Labour’s manifesto is the most detailed, radical blueprint in decades – but it will be worthless until Brexit is solved

Editorial: As with all the other parties, whether they’re bold or timid, their proposals will be virtually meaningless in the context of an unknown outcome as huge as leaving the EU

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Highlights as Jeremy Corbyn launches Labour manifesto

One of the many deeply corrosive consequences of the Tories’ current disinformation spree is that legitimate criticism of rivals’ policies can be dismissed as propaganda.

If fact-checking and sober analysis are hijacked by a desperate Tory headquarters, then it undermines the authority of those who are actually trying to do their job and give the public the best possible view of the reality of the parties’ offerings, including Labour’s. No wonder the civil service and HM Treasury wanted no part in Boris Johnson’s fake news machine.

How can anyone believe a word of any manifesto when the major players are more interested in negative campaigning and making things up about their opponents than they are about being frank with the voters about what their plans will actually entail?

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