21st-century technical education bill
This would deliver compulsory work experience for teenagers;
Everyone must be a slave!
Being slightly more serious the 10 bills that he’s offering all seem pretty dickish.
Strong economic foundation bill
This would set out new rules to get the deficit down and debt to fall as soon as possible in the next parliament. It would implement a mansion tax and a tobacco levy to fund the NHS, and introduce plans for the Office of Budget Responsibility to audit all the main parties’ manifestos.
So that state bureaucracy gets to vet the appeals to voters of those who would go on to run the state bureaucracy?
Energy freeze bill
A bill to freeze energy prices until 2017. The bill would also give the regulator the power to cut prices
Yeah, like price fixing works, eh?
Make work pay bill
The make work pay bill would ban exploitative zero-hours contracts, and make it illegal to use agency workers to undercut the wages of employees. It would set a new framework for the low pay commission, so that the national minimum wage rises to at least £8 an hour by October 2019, and introduce new make work pay contracts to give a tax rebate to employers that sign up to become living-wage employers in the first year of a Labour government.
Why not raise the personal allowance for income tax so that the minimum wage is that living wage?
Stronger families bill
This would contain measures to increase free childcare for working parents of three- and four-year-olds to 25 hours a week, funded by an increase in the bank levy,
The bank levy is a Pigou Tax. There to correct a market imperfection. Not as a revenue raiser to be raided for whatever.
NHS time to care bill
This bill would repeal the market framework for the NHS and guarantee GP appointments within 48 hours, or on the same day for those who need it.
NHS Wales and NHS Scotland are less market orientated than NHS England. And work worse.
Immigration and exploitation bill
This would make it illegal for employers to undercut wages by exploiting workers,
Eh? Define exploit.
Tuition fees reduction bill
This would cut tuition fees to £6,000 and increase the student maintenance grant by £400.
Why? Why shouldn’t those who will benefit from a degree pay for getting a degree?