May 10 Britain's opposition Labour Party will
pledge to nationalise energy, rail and mail, The Daily Telegraph
reported on Wednesday, citing a leaked copy of Labour's draft
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an early
national election scheduled for June 8.
Labour will fund its spending commitments though a programme
of increased tax and 250 billion pounds of borrowing over the
next decade, the Telegraph reported. (bit.ly/2pAtiXx)
The draft manifesto, which will be debated and finalised by
party officials on Thursday, intends to hike income tax for
people earning more than 80,000 pounds a year, according to the
The 43-page document also says Labour will ensure that 60
percent of the UK's energy comes from renewable sources by 2030,
the newspaper added.
Labour's manifesto was expected to be made public next week.
The party had said that middle and low earners would not
face tax hikes to fund its spending plans if it wins next
month's election, with the burden falling instead on the top
five percent of earners and big business.
Reuters could not confirm or deny the details in the report.
(Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by James