Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn insists Labour's widely-leaked manifesto policies will be 'very popular'

Kenny Thornton | 12 May, 2017, 10:34

Labour welcomed his words but the Tories said it was part of a plan to "prop-up" Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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While Mr Corbyn's popularity is in the doldrums and Labour appears to be heading for a drubbing - as I write, Labour are 49/1 to win an overall majority at the general election - a smattering of Monsieur Zen's ideas and policies may yet see the light of day.

Scottish Renewables meanwhile has launched its manifesto for the 8 June election that calls on the incoming UK Government to maintain climate change goals and "unlock investment" in "lowest-cost" energy.

Mr Corbyn added that the party would lay out how its policies would be funded when the manifesto is published "in the next few days".

The manifesto was leaked just after footage emerged of Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell telling activists that Labour would introduce a "National Education Service" that would be "free at the point of need throughout life".

Labor Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was in a auto approaching a party policy meeting when his vehicle ran over BBC cameraman's foot on Thursday.

The muted response from the right of the party to the leaked Labour manifesto, which is further to the left than they would like, reflects their determination not to offer Corbyn any excuse to avoid the blame for the impending catastrophe.

The draft was leaked to newspapers - a sign of the divisions that have deepened in the party under Mr Corbyn, whose backers have driven the move leftwards against the wishes of many MPs.

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The party leader spoke out after a draft version of the manifesto was leaked on Wednesday.

Almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of people aged 18 to 24 said they meant to vote Labour, while 52 per cent of those aged 65 and over said they planned to vote for the Conservatives.

But the Conservatives said Labour was in "total shambles".

Labour also promises that if it wins power, it will appoint a Digital Ambassador to liaise with technology companies to promote the United Kingdom as an "attractive place for investment and provide support to start-ups to scale world class digital businesses".

Boston and Skegness Labour candidate Paul Kenny has insisted "there is no split" in his party and said he is confident people will support its manifesto.

Women and young people were more likely to be intending to vote Labour, with 42 per cent of women surveyed intending to vote Labour compared to 29 per cent of men.

"The commitments in this dossier will rack up tens of billions of extra borrowing for our families and will put Brexit negotiations at risk", according to a statement from the Conservative party.

Labour is also set to pledge councils to build 100,000 new homes a year.

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