JEREMY CORBYN has released his 10 election pledges as the Labour Party kicks off its campaign for the General Election.
The Labour Party’s policy commandments have been compared to to the infamous stone tablet by Ed Miliband in 2015 – nicknamed the ‘Edstone’. Tory candidate David Morri told the Telegraph: “While Mr Corbyn may have committed these to stone, just like his predecessor no one will believe a word he says given his record of broken promises”.
Mr Miliband said he would erect the stone in his Downing Street rose garden if he were to beat David Cameron in the election.
However, when he was defeated, the stone disappeared.
Mr Corbyn told supporters in Shropshire, his home county, this morning: “I want a Labour government to be judged by whether it changes people’s lives for the better after five years.
“Judge us on the real change we deliver the concrete improvements to the lives of millions of people.”
“The politics I stand for is about sharing power and wealth with people who don’t have a lot of money, don’t have friends in high places, so they can take control of their own lives.”
The ten commandments are:
An end to in-work poverty
An end to food bank use
An end to 1.4 million older people not getting the care they need
Over 100,000 genuinely affordable homes built per year
An end to rough sleeping
An end to tuition fees
Reduced waiting times for A&E and cancer treatments
Brexit sorted in six months
Smaller class sizes
A Green Industrial Revolution to create hundreds of thousands of jobs and cut carbon emissions
The Labour Party has said if it wins the general election, it will renegotiate once against to get a third Brexit deal.
Mr Corbyn has vowed to get Brexit sorted within six months by giving the public the final say.
The leader of the Brexit Party, Nigel Farage, said “The Labour Party have betrayed the trust of millions and we are not going to let them get away with it” as he hit the campaign trail today.
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Speaking in Telford, Mr Corbyn said: “It is time we started building a country fit for the next generation where young people don’t fear the future but look forward with confidence.
“Think of the young people who are given the subliminal message to look after your own education and look after your own health forget about council housing, make your own way in the world.
“It’s depressing, it’s unnecessary and it’s all part of the contraction of the public realm and the public state. It’s within our grasp to do something different in this election, and that’s what we are absolutely determined to achieve.”
The latest from YouGov on voting intention, the most recent poll surveyed 3,284 British adults between November 1 and 4, puts Conservatives on 39 percent, Labour on 27 percent, Lib Dems on 16 percent, the Brexit Party on 7 percent the SNP on 5 percent, Green on 4 percent, Plaid Cymru on 1 percent and other on 1 percent.