Our manifesto is the most radical plan for Britain since 1945.
We have over 200 policies.
Over the next three weeks, we're getting through all of them.
Welcome to the Labour Policy Megathread.
I've had fun researching this.
Our policies are fantastic and I'm proud to be able to promote them.
Let's get to it. Policies 1-25 #ForTheMany
I campaigned against tuition fees back when I first started campaigning.
I remember how the Lib Dems sold students down the river.
And I'll remember how we abolished them entirely when we right that wrong. https://thetab.com/uk/2019/11/21/labour-abolish-tuition-fees-133038
The Tories have devastated the premise of social justice.
Labour will create 200 new social welfare lawyers in just one of the steps we're taking to redress the balance and put power back in the hands of the many. https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/labour-to-plough-18m-into-200-social-welfare-lawyers/5101534.article
Oh, and on that - Labour will reverse all Tory cuts to legal aid.
And we'll do it in the first 100 days of government. https://labour.org.uk/press/labour-will-restore-legal-aid-advice-richard-burgon/
Yes. You heard me right.
When I saw this policy for the first time, I actually whooped.
We're going to bring in a Fair Food Act that enshrines the right to food in law.
Quite simply a stunning policy that will save lives. https://www.nfuonline.com/news/latest-news/labours-right-to-food-policy-announcement/
The NFU has reiterated that the government must not compromise on the high level of British trading standards following an announcement that the next Labour government will halve food bank usage...https://www.nfuonline.com/news/latest-news/labours-right-to-food-policy-announcement/
We'll scrap Ofsted and create a new inspection system where local authorities run "health checks" on schools instead as part of wider education reform. https://schoolsweek.co.uk/confirmed-labour-would-scrap-ofsted/
A Labour government would replace Ofsted with a new inspection system involving local authorities running "health checks" on schools. In an interview with the Observer newspaper, shadow education...https://schoolsweek.co.uk/confirmed-labour-would-scrap-ofsted/
Just that. Labour will give local authorities the power to seize shops that have been empty for twelve months and offer them to start-ups, co-operative businesses and community projects. https://labour.org.uk/press/corbyn-announces-radical-plans-reopen-empty-shops-revive-britains-struggling-high-streets/
Labour will scrap Band One dentistry charges across the board.
It's Corbyn's ambition to bring in free dentistry down the line.
This is a positive first step. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/labour-bring-back-free-dental-20896187
Labour have consistently campaigned for the vote for 16 year olds for years now. Most of the major parties agree.
The only ones who don't - the Tories. Funny that?
The fact is, you can work at 16. You should be able to vote at 16. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-50207481
Here's another policy I wasn't aware of, but I definitely welcome.
In the wake of the Home Office dealing with an increase in far-right extremism, Labour will commission an independent review. https://labour.org.uk/press/labour-announces-independent-review-rise-far-right/
Yes. So much bloody yes.
We'll bring an end to the unfair practice of zero hours contracts and ensure that all workers have a guaranteed amount of hours at work.
I repeat. SO. MUCH. YES. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/corbyn-labour-end-zero-hours-112201174.html
Jeremy Corbyn has spend a career on the sidelines watching his fellow MPs ride the parliamentary gravy train.
Now he's going to be the conductor and he's pulling the emergency break. https://evolvepolitics.com/labour-pledges-to-ban-mps-from-taking-paid-second-jobs-in-2019-manifesto/
The Labour Party have promised to ban Members of Parliament from taking paid second jobs whilst they are still elected to represent their constituents in the House of Commons. In a section of their...https://evolvepolitics.com/labour-pledges-to-ban-mps-from-taking-paid-second-jobs-in-2019-manifesto/
We're planning to invest in steel recycling as part of our Green Industrial Revolution.
Want to know more? Check it out here. https://labour.org.uk/manifesto/a-green-industrial-revolution/
This policy... it's just so Corbyn, and it's part of the reason we back him.
Labour will bring in a War Powers Act to ensure that Parliament has the final say on any planned military action. https://labour.org.uk/press/labour-calls-war-powers-act/
"Under Labour’s proposals, UK-wide public holidays would be held on St David’s Day (1 March), St Patrick’s Day (17 March), St George’s Day (23 April) and St Andrew’s Day (30 November)."
Let's just say it - you can't trust the Tories or the Lib Dems on fracking.
We'll ban it outright. 100%. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/30/ban-fracking-in-uk-jeremy-corbyn-urges-boris-johnson
We'll reverse Tory cuts to Sure Start and invest £1bn in setting up new centres. https://politicshome.com/news/uk/education/schools/nursery-provision/news/107876/labour-promises-1000-new-sure-start
This is a personal favourite of mine. And I'm 35.
I remember struggling to get to work, job interviews - all sorts of things.
This could make a genuine difference to the lives of young people.
Love this policy. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/11/labour-announces-plan-for-under-25s-to-have-free-bus-travel
We're going to do just that. We'll nationalise the grid in a bit to lower energy prices and usher in a Green Industrial Revolution.
Here's our fantastic document, Bringing Energy Home. I'd strongly advise a read at it.
Here in Northern Ireland, we don't pay prescription charges.
You shouldn't have to pay them either, and Labour will ensure it. https://www.nursinginpractice.com/respiratory/asthma-prescription-charges-medical-exemption-nurse
Hundreds of nurses are calling for the end of ‘harmful’ prescription charges they say put people at risk of a life-threatening asthma attack.https://www.nursinginpractice.com/respiratory/asthma-prescription-charges-medical-exemption-nurse
Free universal nursery care for all children between the ages of 2 and 4.
No means testing.
That's it. A fantastic policy that will genuinely help parents. https://labour.org.uk/press/labour-announces-radical-expansion-free-childcare/
We'll work to ensure that within ten years, every person in the country can work a four day week, with no loss of earnings.
This is the future - at least, it is if you back Labour. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-conference-32-hour-working-week-john-mcdonnell-corbyn-a9116581.html
A Labour government will reduce the average full-time working week to 32 hours with no loss of pay within the next decade, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has announced.https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-conference-32-hour-working-week-john-mcdonnell-corbyn-a9116581.html
As a HCA, I know what a tough job nurses do. I work alongside them everyday.
Labour will bring in 24,000 new nurses in a bit to provide safe staffing levels.
This will improve patient care and working conditions across the board. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/nurses-champion-jon-ashworth-pledges-20850732
EXCLUSIVE: Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth reveals Labour’s manifesto pledge to reinstate NHS student bursaries worth £20,000 a year in maintenance and support, recruiting 24,000 nurseshttps://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/nurses-champion-jon-ashworth-pledges-20850732
Jeremy Corbyn likes those arseholes who parade around with trophy kills as much as you or I do.
So in that spirit, we'll ban trophy animal imports to Britain. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-trophy-hunting-animal-welfare-laws-a9081181.html
Labour would ban trophy hunters from selling their spoils in the UK, end cruel fishing practices and consider ending the use of the whip in racing under plans for a radical overhaul of animal welfarehttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-trophy-hunting-animal-welfare-laws-a9081181.html
Johnson's scrambling on corporation tax has shown the Tories up.
We want to increase it to 26%. Many other economies have a higher rate.
And it'll only go up to 21% for businesses with an annual turnover under £300k a year. https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2019/11/how-boris-johnson-misled-voters-over-corporation-tax-tv-debate
There's a reason why this policy is so popular.
Under a Labour government we'll recognise Palestine and begin efforts towards a two-state solution very soon after we're elected - according to Corbyn. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/palestine-state-recognition-jeremy-corbyn-labour-government-israel-soon-a8413796.html
The UK would swiftly “recognise Palestine as a state” under a Labour government, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The party’s leader said he would take steps towards “a genuine two-state solution” to thehttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/palestine-state-recognition-jeremy-corbyn-labour-government-israel-soon-a8413796.html
Stay tuned for Part Two, coming tomorrow - I'll let you all know when, so keep an eye out!
Solidarity and have a great evening.
And as we expected, it's hot garbage.
Only Labour and Corbyn have the ambition to change Britain for the better.
Without further ado, this is Part II of the Labour Policy Megathread.
#JC4PM2019 #ForTheMany #RealChange
You can check out our manifesto for more details, but it's as clear as it sounds - Labour will bring in statutory bereavement leave in order to support families who have lost a loved one.
A compassionate, decent policy.
Is this popular? I have a feeling this might be popular.
Labour will finally end the debacle of Universal Credit and scrap it altogether. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/01/labour-pledge-scrap-universal-credit-jeremy-corbyn
The cruel incompetence of austerity has lasted nearly a decade. At last there’s hope for a safety net to lift people out of poverty, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryanhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/01/labour-pledge-scrap-universal-credit-jeremy-corbyn
Here's one I did earlier.
Labour will raise the minimum wage to £10 an hour for all workers as part of our wider approach to ending in-work poverty. https://twitter.com/Socialist_Chris/status/1198254052569731072
In a double effort against climate change and energy prices, Labour will fit 1.75m homes with solar panels.
Truly groundbreaking and utterly necessary. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/15/labour-reveals-plans-to-fit-solar-panels-to-175m-homes
Labour plan to build THIRTY SEVEN state owned offshore windfarms - which will potentially create up to 70,000 jobs.
Show me where Boris Johnson is going to create jobs.
Seriously, show me. You can't. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/09/labour-pledges-to-create-70000-more-jobs-in-offshore-windfarms-corbyn
Labour will abolish the Thatcher era trade union laws which will empower workers and allow them to act in solidarity with one another.
We're putting power back in the hands of workers. https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/labour-party/john-mcdonnell/news/100423/john-mcdonnell-says-labour-would
Labour would scrap laws that prevent British workers from striking in support of counterparts in other countries, John McDonnell has said.https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/labour-party/john-mcdonnell/news/100423/john-mcdonnell-says-labour-would
Angela Rayner has been at the forefront of the campaign to cap school uniform costs, and has challenged Gavin Williamson on it.
We'll cap school uniform costs for the benefit of parents. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/labour-backs-sunday-peoples-campaign-18999400
As a recovering alcoholic, I've no problem with this.
As Jon Ashcroft puts it, "It’s time for full transparency for consumers with alcohol labelling – the current voluntary approach is simply not fit for purpose." https://www.itv.com/news/2019-06-19/alcohol-labelling-would-be-mandatory-under-labour-government/
Strict labelling on alcohol products would be mandatory under a Labour government, shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth has said.Product labelling would have to clearly display alcohol content...https://www.itv.com/news/2019-06-19/alcohol-labelling-would-be-mandatory-under-labour-government/
One of my favourite policies - simply because of how compassionate it is.
Labour will ensure that those who suffer domestic violence keep their financial security, potentially giving them a way out. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-domestic-violence-paid-leave-victims-new-zealand-dawn-butler-a8548866.html
Employers would be ordered to offer paid leave to victims of domestic violence under new plans from Labour, which could help thousands of women escape their abusers. Dawn Butler, the shadowhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-domestic-violence-paid-leave-victims-new-zealand-dawn-butler-a8548866.html
One of the first things we want to do in Government is buy 8,000 homes in a bid to eradicate rough sleeping, once and for all. https://www.bigissue.com/latest/jeremy-corbyn-labour-will-buy-8000-homes-tackle-homelessness-crisis/
After record rough sleeping levels announced, Labour doubles election pledge as political parties go head-to-head on homelessness policyhttps://www.bigissue.com/latest/jeremy-corbyn-labour-will-buy-8000-homes-tackle-homelessness-crisis/
Wow, the Tories are going to let some of you park for free! MEDIA STORM
Well, we'll let everyone park for free. Free NHS car parking for all. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/nhs-car-parking-scandal-worsens-20791920
Alarming figures show the rip-off fees raked in a record £272million last year as NHS staff are forking out much more in total and rising numbers of disabled people are having to pay uphttps://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/nhs-car-parking-scandal-worsens-20791920
Worried about the Tories being bankrolled by shady characters?
Labour has you covered. Jeremy Corbyn will legislate to ban ALL political donations from non-UK taxpayers.
The Tories won't like that. https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/jeremy-corbyn-pledges-ban-on-people-who-dont-pay-tax-in-uk-donating-to-politicians-495631
The Labour leader called for an end to donations to political parties by those who aren't registered for tax in the UKhttps://inews.co.uk/news/politics/jeremy-corbyn-pledges-ban-on-people-who-dont-pay-tax-in-uk-donating-to-politicians-495631
Labour will bring an end to the era of extreme pressure testing and eliminate SATs, seeking to bring in a system that will foster a less stressful learning environment. https://schoolsweek.co.uk/corbyn-labour-will-scrap-sats/
You'll probably all know about the Lobbying Act and how it gags charities.
You might not know that Labour are planning to bin it.
One of the most disgusting excesses of this Tory government. We'll end it. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/07/jeremy-corbyn-lobbying-act-charities-charity-gag-law-general-election
Labour leader pledges to abolish 2014 Lobbying Act, which 50 charities have said is stifling democracy by silencing themhttps://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/07/jeremy-corbyn-lobbying-act-charities-charity-gag-law-general-election
Labour will provide £1bn in order to "transform libraries, museums and galleries across the country".
We'll also make National Lottery funding more transparent.
And it'll provide a boost to schools. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/uk-election-manifesto-2019
We're going to bring in a new law that ensures that any policy decisions are weighed against public health, with the NHS as the "economic anchor" of this new policy. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/29/labour-to-propose-wellbeing-law
Simple as that. We'll end the barbaric badger cull and look at non-lethal solutions to disease in cattle. https://www.farminguk.com/news/labour-re-commits-to-badger-cull-ban_53774.html
I'll let @RichardBurgon have the floor here. https://twitter.com/RichardBurgon/status/1195643791333580807
We'll give public sector workers a fair deal and a 5% pay rise in our first year of government.
As the son of (retired) civil servants, I appreciate this policy immensely.
This is massive. It'll affect me. It'll affect a lot of people I know.
Labour will force landlords to offer indefinite tenancies, based on the German model, to ensure that private renters have more security. https://labour.org.uk/press/labour-commits-indefinite-tenancies-private-renters/
In the next installment of our Industrial Green Revolution, Labour will provide 60bn of interest free loans to encourage take up of electric cars. https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/labour-green-industrial-revolution-a-plan-to-get-you-in-an-electric-car-interest-free/
Labour's 'green industrial revolution' is expensive and ambitious. More electric cars, more places to charge, cheaper batteries and renewable powerhttps://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/labour-green-industrial-revolution-a-plan-to-get-you-in-an-electric-car-interest-free/
And our next policy links in nicely. Labour will create three battery plants (Gigafactories) in order to cater to the need of our switchover to electric vehicles - and create 32,000 new jobs in the process. https://labour.org.uk/press/electric-car-revolution-labours-plan-strengthen-uk-automobile-industry-creating-safeguarding-220000-jobs/
Labour will bring back the Educational Maintenance Allowance in order to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete their studies. https://labour.org.uk/press/bring-back-ema-demands-labour-17000-disadvantaged-young-people-fail-complete-studies/
We've seen how flooding has ravaged communities across Britain recently.
Labour will spend £5.6bn over ten years in ensuring that areas are able to cope in the future. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/labour-pledges-ps56bn-for-flood-defences-over-10-years_uk_5dcad1c8e4b00927b23a130b
A flagship policy. One to be proud of. Incredible stuff.
The National Education Service will...
Well, I think I'll just let this guy explain how he plans to revolutionise education.
But we're not done by a long way. Not close. Not even.
I'll be working tomorrow and likely Tuesday. So keep an eye out for Part III coming on Wednesday.
These policies could change our lives. And there's a lot more to come.
Thanks for reading.