Twenty Minute Topic Episode 23: What’s in the manifestos?


Boris Johnson Jeremy Corbyn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

In the week the Conservative and Labour parties launched their manifestos, Marcus Stead and Greg Lance-Watkins take a look at what’s inside them.

Are Boris Johnson’s plans for a huge wave of investment in infrastructure, apprenticeships and nursing realistic?

As for Labour, there are big elements of it that have not been widely reported in the mainstream media. There are lots of things in there that will appeal to the politically correct, virtue signalling ‘woke’ agenda, including ‘putting LGBT+ equality at the heart of government, ensuring our public services are LGBT+ inclusive and delivering on the national LGBT Action Plan’ along with a pledge to ‘conduct an audit of the impact of Britain’s colonial legacy to understand our contribution to the dynamics of violence and insecurity across regions previously under British colonial rule.’

Marcus and Greg ask: Is this REALLY a vote winner in Labour’s heartlands?

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