Last week’s poll: 70 per cent of respondents back Corbyn’s industrial policies

The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Opposition has been greeted with caution and scepticism by much of industry. Which of his policies — if any — might prove beneficial to the UK economy?

Last week’s poll focussed on the policies of Jeremy Corbyn, asking respondents to chose one that would be most beneficial to the UK economy.

The newly elected leader of the Labour Party appears to resonate with 1,434 respondents to the poll, with 70% backing his policy positions compared to the 30% who thought his strategies disastrous for the UK economy.

From that 70%, a total of 43% agreed that the energy sector should be renationalised and that coal mines should be reopened instead of fracking for hydrocarbons.

A further 10% agreed with raising taxes on higher earners and clamping down on tax avoidance to pay down the deficit, closely followed by 9% who want to see quantitative easing to invest in housing, energy, transport and digital projects.

The remaining 8% of the vote was split equally between those agreeing that Trident should not be renewed, and that HS2 should be scrapped and the railways renationalised.

Which of Jeremy Corbyn’s policies might prove beneficial to the UK economy?
Which of Jeremy Corbyn’s policies might prove beneficial to the UK economy?

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