Jeremy Corbyn launches 10 pledges ‘to rebuild and transform Britain’

Jeremy Corbyn announces his 10 pledges to rebuild and transform Britain, at an event in Dagenham.

Jeremy Corbyn announces his 10 pledges to rebuild and transform Britain, at an event in Dagenham.

Jeremy Corbyn is setting out a 10-point vision for the future of Britain, promising full employment throughout the UK’s regions and nations brought about in part by £500bn of public spending.

He is laying out the principles of his leadership before the first head-to-head encounter with his challenger, Owen Smith, at a live debate in Cardiff this evening (August 4).

The Guardian doesn’t have many more details, but Mr Corbyn has been kind enough to put out a couple of infographics for your enjoyment – and here they are:

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His first pledge will be to create 1m good quality jobs by investing £500bn in infrastructure, manufacturing and new industries, supported by a publicly owned national investment bank.

Corbyn’s second pledge will be to improve job security, giving people stronger employment rights immediately after they begin a new job.

A third pledge on the NHS will be to “end health service privatisation and bring services into a secure, publicly provided NHS”.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn to pledge £500bn of spending in leadership speech | Politics | The Guardian


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10 thoughts on “Jeremy Corbyn launches 10 pledges ‘to rebuild and transform Britain’

  1. NMac

    Unless you are a multi-millionaire or a very unpleasant right-wing bigot this has to appeal to the vast majority of people, particularly young people.

  2. Flook the Magnificent

    Great! Now can somebody please explain how all of this is actually going to happen?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Labour’s half-million members campaign for a Labour government, then that government votes those pledges into law.

      1. Flook the Magnificent

        I meant logistically and financially.

        How the heck can a government get rid of prejudice when the only thing that a government can do is to legislate? You can seal the lips and stop inflammatory rants in print by that means but can’t stop people being prejudiced in their hearts and minds. And how can a British government, guarantee clean green energy when the energy industry has been privatised with the country looking to the French and Chinese to fund the design and building of a single new nuclear power station?

        My point is that the pledges, if feasible, are wonderful but how will they be achieved? Without costings and explanations in respect to how all of this can happen it’s all hot air – more like aspirations as per things that Mr Corbyn would like to see happen in an ideal world rather than a concrete agenda of stuff guaranteed to happen if Labour wins in 2020.

        Talk is cheap.

        Actions are difficult and costly.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        You get rid of prejudice by educating people to see that it is harmful. Then you don’t need to order anybody to be silent or legislate against it in print (although that legislation will still need to be there as a reminder).
        Of course a Labour government would reverse energy privatisation. Don’t forget that no government is bound by the decisions of its predecessor.
        My point is that the pledges will be achieved the same way all pledges are. My understanding is that they are all costed – you may have missed that because the news only reports the headline information. There’ll be a lot of background material as well.
        Yes, talk is cheap – and sometimes it is a lot of hot air. For a good example of that, look at the arguments for ‘Leave’ in the EU referendum.

  3. Jeffrey Davies

    getting rid of these fraudulent companies who work inside councils inside nhs inside gov there would be many many many jobs brought back has these companies only thought is proffit yet jc has a long task ahead

  4. Harry

    If Mr Corbyn can walk the walk on these pledges then I and mine shall be 110% behind him. Whether he can, looking at the disloyalty in the blue labour ranks I just don’t know. What surprises me a little is that, if these pledges represent Mr Corbyns’ real agenda, why was he campaigning for “Remain” : He could not have made such pledges with any sincerity before Brexit. Too what about the Corporate Government which would exist under TTIP and FATCA(global version), and CETA? Certainly Mr Corbyns promises are smoke if our unmandated and murderous current government sign up to these US scams.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      A future Labour government can always UN-sign up to them.
      Also, he’s made these pledges AFTER the EU referendum vote. You have to move with the times, and Mr Corbyn clearly has.
      Glad to see you approve of his direction of travel.

    2. John

      He had to support official policy of the Labour Party, to remain within the EU.
      He did temper his stance by extending the policy to one of remain but reform.
      As for TTIP, etc., I think we all know he opposes those kinds of treaties.

  5. John

    Jeremy Corbyn 10 Pledges

    Full employment and an economy that works for all

    We will create a million good quality jobs across our regions and nations and guarantee a decent job for all. By investing £500 billion in infrastructure, manufacturing and new industries through a publicly-owned National Investment Bank and regional banks we will build a high skilled, high tech, low carbon economy that ends austerity and leaves no community behind. We will invest in the high speed broadband, energy, transport and homes that our country needs and allows good businesses to thrive, and support a new generation of co-operative enterprises.

    A secure homes guarantee

    We will build a million new homes in five years, half of them council homes through our public investment strategy. We will end insecurity for private renters by introducing rent controls, secure tenancies and a charter of private tenants’ rights, and increase access to affordable home ownership.

    Security at work

    We will give people stronger employment rights from day one in a job, end exploitative zero hours contracts and create new collective bargaining rights, including mandatory collective bargaining for companies with 250 or more employees. We will create new employment and trade union rights to bring security to the workplace and win better pay and conditions for everyone. We will strengthen working people’s representation at work and the ability of trade unions to organise so that working people have a real voice at work.

    Secure our NHS and social care

    We will end health service privatisation and bring services into a secure, publicly-provided NHS. We will integrate the NHS and social care for older and disabled people, funding dignity across the board.

    A national education service, open to all

    We will build a new National Education Service, open to all from throughout their lives. We will create universal public childcare to give all children a good start in life, allowing greater sharing of caring responsibilities and removing barriers to women participating in the labour market. We will bring about the progressive restoration of free education for all; and guarantee quality apprenticeships and adult skills training.

    Action to secure our environment

    We will act to protect the future of our planet, with social justice at the heart of our environment policies, and meet the Paris C20 climate change targets. We will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy; and drive the expansion the green industries and jobs of the future, using our National Investment Bank to invest in public and community-owned renewable energy. We will deliver cleaner, cheaper energy for households for the 60 million, not the big 6 energy companies.

    Put the public back into our economy and services

    We will rebuild public services and expand democratic participation, put the public back into our economy, give people a real say in their local communities, and increase local and regional democracy. We will rebuild our economy with public investment to deliver wealth for all, across our regions and nations in a genuinely mixed economy. We will act to ‘insource’ our public and local council services, increase access to leisure, arts and sports across the country and expand our publicly-controlled bus network. We will make our railways publicly owned and build democratic social control over our energy.

    Cut income and wealth inequality

    We will build a progressive tax system so that wealth and the highest earnings are fairly taxed, act against executive pay excess and shrink the gap between the highest and lowest paid – FTSE 100 CEOs are now paid 183 times the wage of the average UK worker and Britain’s wages are the most unequal in Europe. We will act to create a more equal society, boost the incomes of the poorest and close the gender pay gap.

    Action to secure an equal society

    We will ensure that the human rights of all citizens are respected and all are protected from discrimination and prejudice. We will take action to tackle violence against women and girls, racism and discrimination on the basis of faith, and secure real equality for LGBT and disabled people. We will guarantee full rights for EU citizens living and working in Britain – and not allow them to be used as pawns in Brexit negotiations.

    Peace and justice at the heart of foreign policy

    We will put conflict resolution and human rights at the heart of foreign policy, commit to working through the United Nations, end support for aggressive wars of intervention and back effective action to alleviate the refugee crisis. British foreign policy has long failed to be either truly independent or internationally co-operative, making the country less safe and reducing our diplomatic and moral authority. We will build human rights and social justice into trade policy, honour our international treaty obligations on nuclear disarmament and encourage others to do the same.

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