The United Kingdom is holding a general election one week from today, on Thursday, December 12th. The race is primarily between the Tory Party (conservative) and Labour Party (progressive). Each party has released a 2019 manifesto.
- Tory Party 2019 Manifesto – Leader: Boris Johnson
- Labour Party 2019 Manifesto – Leader: Jeremy Corbyn
Brexit and the National Health Service (NHS) are top issues for voters. What else is at stake in the UK 2019 General Election? Progressive readers will find a quick review below, from the Labour perspective. (Be prepared for awesome.)
Brexit? No Brexit? What Kind of Brexit?
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn supports a second referendum on Brexit.
A Green Industrial Revolution
Saving the planet is a top priority with the Labour Party, which introduced the Green Industrial Revolution.
The National Health Service
Decades of austerity has jeopardized the NHS. In addition, recent leaks indicate the British and American governments have discussed privatizing parts of it, in terms of trade agreement — a very unpopular idea among Brits. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn offers a strong, reassuring response to Tory NHS shenanigans.
As you may imagine, Brits are personally fond of their National Health Service.
Economic Growth for Ordinary People
The economy is another serious issue of concern. Brits demand better economic opportunities.
Value-Driven Immigration Policy
In addition to economic justice, the average Brit wants to see social justice — including just immigration policies.
See: Immigration Under Labour Would Be Driven by Values, Says Abbott | The Guardian
Any Brit, with eyes are wide open, opposes the privatization of public utilities. For instance, they’re ready to take the rail system back.
While the Labour Party may poke fun at billionaires and their privatization agenda, they offer rational policies to reverse the trend.
And, of course, private hands must steer clear of the NHS!
The Labor Party Manifesto
Austerity, fear-mongering, and authoritarian rule are eroding democracy all around the world. If two powerful nations, like the United Kingdom and the United States (in 2020), can effectively push back — the practical, rational wisdom of The People is positioned to save the world from the grave insanity and corruption of corporate greed.
#ForTheMany and #NotMeUs. Great British and American cousins think alike!
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