Publicly-owned utilities will cut bills by £220 annually, says Labour


Yesterday’s official publishing of the Labour Party Manifesto, has done little to convince political punters that Jeremy Corbyn is the man to back for the 2017 UK General Election (8 June).

Its response was to say that 95 percent of earners would pay no more tax, but that the burden would start to rise on earnings of more than 80,000 pounds, about $103,000 at current exchange rates, and in corporate taxes.

Polls show that the majority of the United Kingdom is hoping for a repeat of that election (ie – a dramatic defeat for Labour).

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”.

Unite boss Len McCluskey, whose union has spent millions on Labour’s campaign, said he could not envisage a Labour win and added it would be “extraordinary” if Jeremy Corbyn managed to snatch a majority on June 8.

Labour posts about policy issues increased slightly from 20% of the total to 24%, and posts mentioning either of the party leaders also rose marginally from 19% to 22%.

The Tory campaign, by contrast, is built on one word: “fear”. You’ve got the guy.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party says that tenants now spend some £9.6 billion a year on homes that can be classed as “non-decent”. “So I believe in these next few weeks, we can do it”.

The party won 232 seats in the 2015 election.

Many newspapers have made a decision to give their readers a break from election news on the front pages on Saturday, with the latest twist in the Julian Assange story making the majority of the headlines.

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.

But his past links to Irish Republicans were in the spotlight again as the Daily Telegraph revealed MI5 had opened a file on him by the early 1990s.

“It’s ordinary working people who will pay for the chaos of Corbyn”.

Labour said it could finance its programme to increase spending on education, health and other public services through raising an additional £48 billion a year in taxes.

Labour has also said it would return the railways to public ownership as franchises expire, or in some cases using franchise reviews or break clauses.

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