Officially, Corbyn and McDonnell plan to soak the rich. In practice, they’d be left squeezing the rest of the workforce for an extra £30 billion.
Corbyn has called for May’s resignation in the aftermath of Saturday’s attacks, but his own plans spell out no additional funding for counter-terrorism.
Abolishing higher education fees and writing off existing debt is not only less than fully costed in monetary terms, it’s regressive and would have negative human consequences too.
Buying out this single industry would cost more than a quarter of Labour’s unfunded ‘Transformation Fund’, according to Ofwat estimates.
The Opposition’s revenue projections are at the mercy of a small, highly responsive group of taxpayers.
The cost of this scheme is five times that of Labour’s book-balancing exercise, yet apparently it’s going to be ‘leveraged’ from private investors.
Tim Farron has led his party into an electoral cul-de-sac on the EU. He needs a change of course to save his MPs – and his leadership.
The Opposition plan to raise £6.5 billion, a figure reached by splitting the difference between numbers the IFS says were ‘made up’.
The Labour manifesto isn’t just full of bad ideas, it’s based on dubious or non-existent costings. At least it makes their grassroots happy.
The Bevan “quote” he keeps citing was made up for a 1990s television play.
New evidence suggests their supposed voter base doesn’t exist. Meanwhile, they’re taking the day off.
Worse, there are some signs they’re picking who to defend on the basis of ideological purity.
He can’t manage an ordered manifesto launch, but wants voters to give him direct control of vast swathes of industry.
The Labour leader’s years of indulging the IRA, who murdered the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle, should not be forgotten.
But is he still a Party member, as Jenny Tonge was allowed to be after losing the whip?