Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has launched his controversial campaign of tax and nationalisation to win General Election 2019 with the promise he will bring real change to British politics.
In a speech to supporters in London, he hit out against a ‘corrupt system’ of tax dodgers, bad bosses, big polluters, dodgy landlord and billionaire media moguls holding back the country.
“We put our faith in the British people’s spirit and commitment to community. It’s your country,” said Corbyn.
“That’s why we stand with you. We stand for the many. Boris Johnson’s born-to-rule Conservatives protect the privileged few. They’ve slashed taxes for the richest and vital services and support for everyone else.
“But real change is coming.
Once in a generation chance
“We will end the Conservatives’ great rip-off by putting rail, mail and water into public ownership so they work for everyone, not just Tory donors and shareholders in tax havens.
“We will invest in every nation and region, rebuild our public services and give our NHS, schools and police the money they need by taxing those at the top to properly fund services for everyone.
“This election is a once-in-a-generation chance to transform our country, take on the vested interests holding people back and ensure that no community is left behind.”
Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson has decided to lay low on October 31 – previously earmarked as the day Brexit would happen, but delayed until January 31, 2020.
Dither, delay and uncertainty
“Today should have been the day that Brexit was delivered and we finally left the EU. But, despite the great new deal I agreed with the EU, Jeremy Corbyn refused to allow that to happen – insisting upon more dither, more delay and more uncertainty for families and business,” he said in a statement issued by Number 10.
“We cannot continue along this path. I didn’t want an election – like the country I wanted to get Brexit done, but it is the only way forward.”
Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats showed off their new General Election 2019 slogan plastered across a van parked outside the Houses of Parliament reading ‘Stop Brexit, build a brighter future’.