Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has today launched his party’s manifesto for the General Election.
The late Gerald Kaufman memorably called the 1983 Labour manifesto the “longest suicide note in history”. At 128 pages, this year’s Labour prospectus is even longer than the 1983 effort. But is it doomed to go down as poorly with the electorate as Michael Foot did?
We will find out for sure on June 8th, but what is undeniable is that this is very much Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto. This is the biggest break with the Labour Party’s policy direction in twenty years. Sink or swim, Mr Corbyn will have to own – or will be made to own – the General Election result.
The Edelman Public Affairs team has taken a look at the politics of the manifesto, the key policy areas and what it means for several key sectors. You can find our note below:
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