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Does Labour’s manifesto deliver what the country needs? Our panel’s verdict

Previously, our experts from different fields revealed what pledges they wanted to see from Keir Starmer. Are they impressed by the real thing?

It’s a story of the good, the bad and the absent. There are some strong green policies in Labour’s manifesto. It will greatly increase investment in wind and solar power, block new licences for oil and gas fields, improve rail and bus networks and upgrade 5m homes. It will end the pointless badger cull, take action against polluting water companies and “expand nature-rich habitats”.

George Monbiot is a Guardian columnist

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