Labour Party promises inclusive governance, unveils manifesto

Hauwa Abubakar, Bradford

Opposition Labour Party in the UK has promised an all-inclusive government if voted in the June 8 general election.

Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn said this while unveiling the party’s manifesto in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

The manifesto, themed For the many not the few” aims to provide equal opportunities for all, while promoting living conditions of the people.

“Our manifesto offers hope, our manifesto is for the many, not the few,” Corbyn said amid cheers from supporters.

The party promises among other things to provide 4,000 additional homes for rough sleepers to end homelessness, increase the national minimum wage from 7.50 GBP to 10 GBP an hour, ban unpaid internships, and abolish zero hour contract.

Local media reported that this week, campaigns across the country would see a launch of party manifestoes as they gear up for the elections slated for June 8.

There’s a May 23 deadline to publish party manifestoes but some parties including ruling Conservative are yet to publish their manifesto.

Brexit at the centre

Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap election to be held June 8 and was backed by the House of Commons.

It was mainly based on Brexit negotiation bottlenecks.

As campaigns continue, parties would seize the opportunity to promote their Brexit propaganda and future of the UK post-Brexit negotiations, while debating their stance on other issues including the economy, health, education, immigration etc.

Conservative party is pro Brexit and MPs voted to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty

Labour party campaigned against Brexit but now wants MPs to have a decisive say in the negotiations especially with regards to workers rights.

The Scottish National Party has said it would hold another referendum to leave the UK if the interest of Scottish people is not respected in the negotiations.

Scotland voted to remain in the EU in the referendum held in 2016.