Politics 18 May 2017 The NS Podcast #213: Manifestos Special The New Statesman podcast. GETTY Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Welcome to 2017's epic, Manifesto Special edition of the podcast. Helen and Stephen begin with analysis of the Conservative's latest offerings - from the new policy on social care, to their (costly) targets on immigration. Next up is Labour, who get "Marx out of ten" for their ambitious pledges. And finally, You Ask Us: are the polls right? Quotes of the Week: Helen on Labour's manifesto: "I like it. Despite my reservations about the Corbyn project, what I hoped it would do was at least overcome some of that grim, one-more-heave Milibandism. And there is some genuinely new thinking in there." Stephen on the Tory's social care pledge: "The way you've chosen to pay for this is incredibly Progressive - in terms of the people who will pay and the problem of inherited asset wealth. But the policy lever you're pulling is not Progressive." Helen: "My new favourite source of subtweets about Theresa May: Evening Standard leader columns written by George Osborne." You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes here or with this RSS feed: http://rss.acast.com/newstatesman, or listen using the player below. Want to give us feedback on our podcast, or have an idea for something we should cover? Visit newstatesman.com/podcast for more details and how to contact us. › This election isn't about getting a better Brexit deal - and the Conservative manifesto proves it Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!