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Leading progressives put forward far-reaching policies for the first 100 days of government

29.04.2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • Economists, leading academics and trade union leaders feature in our essay series
  • Essays are an excellent resource for commentators, activists and representatives

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In the final week before the general election, a new essay series released today [Wednesday] by the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class) puts forward key policies from leading progressives to be adopted by a new government within the first 100 days of winning the election.

Contributors include Unison general secretary Dave Prentis, renowned economist Howard Reed, top academic Professor Marjorie Mayo, and Omar Khan of the Runnymede Trust.

Policy suggestions include:

  • A top tax rate of 65%
  • Diversity quotas for public sector jobs
  • Abolishing the academy system for schools
  • A million social homes over the next five years

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Notes to Editors:

1. The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class) is a new think tank established in 2012 to act as a centre for left debate and discussion and has the growing support of a number of trade Unions  including ASLEF, BFAWU, CWU, GFTU, GMB, FEU, Musicians' Union, NUM, NUT, PCS, PFA, TSSA, UCATT, UCU and Unite the Union. Originating in the labour movement, Class is working with a broad coalition of supporters, academics and experts to develop and advance alternative policies for today. http://classonline.org.uk/about/panel
2. A copy of the Essay Series can be found here: http://classonline.org.uk/pubs/item/the-first-100-days 

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For further information, articles, interviews or media requests please contact Ellie O’Hagan on ellie.ohagan@classonline.org.uk or 020 7611 2569.

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