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From: The Socialist issue 949, 17 May 2017: Kick out the Tories! For a Corbyn-led government

Search site for keywords: Jeremy Corbyn - Tories - Socialist - Manifesto - Workers - Wealth - US - Austerity - Tax - Pay - NHS - Health - Housing - Cuts - Schools - Public sector - Privatisation - Public services - Zero-hour contracts - Nurses - Trade union - Energy - Childcare - Homes - Education - Bedroom tax - Fees - Minimum wage - Mental health - Tuition Fees - Government - Agency workers

Tories out! Corbyn can win with socialist policies

Build a new workers' party

Take the wealth off the 1%

Big crowds come to cheer Jeremy Corbyn in Derby photo Steve Score, photo Steve Score

Big crowds come to cheer Jeremy Corbyn in Derby photo Steve Score, photo Steve Score   (Click to enlarge)

Tory austerity has brought us...

In other words, the Tories wreak chaos and destruction on our public services and living standards

Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto includes...

A 20-point plan on workers' rights, including:

  • Ban zero-hour contracts
  • 10 an hour minimum wage by 2020
  • End the public sector pay cap
  • Reintroduce national pay bargaining
  • Four new bank holidays
  • Repeal the (anti) Trade Union Act
  • Part-time, temp and agency workers to have the same rights as full-time, permanent and directly employed workers from day one of employment
  • Clampdown on forced self-employment
  • Ban unpaid internships

Support for health and social care, including:

  • 30 billion extra funding for the NHS
  • Halt 'Sustainability and Transformation Plan' cuts and repeal the privatising Health and Social Care Act
  • End health service privatisation and bring more services into a publicly provided NHS
  • Reinstate student nurses' bursaries
  • Integrate the NHS with social care, ensuring parity for mental health services
  • 8 billion into social care
  • End 15-minute care visits
  • Increase carer's allowance benefits

A National Education Service, including:

  • 30 hours' free childcare a week
  • Government-subsidised high-quality childcare places
  • End the schools cuts - an extra 7 billion for schools
  • Increase staffing levels, cap class sizes
  • Introduce free school meals for all primary-age children
  • Reintroduce Education Maintenance Allowance for 16 to 18-year-olds
  • Abolish tuition fees and reintroduce maintenance grants

Starting to tackle the housing crisis, including:

  • Build a million homes, half of them council and housing association homes
  • Introduce rent controls and longer tenancies
  • Reverse abolition of housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds
  • Scrap the bedroom tax

Investment in jobs and services, including:

  • Bring railways, energy, water and Royal Mail into public ownership
  • End the expansion of 'driver only operation' on trains
  • A ten-year national investment plan of 250 billion in the infrastructure, through a 'National Investment Bank'
  • Immediate energy price cap
  • Freeze travel fares
  • Stop closures of Crown Post Offices
  • Halt cuts to youth services and fire and rescue services
  • Increase corporation tax, income tax on those earning above 80,000, and implement a 'Robin Hood tax' on financial transactions
  • A 'fat cat tax' on excessive big business pay
  • Guarantee no increase in taxes for 95% of the population

And more, including:

  • Votes at 16
  • Guarantee the right of EU citizens to remain in the UK
  • Scrap work capability and 'personal independence payment' assessments and increase disability benefit ESA
  • Guarantee the pensions 'triple lock'
  • End support for aggressive wars of intervention and back effective action to alleviate the refugee crisis
  • End arms sales to Saudi Arabia
  • Ban fracking





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