The Britain we currently live in is untenable for young people – university students – teachers – NHS workers – policemen – the disabled – people with long-term illnesses – people who can’t find work – first-time buyers and those living in rented accommodation.
Britain is working for a wealthy few and Labour’s manifesto highlights the fact – often forgotten – that this is not inevitable.
At Bradford University a huge cheer went up when Corbyn promised to scrap tuition fees and end hospital parking charges.
The scandal of zero hours contracts would be a thing of the past under Labour as will NHS cuts and rises in VAT and income tax for 95 per cent of earners.
The manifesto is a document filled with long-overdue common sense policies.
It addresses the important questions that accompany the Brexit process – including concerns about the protection of jobs and hard-won workers’ rights.
It puts children and young people first, promising to invest in them through a National Education Service rather than rely on the failed academies experiment or a ridiculous and divisive reintroduction of grammar schools.