The Conservative manifesto launched earlier today is a document that tries to please everyone.
Economically, it is a definite lurch to the left. There are commitments to the national living wage and more workers’ rights. There are attacks on businesses with the Government thinking it is its job to interfere in executive pay, and new powers to effectively block any takeover of a UK company from overseas investors.Read more
Responding to the leak of the Labour Party’s draft manifesto, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns for The Freedom Association, said:
“If implemented, this economically illiterate draft Labour manifesto would be disastrous for the UK’s economy. It would certainly send us back to 1970s working practices where union bosses call the shots and the ordinary workers they are supposed to represent are used as pawns in a wider political war against capitalism.
With the announcement by Theresa May that the Government desires a General Election on June 8th 2017, The Freedom Association believes that all parties should consider putting the following six pledges into their manifestos in order to help the UK become more confident, prosperous and free in the years to come:Read more