This is literally what it says.
Under Labour’s plans the NHS would receive more than £30 billion in extra funding over the five years of the next parliament, with one million people be taken off waiting lists by guaranteeing access to treatment within 18 weeks.
“We should end austerity and make sure we can provide these opportunities for people, regardless of their age, across the country”.
What does a “strong economy” actually mean?
“I know you journalists like to write about it, but there is good solid conservatism which puts the interest of hard working people at the heart of everything we do in government”, she said.
The document says it’s thinking about “ordinary working families” – people who have a job, but not job security; have a house, but are anxious about their mortgage; are concerned about the cost of living, and their children’s education. It’s not quite the points system, but it would certainly send a strong message about the need to prioritise British workers. Dream on. It’s about to get a lot tougher.
The Red Tory philosophy is one focused on charities, volunteers and local communities over Margaret Thatcher’s obsession with the free market and big business.
But this manifesto says that’s not who they are.
In an effort to “distance herself from the Thatcher” era, the Prime Minister promised to “reject the cult of selfish individualism” and pledged to move resources away from the middle class and elderly and towards “ordinary working families”, says the Financial Times. They may well play rather better at the ballot box. These will include making companies who hire workers from overseas pay more to do so and both workers and students from abroad set to pay more for healthcare.
Prior to the election, Home Secretary Amber Rudd admitted that the government did not have a legal definition of extremism, nearly two years after pledging to deliver a new strategy to “defeat the extremists”. “Elect Ukip MPs and give us the tools to see this through”.
So how much government is the right amount?
Workers rights have emerged as a major point of conflict in Brexit, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel warning Britain that an end to freedom of movement for European Union citizens “will have its price”.
To the irritation of some conservative evangelicals, the Conservatives also promise to “strengthen the enforcement of equalities law” and say landlords and businesses who deny services on the basis of “ethnicity, religion or gender” will be “properly investigated and prosecuted”. The Conservatives give no date to reach the goal. The idea is to hold the money Britain makes from selling publicly owned buildings and organizations in a fund which will raise money for the country.
The Liberal Democrats too pledge increased support for energy efficiency and smart grid technologies, more ambitious decarbonisation targets and higher renewable power targets (also 60% by 2030), while reinstating support for solar and onshore wind.
Twist believes the pledge doesn’t recognise the value worldwide workforces bring to the games and wider tech and creative industries, although she does approve of the Conservative’s promise to set aside significant numbers of visas for workers in strategically-important sectors like digital technology. But we’ve also seen it over the course of the campaign, particularly her decision to stand firm on the 100,000 migrant cap.
Under the plans set out in the manifesto, companies employing migrant workers will see the Immigration Skills Charge doubled to £2,000 a year by the end of the parliament, with the revenue generated to be invested in higher level skills training for United Kingdom workers.
The Conservative manifesto states that the party would use digital technology to “to release massive value from our land that now is simply not realised, introducing greater specialisation in the property development industry and far greater transparency for buyers”. With that said, it would be handy if they actually decide to turn up – more specifically, my generation, the millennials.