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8 June 2017

What are Jeremy Corbyn’s policies?

Good question.

By Jonn Elledge

The exit poll is out, and it looks like a hung parliament. Against the predictions of many commentators, it looks plausible that, tomorrow, Jeremy Corbyn could be moving into Downing Street.

So, the question arises – what exactly are his policies? Here are some highlights.

Labour’s manifesto promises to…

Scrap tuition fees;

Re-introduce the 50p tax rate on those earning over £123,000 a year;

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Introduce a tax rate of 45p in the pound on incomes of £80,000 and over;

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Raising corporation tax to 26 per cent;

Guarantee the triple lock for pensioner incomes;

Nationalise the railways;

End zero hour contracts;

Bring the water industry back into public ownership;

Reverse the privatisation of Royal Mail;

Accepting the Brexit referendum result, but retaining the benefits of the single market and customs union;

Investing to build 1m new homes, including 100 social homes, by the end of the next parliament.

Scrapping the bedroom tax.