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To think we should just all vote for labour

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brexitstolemyfuture Thu 11-May-17 08:12:55

Renationalise the railways and energy companies.

Stoping any rises in pension age.

Taxing the top 5% to pay for oap social care.

No tax rises to people warning under 80k.

No to nuclear weapons.

Giving workers the right to strike.

Reverse legal aid cuts, giving the poorest people access to the legal system.

No target on immigration.

Banning driver only trains to keep the underground in safe hands.

Increased rights for the Roma.

Review of disability benefits changes.

Scraping tuition fees.

Honestly all such good ideas, we can get him ellected!

TheNaze73 Thu 11-May-17 08:16:24

Funded by??? biscuit

PlayOnWurtz Thu 11-May-17 08:16:46

Meanwhile in tubby land lala went for prime minister

brexitstolemyfuture Thu 11-May-17 08:17:13

Insulation for war veterans for free. Such a good policy for the people that have given so much to us to live in a free world. They should not go cold in the winter.

brexitstolemyfuture Thu 11-May-17 08:18:00

Funded by taxing Amazon, Google and people earning over 80k! biscuit back at you

PlayOnWurtz Thu 11-May-17 08:18:08

Who funds all this? Don't say high earners because that will push them all out of the uk

LurpakIstheOnlyButter Thu 11-May-17 08:19:47

Well if we stop wasting billions on nuclear weapons that we can't and won't use as they will result in our own destruction there will be more than enough Money to pay for everything in that pledge.

Makes a bit of a mockery of may's cap on energy bills

ThisIsStartingToBoreMe Thu 11-May-17 08:20:57

No nuclear weapons?????

No thank you - having nuclear weapons is probably the only thing that's kept us safe and peaceful these last 50 years.

Kinnock wanted to disarm this country once - it cost him dearly.

LurpakIstheOnlyButter Thu 11-May-17 08:21:54

And why do people object to the to richest paying more tax? Surely that is fair. They won't all get up and leave. Ridiculous suggestion.

Motheroffourdragons Thu 11-May-17 08:22:17

No thank you - having nuclear weapons is probably the only thing that's kept us safe and peaceful these last 50 years.

Or maybe being in the EU ?

Motheroffourdragons Thu 11-May-17 08:22:43

I also don't think the richest would leave ? Where will they go ?

brexitstolemyfuture Thu 11-May-17 08:22:54

That's a myth that high earners will just move with a tiny tax increase, these people mostly have lived and commitments and are not nomads.

Exactly butter!

Only1scoop Thu 11-May-17 08:23:01

Yabu
Ensue terrifying mess

brexitstolemyfuture Thu 11-May-17 08:23:04

That's a myth that high earners will just move with a tiny tax increase, these people mostly have lived and commitments and are not nomads.

Exactly butter!

ScrumpyBetty Thu 11-May-17 08:23:17

I'm a leftie. But I won't be voting labour- they're a total shambles at the moment, which is a shame. Don't know who to vote for now- lib Dem maybe.

PotteringAlong Thu 11-May-17 08:23:23

I'm quite happy we've got nuclear weapons - I would base my vote on this issue alone. Mutually Assured Destruction has kept us safe for the last half a century and I hope it carries on doing so.

ThisIsStartingToBoreMe Thu 11-May-17 08:24:07

Yeah that's right. Start spouting off about how labour are gonna disarm this country, see how far they get then.

UrsulaPandress Thu 11-May-17 08:24:38

This is light hearted I presume?

Duchessofjam Thu 11-May-17 08:24:53

OP, I totally agree with you. I will be contacting my local labor party and volunteering to campaign for them on the strength of these policies which have been leaked!

For those who complain about how it's all going to get paid for remember that the Tories have plenty of money to fund weapons of mass destruction and tax cuts for wealthy individuals and businesses not to mention the huge costs of a hard Brexit.

This manifesto is wonderful for the UK.

LaurieMarlow Thu 11-May-17 08:24:56

It does sound absolutely marvellous. If I thought for a second he could pull it off.

I'm glad he went big though. Makes it a more interesting contest.

Motheroffourdragons Thu 11-May-17 08:25:59

From the BBC

It contains policies on nationalising railways and renewing the Trident weapons system and suggests Labour will not leave the EU without a deal.

So not disarming then.

HereBeFuckery Thu 11-May-17 08:26:13

This is the draft manifesto, yes?

It's all lovely, but a perfect illustration of why Corbyn won't get in. It's like a kid playing 'if I ruled the world'.
'Tax the rich' isn't a budget, it's a war cry. He needs properly thought through ideas.

Two4One2017 Thu 11-May-17 08:26:19

And why do people object to the to richest paying more tax? Surely that is fair. They won't all get up and leave. Ridiculous suggestion

They won't ALL get up and leave, but A LOT will especially as the companies they work for will also have to pay a lot more tax (a third more) - then add Brexit on top. So the companies will leave. Why would you stay in an uncertain, high tax economy?.

Motheroffourdragons Thu 11-May-17 08:27:15

The companies will probably leave because of Brexit rather than any new govt we get here.

glenthebattleostrich Thu 11-May-17 08:27:56

Out of curiosity is Dianne Abbott (who in herself is a reason to never vote labour and is I suspect TMs secret weapon) in charge of the addy ups?

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