Jeremy Corbyn has revealed his parties latest policy which he hopes will gain even more votes from young people.
Labour will offer under 25s a handout to help with travel costs – a pledge which could cost taxpayers up to £13billion.
It estimates its policy would cost £1.4bn each year by the end of a five-year parliament.
This is a clear bribe to young voters, many of whom use trains and drive cars.
Once again, somehow Labour will have to cough up £1.4 billion each year, I wonder where that money will come from *cough* MORE TAX *cough*.
Corbyn declared that “young people deserve a break” from Tory austerity and claim scrapping bus tickets will help them save on “travel to work, to study and to visit friends”.
Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani said: “This is yet another promise from Labour that they have no real ability to deliver.
“Labour admit themselves this could cost up to £13billion, meaning extra borrowing with working people paying the price.
“Last election Labour promised to pay off student debt if elected and then admitted it would actually cost too much to do. Now they’re bribing young people again with yet another empty promise.”
TaxPayers Alliance Cheif Executive said:
“Bus subsidies already run into the billions, costing each household £80 a year.
“Why on earth should 25-year-old taxpayers on minimum wage subsidise 24-year-old bankers to nip between meetings and lunches in the City?
“This is just another example of politicians trying to bribe people with their own money and the public should see through such shameless policies.”
Labour voters are furious with Boris’s controversial comment about Corbyn
Boris Johnson accused Jeremy Corbyn of refusing to “unequivocally” blame the Russian state, describing him as “the Kremlin’s useful idiot”.
It’s clear that the Tories, especially Boris Johnson are trying to slam Labour and it’s leader, Mr Corbyn, over their response to the Russian attack and it seems to be working.
Labour has plunged 5 points since the attack took place and today Mr Johnson once again lashed out at Corbyn.
Mr Johnson said the Russian government and state-owned media had invented 29 theories about the attack.
“There is only one thing that gives the Kremlin succour and lends false credibility to its propaganda onslaught. That is when politicians from the targeted countries join in,” Mr Johnson said.
“Sadly, I am driven to the conclusion that Jeremy Corbyn has joined this effort …Truly he is the Kremlin’s useful idiot”.
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said: “There’s no doubt when it comes up against this issue with Russia that we are having, this very serious issue, that Jeremy Corbyn has let the British people down.”
Nick Hurd said: “I feel very strongly that Jeremy Corbyn has been insufficiently clear in his condemnation of Russia.”
Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner said: “Boris Johnson is the government’s useful idiot because what he’s done is create a situation where he has contradicted the evidence and overstepped the mark.
“Porton Down have been absolutely clear that they didn’t say what Boris Johnson said.” She said that Mr Johnson had “driven a wedge for the Russians to say there are questions on the evidence.”
“I think that is really dangerous, that we have got a foreign secretary that undermines his own government’s position.”