Jeremy Corbyn plans to ban private jets as Labour MP says he doesnt want any Brits to be billionaires


JEREMY Corbyn plans to ban private jets as he launches his election vow to clamp down the countrys billionaires.

Labour will consult with industry chiefs about a date for phasing out the use of fossil-fuel private planes if it gets into No10.

Jeremy Corbyn plans to ban private jets as he launches his election vow to clamp down the countrys billionaires


Andy McDonald, the opposition spokesman for the transport sector, said the party was examining a damning report on banning private jets very closely.

He added that the document, by the Common Wealth think, made a very convincing argument.

Mr McDonald said: Why is the government enabling billionaires to trash the climate when its the rest of us who will suffer the consequences?

In just a few years time it will be possible for these journeys to be made by electric aircraft so long as government puts in place the right incentives.

Labour will examine these proposals closely and consult with industry on the introduction of a phase out date for the use of fossil fuel private jets.

The private jet pledge comes after a Labour MP said he did not want any Brits to be billionaires.


Lloyd Russell-Moyle told BBC Radio 5 live: I think we should have a system where everyone is able to live well and wealthy.

I don’t want this country to work for billionaires. I want it to work for ordinary and normal people.”

Mr Russell-Moyle, the Kemptown and Peacehaven MP, also backed his partys vow to scrap all private schools and force them to sell their playing fields.

Fee-paying schools will lose their multi-billion pound tax breaks and be ordered to sell off their buildings under the radical plans.

And as part of their shake-up of education, Labour also vowed to abolish the schools inspector Ofsted.

Mr Russell-Moyle said: There is a long-term aim of the Labour Party, that I support, that no one should have to pay for their education.

That education at all schools should be free at the point of delivery. And that’s what everyone should be able to have.”

Lloyd Russell-Moyle said he didn't want any Brits to be millionaires
Lloyd Russell-Moyle said he didn’t want any Brits to be billionaires