As anticipation for the forthcoming British election builds, the Labour party is set to launch its general election manifesto with promises to take on the billionaires in order to boost wages, support the NHS and tackle climate change.
It is gathered that the party’s manifesto includes a £75 billion plan to build 150,000 new council homes, as well as significant spending on the NHS and a £10-an-hour minimum wage for all workers.
Labour has said its manifesto would bring about ‘real change’ to overhaul Britain’s ‘rigged’ society. Mr Jeremy Corbyn will reveal the full details of his election manifesto in Birmingham today, but has already said it will include plans to re-nationalise utilities and provide free broadband to all homes and businesses by 2030.
On Brexit, Labour will promise to renegotiate the deal agreed with the EU by Boris Johnson by March and then put that deal to a public vote within another three months – with Remain as an option.
Describing labour’s pledges as a ‘manifesto of hope’, he warned supporters and Brits that the party’s plans would face stiff opposition from those in government.
His words, “Over the next three weeks, the most powerful people in Britain and their supporters are going to tell you that everything in this manifesto is impossible. ‘That it’s too much for you. Because they don’t want real change.
“Why would they? The system is working just fine for them. It’s rigged in their favour.’ The manifesto will contain cash intentions to boost NHS spending and tackle climate change by creating jobs in a ‘green industrial revolution.”