London 21 Nov. 2019 - Jeremy Corbyn said in case Labour Party will prevail over Conservative, will not govern in coalition with any other political force.
"We are fighting to win this election as Labour and not to go into a coalition with anybody", he said today during the launch of the Manifesto for the General Elections.
That means Labour (28%) is hoping to fill the current 16 percentage points that separate it from the Tories (44%). in the latest polls.
The Manifesto is ambitious and let's admit it, exciting. Key word: nationalisation. Multinationals might not be happy about the stop to cuts to corporation tax, but there's instead a wide margin of chances for development of SME at local level in a plan addressing one of the causes of discontent which led many to see the vote for Brexit as the only way to express their need to find a way out from social injustice, isolation and state of economic depression.
KEY POINTS QUOTED AS STATED IN THE MANIFESTO...
Private corporates: elimination of some of the Tories’ cuts to corporation tax while keeping rates lower than in 2010. Those who earn more than £80,000 a year will pay a little more income tax, while freezing National Insurance and income tax rates for everyone else.
Work: Introduction of Real Living Wage of at least £10 per hour for all workers
Housing: More than a million new built homes over a decade, mainly council housing. "By the end of the Parliament we will be building at an annual rate of at least 150,000 council and social homes, with 100,000 of these built by councils for social rent".
Homelessness: 8,000 additional homes available to people with a history of rough sleeping. "We will tackle the wider causes of homelessness, raising the Local Housing Allowance in line with the 30th percentile of local rents, and earmarking an additional £1 billion a year for councils’ homelessness services".
Helathcare-NHS: stop to NHS privatisation and outsourcing. Increase expenditure across the health sector by an average 4.3% a year. "We will repeal the Health and Social Care Act and reinstate the responsibilities of the Secretary of State to provide a comprehensive and universal healthcare system", "We will ensure NHS data is not exploited by international technology and pharmaceutical corporations".
Infrastructures-Digital: creation of British Broadband, with two arms: British Digital Infrastructure (BDI) and the British Broadband Service (BBS). broadband-relevant parts of BT will be public owned.
Social services: £150 billion Social Transformation Fund to replace, upgrade and expand our schools, hospitals, care homes and council houses
Education: Extension of paid maternity leave to 12 months. 30 hours of free preschool education per week to all 2, 3 and 4-year olds. Free lifelong entitlement to everyone. Training up to Level 3 and six years training at Levels 4-6, with maintenance grants for disadvantaged learners.
Higher education - universities: "Labour will end the failed free-market experiment in higher education, abolish tuition fees and bring back maintenance grants...We will transform the Office for Students from a market regulator to a body of the National Education Service, acting in the public interest".
Legal Aid: hundreds new community lawyers, promote public legal education and build an expanded network of law centres. "We will defend workers’ ability to recover legal representation costs from negligent employers".
Culture: £1 billion Cultural Capital Fund to transform libraries, museums and galleries across the country
Benefits: "Labour will scrap Universal Credit. We will immediately stop moving people onto it and design an alternative system that treats people with dignity and respect. Our ambition in designing this system will be to end poverty by guaranteeing a minimum standard of living".
EU membership: second referendum. Labour will give people a final say on Brexit. Within three months of coming to power, a Labour government will secure a sensible deal. And within six months, we will put that deal to a public vote alongside the option to remain. A Labour government will implement whatever the people decide." "If the British people confirm their decision to leave, we will prioritise agreement of a new UK-EU Security Treaty".
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From private to state owned: Labour promises a future of radical change for Britain