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Why emotions matter when it comes to building policy

Here are some that people care about—and that Labour should put in its manifesto

By Martin Boon  

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ©Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

Right now, policy-makers are scribbling calculations and deliberating over manifesto commitments. Ah, manifestos: those great dust-collecting items read pretty much exclusively by party members and political hacks who then lie in wait, ready to trap an unsuspecting promise-breaker. That means you, Philip Hammond.

It’s only been a fortnight since Camp Corbyn finally revealed a pair of policies that seem to articulate winning Labour themes. VAT on private school fees and a real living wage of £10 per hour appear to help…

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