Labour doing good so far with these headline hitters – keep up the good work Corbyn….
Labour: Build 100,000 new council homes
The Government should be exposed for their five years of failure in addressing Yorkshire’s housing crisis, Labour’s new shadow housing minister has said. John Healey, MP for Wentworth and Dearne, said that the Conservatives had floundered on homes promises which will leave two generations in need. Mr Healey argues that “it is possible over the next five years to build more than 100,000 council and housing association homes by 2020.” He has calculated that over the next five years government spending on housing benefit is forecast to be £120bn, almost £50bn of which goes to private landlords. But investment in grants for building new affordable homes over the next five years will be little more than £5bn.
The Guardian, Pages: 15, 28 Yorkshire Post, Page: 4
Corbyn wants history curriculum overhaul
The school curriculum should be re-written so children are taught more about the history of trade unions and how people around the world suffered because of the spread of the British Empire, Jeremy Corbyn has demanded. Mr Corbyn said it was important children heard about how “ordinary people” had challenged the establishment and formed the Labour party and trade unions. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen dismissed the idea: “This just shows that he is a dangerous man and how the Labour party should not be allowed to touch our children’s education.”
The Times, Page: 7 The Daily Telegraph, Page: 5 Daily Mail, Page: 8
Renationalise railways – Shadow Transport Minister
Labour would renationalise the country’s railways one franchise at a time, the new shadow transport minister Lilian Greenwood has pledged. Ms Greenwood said she wanted to see the return of each franchise to the public and would fight against any privatisation plans for Network Rail.
Yorkshire Post, Page: 4
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