British PM Johnson's party manifesto will be out by next week: Deputy minister

Reuters London, United Kingdom Nov 22, 2019, 03.43 PM(IST)

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'You will get it very shortly and it will certainly be by next week,' deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party election manifesto will be released by next week, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said.

"You will get it very shortly and it will certainly be by next week," Sunak told ITV.

Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his party's election manifesto on Thursday, setting out radical plans to transform Britain with public sector pay rises, higher taxes on companies and a sweeping nationalisation of infrastructure.

Corbyn announced his party's election manifesto on Thursday, setting out radical plans to transform Britain with public sector pay rises, higher taxes on companies and a sweeping nationalization of infrastructure.

Speaking in Birmingham, Corbyn set out his crowd-pleasing plans, offering something for almost everyone in Britain - from help to parents with young children to free university education and more money for elderly care.

Asked to comment on Prince Andrew's retirement from public life following allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl procured for him by late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, Johnson said that he believes the victims should have justice and that "the law must be done and must be seen to be done."

Voters face a stark choice at the country's December 12 election: opposition leader Corbyn's socialist vision, including widespread nationalization and free public services, or Johnson's drive to deliver Brexit within months and build a "dynamic market economy."

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday (November 21) that the Labour Party's election manifesto unveiled by Jeremy Corbyn had "no economic credibility".

During a campaign visit to a building site in Bedford, Johnson criticised his opponent for refusing to take a clear position on Brexit.

"Until we have answers to those questions, until we get Brexit done, none of this carries any economic credibility whatever," the prime minister said.