Speaking at a press conference revealing leaked Brexit documents, Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn said: Thank you all for being here. In this election we’ve shown how Boris Johnson is trying to hijack Brexit to sell out our NHS and working people.
UK General Election 2019
The Conservative Party launched a new billboard today, Get Britain out of neutral. The poster was launched at sites in London, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and Cardiff. Jeremy Corbyn has claimed he will negotiate a new deal with the EU in three months but then refuse to back his own deal, staying neutral in his own second referendum.
Labour is today (Thursday) announcing a plan to improve education standards for all children after the OECD revealed on Tuesday that school children in Britain are more likely to be miserable compared with children in other countries. Labour Have pledged to: Cap all class sizes at 30 by recruiting nearly 20,000 more teachers Guarantee that every child is taught by a qualified teacher, ensuring around 25,000 currently unqualified staff are fully trained during Labour’s first term in office Ensure teachers will have more time for lesson planning and professional development Invest in ensuring that all school buildings are safe, with a new fund of over £7bn to tackle the backlog of vital but overdue repairs and install safety measures such as sprinklers Close the gap in funding for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, with extra funding to reverse deficits in the High Needs Budget Fully reverse cuts to the Pupil Premium, and increase spending on it above inflation to support the most disadvantaged pupils.
Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, today outlined Labour’s plans to reduce the number of victims of crime and the costs of reoffending by ending ineffective short prison sentences and investing in proven alternatives. Burgon will commit Labour to legislating for a presumption against ineffective custodial sentences of less than six months. This will not apply to those who have committed violent or sexual offences.
The Tory party have announced today that Brexit provides a once in a generation opportunity to strengthen the security of the UK border. Once we have left the EU we will be free of EU customs union and free movement rules.However, Diane Abbott, the Labour Party shadow Home secretary called these claims “groundless”.