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Labour twice as popular than the Tories with the punters

18 May 2017

As the Tories turned their fire on Labour following Tuesday's manifesto launch, the Prime Minister claimed there was a £58 billion black hole in Mr Corbyn's plans - a figure rejected by Labour who insist the programme is fully costed - while Mr Hammond said numerous party's plans to nationalise industries and raise tax on the rich were "questionable".

"As the days turn into weeks, opinion is changing and moving towards Labour", said Corbyn.

Labour MPs could form their own group in parliament and elect a leader if Jeremy Corbyn refuses to quit after the general election, a senior backbencher has said. The Labour manifesto costings don't directly address this; elsewhere, the manifesto aims to retain the benefits of the single market but of course this depends on negotiations with the EU. Further revenues are to be raised from lowering the threshold for the 45% tax band to those earning over £80,000 and reintroducing the 50% top rate for incomes above £123,000.

Labour has said the rise would fund increased investment in the state-run National Health Service (NHS) and would only affect five percent of earners.

"His policies make sense and seem fair to so many more people, it's frustrating that his message is being suppressed so much by the mainstream media".

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- £6.4bn to be raised from income tax from the top 5%.

The candidates for Pudsey constituency are Stuart Andrew for the Conservative Party, Bob Buxton for the Yorkshire Party, Ian McCargo for the Labour Party, Allen Nixon for the Liberal Democrats and Independent candidate Michael Wharton.

Launching his blueprint for government, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised he would review "reforming council tax and business rates, and consider new options such as land value tax, to ensure local government has sustainable funding for the long-term". "I think it would be extraordinary".

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg echoed the sentiment, saying Labour's plans were "very, very different to any political party's recent manifesto".

He also challenged the Conservative Party leader Theresa May to have "a polite conversation" on national television prior to the election on Thursday, June 8.

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"For seven years the Conservatives have been holding Britain back", the Labour leader said.

"As such, the pharmaceutical industry is concerned that Labour's headline pledges on taxation - such as increasing corporation tax - may have unintended consequences that could undermine the UK's global competitiveness", said a spokesperson for the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. While Labour's Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region mayors were this week demanding rail improvements between Liverpool and Manchester before Crossrail 2, Turner & Townsend was publishing research which showed the North of England will see the highest rate of construction cost hikes outside London in the next year.

The party is being hosted by the Grand Marshal Corbyn's Patriotic Meme Collective, a pro-Labour campaign group led by Cambridge University student Josh Jackson.

Labour will scrap Conservative plans to close community pharmacies and promises to repeal the Health & Social Care Act.

"I think it's ordinary working people who pay the price".

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Labour twice as popular than the Tories with the punters