THE election campaign is now well underway and the political parties will soon be releasing their manifestos, with Labour's expected today at 10am. Here's everything you need to know about what to expect from Labour's 2019 election manifesto. Follow our live blog for the latest General Election 2019 news and updates When did the Labour manifesto come out? Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn revealed full details of his election manifesto in Birmingham on November 21. Party officials reportedly met the Saturday before to decide which policies will be included. The party previously had a form, now closed, inviting members of the public to submit policy ideas. You can sign up to receive the manifesto by e-mail once it is published using a form on Labour's website.What is in the manifesto? Corbyn's plan is a declaration of class war in the UK which opponents claim will destroy property rights, the jobs market and the economy In his radical manifesto - business chiefs were told they … [Read more...] about Labour Party manifesto 2019 – how to watch the launch live
The Congress is taking disciplinary action against several Party members in Uttar Pradesh following opposition to the revamp of the State unit in October by some old-timers. All India Congress Committee secretary Dhiraj Gurjar confirmed in New Delhi that notices have been sent to several people over indiscipline. Whatever the seniority of the member, the Party will take action if there is indiscipline, he told the PTI when asked about developments related to the Uttar Pradesh unit. Mr. Gurjar, who is assigned with Uttar Pradesh (West) at the AICC, did not give any further details. But the move appears to be triggered by the absence of several Party veterans from two recent meetings called by the new Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Kumar Lallu. … [Read more...] about Uttar Pradesh Congress veterans get notices from party for ‘indiscipline’
Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh (right) and Philip Olivier, Vice President LNG Business Unit in the Gas, Renewables & Power branch of Total (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh said Vietnam needs huge investment in the energy sector and wants to attract world leading groups with experience and advanced technology such as the French oil and gas group Total. At a reception in Hanoi on November 21, Binh told Philip Olivier, Vice President LNG Business Unit in the Gas, Renewables & Power branch of Total that he appreciated the group’s investment and business in Vietnam’s energy sector, which contributed to the development of the energy market in Vietnam and meeting the country’s energy demand. The Party official stressed that Vietnam aims to develop a synchronous and reasonable system of … [Read more...] about Party official welcomes Total’s investment in Vietnam
Cut through the guff and Labour's manifesto has a straightforward foundation: spend more money than any government has done for decades and fund that spending through more borrowing and higher taxes on business and the wealthy. But when it comes to Brexit, the biggest issue of our time – and on which almost all else depends – the party which claims at almost every opportunity that it is determined to change Britain forever has nothing even remotely plausible to say. Labour's policy is that on becoming Prime Minister, Mr Corbyn will immediately begin negotiations with Brussels on a new deal – the "best deal", as he puts it. He has pledged that these negotiations will be concluded within three... … [Read more...] about How can a ‘revolutionary’ Labour Party have nothing plausible to say on the greatest challenge facing Britain?
The Labour Party has promised to tender a ‘formal apology’ on behalf of the British government for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and hold a ‘public review’ into the UK’s role in the 1984 Operation Bluestar if it is voted to power in the December 12 elections. Releasing the party’s manifesto on Thursday, party leader Jeremy Corbyn set out an ambitious plan to shake-up the status quo that, according to him, benefits the rich and wealthy, and bring about real change for the common people. In the centenary year of the massacre, the British government confined itself to expressing ‘deep regret’, despite facing any calls for a formal apology, but senior functionaries have since insisted that the issue is ‘work in progress’ and may well happen before the year ends. The manifesto promises that besides the apology, the party’s government would hold a ‘public review’ into … [Read more...] about Will apologise for Jallianwala Bagh massacre if voted to power: Labour Party’s manifesto