Opposition parties are using Equal Pay Day to announce equalities packages, while Johnson tries to brush off hostile reaction from flood victims

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6.24am GMT

Home Secretary Priti Patel has promised that a Conservative government would reduce immigration overall, in an attack on Labour’s immigration policy.

Patel criticised Labour’s immigration policy, which has not been announced yet, saying: “Under Corbyn’s Labour, immigration would surge and put huge strain on schools and our NHS. Jeremy Corbyn has no credible plan for how to deal with the consequences of his open borders policy.

Related: Conservatives pledge to cut overall immigration

6.16am GMT

Johnson has hit back at claims he is “in cahoots” with Nigel Farage. In a speech he said that in fact “the Sturgeon-Corbyn alliance would consign this country to months, if not years, of dither, delay, discord, division”.

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