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UK: General Election Lunchtime Update: 
- Significant focus on YouGov's MRP poll that shows Cons would win 68-seat
majority if election held today. Con 359 (+42), Lab 211 (-51), SNP 43 (+8), Lib
Dem 13 (+1), Green 1 (=). In 2017 MRP was only one that called hung parl't. 
- Institute for Fiscal Studies has stated that neither Con nor Lab spending
plans are "properly credible" and that Lib Dems are "most fiscally prudent".
More of a blow to Cons, who present themselves as party of economic sensibility,
than Lab, which advocates radical shift in economy. 
- Channel 4 set to host debate devoted to climate change 1900GMT (1400ET,
2000CET). Lab, LDem, SNP, Green leaders all there but Johnson not attending.
- Last 24hrs Opinion Polling: 
-- IpsosMORI (Scotland): SNP: 44% CON: 26% LAB: 16% LDEM: 11% GRN: 2%
-- SavantaComRes: CON: 41% (-1) LAB: 34% (+2) LDEM: 13% (-2) BREX: 5% (-) GRN:
2% (-)
- Latest Betting Probabilities, %: Con maj 70.2, Lab min 10.6, Con min 6.1,
Lab/SNP 4.6. Yesterday: Con maj 67.8, Lab min 11.2, Con min 6.1, Lab/SNP 6.1.

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