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

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

Yesterday's official publishing of the Labour Party Manifesto, has done little to convince political punters that Jeremy Corbyn is the man to back for the 2017 UK General Election (8 June).

But Carl Emmerson, deputy director of the IFS, said how the higher taxes would impact the public finances was uncertain, telling the Guardian: "They will nearly certainly bring in tens of billions of pounds but quite possibly not the full amount that Labour expects". I'm full optimism for what Labour can achieve.

Backing for Labour climbed to its highest level in the campaign so far, giving ammunition to those who want Jeremy Corbyn to stay on after the election.

"The reality is in the vast majority of seats across Scotland's central belt, it is the Labour Party that stands a very strong second to the SNP".

It comes as the Tories said there was a £58bn "black hole" in Labour's plans to nationalise two key industries.

"I believe that if Labour can hold on to 200 seats or so it will be a successful campaign". You've got the guy.

"But our votes are being hijacked by Tory and SNP politicians who want to use how we voted in referendums and general elections to assume something about the kind of future we want to see".

If Labour were to win 200 seats, that would represent its worst result since 1935.

Mentions of either Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn by the Conservatives increased from 75% to more than four out of every five posts (84%) across Facebook and Twitter.

Those increases aimed to cover $62.7 billion in spending pledges and underlined the ideological shift Labour has made since the Blair years, when one of the prime minister's closest aides, Peter Mandelson, said that Labour was "intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich as long as they pay their taxes.". Labour will transform our energy, water and mail markets so that they work for consumers.

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It insists they are fully costed and will be fully covered by tax rises, including increasing corporation tax from 19% to 26% and raising the top rate of tax for earnings above £80,000 to 45p and to 50p for income over £123,000.