Jeremy Corbyn arrives in Birmingham to launch his manifesto of hope as he pledges to wage war on Britains wealthy


JEREMY Corbyn has arrived in Birmingham to launch his manifesto of hope as pledges to wage war on Britain’s wealthy.

The jubilant Labour boss waved to crowds as he stood flanked by his shadow cabinet before announcing a raft of radical far-left policies.

Jeremy Corbyn waves to supporters as he arrives in Birmingham to launch Labour’s manifesto


Mr Corbyn has vowed to clampdown on the countrys billionaires and tax them to pay for his plans including 150,000 council houses being built a year.

Labour’s manifesto will also pledge free broadband for all homes and businesses by 2030, more money for the health service and a fresh Brexit referendum.

Mr Corbyn has told Britain’s richest he does not care if they hate him – because he stands with the “people”.

He told his supporters: “Over the next three weeks, the most powerful people in Britain and their supporters are going to tell you that everything in this manifesto is impossible.

“That it’s too much for you. Because they don’t want real change. Why would they? The system is working just fine for them. It’s rigged in their favour.”

On Brexit, the party will keep to the position decided at its autumn conference of renegotiating an exit deal with the European Union by March and then putting those terms to a public vote within another three months, with Remain as an option.

The manifesto will contain intentions to significantly boost NHS spending, create a 10 minimum hourly wage for all, and tackle climate change by creating jobs in a “green industrial revolution”.

A spree of social house building – the largest since the 1960s – will also feature, with a 75 billion plan, paid for through borrowing, to construct 150,000 homes a year.

The Labour leadership will be hoping the plans can turn around their fortunes in the polls.

The latest Telegraph/Savanta ComRes poll gives the Conservatives a double-figure lead of 11 points over Labour – the largest Tory lead seen by the poling company since before the 2017 snap election.

The results of the research, completed before Tuesday’s head-to-head leaders debate between Boris Johnson and Mr Corbyn, has the Conservatives on 42% and Labour lagging behind on 31%.

The polling boost comes as the Tories look to drip-feed policy announcements in the run-up to the party’s own manifesto launch next week.

Jeremy Corbyn stands flanked by his shadow cabinet in Birmingham