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A complete list of what Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson have voted for and against

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CurrentEurope

A complete list of what Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson have voted for and against

From everything on climate change to the Iraq war to taxing corporations, here’s the full list of the difference between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson.

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From everything on climate change to the Iraq war to taxing corporations, here’s the full list of the difference between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson.

The day of the general elections have finally come in the UK, meaning that today is the day to get out and vote for British citizens. The stark difference between a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government or a Boris Johnson-led Conservative government will determine what kind of a future will be in place for United Kingdom, in a country much divided over Brexit, the economy, climate change, immigration, the rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, and taxing large corporations.

Now that the day of voting has finally come, here’s a list that shows the voting record of both Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson. From everything on climate change to the Iraq war to taxing the rich, here’s a small window into where each politician stands on some of the most important topics of the country:

Party Leader Voting RecordJeremy CorbynBoris Johnson
Social IssuesSmoking bansConsistently voted forGenerally voted against
Hunting banConsistently voted forConsistently voted against
Promotion of equality & human rightsAlmost always voted forGenerally voted against
Foreign Policy & DefenceIraq warConsistently voted againstConsistently voted for
Replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemGenerally voted againstAlmost always voted for
Right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UKGenerally voted forGenerally voted against
Welfare & BenefitsReduction in spending on welfare benefitsConsistently voted againstAlmost always voted for
Paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityConsistently voted forAlmost always voted against
Reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedroomsConsistently voted againstHas never voted
Taxation & EmploymentHigher taxes on alcoholic drinksGenerally voted againstGenerally voted for
Higher taxes on banksVoted a mixture of for and againstConsistently voted against
Raising the threshold at which people start to pay income taxAlmost always voted againstConsistently voted for
Business & EconomyReducing the rate of corporation taxAlmost always voted againstAlmost always voted for
Measures to reduce tax avoidanceVoted a mixture of for and againstVoted a mixture of for and against
New high speed rail infrastructureVoted a mixture of for and againstHas never voted
Home AffairsStricter asylum systemGenerally voted againstGenerally voted for
Mass surveillance of people’s communications and activitiesHas never votedConsistently voted for
Stronger enforcement of immigration rulesGenerally voted againstGenerally voted for
Climate ChangeMeasures to prevent climate changeGenerally voted forAlmost always voted against
New high speed rail infrastructureVoted a mixture of for and againstHas never voted
Greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking)Voted a mixture of for and againstVoted for

Source from here.

The Muslim Council of Britain have also compiled a detailed list on each of the party’s manifestos and whether or not they have tackled important issues that are important to British Muslim voters like racism, religious liberty, full economic and social participation in British life, criminal justice, foreign policy, and much more.

For example, in terms of tackling racism and Islamophobia, the Conservative Party has not adopted the APPG definition of Islamophobia and with the rampant examples of Islamophobia within the party, MCB has declared that the Conservative party has failed this point. The Labour party has passed with this topic, however, as their manifesto explains that they plan to “build a society free from all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia and commission an independent review into the threat of far-right extremism and how to tackle it.” The Labour party has also stated they plan on “using social media platforms to combat the rise of racism, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, and extremism expressed on social media”.

You can find more information on this topic and about MCB here.

With a clear difference between a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour party government and a Boris Johnson-led Conservative government, it remains imperative on the parts of all British Muslims to get out and vote today – and to be a part of one of the most historic general elections of the decade.

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