Conservatives back-track on £60m pledge for primary school breakfasts | The Independent

The Independent reports the Conservative Party has admitted it may have made a mistake in its election manifesto after budgeting less than 7p per child in its school breakfasts pledge. In an embarrassing U-turn, the Conservatives now say the costs of providing breakfasts “will vary, depending on how many pupils at any given school take up this offer”.

Conservatives back-track on £60m pledge for primary school breakfasts | The Independent

The thing is the Conservative Party Manifesto is full of waffle and light on detailed policy, costings and risk analysis. Read it for yourself and make up your own mind.

It’s worrying that the Conservative Party Manifesto has not been properly checked before publication. The devil’s in the detail. If Theresa May gets the cost of school breakfasts wrong, surely it’s a big learning curve for Brexit negotiations?

Thoughts?

 

EU sets out Brexit mandate for chief negotiator Barnier | News | DW | 22.05.2017

Here’s a good article from German news agency DW. It reports that EU ministers have given the bloc’s lead negotiator for Brexit his mandate for the negotiations but French former diplomat Michel Barnier is not expected to begin talks until after the UK general election in June.

Source: EU sets out Brexit mandate for chief negotiator Barnier | News | DW | 22.05.2017

Europe seems to have her ducks in a row but Theresa May‘s team seem to be on the back foot. The Brexit ministers, Davis, Johnson and Fox look increasingly flaky. If Theresa May wins the election, hopefully she’ll strengthen her Brexit team and replace Fox and Johnson, if not all three.

Thoughts?