Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn MP, will today lay out more of his policies that reveal his Vision For Britain 2020.
Vision for Britain 2020 will put forward a series of public investment policies which will continue to reveal what a Britain under Jeremy Corbyn’s premiership will look like.
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has backed the Robin Hood Tax campaign – which proposes put a small tax on the purchase of financial assets – stocks, shares and derivatives – a financial transactions tax (FTT).
Writing in the Independent, Jeremy Corbyn said, “The movement for the Robin Hood Tax has been an incredibly successful insurgent campaign, now supported by nearly a million people.Read more
Labour leadership contender, Jeremy Corbyn MP has welcomed the growing labour movement support, as two more affiliated trade unions announced they are nominating him for Labour leader.
The Communication Workers Union and, transport union the TSSA have both announced their backing for Jeremy today.
It follows on from yesterday’s decision by Unison to nominate Jeremy.Read more
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has today released his Working with Women document, outlining proposals towards real gender equality.
Jeremy proposes bolder strategies to promote stronger equality between women and men including the moving towards a system of universal free childcare. He calls for an urgent end to the cuts to public services and welfare that drive more women and families into poverty, including the cuts to women’s refuges and services for domestic violence.
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has today set out proposals towards a National Educational Service to enable workers to improve their skills throughout their working life.
Writing for LabourList Corbyn will argue that, like the NHS, the National Education Service would be universal and free at the point of use. This starts with universal free childcare and involves an expansion of adult education funding, reversing the “grossly irresponsible” cuts made by George Osborne.Read more
We all stood for the Labour Party in the 2015 General Election in constituencies right across the country. We stood because we believe the Labour Party should be fighting for those in our communities who have been hit by ideological spending cuts, those who are relying on foodbanks and payday lenders, those who are losing hope of a better future for themselves and their children.Read more
Labour leadership candidate, Jeremy Corbyn MP, will this morning outline his vision for a modern, more productive, fairer economy for all.
He will lay out plans to build a rebalanced, prosperity-focused economy, based on growth and high quality jobs, at a policy seminar with an audience of economists, academics and trade unionists in central London.
I am voting against the government on the Welfare Bill tonight because I believe it will increase child poverty.
We should be proud of the fact the last Labour government took 800,000 children out of poverty – but the approach of this Bill goes in the opposite direction. We cannot stay neutral on that.
Jeremy Corbyn has announced that over 230 Labour Councillors have already endorsed his bid to be leader of the Labour Party.
These early endorsements from councillors are the latest sign that Corbyn’s campaign continues to gain strength and momentum.
Jeremy Corbyn said: “It’s great to have so much support from Labour councillors.
“Labour councillors are Labour’s backbone, representing communities across Britain and having to deal with the consequences of the government’s deep cuts to local government funding. We need to listen more to local government and prepare to revitalise local government under Labour from 2020.
“This government have centralised power while devolving the pain inflicted by cuts to local councils. It is the most deprived communities in the country that are bearing the brunt of the government’s economically flawed programme.
“We in the Labour movement must stand for strong, democratically accountable public services and support our councils in delivering them.”
The full list of Labour Councillors to have endorsed Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader can be found here.
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has today pledged that if elected leader he would commit Labour to restoring maintenance grants and scrapping university fees.
His new student finance package came on the same day that he announced his student, youth and young trade unionists co-ordinator. Shelly Asquith, who was recently elected Vice President of the National Union of Students, will head his student campaigning.
Corbyn – who has won the support of Labour affiliate the Socialist Education Association – will consult members and supporters on two fully costed options for paying for these measures.
He argues that education is a collective good which should be paid for collectively.