Following yesterday’s review of the Conservative manifesto I thought that I better push on and look at the ideas of the main challenger for the throne. So today I review the Labour Party manifesto (Britain Can Be Better).
The manifesto begins with the Budget Responsibility Lock which is a play by the party for credibility on the economy. In essence this is about working within the frame of austerity that has been set by the current government. If Labour are elected it is clear that the deficit will continue to rule British politics.
The manifesto is a rather verbose document which is bigger on rhetoric than policy. It preambles along with lots of stuff about the importance of “working people”. Rarely a sentence is offered up without the words “work” or “working” (although never “workers”). One interesting section is found on p.23 where the issue of job quality…
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