The outspoken Labour supporter was savaged on social media for the video shared on app Tik Tok for showering praise on the manifesto that attacks the rich, with the singer and mother-of-two herself revelling in an obscene estimated wealth of £15million. In the video she uses a filter that shows herself sobbing, and wiping away tears of joy with huge rings on her fingers, says: “Guys, I just watched the Labour manifesto. I think it’s the best manifesto I’ve ever seen.” She captioned the video: “#RealChange #LabourManifesto.”
The video sparked a wave of criticism, with many voters mocking the 34-year-old.
One commented: “Reminds me of a song. Tears of a clown.”
Another said: “Poor girl is desperate for some publicity, very sad.”
A third said: “She’s crying at the amount of tax she’s going to be paying.”
A fourth added: “She’s got just the amount of money he’s after, cough up Lily.”
Labour’s manifesto policies have been making waves since they were announced with the head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Paul Johnson, warning that they are “not credible”.
He told ITV News: “They suggest that all of that will come from companies and people earning over £80,000 a year. That is simply not credible.
“You cannot raise that kind of money in our tax system without affecting individuals.”
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Speaking at the manifesto launch, Mr Corbyn insisted Labour’s policies were fully costed and “popular”.
He told supporters there would be no increases in VAT, income tax or National Insurance for anyone earning less than £80,000. That meant no tax increases for 95 percent of taxpayers.
The Labour Party launched their election manifesto today. Pledges included £75 billion to build 150,000 new council and social homes within five years, a £3billion plan to offer adults in England free access to retraining and introducing a “real living wage” of at least £10 an hour.
But when it comes to Brexit, Mr Corbyn has been criticised for not revealing what side he would campaign and vote for in a potential second referendum.
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During the ITV debate between him and Boris Johnson, the Opposition leader was laughed at by the audience for refusing to answer the question nine times.
One of the most shocking policies was to nationalise BT, which caused the firm’s shares to plummet when Labour flouted the move.
BT Group Chief Executive Philip Jansen spoke to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about the Labour Party’s announcement that they will nationalise UK broadband.
Labour said the cost of nationalising parts of BT would be set by Parliament and paid for by swapping bonds for shares.
Mr Jansen disputed how much it would cost, warning it wouldn’t be “short of £100 billion” and could be a “liability” for BT pensioners.
He told the BBC: “These are very, very ambitious ideas and the Conservative Party have their own ambitious idea for full-fibre for everyone by 2025.
“How we do it is not straight forward. It needs funding, it is very big numbers, so we are talking 30 to 40 billion pounds per building.
“If you are giving it away over an eight year time frame it is another £30 or £40 billion. You are not short of £100 billion.”
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