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General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn Says Labour Has Four Weeks “To Win”

By Abdul Tukur

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to stand up to the elite, as he officially launched the Labour party’s election campaign.

While setting out the party’s vision in Greater Manchester this morning, Jeremy Corbyn who is campaigning to fight for the many and not the privileged few observed that ordinary people were currently rigged by a system.

He said: “If your children aren’t getting the education they deserve because class sizes are too high. Then your children are being held back.”

Mr Corbyn has made the NHS a key part of his campaign and he is promising real alternative to the Tories.

One of his promise is to deliver an education system that provides for every child.


With four weeks to go, Mr Corbyn gave a convincingly passionate speech, where he set out reasons why his party should be voted in.

In his speech, he gave a review of the Conservative party and how it has treated workers badly.

“Theresa May thinks she can dodge the Tory record by claiming she wants to build a fairer Britain, that she cares about working people,” he said.

“But does she think people will forget how the Tories have actually treated working people? It was this Tory leader who sat alongside David Cameron in government for six years.

“She was with him when they introduced the bedroom tax. What’s remotely fair about the bedroom tax? What was fair about racking up tuition fees? Or about taking benefits away from people with disabilities? Or about closing Sure Start Centres. Or starving schools of cash. Or opening up the NHS to be feasted on by profiteers.”

Mr Corbyn who said he would be setting the party’s plan to transform the country promised to ruin the Conservative party who has allowed big corporation to take our wealth.

He said: “Don’t wake on up on 9 June to see celebrations from the tax cheats, the press barons, the greedy bankers, Philip Green, the Southern Rail directors and crooked financiers that take our wealth, who have got away with it because the party they own, the Conservative Party, has won.

“We have four weeks to ruin their party. We have four weeks to have a chance to take our wealth back. We have four weeks to show what kind of country we are.

“We know that the people of Britain don’t pass by on the other side. That is the principle we will take into government so that we can unlock every person’s potential and everyone can make their best contribution to our society.

“We have four weeks to win and transform Britain for the many not the few. We must seize that chance.”

Mr Corbyn who represents Islington wants  people to vote for the Labour party.

He said: “When Labour wins, the British people win. The nurse, the teacher, the small trader, the carer, the builder, the office worker win.

“’Labour is offering a real choice, a real alternative to the rigged system holding us back and to the Conservatives who are running our country down.

“The economy is rigged in favour of the rich and powerful.

“When Labour wins there will be a reckoning for those who thought they could get away with asset stripping our industry, crashing our economy through their greed and ripping off workers and consumers.”

Meanwhile the Conservative party have been accused of stealing a key pledged to cut energy prices.

Mrs May said she would set a price cap on two-thirds of household energy bills if she wins the general election. But many say she is playing lip service in trying to implement this idea which was first raised by Ed Miliband.

The former labour leader set a cap on energy in the 2015 Labour manifesto. The Conservative party accused him then of living in a “Marxist universe.”



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