Labour vow to top­ple the PM

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SHADOW Chan­cel­lor John McDon­nell to­day launches his eco­nomic blue­print for a Labour Gov­ern­ment, vow­ing “no sur­prises” for tax­pay­ers or busi­ness.

A Labour-run Trea­sury would op­er­ate an “un­prece­dented” level of open­ness to win the con­fi­dence of the City and the wider pub­lic, he says.

Mr McDon­nell ad­mits some

busi­nesses feel “in­se­cure” about the prospect of a Labour Gov­ern­ment in the event of Theresa May’s ad­min­is­tra­tion fall­ing over Brexit.

But he has sought to re­as­sure them with Gordon Brown-style pledges on fis­cal BLUE­PRINT McDon­nell

re­spon­si­bil­ity, in­clud­ing stick­ing to pub­lished poli­cies on tax­a­tion, bor­row­ing and in­vest­ment, and “firm dis­ci­pline” on bud­gets. He also vowed Labour will right the so­cial wrongs of Tory aus­ter­ity. He told the Mir­ror: “The best way to over­come the City’s anx­i­ety about a Labour gov­ern­ment is to be com­pletely open and trans­par­ent.”

He added: “There will be rad­i­cal change. We’re end­ing aus­ter­ity.”

Jeremy Cor­byn wants a gen­eral elec­tion to re­solve the Brexit dead­lock in Par­lia­ment and is ex­pected to call a no-con­fi­dence vote in the Tory Gov­ern­ment within days.

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