Britain’s Labour unveils ‘radical’ election manifesto

Peace and Freedom

AFP

© AFP/File | Britain’s main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn describes his manifesto as ‘radical and responsible’

BRADFORD (UNITED KINGDOM) (AFP) – 

Britain’s opposition Labour Party pledged to raise taxes on the well-off, renationalise key industries and end austerity in its manifesto on Tuesday, presenting voters with their starkest choice in decades in next month’s election.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called the programme “radical and responsible”, saying the country had been run “for the rich, the elite and the vested interests” in seven years of Conservative government.

“It will change our country,” he will say in his speech at the presentation of the manifesto in Bradford in northwest England, according to extracts released by the party’s press office.

“It will lead us through Brexit while putting the preservation of jobs first,” he said.

The manifesto is expected to include a tax increase from 40 percent to 45 percent for…

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