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Britain’s opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised “a radical and responsible programme of hope” based on infrastructure spending and higher tax revenues to fund public services as he prepared to launch his party’s election manifesto on Tuesday.

“We’ll create a country that delivers,” Corbyn said on Twitter ahead of a speech to launch the manifesto, called “For the many, not the few.”

The manifesto “will include a fat cat tax on big business’ excessive pay to fund our vital public services,” he said.

Corbyn said: “It will promise to negotiate a Brexit that maintains Britain’s trade access to the EU single market and protects the rights of EU citizens resident in Britain.

“It’s about all of our communities coming together, and this election gives us that opportunity.”

Ahead of the launch, a Labour election broadcast made by director Ken Loach aired on three British television channels on Monday night.

Labour said the five-minute film reflected Corbyn’s “vision for our country,” as the veteran left-winger said Britain was divided by anger, injustice and inequality.

“There’s anger because people can’t get on, there’s anger because people can’t get anywhere to live, there’s anger because young people are not getting the jobs they want,” he said.

Corbyn appealed to voters in the snap election on June 8 to help him “do it differently,” promising “an economy that works for all.”

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives are scheduled to launch their election manifesto on Thursday.

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