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Confirmation of expected pledges in ‘vague’ Tory manifesto

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Prime Minister unveils the Conservative Party's general election manifesto

The Conservative Party’s general election manifesto is “so vague” that it allows for a Tory government to introduce a “huge spectrum” of political change to higher education, a think tank has said.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) unveiled his party’s manifesto, Get Brexit Done: Unleash Britain’s Potential, in Telford on 24 November. It claimed that, if elected, a Conservative government would commit to “the fastest ever increase in domestic public R&D spending, including in basic science research to meet our target of 2.4 per cent of GDP being spent on R&D across the economy”.

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