On Brexit: Labour want to renegotiate Mr Johnson’s deal with the EU before putting it back to the public in a second Brexit referendum within six mont
On Brexit: Labour want to renegotiate Mr Johnson’s deal with the EU before putting it back to the public in a second Brexit referendum within six months.
Leader Jeremy Corbyn says the referendum would be a choice between a ‘credible’ Leave option or Remain, so could lead to cancelling Brexit.
In its deal, the party says it will negotiate for the UK to remain in an EU customs union and retain a ‘close’ single market relationship with the bloc.
This would allow the UK to continue trading with the EU without checks, but it would prevent it from striking its own trade deals with other countries.
The Labour leader has pledged ‘to carry out whatever the people decide’ after a second vote.
On Climate Change: Labour says it will meet net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Under its ‘green industrial revolution’ the party has pledged to create 320,000 apprenticeships within renewable industries during its first term in office.
It says it will lift the ban on new onshore wind farms and invest in new solar, tidal and wind energy.
It will also upgrade almost all of the UK’s 27 million homes to the highest energy efficiency standards possible, Labour says.
Drivers will be offered interest-free loans on electric cars, the party has said.
On the NHS: Labour has announced a plan to increase the NHS budget by £26 billion by 2024.
It will do this by increasing taxes on the richest in society, chancellor John McDonnell said.
The party has said it will focus on cutting waiting times and boosting mental health services, offering free personal social care for over-65s, free prescriptions and a new state-run pharmaceutical company to make drugs available at affordable prices.
It also wants to train a new generation of GPs – increase training places from 3,500 to 5,000.
Labour has also said it will scrap hospital car parking charges in England.
Other key points: Labour has promised to raise the minimum wage to a ‘real’ living wage of £10-an-hour for all workers from 2020.
It has also promised to scrap Universal Credit and the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ and end the freeze on working-age benefits, as well as pledging a 32-hour working week by the end of the next decade.
Today Mr Corbyn also said the party would scrap university tuition fees.