Labour’s 2017 general election manifesto was leaked yesterday, and it is the clearest challenge to the rich and powerful that we have seen from any Labour leader in the last thirty years.
The Tory press is attempting to make the leak out to be a “disaster” for the Labour Party. But the radical content of the manifesto has blown this narrative out of the water.
In reality, the only people for whom Labour’s manifesto is a disaster is the corrupt political establishment and the super-rich, both of whom have much to lose if Labour is elected on such a manifesto.
Amongst other things, the manifesto lays out plans to nationalise the railways; partially nationalise the energy industry, and introduce a cap on fuel spending; reverse the privatisation of Royal Mail; ban fracking; abolish tuition fees and maintenance grants; reverse the privatisation of the NHS and provide it with…
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