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UK PM May's pitch to voters: market intervention and stiffer rules for business

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By Elizabeth Piper and William JamesHALIFAX, England (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May rejected "untrammelled free markets" and promised to rein in corporate excesses in pre-election pledges on Thursday designed to woo not only her core supporters but also those of her left-wing rivals. With surveys suggesting she is on course on June 8 to emulate Margaret Thatcher's 1983 majority of 144 seats, May dismissed comparisons with her Conservative predecessor, promising to build a "Great Meritocracy" and a government for "mainstream Britain" as it leaves the European Union. [For a factbox on ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 20:13 IST
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