Labour builds, the Tories always destroy.
Here is the first stage of Labours’ costed and evidence-based plan to rebuild the UK:
1. Labour pledge to build 200,000 per year by 2020, focusing on social housing.
2. Labour pledged to create a State-Owned Rail Company that would compete and win back Rail Franchises.
3. Labour vow to cut business rates for small firms.
4. Labour vowed to introduce an increased Bankers’ Bonus Tax if they win in 2015.
5. Labour promised Free Childcare worth £5,000 a year for working parents who had children aged 3&4.
6. Labour committed to Sacking ATOS, Serco and G4S if they win the election.
7. Ed Miliband promised to repeal the Bedroom Tax.
8. Ed Balls pledged to reverse the Pension Tax relief that the Tories gifted to millionaires.
9. Labour promised to reverse the Tory Tax cut for Hedge Funds.
10. Labour pledged they will create 200,000 Apprenticeships
11. Ed Miliband vowed to increase the fine levied on firms not paying the Minimum Wage by 1000% to £50,000.
12. Labour are to introduce a new Disability Hate Crime Prevention Law.
13. Labour would freeze gas and electricity bills for every home and business in the UK for at least 20 months, the big energy firms would be split up and governed by a new tougher regulator to end overcharging.
14. Voting age to be lowered to 16.
15. NHS to be re-nationalised.
16. Miliband also said that any private company that does not meet the needs of the public will be brought under state control.
17. Labour will ban exploitative zero hour contracts.
18. Labour have pledged to introduce a living wage.
19. Labour have pledged to reverse the £107,000 tax break that the Tories have given to the millionaires.
20. Labour will reintroduce the 50p tax.
21. Labour will repeal clause 119.
22. Labour will introduce a law making Private Companies subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
23. Labour will introduce a Mansion Tax on properties worth more than £2 million
24. Labour will make up the difference to the value in the minimum wage is restored, reversing the Tory cut of 5%.
25. Labour will halt Michael Gove’s Free School Expansion Programme.
26. Labour will abolish the Tory ban on Local Education Authorities opening State Schools once more.
27. Labour will scrap George Osborne’s “Shares for Rights” scheme that has opened up a tax loophole of £1 billion .
28. Labour will launch a full public inquiry into blacklisting.
29. Labour will ensure Water Companies place the poorest households on a Social Tariff that makes it easier for them to pay their Water Bills.
30. Labour will double the tax duty on Pay Day Lenders and will use the additional £13,000,000 that raises to help foster more Credit Unions.
31. Labour will impose a cap on the cost of credit, setting a limit at which Pay Day Lenders can charge borrowers.
32. Labour will regulate food labelling to simplify pricing so that Supermarkets cannot con customers.
33. Labour plan to introduce a Bill that would ban Recruitment Consultancy firms from only hiring abroad & ban firms from paying temporary workers less than permanent staff.
34. Labour would set up a Financial Crime Unit, with increased staffing, in the Serious Fraud Office to enable the SFO to pursue bankers who break the law.
35. Labour will break up the banks, separating retail banking from investment banking.
36. Labour will scrap Police Commissioners.
37. Labour will introduce a Forces & Veterans Bill of Rights to build upon the Military Covenant.
38. As a minimum measure, Labour will at least cut Tuition Fees by 33%.
39. Labour will introduce measures to prevent corporate tax avoidance.
40. Labour will also increase the Bank Levy by £800m a year.
41. Labour will scrap the Profit Tax Cut (Corporation Tax) that George Osborne has already announced for 2015.
42. Labour will scrap Cameron’s “Gagging” Act.
43. Labour will ensure all MPs will be banned from receiving any income from corporations after 2015.
44. Labour will tackle the abuse and exploitation of migrant labour that undercuts wages.
45. Labour will extend their 2002 public interest test to protect us from exploitative multinational takeovers.
46. Labour will end unpaid workfare
47. Labour have pledged to scrap sanction targets.
48. Labour will scrap the non-domicile tax rule.
Thanks to Robert Livingstone for the pictures
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44 thoughts on “47 more good reasons to vote labour”
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Thanks to kittysjones for giving us all a few reasons to remember that Labour still has greatness in it. Of particular interest to me, as a person dealing with disability benefits, is the proposal for a Disability Hate Crime Prevention law. Let us hope that this includes clauses that would incriminate the Atos assessors who wrongly recommended that sick and disabled people should lose their benefits, contrary to the evidence; the DWP decision-makers who rubber-stamped these decisions and sent decisions to award benefit back to Atos, demanding a recommendation to cut benefit instead; and finally the government ministers who perverted Britain’s great system of social security into a mechanism for persecuting those least able to defend themselves, including the Secretary of State who presided over the misery and deaths and saw every death as a “successful benefit outcome”. In honour of that man, let this law be retrospective in nature, going back to cover the five years of Coalition government, and let the Coalition’s Work and Pensions secretary be the first person prosecuted.
Same shit, probably more lies, just a different tie.
It’s not tory, labor, or lib dems that this country needs, it’s something better and more focused on the ethnic BRITISH and Christian faith.
What? Haven’t a clue but this is a lovely day dream I’m having.
Daydream and indulge your self all you like, but on 7th May 2015, you have 2 basic choices, like it or not. That is the way it is. Choose wisely, preferably with some thought about those currently suffering and dying because of the Tories and their Glib Dem enablers and their social demolition policies
I like that “glib dems”!!!
“more focused on the ethnic BRITISH and Christian faith” – is ethnic British white? I am not a Christian so your vision does not appeal to me – I think regilion should be kept out of our politics – it has no relevance.
I’ll vote Labour but not because I trust or like it much. I’ll vote Labour because the other parties are either too small to win many votes, or dreadful. Labour is the least bad.
I am further left than labour, though I do have some faith in them, too.
It’s time to put aside personal ideological preferences and vote for the only party that has defended the vulnerable, we have to end the suffering and deaths of others because of coalition policies. I will be voting labour on may 7th, 2015
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After the justified complaints about Balls and Milliband yesterday, Kittysjones shows that they are still far better than the Tories with some very good policies.
I don’t know much about politics, but what if the huge donors for the tories put up a bigger fight with money, obviously the rich will fight to protect their own interests, then what can any one else do? please forgive my ignorance, I was deemed not worth educating under the tories, as I was in “care” of the social services. Even though I could always read beyond my years. Which means I sometimes, cannot fully understand what I am reading.
Hi Joanna, you are spot on – they will put up a fight, in fact they already are- look at Murdoch’s media propaganda empire as one example…
Seems to me you didn’t miss much education under the Tories, because you know more than many.
All we can do is keep spreading the truth to counteract the Tory lies, and vote labour next year xxx
I missed 3 years at 10yrs I was placed in a “special school” ( I had a reading of a 13yr old ) I was put back into mainstream education at 14yrs I left school without any qualifications, it was only because books at the library were my only saviour that I have always been able to read. I now work as a voluntary teaching assistant for adults, but I still have to battle huge prejudices on a personal level.
I know many might disagree but the internet, when used right can prove to be an awesome tool!! And thankfully more older people are getting used to it mainly because of Skype.
When Mike at Vox first laid out 48 achievements of labour I sent it to my MP Alan Johnson, he had forgotten some of them, but said he was sending the list to his colleagues. Should I do the same now there are more?
This has given me the kick in the backside that I needed, so thank you for that kittysjones.
I’ve been really worried about voting for Labour as the blogs and posts all seem so down about them, but we have to keep reminding ourselves what they WILL do and not what they WON’T do.
I’ll be voting Labour in May 2015 unless we in Scotland, get independence, which, I assume (and rightly so), that we won’t be able to take part in the election even though Scotland would not become independent until 2016.
Unfortunately we have some militantly inclined people on the left that lend Lynton Crosby a helping hand in spreading right wing lies and propaganda, I’m also afraid that the SNP do the same to undermine labour, too. That’s because labour are by far the bigger threat to the SNP, the Tories have no chance in Scotland. The militants would prefer the Tories get another term to either “speed up the revolution”, or to push labour into being their very own idea of ideologically “pure”. But meanwhile people are suffering and dying because of tory policies. That’s not very socialist is it – to place your own exact preferences over and above the importance of the well-being of so many other
It’s therefore very important we challenge lies and get the truth out to as many as possible. Any party that has to rely on lies and smears to gain office won’t stop doing that after an election, it’s a pity those that wilfully share the lies don’t realise this.
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This is the pep talk I needed – forget what Labour say they Won’t do, and think of what they GOING to do!
whats clause 119 ?
It was clause 118 of the health and welfare act 2012, it allows the government to close a hospital within 4 weeks to fund another hospital that is having financial difficulties, they learned from Lewisham they couldn’t do this, so they tried to tell people their hospital is bad and needs closing, at mid staffs only to find that the real truth despite what the media claim is that the people want the hospital to remain, having failed with this approach they have changed the law.
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The best reason to vote Labour is to get rid of this awful, callous, unelected coalition. But here’s 47 even more constructive reasons…