Jeremy Corbyn will tell voters Labour will create the biggest affordable-home-building drive since the 1960s as he announces the party’s manifesto. The ambitious scheme will use up half of Labour’s £150bn, five year “social transformation fund”. It comes after Boris Johnson last night pledged fresh help for renters and vowed to build one million homes by 2025 if he wins a majority next month. Read with our ITV debate live blog below for all the latest General Election news and Brexit updates... Phoebe Cooke23 minutes agoNovember 21, 2019LABOUR'S SPENDING SPREE Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will reveal the full details of his election manifesto in Birmingham today – set to include promises of free broadband for all homes and businesses by 2030, more money for the health service and a fresh Brexit referendum. The manifesto will contain intentions to significantly boost NHS spending, create a £10 minimum hourly wage for all, and … [Read more...] about General election news: Jeremy Corbyn vows to build 150,000 council homes a year in £75bn manifesto pledge
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If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up herePrince urged to contact US investigatorsThe Duke of York might have stepped back from public life but there is no end to the intense scrutiny over his links to the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. A lawyer representing some of Epstein's victims wants Prince Andrew to offer himself for interview by US authorities "without conditions and without delay". Gloria Allred's demands come hours after the prince removed himself from public duties, saying the ordeal had become a "major disruption" to the Royal Family. But Ms Allred says the prince's pledge to help law enforcement agencies "if required" was ambiguous, adding: "Is he insisting that he be served with a subpoena to testify?"Corbyn to unveil 'radical' Labour manifestoA windfall tax on oil companies, more cash for the NHS and tackling climate change, a £10-an-hour "real living wage", 100,000 new council houses a year by 2024, free broadband for all, nationalisation … [Read more...] about News Daily: Duke urged to contact Epstein investigators, and Labour manifesto launch
The first five episodes of the series three of the Crown have raised eyebrows over storylines that historians and royal commentators claim are wildly inaccurate. Storylines such as the Queen's affair with her racing manager Lord Porchester have been described as 'distasteful and totally unfounded' by Her Majesty's former Press Secretary Dickie Arbiter. But how does the second half of series three, which focuses on the Royal Family between the years of 1964 and 1977, stand up to scrutiny? In the final four episodes viewers see Prince Charles rewriting his investiture speech to promote Welsh independence; the Queen and siding with Tony Armstrong-Jones in his divorce from Princess Margaret, and the monarch making a last-minute trip to visit her dying uncle the Duke of Windsor. But how much of what's presented in these episodes stays true to history, and where do they stray from the facts? Here FEMAIL concludes our fact check on another epic series of The Crown. … [Read more...] about Does The Crown show regal reality or made-up monarchy? From Prince Philip’s midlife crisis to Princess Margaret’s toyboy, we separate fact from fiction in the final episodes of series three
WITH the December election fast approaching, the UK's political parties are putting their best foot forward. Here we take a look at labour, their last stint in power and how likely they are to return to Number 10 at the end of the year. When was Labour last in power? The last Labour Prime Minister was Gordon Brown, in 2010. Brown took over from Blair following his resignation in 2007 - he was the sixth post-war Prime Minister to take office without having won a General Election. Brown preceded Tony Blair, who was voted in over Conservative John Major in 1997. Blair served at Number 10 for ten years.The "soft left" politician led the party under the phrase "New Labour," distancing himself from previous politics and adopting a newer style of Labour of government. Blair resigned following mounting pressure from inside the Labour party and other factors, like the Iraq war in 2007. Who is the current Labour leader, and will they become prime minister? Jeremy Corbyn is the leader of the … [Read more...] about When was Labour last in power and how likely are they to win the 2019 General Election?
Good morning and welcome to our general election coverage as Jeremy Corbyn prepares to launch Labour’s campaign manifesto with big promises on housing and green jobs. You can stay up to date during the day with our live politics coverage but for now let’s jump into this morning’s top stories. What’s going on? Corbyn will seek to reassure voters he is “on your side” when he launches the party’s manifesto this morning, with a huge boost to social housing at its heart. The party’s £75bn plan to “build for the many” includes the promise to fund the biggest increase in council housing construction since the second world war. By the end of its first term in office Labour is pledging to build 100,000 council houses a year and 50,000 social homes through housing associations. It’s a huge boost compared with what is happening now, with just 6,287 council homes built in 2018-19. Corbyn is anticipating the “hostility of … [Read more...] about Thursday briefing: Labour’s housing promise to ‘build for the many’