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    Labour manifesto at-a-glance: Summary of key points

    Key policies

    Scrap student tuition fees
    Nationalisation of England's nine water companies.
    Re-introduce the 50p rate of tax on the highest earners (above 123,000)
    Income tax rate 45p on 80,000 and above
    More free childcare, expanding free provisions for two, three and four year olds
    Guarantee triple lock for pensioner incomes
    End to zero hours contracts
    Hire 10,000 new police officers, 3,000 new firefighters
    Moves to charge companies a levy on salaries above 330,000
    Deliver rail electrification "including in Wales and the South West".

    Renationalisation

    Bring the railways back into public ownership as franchises expire
    Regain control of energy supply networks through the alteration of operator license conditions, and transition to a publicly
    owned, decentralised energy system
    Replace water system with a network of regional publicly-owned water companies
    Reverse the privatisation of Royal Mail "at the earliest opportunity"
    Create at least one publicly-owned energy company in every region of the UK, with public control of the transmission and
    distribution grids.

    The economy

    Extra tax take in total 48.6bn
    6.4bn from income tax from the top 5%
    Extra 19.4bn from corporation tax
    6.5bn from tax avoidance programme
    Income tax rate 45p on earnings of 80,000 and above - and 50p to be reintroduced on earnings above 123,000
    Boost wages of 5.7m people earning less than minimum wage to 10 an hour by 2020
    Create a National Transformation Fund that will invest 250bn over 10 years in upgrading the economy
    Deliver universal superfast broadband availability by 2022
    A National Investment Bank as part of a plan to provide 250bn of lending power over the next decade for infrastructure
    Reinstate the lower small-business corporation tax rate
    Scrap quarterly reporting for businesses with a turnover of under 85,000.

    Workers' rights

    An end to zero-hours contracts to guarantee workers a "number of hours each week"
    Introduce four extra public holidays each year to mark national patron saints' days
    Maximum pay ratios of 20:1 to be rolled out in public sector
    Raise minimum wage to "at least 10 per hour by 2020"
    Ban unpaid internships
    "Clamp down on bogus self-employment" and extend rights of employees to all workers - including shared parental pay
    Guarantee trade unions a right to access workplaces
    End the public sector pay cap
    Repeal the Trade Union Act and roll out sectoral collective bargaining, whereby industries can negotiate agreement as a
    whole
    Enforce all workers' rights to trade union representation at work
    Abolish employment tribunal fees - so that people have access to justice
    Use public spending power to drive up standards, including only awarding public contracts to companies which recognise trade unions
    Give all workers equal rights from day one, whether part-time or full-time, temporary or permanent
    Shifting the burden of proof, so the law assumes a worker is an employee unless the employer can prove otherwise.

    Education

    Reintroduce maintenance grants for university students and abolish university tuition fees
    A National Education Service for England to incorporate all forms of education
    Overhaul existing childcare system and extend 30 hours of free childcare to all two year olds
    Promise to reduce class sizes to "less than 30" for five, six, and seven-year-olds
    Devolve responsibility for skills to city regions or devolved administrations
    Free school meals for all primary school children, paid for by removing the VAT exemption on private school fees.

    Health and social care

    Deliver safe staffing levels and reduce waiting lists
    End hospital car parking charges
    One million people will be taken off NHS waiting lists by "guaranteeing access to treatment within 18 weeks"
    Scrap NHS pay cap
    NHS will receive more than 30bn in extra funding over the next parliament
    Mental health budgets will be ring-fenced, and Labour will ensure all children in secondary schools have access to a
    counselling service.

    Social security and pensions

    Cuts to bereavement support payment will be scrapped, as will the bedroom tax and the "punitive sanctions regime"
    Reinstate housing benefit for under-21s
    Guarantee state pension triple lock, as well as the winter fuel allowance and free bus passes
    "Rejects" proposal to increase state pension age further
    A commitment to "protect the pensions of UK citizens living overseas in the EU or further afield".

    Energy

    Ensure that 60% of the UK's energy comes from zero-carbon or renewable sources by 2030
    A ban on fracking
    Nuclear power "will continue to be part of the UK energy supply"
    Introduce an immediate emergency energy price cap to ensure the average dual fuel household energy bill remains below
    1,000 per year
    Maintaining access to the EU's internal energy market and retaining access to nuclear research programme Euratom will be a
    priority in Brexit negotiations.

    Housing

    Build over one million more homes, with at least half for social rent
    Homeowners willbe offered interest free loans to improve their properties
    Guarantee help to buy funding until 2027 and give locals buying their first home "first dibs on new homes built in their area"
    Legislate to ban letting agency fees for tenants, and look at giving the Mayor of London power to give London renters
    "additional security"
    Make 4,000 additional homes available for rough sleepers to end homelessness.

    Transport

    Extend high speed rail link HS2 to Scotland
    Build a new Brighton main line for the SouthEast
    Build Crossrail 2 - to run north-south through London between Hertfordshire and Surrey - "to ensure our capital continues to
    prosper"
    Recognise the need for additional airport capacity in the South East (but there's no mention of Heathrow).

    Families and communities

    30 hours free childcare to be extended to two-year-olds and "some" to one-year-olds
    An end to the so-called "rape clause" - part of the policy of restricting child tax credits to the first two children in a family. It
    means mothers who have a third child as a result of rape can be exempted, but would have to provide evidence in order to
    do so
    A review into reforming council tax and business rates, in favour of options such as a land value tax
    A national review of local pubs to examine the causes for their large-scale demise, as well as establishing a joint taskforce
    that will consider future sustainability.

    Democracy

    Labour opposes a second Scottish independence referendum
    Establish a Scottish Investment Bank, with 20bn for local projects and Scotland's small businesses, creating work and
    stimulating the economy
    Build on the Development Bank of Wales using more than 10bn from Labour's new National Investment Bank
    Continue to fully support the principles and structures inherent within the Good Friday Agreement

    Foreign policy/Defence

    Support the renewal of the Trident submarine system
    Work with international partners and the UN on multilateral disarmament "to create a nuclear-free world"
    Commit to the Nato benchmark of spending at least 2% of GDP on defence
    Will have a complete strategic defence and security review
    Insulate the homes of disabled veterans for free.

    Migration

    Labour will not "scapegoat migrants" and will not set a cap on immigration, describing targets as "bogus"
    International students will not be included in immigration numbers, but the party will crack down on "fake colleges".
    Labour believes in the "reasonable management of migration" but "will not make false promises on immigration numbers".

    Brexit

    Accept the EU referendum result and "build a close new relationship with the EU" prioritising jobs and and workers' rights
    Guarantee the rights of EU nationals living in the UK and work to "secure reciprocal rights" for UK citizens elsewhere in the EU
    A "meaningful" role for Parliament throughout Brexit negotiations
    Scrap Conservatives' Brexit White Paper and replace with "fresh negotiating priorities" with strong emphasis on retaining the
    benefits of the single market and customs union
    Reject no deal as a viable option and if needs be negotiate transitional arrangements "to avoid a cliff-edge for the UK

    economy"

    Keep EU-derived laws on workers' rights, equality, consumer rights and environmental protections
    Maintain UK's leading research role by seeking to stay part of Horizon 2020 and its successor programmes
    Seek to maintain membership of European organisations which offer benefits to the UK such as Euratom and the European
    Medicines Agency
    Will not allow Brexit to be used as an excuse to undercut UK farmers and flood Britain's food chain with cheap and inferior
    produce.
    Did you know People will question all the good things they hear about you but believe all the bad without a second thought.

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    Guarantee triple lock for pensioner incomes

    Boost wages of 5.7m people earning less than minimum wage to 10 an hour by 2020

    End hospital car parking charges

    Cuts to bereavement support payment will be scrapped, as will the bedroom tax and the "punitive sanctions regime"

    30 hours free childcare to be extended to two-year-olds and "some" to one-year-olds
    Did you know People will question all the good things they hear about you but believe all the bad without a second thought.

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    That's the Manifesto from 2017 -- Not saying it wont be different in 2019.....

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-39933116

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    Quote Originally Posted by albob View Post
    That's the Manifesto from 2017 -- Not saying it wont be different in 2019.....

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-39933116
    According to telegraph this news was the latest manifesto, never mind the manifesto I want to know it was the Labour going to make compulsory to all household to have free internet not a word on that ahhhh can not be trusted then.....
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    Are you reading the right one ??

    https://labour.org.uk/manifesto/

    From the Labour 2019 manifesto

    "..Labour will deliver free full-fibre broadband to all by 2030. We will establish British Broadband, with two arms:
    British Digital Infrastructure (BDI) and the British Broadband Service (BBS).
    We will bring the broadband-relevant parts of BT into public ownership..."

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    Great, in for the water board bit.

    will ONLY get my votes if they ensure ALL supermarkets never move stock around
    and alway in alabetical order where possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by albob View Post
    Are you reading the right one ??

    https://labour.org.uk/manifesto/

    From the Labour 2019 manifesto

    "..Labour will deliver free full-fibre broadband to all by 2030. We will establish British Broadband, with two arms:
    British Digital Infrastructure (BDI) and the British Broadband Service (BBS).
    We will bring the broadband-relevant parts of BT into public ownership..."
    Ok get the maths right suppose Labour win the next election to last end of 2024 are you going to believe them going to win another election in 2024 for them to be able to deliver free full-fibre broadband to all by 2030? Thousands of voters will be dead before 2030, look we want to vote for a change happening from the day they win….
    Did you know People will question all the good things they hear about you but believe all the bad without a second thought.

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    It is the same with both major parties -- promising jam, but not until 2030 : I don't believe either of them

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    if you are a multi millionaire with a doctor on call who resides in harley street then you are safe to vote tory,the rest of us cattle need to vote for someone else

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    M8 I can see the 2 horse race the rest are donkeys
    Did you know People will question all the good things they hear about you but believe all the bad without a second thought.

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    Hello, if they add to manifest “no ‘next time’ on tv programs”
    and tv end credits be slow enough to read, might vote for them
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    Rumours says the Tories going to sell-out NHS the largest privatisation deal in history worth 780MILLION....
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    brilliant,they are going to sell the peoples healthcare and wellbeing for the equivalents of two and a half weeks savings according to the side of their own Brexit bus.

    I would bang my head in the wall if I could spare twelve hours to sit on a trolley in a and e

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    Why sell nhs, why privatised it all!

    broken leg, heart attack, mauled by a dog, pay first we fix you later.

    if your doing tgat wants to be for the unborn ones not tge living

    or just wait until the okd people have died
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