I made an animatable Corbyn figure – here’s some policies. Download and post them where you like. Free no catches.
National Education Service
A National Education Service will provide free access to education for life, whether it’s a skill needed for work, a Degree Course or just self development, Labour acknowledges the importance of universal access to education regardless of social status or financial wealth.
Minimum Wage extended to School Leavers
A reasonable minimum wage will encourage young people to find jobs and fosters enthusiasm and self-worth. Recent studies have found that low paid work not only creates poverty but makes it impossible to get out of poverty, it becomes a downward spiral. Trying to afford rising rents, utilities, food and travel with low wages and insecure employment is impossible. Millions in the UK are suffering from this and it doesn’t have to be this way. £10 per hour isn’t a massive increase but it equates to a realistic route out of this vicious circle.
The fact we’re in a climate emergency is widely known now. Tackling this will mean developing whole new industries, skills and research. This means a boost for the economy and lots of new jobs!
The Rise of Fascism
Whilst the media and the political commentariat have spent the last three years struggling to come to terms with a left-leaning Labour leadership whose policies put people first, the far right has been given a free pass and allowed to propagate and flourish. Legitimate platforms on BBC and other mainstream broadcasters have regularly been given to Nazi sympathisers such as Tommy Robinson, Nigel Farage and Steve Bannon. These are dangerous times, these issues need addressing urgently.
It’s often thought that Corbyn being anti-war means Labour wouldn’t defend the UK and would wind-down our armed forces. This is a misconception – Labour is committed to maintaining and increasing military funding and development. The difference will be that armed conflict will become a last resort, diplomacy and negotiations can achieve far more than any war. There will be no more pre-emptive strikes or wars for oil. Britain will become a force for peace and diplomacy under a Labour government.
Tackling Britain’s housing crisis: Homelessness is up by 50% since 2010, rough sleeping has doubled, and 120,000 children are without a home to call their own. Everyone deserves a home. Labour will end homelessness. It’s unacceptable that in the fifth richest country on earth we have 120,000 homeless children.
Free Bus Travel
On launching this policy Jeremy Corbyn said: “Young people deserve a break. Nearly eight years of Tory austerity have hit their incomes, their chance to buy a house and their career opportunities. On average, children, young people and households with children each have less disposable income than working-age households without children. Young people also tend to be in lower paid, more insecure work, and they spend a higher proportion of their income on travel. Giving them free bus travel will make a huge difference to their lives.”