Election update, 16 April: spending pledges and primary school offer day
16th Apr 2015
The Mirror leads with a claim by Labour that "Cam's bribes" will cost every family £1,439 a year. Or is it £1,493 (which the online version of the article says)? The paper says that Ed Balls will apparently refer later today to a "£25 billion black hole" in the Conservative manifesto.
Meanwhile, the Financial Times points to a black hole in the nation's finances, claiming that the International Monetary Fund is dismissing the prospect of "Britain balancing the books this decade".
The Times reports that a local authority is to abolish the policy guaranteeing pupils a place at the same school as their siblings, as parents find out if their children got into their first choice school today. We've written at length about school places here.
A Labour MP is accused of hypocrisy in the Mail over her criticism of the Conservative Right to Buy policy.