The Tories’ general election manifesto is the most hard-right in living memory, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE.
ONE of the most ridiculous pieces of spin from Theresa May’s media mogul mates in this general election campaign has been the sustained attempt to present May and the Tory Party as a moderate or centre ground party, with one national paper terming their manifesto as “blue Labour” and another even trying to argue that the Tories are now a party of workers.
Read the full article “May’s manifesto of hatred and misery”
This General Election campaign so far, with three weeks to go, has been marked by Theresa May refusing to take part in TV debates with Labour’s leader to defend the Tory record, and being generally elusive in terms of economic policy commitments, including in the area of taxation.
We all know that Chancellor Philip Hammond wanted to put up National Insurance Contributions to the tune of £2 billion in the last budget, but was forced into a U-turn.
Read the full article “Labour’s Robin Hood tax is a radical and responsible policy for a better Britain”
The Tories have rushed into this election because of economic difficulties and are offering no hope for a better future, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE.
IF YOU want to know why Theresa May rushed into calling a general election, despite repeatedly saying she wouldn’t do so, then the much quoted phrase “it’s the economy, stupid” sums it up neatly.
The Tories would like us to believe that the economy has recovered and that Tory austerity over the last seven years has made the economy strong.
Read the full article “Corbynomics will transform Britain”
With the publication of the ‘Rich List’ this week we learnt that the wealth of the top ten richest couples in the country has gone up by £3.4bn.
The 20 richest Britons alone are now worth £192bn – this is more than will be spent on health and education combined this year.
This isn’t a new development. It’s a long term trend, where their total wealth from 2005 to 2015 has more than doubled.
Read the full article “The ‘Rich List’ illustrates the staggering level of inequality in the Tories’ rigged economy”