Jeremy Corbyn may be defined as the epitome of democracy – he has been standing up for democracy, and has been a MP for 33 years. Not only that, but unlike many political allies and opponents – he has stood up and remained Labour after a time when many people would believe that he should stand down. This move will be detrimental to his role – either he will lose his power completely, as shadow chancellor John McDonald explained on the Andrew Marr show on Sunday 24th, or will his determination to remain leader overthrow the motion of no confidence and the rebellion against him within the party.
Although many people disagree with Corbyn and his stance of enduring his role against many other Labour politicians, Corbyn has been praised due to the clarity and ability to succeed at his policies, as they are achievable.
Dubbed ‘Corbynomics’, the leader of the opposition has support of over 40 economists, including the former advisor to the Bank of England. The policies are anti-austerity, austerity being defined as spending cuts by the #Government, and a period of higher taxes, especially in a recession, which the world has been in since 2008. He has promised to introduced a ‘maximum wage’, mirroring the introduction of minimum wage by, former Labour leader, Tony Blair in 1999. Furthermore, reverting changes by Thatcher, he wants to renationalise energy companies, railways and theorises to reopen coal mines.
With the support of over 40 economists in an open letter that was signed – Corbyn’s economics policies seem to have sight of some success.
Jeremy has very clear education plans, if he were to become Prime Minister. Firstly, he wants a National Education Service – similar to that of the NHS. He has described education as a “collective good”. He also promised minimum wages to apprentices, with the current rate being £3.30, being £2.00 an hour under the working minimum wage. Corbyn wants to completely dismiss tuition fees for university students, something brought under the 2010 coalition government of Cameron and Clegg.
Jeremy is against personal attacks completely – especially when making debates about the future, or the government. He explained in 2015 that “I don’t do personal abuse and I don’t expect anyone else to do it either”. Jeremy Corbyn seems to have a humble approach, and his ability to shake off the recent attacks against him may suggest his stance, and may hint as his potential to take intense criticism if Corbyn were to become Prime Minister.
Corbyn has two main aims, based around taxation. Firstly, he wants to raise taxes for the rich in a task to eradicate “grotesque inequality”. Secondly, Corbyn wants to crack down on #Tax evaders, ensuring the HMRC have available resources to do be able to do. It was reported in The Guardian that tax evaders costs the government 16bn a year. #Parliament