statement.

"We have global rules in place that prohibit behaviour that can mislead people, including those with verified accounts.

"Any further attempts to mislead people by editing verified profile information - in a manner seen during the UK Election Debate - will result in decisive corrective action."

– Twitter spokesperson

And finally, the Lib Dems have revealed their manifesto. They say that by remaining in the EU the UK will save £50 billion to be spent on things such as climate change action, education and mental health services.

The Lib Dems say £50 billion 'remain bonus' will be spent on things like education. Credit: PA

The Lib Dem manifesto:

  • Tackling the climate emergency by generating 80% of UK electricity from renewables by 2030
  • Building a fairer economy, transforming opportunities by providing free childcare from nine months and giving every adult £10,000 to spend on skills & training throughout their lives
  • Giving every child the best start in life by recruiting 20,000 more teachers as part of an extra £10 billion a year for schools
  • Transforming mental health services by treating mental health with the same urgency as physical health
  • Adopting a public health approach to serious violence with investment in community policing and youth services
  • Fixing the broken immigration system by scrapping the Conservatives' hostile environment, ending indefinite detention and taking powers away from the Home Office

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