Labour has just gotten a makeover, and Jeremy Corbyn is the new face of Britain’s social-democratic leadership. Beleaguered by the Iraq Inquiry, previous ‘New Labour’ leadership and ‘Third Way’ capitalism, Labour now rises to the challenge of Teresa May’s Tory monstrosity.
With snap elections just a couple of months away, Labour must communicate its intentions to the British public.
Here what the organisation hopes to accomplish:
- The work, the whole work, and nothing but the work – Use a National Investment Bank backed by 500 billion GBP to kickstart the economy and get Britain’s geniuses back to work.
- No one sleeps it rough – Everyone deserves a home. No one deserves to lose theirs to landlords. Put the brakes on predatory foreclosures and make homes affordable again.
- No BS Employment – No more zero-hour contracts or breaking up trade unions. Protect migrant workers in Britain and renegotiate Brexit to protect workers’ rights to EU standards.
- A Healthy NHS System – Prevention is the key to affordable healthcare, so keep it in the public sector. That includes mental and sexual health, as well as the disabled and elderly.
- No More Play-to-Play in School and Childcare – Start a National Education Service to give Britain’s rising stars a quality, free education… and beyond. No child should get left behind.
- We Agree with the Paris Climate Agreement – Our environment is fragile and we only get one. Use the National Investment Bank to initiate Britain’s Green economy to keep it.
- Put the ‘Public’ Back into Public Services – Keep grubby fat cats’ paws off of public services and infrastructure by putting it back into the peoples’ hands… social-democracy style.
- Tie-Up Loose Ends between the Rich and Poor – Make the super-rich pay their fair share by hunting down offshored wealth and using a progressive tax system to benefit everyone.
- Burn Bridges with Bigotry – End discriminatory practices against the LGBTQI community, minorities, the disabled, and disenfranchised. Don’t just make the UK fairer, make it human.
- No Money for War, just War on Want – Britain’s military will no longer ‘bomb first, have inquiries later’. Make diplomacy and cooperation the cornerstone of UK foreign policy.
Here’s the Top 5 “neighs” for Labour’s Policies:
- The UK has a funding shortage. It is already 15.2 billion in debt (89.4%), with forecasted net debt to top 139.4 billion (March 2017, ukpublicspending.co.uk)
- Rounding up tax evaders will cause wealthy businessmen to seek citizenship elsewhere. No matter a hard or soft Brexit, losing the EU means losing out on capital (June 2016, Guardian)
- The NHS needs resources. Waiting times in A&E wards has hit historic highs in December and has missed its 95% discharge and release target by 8.8% (Feb. 2017, Telegraph)
- Britain may have to keep its’ Trident nuclear programme. Out of 4 options, more Brits voted to find a cheaper alternative (34%) instead of scrapping it (20%) (July 2013, YouGov)
- Whilst UK employment is at a 42-year high, so are inflation and freelance work. Without increasing productivity, wages and job security will suffer (April 2017, Guardian)