“We will unleash a record investment blitz, getting the economy moving in every corner of the country,” said Jeremy Corbyn, as he launched Labour’s manifesto.
“Our investment blitz will upgrade our national infrastructure, and rebuild our schools, hospitals, care homes and housing.” he continued. He promised that no one would be held back and no community would be neglected.
“And the transformation will be a green transformation,” he said. “We have no time to waste.” He talked of funding the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, building more wind turbines, insulating homes and manufacturing electric vehicles.
A massive house building programme for socially rented and truly affordable home to buy would also be part of the green revolution. The houses would be built to very high standards, including environmental standards.
He promised a properly funded and revitalised NHS, with free dental check-ups and thousands more nurses and doctors, so that waiting lists can be brought back down again. And, of course, the NHS would not be sold off piecemeal to American healthcare companies, nor would the UK agree to paying more for drugs as part of a trade deal with Donald Trump.