The Labour manifesto: what it means for the West Country

Labour sems to have enjoyed a jump in support after its manifesto launch, gaining eight points in the latest Ipsos MORI/Evening Standard poll.

Thanks to the unintentional sneak preview, there was little in the document that came as a surprise.

It also says Labour supports keeping Britain's nuclear-armed submarines " something Corbyn personally opposes.

Other papers left the manifesto off their front pages, leading instead with the death of Moors Murderer Ian Brady.

Labour has said the rise would fund increased investment in the state-run National Health Service (NHS) and would only affect five percent of earners.

"I wouldn't be fighting so hard if I didn't believe Labour has a chance to win, and a very good one", said the 39-year-old.

"I am very very proud to lead this party, I was elected by a very large number of members and supporters, ordinary people all over this country", Corbyn told reporters in Bradford, northern England. Polls show that the majority of the United Kingdom is hoping for a repeat of that election (ie - a dramatic defeat for Labour).

McCluskey said working class voters who say they are going to vote Tory for the first time are doing so "because their mind is being turned by the constant attack of the media on Jeremy Corbyn and the image that they've pinned on Jeremy".

Numerous details of the manifesto were leaked to the media last week, but there were some new announcements, including a plan to nationalise water, as well as the Royal Mail and the railway network.

Labour said it will not try to overturn Britain's decision to leave the European Union, but will "negotiate a deal that preserves jobs and access to the single market" and maintains standards of workers' rights established under the EU.

Britain's opposition Labour Party pledged to raise taxes on the well-off, renationalize key industries and end austerity in its manifesto on Tuesday, presenting voters with their starkest choice in decades in next month's election.

Wonder why The Daily Mail would feel intimidated by the thought of young people of colour exercising their democratic rights eh.?

Earnings of more than £80,000 would be taxed at 45 percent, while those of over £123,000, or $159,000, would face a 50 percent rate.

She also dodged a question on bus passes for the elderly, telling Shirley from Cheltenham that she would have to wait for the Tory manifesto later this week to see if they were being kept.



Other news