Leaked Labour manifesto shows plans to renationalise rail, mail and energy : i News

A draft of the Labour manifesto has been leaked to The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror newspapers. The 51-page document shows Labour plans to renationalise the railways, the Royal Mail and the energy industry. It outlines promises of £6bn a year extra for the NHS and £1.6bn a year for social care. There are also commitments to abolish university tuition fees and order local authorities to build 100,000 new council houses a year. Other commitments include private rent hikes capped at inflation together with proposals for a new Ministry of Labour to strengthen workers’ employment rights. Increases in the pension age beyond 66 will be stopped, the document says. The manifesto commits Labour to Trident, but in a nod to Mr Corbyn’s opposition to the nuclear deterrent it states “any prime minister should be extremely cautious about ordering the use of weapons of mass destruction which would result in the indiscriminate killing of millions of innocent civilians”. ‘DRAFT’, ‘CONFIDENTIAL’ The proposals will have to be approved by around 80 Labour figures, a senior party source said, including the shadow cabinet, the national executive committee, the parliamentary committee of the PLP, Welsh and Scottish Labour leaders, members of the national policy forum and trade union representatives. A final copy was due to be worked out at a meeting on Thursday in advance of its official publication next week.



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