The Opposition want to raise it to double the level of our nearest neighbour whilst simultaneously making our labour market much more restrictive and expensive. During Brexit.
Corbyn has called for May’s resignation in the aftermath of Saturday’s attacks, but his own plans spell out no additional funding for counter-terrorism.
Abolishing higher education fees and writing off existing debt is not only less than fully costed in monetary terms, it’s regressive and would have negative human consequences too.
Buying out this single industry would cost more than a quarter of Labour’s unfunded ‘Transformation Fund’, according to Ofwat estimates.
The Opposition’s revenue projections are at the mercy of a small, highly responsive group of taxpayers.
The cost of this scheme is five times that of Labour’s book-balancing exercise, yet apparently it’s going to be ‘leveraged’ from private investors.
The Opposition plan to raise £6.5 billion, a figure reached by splitting the difference between numbers the IFS says were ‘made up’.