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16 May 2017, 20:07
Nigel Farage Praises Jeremy Corbyn's "Eye-Catching" Manifesto
Even Nigel Farage was wowed by Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto launch.
Nigel Farage is the first to admit he’s often a critic of Jeremy Corbyn, but today, the LBC presenter took a different view of the Labour leader.
Mr Corbyn launched his party’s election manifesto in Bradford on Tuesday, including a range of policies from abolishing tuition fees, renationalising the railways and increasing taxes for those earning over £80,000.
Although Nigel admitted he wasn’t blown over by some of the pledges, he had to offer his praise to Mr Corbyn.
Speaking on his nightly LBC show from Strasbourg, Nigel said: “Whichever way you cut this and I'm thinking actually putting up taxes, putting up corporation taxes - it won't bring in more tax because people simply will leave the country, but whether I'm right or wrong what you have to say about his manifesto is that it was delivered with gusto and passion.
“It does have in it some really very eye-catching, radical, interesting and so far callers have thought exciting things.”
Nigel added he wasn’t convinced the policies could all be costed for, but added: “In a General Election that I felt in the last week has actually been getting a little bit stale, at least this is something we can genuinely talk about.”