Labour’s 2017 manifesto: What does it say about religion?

May 12, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today:

A draft Labour party manifesto, leaked before its official unveiling, promises mass nationalisation, state control of bills and pay and hesitation over nuclear weapons in the most left-wing manifesto in a generation.

In among the promises to scrap tuition fees and build 100,000 council homes each year, Labour makes scant reference to faith and religion.

In comparison to Ed Miliband’s 2015 manifesto, Corbyn has dampened down the promise for a specific Global Envoy for Religious Freedom – a suggestion pioneered by the Christian Labour MP Steven Timms.

Corbyn’s draft manifesto keeps an equivalent role, which is more than was offered in the Conservative’s 2015 proposals.

But it has been folded into one of a number of ambassadors to promote human rights.

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