5 Things You Need To Know (30/5/17)

Please note this blog post was published over 12 months ago and so may not include the most up-to-date information, for example where regulation around investing has changed.

5 Things You Need To Know (30/5/17)

Welcome to our daily update, where we summarise the key talking points from the last 24 hours.

1. Corbyn struggles with childcare costs

Jeremy Corbyn has struggled to explain the costs of his free childcare plan, telling BBC Woman’s Hour “It will cost… it will obviously cost a lot to do so.”

Pressed further on the numbers, Mr Corbyn was unable to give an answer. The presenter pointed out that the Labour leader was scrambling for his notebook and iPad, to which he replied “Can I give you the exact figure in a moment, please?”

2. May criticises Corbyn on Brexit

Theresa May has criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s position on European Union negotiations, saying “with his position on Brexit, he will find himself alone and naked in the negotiating chamber of the European Union.”

She accused him of dithering across seven different approaches to EU withdrawal, saying “This is not the time for a weak government and a weak leader to be making it up as they go along.”

3. SNP manifesto calls for indyref2

The Scottish National Party launched their manifesto today, with a pledge for a second independence referendum following Brexit. Nicola Sturgeon said any opposition to this would be “democratically unsustainable” if the SNP wins a majority of Scottish seats.

4. Tiger Woods’ arrest

Tiger Woods has said that alcohol was not involved in his arrest on Monday morning. The golfer was pulled over in Florida at 3AM and charged with a DUI. Mr Woods blamed the incident on “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication.”

US media are reporting that Woods was found asleep at the wheel of his car with the engine running.

5. Noriega dead

General Manuel Noriega has died at the age of 83. The former military leader of Panama was a US ally, but was later removed by American troops in 1989. He spent the rest of his life in prison, on charges of murder and corruption.

What do you think about the debate behind today’s big news stories? Have your say on our twitter or facebook

Global Markets