General election: Here's what happened on day 13 of the campaign
18 November 2019, 16:37 | Updated: 18 November 2019, 19:18
We're nearly two weeks into the general election campaign. Here's your quick rundown of what happened on day 13.
In a sentence: The main parties made their pitch to businesses, as the Liberal Democrats and SNP lost their legal challenge against their exclusion from the first TV debate.
In a paragraph: Speaking at the CBI's annual conference in London, Boris Johnson announced he was delaying a planned cut in corporation tax so the Tories could fund other "priorities" like the NHS. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, meanwhile, told the same audience it was "nonsense" to suggest he was anti-business. Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson promised to scrap business rates and claimed her party was now the "natural party of business".
In 100 words: Outlining the surprise announcement, Mr Johnson said that "before you storm the stage and protest", the move would generate £6bn to spend on the "priorities of the British people".
The Labour leader followed the prime minister and told the conference that if his party wins the election "you're going to see more investment than you've ever dreamt of".
Ms Swinson said the Lib Dems would replace business rates with a "bold and innovative" commercial landowner levy.
ITV's election debate on Tuesday will go ahead as planned, after the High Court ruled against the Lib Dems and SNP.
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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will now go head-to-head without Jo Swinson Nicola Sturgeon, after judges concluded that "no arguable breach of the broadcast code" occurred.
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Labour's Rebecca Long-Bailey told Sky News that Labour is "committed to developing a pathway" to get to net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
It comes after shadow cabinet colleague Barry Gardiner appeared to distance himself from Labour policy set by members to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030.
A large majority of Leave voters think the breakup of the United Kingdom is a price worth paying for Brexit, according to a Sky News poll.
The American businesswoman at the centre of a controversy involving Boris Johnson has said the PM should "pick up the phone" and "acknowledge the destruction" she has had to endure.
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