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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.

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 Record Jeremy Corbyn Boris Johnson
Social Issues Smoking bans Consistently voted for Generally voted against
Hunting ban Consistently voted for Consistently voted against
Promotion of equality & human rights Almost always voted for Generally voted against
Foreign Policy & Defence Iraq war Consistently voted against Consistently voted for
Replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Generally voted against Almost always voted for
Right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK Generally voted for Generally voted against
Welfare & Benefits Reduction in spending on welfare benefits Consistently voted against Almost always voted for
Paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Consistently voted for Almost always voted against
Reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms Consistently voted against Has never voted
Taxation & Employment Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks Generally voted against Generally voted for
Higher taxes on banks Voted a mixture of for and against Consistently voted against
Raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax Almost always voted against Consistently voted for
Business & Economy Reducing the rate of corporation tax Almost always voted against Almost always voted for
Measures to reduce tax avoidance Voted a mixture of for and against Voted a mixture of for and against
New high speed rail infrastructure Voted a mixture of for and against Has never voted
Home Affairs Stricter asylum system Generally voted against Generally voted for
Mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities Has never voted Consistently voted for
Stronger enforcement of immigration rules Generally voted against Generally voted for
Climate Change Measures to prevent climate change Generally voted for Almost always voted against
New high speed rail infrastructure Voted a mixture of for and against Has never voted
Greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) Voted a mixture of for and against Voted 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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