United Kingdom: Labour Party considers universal basic income
In a public lecture at the London School of Economics on 16th February, McDonnell stated:
It [a universal basic income] is an idea we want to look at. Child benefit was a form of basic income so it’s not something that I would rule out.
McDonnell has been known as a supporter of a universal basic income, but this is the first occasion he has introduced the idea in public since becoming shadow chancellor.
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