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11:50 am, May 11th, 2017 - 293 comments
Categories: Economy, election 2017, International, labour, social democracy, uk politics - Tags: labour, liberalism, old school, Social Democracy
According to The Mirror (not a source I’d usually use) Labour’s leaked manifesto includes the following (all costed) –
Re-nationalise the railways.
Re-nationalise the post office.
Scrap university tuition fees.
Order councils to build 100 000 council houses per year.
Cap rent increases to the rate of inflation.
No increase to the age of retirement.
Reverse corporate tax cuts
Introduce new tax for those earning over (rough equivalent) $160 000 (to be ploughed directly into the health service)
Publicly owned electricity company to be formed in order to undercut private companies.
Reversal of welfare cuts
Boost to workers rights
Double paternity leave
Scrap onerous immigration rules
…and so it goes on.
All good stuff. All worth voting for. But sadly, all feeling like a big blue million miles of world away from NZ labour.