Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour slashes Tory general election lead

Politicians welcome Labour's clear election commitment to Gib

"The focus on their manifesto may have helped them this week, but on many fundamentals such as leadership the public still puts them a long way behind the Conservatives, and their vote is much softer, with one in six of their supporters considering voting for Theresa May's party".

She argued that in Edinburgh South - the only Scottish seat won by Labour in the 2015 general election - it is Labour alone who can defeat the SNP.

Labour has proposed introducing an inflation cap on rent rises, making three-year tenancies the norm and implementing new consumer rights for renters.

"I think therefore it's going to be interesting to see what happens over the next few weeks".

Labour also said if it wins the election on June 8 it would increase taxes on Britain's highest earners, introduce a levy on financial transactions and impose an "excessive pay levy" on companies with staff earning more than 330,000 pounds.

"In terms of the imagery of Jeremy, that's a huge task", Politico quoted him as saying.

The manifesto also confirms that were Jeremy Corbyn to prove victorious in June, Labour would legislate to ban letting agency fees charged to tenants.

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McCluskey said: "He's (Corbyn) got now just under four weeks to try to see if you can break through that image and it's going to be a very, very hard task".

"I'm not optimistic, but we'll wait and see".

She insisted a majority of Scots are in favour of this, pointing to the decision to reject independence in 2014 and the vote to remain in the European Union previous year as opposition to Tory plans for a hard Brexit.

KD: Labour offers a radical plan to change the country.

But it said it would be achieved by exchanging government bonds for shares in the relevant companies, and since profits now used to pay dividends would be used instead to pay interest on those bonds, they would be "no net cost" to the exchequer.

"These are made up numbers, based on a shambolic manifesto with a £58bn black hole at its heart".

Britain, Mr. Corbyn said at his manifesto announcement at the University of Bradford, had been "run for the rich, the elite and the vested interests", adding: "They have benefited from tax cuts and bumper salaries while millions have struggled".

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