>> Jeremy Corban's first manifesto as leader is being interpreted as the most left leaning since the early 80s. The party reportedly favors a social care spending spree in the next parliament, with the national health service also lined up for more cash. That would be partly paid for by a tax hike for the wealthiest 5%.
The draft document reportedly plans to maintain the UKs NATO pledge of spending 2% of GDP on defense, but urges caution over the use of military forces and Britain's nuclear deterrent. There are some likely crowd pleasers. Front and center, a plan to scrap university tuition fees for students but nothing set in stone.
Labour official has said to me Thursday to sign off on the ideas before a publication date thought to be next week. Also likely on the agenda, finding the leaker, Labour have been be set by in-fighting ahead of the July 8th parliamentary vote. After trying and failing to oust Jeremy Corban, the party's centrist MPs must share the stage with left linear agenda.
As they fight for reelection, this leak could be a warning shot.