Jeremy Corbyn hails Labour manifesto that gives ‘promise of a better Britain’

Jeremy Corbyn has hailed a manifesto that gives the “promise of a better Britain” after finalising the document in a meeting with senior Labour figures.

The Labour leader said he had secured the “unanimous agreement” of those including key union backers and his shadow cabinet after emerging from six hours of talks in central London on Saturday.

The manifesto – expected to be launched on Thursday – was being billed as “more radical” than the document campaigned on in the 2017 election.

“That manifesto is a transformative document that will change the lives of the people of this country for the better,” Mr Corbyn said from the steps of the Institute of Engineering and Technology after leaving the clause V meeting.

“It will be a once in a generation opportunity to vote for a more egalitarian society that cares for all.

“And I am very, very proud of the contents of it and I can’t wait to take those contents and its promise of a better Britain to everyone all around this country during our election campaign.”

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