Britain’s Labour Party unveils ‘radical’ election manifesto
During an interview at a General Election campaign event in Derby, Mr McDonnell said the party’s choice of seats to campaign in was not based on Labour candidates wanting to distance themselves from Mr Corbyn.
In a sign of the pressures within the Labour camp as it continues to trail in the polls, he told the Politico website: “I don’t see Labour winning”.
“This manifesto is the first draft of a better future for the people of our country”.
Wonder why The Daily Mail would feel intimidated by the thought of young people of colour exercising their democratic rights eh.?
Jeremy Corbyn’s party says that tenants now spend some £9.6 billion a year on homes that can be classed as “non-decent”. “I think it would be extraordinary”.
The party won 232 seats in the 2015 election.
This is an improvement of six points for the Labour leader compared to the same research from April of this year, with May’s support dropping five points – cutting her lead to just 27 points.
Corbyn’s leadership of Labour has been under nearly constant threat from the party’s moderate lawmakers since his surprise win in the aftermath of Miliband’s defeat in the 2015 election.
The Labour Party has released its manifesto, titled “For The Many: Not The Few“, which sets out its latest proposals to tax the “rich”. Mr McCluskey’s prediction of 200 seats for Labour suggests a Tory majority of around 80.
It said it would not put an “arbitrary figure” on how much it would cost to nationalise England’s nine water companies and the National Grid, saying the compensation due to existing shareholders would depend on a range of factors and would ultimately be decided by Parliament.
Questioned about policy issues, Mr Gething said Labour was “appalled” that the Conservatives were planning to abandon the “triple lock” guarantee on pensions, and claimed working people were worse off under the Tories. Those earning more than £123,000 would face a newly introduced 50 per cent tax rate.
Speaking at the University of Bradford on Tuesday, a short walk from where the party was founded more than a century ago, the Labour leader promised to fund his pledges by increasing taxes on the highest earners and closing tax avoidance schemes.
Such changes are among the measures to boost the state coffers by the £48.6 billion needed to meet the commitments outlined in the Labour manifesto.