Labour to reveal manifesto for ‘real change’

Jeremy Corbyn will be in Birmingham today

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn will reveal Labour’s manifesto in Birmingham on Thursday, which is set to include a second Brexit referendum and free broadband for all.

The party said its policies would bring about “real change” to overhaul Britain’s “rigged society” and would include more money for the health service.

The Labour leader said he would offer a “manifesto of hope” that would involve no tax increases for 95 per cent of taxpayers.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Labour has confirmed it will stick with its Brexit position that was decided upon at its party conference in September.

The party has pledged to renegotiate an exit deal with the European Union by March, before putting that deal to a public vote.

Both Labour and the Conservatives have promised to build more homes. Labour will reveal a £75 billion social housing plan to construct 150,000 homes a year.

Conservative election candidate Peter Bone told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer Labour was “promising everything to everyone”.

“If you look back to their record when they were in office they built very few council houses and social houses,” he said.

Meanwhile, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick will today provide further details about plans to build one million new homes over the next five years.

He said: “We'll help renters make the leap onto the housing ladder and we'll provide discounts for first-time buyers in their local areas.”

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