In or out Jeremy? Labour leader refuses to say if he wants to remain in the EU or not after being asked FIVE TIMES - but admits he would like a 'close relationship' with Brussels 'in the future'
Mr Corbyn, who officially backed Remain in 2016 but has spent decades calling for the UK to leave the EU - declined to give a definitive answer. But he admitted that he would like a 'a close relationship with the EU in the future', which may fuel suggestions he would prefer a Labour-style Brexit. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Corbyn admitted that he would like a 'a close relationship with the EU in the future', which may fuel suggestions he would prefer a Labour-style Brexit He also suggested he would include Brexiteers in his negotiating team.
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JEREMY Corbyn is set to announce a £75bn pledge to build 150,000 homes-a-year paid for by taxing Britain’s highest earners. Mr Corbyn and his right-hand man John McDonnell have launched repeated attacks on Britain’s billionaires this election and intend to tax them to pay for their radical
Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to increase public sector pay by 5% if Labour wins the election.
The party's "radical" manifesto, launched in Birmingham today, says all public sector workers would get a pay rise of 5% - an average of £1,643 - from April 2020.
After 2020, Labour promised to deliver "year-on-year above-inflation pay rises...to reward and retain the people who do so much for us all".
The 105-page manifesto was fully-costed, as was the Liberal Democrats' which was launched earlier this week.
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The 8pm hour-long segment marks the first ever head-to-head televised election debate the country has ever seenThe hour-long head-to-head is hosted by Julie Etchingham, who also led the Conservative leadership debates with Mr Johnson and Jeremy Hunt in July.
Jeremy Corbyn today stoked the fires of division in the UK as he unveiled his class war manifesto. Business chiefs were warned they will be made to pay out more, with corporation tax increased to To win the green vote, Mr Corbyn has pledged to enforce a windfall tax on oil companies to those
JEREMY Corbyn is set to announce a £75bn pledge to build 150,000 homes-a-year paid for by taxing Britain’s highest earners. The Labour boss is prepared to wage a class war on the country’s wealthy and will tell voters he is on the side of the “people”.
It says Labour would raise an additional £82.9 billion through a variety of taxes, including increasing income tax for the richest 5% and those earning more than £80,000, raising corporation tax and extending stamp duty reserve tax for financial transactions.
Money would also be raised by "tackling" tax avoidance and evasion, having an efficiency review of tax reliefs and expenditures, reversing inheritance tax cuts, imposing VAT on private school fees, scrapping the Married Persons Allowance and introducing a 200% second home tax - compared to the current 3% stamp duty.
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Comparing public and private sector pay is tricky because public sector workers are on average better qualified and many lower- paid jobs Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "By increasing the pay levels, albeit by less than the rate of inflation, that can only be paid for by cuts within the public
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will reveal full details of his election manifesto in Birmingham at The party previously had a form, now closed, inviting members of the public to submit policy ideas. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has also pledged to increase funding for the NHS by £40bn
Leader Mr Corbyn pitched his manifesto as "Labour is on your side", as he said the "attacks" from the rich and powerful prove Labour is "for the many not the few".
He said: "The billionaires and the super rich, the tax dodgers, the bad bosses and the big polluters - they own the Conservative Party.
"But they don't own us. They don't own the Labour Party. The people own the Labour Party. That's why the billionaires attack us."
Other top pledges listed in the manifesto:
- Scrapping universal credit
- Scrapping tuition fees
- Extra 5,000 firefighters
- More council houses being built and rent caps
- Free dental check-ups
- Free bus travel for under-25s
- Free full-fibre broadband
- Free TV licences for over-75s
- Nationalisation of Royal Mail, energy, water, rail, bus networks and parts of BT
- Raise corporation tax to 26% from April 2022 (from the current 19%)
- Upgrade almost all homes to highest energy efficiency standards
- Living wage of at least £10 an hour for workers aged 16 or over
- Cut working week to 32 hours (four days) within a decade
- Ban zero-hour contracts
- Creating a national education service for life-long learning
- Getting Brexit "sorted" within six months and having a second referendum
- Freedom of movement would continue if Remain won but restrictions would be imposed if Leave won
- Constructing up to 150,000 homes a year
There were several pledges on the environment within the manifesto, including building 7,000 new offshore wind turbines, 2,000 new onshore wind turbines, enough solar panels to cover 22,000 football pitches and new nuclear power "needed for energy security".
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Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, Jo Swinson and Boris Johnson will appear on the BBC discussion show on Friday night.Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn would fund pay rises for public sector workers partly through a 1% rise in corporation tax and bringing Instead, Labour would make a return to public sector pay agreed through collective bargaining and the evidence of Jeremy Corbyn to pledge £500bn of spending in leadership speech.
Jeremy Corbyn is trying to kick-start his stuttering campaign by launching the 'radical and ambitious' A massive increase in trade union power, including a return to collective bargaining, Workers will 'I accept the opposition of the billionaires because we will make those at the top pay their fair share of
Labour said it will introduce a "windfall tax" on oil companies to help cover costs of renewable energy, but did not say what the tax would be.
Conservative Brandon Lewis, Home Office minister, said the manifesto showed Mr Corbyn had no plan for Brexit and would cost each taxpayer £2,400 a year.
"Without a plan to get Brexit done he has no credibility on anything else," he said.
"A Labour government would mean unlimited and uncontrolled immigration putting pressure on our public services and a reckless spending spree which would take a sledgehammer to the British economy and cost every taxpayer £2,400 a year."
Analysis: 'The manifesto argues Labour's plans would be bigger than Brexit'
Sky News' political correspondent Tom Rayner says:
"The manifesto might run to 105 pages, and the costing document to 40 more, but the clear message Jeremy Corbyn wanted to get across was boiled down to a five word phrase: "Labour is on your side".
"He argued the Conservatives were 'owned' by the very same 'vested interests' that a Labour government was intent on challenging through their radical manifesto.
"It is becoming increasingly clear that Labour believe the way to get beyond the issue of Brexit is to recast the result of the referendum of 2016 as a howl of outrage demanding fundamental change.
"Behind the 'Campaign for real change' tagline is an implicit argument that the changes a Labour government would bring through its £82 billion plan would be bigger than Brexit."
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Jeremy Corbyn has faced a grilling from veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil in what was one of the most eagerly-anticipated encounters of the general election campaign. Jeremy Corbyn has faced a grilling from veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil in what was one of the most eagerly-anticipated encounters of the general election campaign.