Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour’s Scottish conference has gone largely unreported. He did not mention Watson but closing message clear: there is too much at stake for games and division – get your head in the game, the country needs a united Labour Party
Jeremy Corbyn’s powerful speech to Labour’s Scotland conference last week has gone almost unreported by the media. Small wonder when it makes the visionless, aimless, chaotic and incompetent Tory government look – well,
visionless, aimless, chaotic and incompetent.
But it’s a speech that deserves to be seen. In a statesmanlike and compelling half-hour in Dundee that received a rapturous welcome, Corbyn laid out a clear choice between Labour investment or years more of cuts and collapse under the Tories, the strength and vision of the Labour Party and movement – and he made clear that all people are welcome, with no room or tolerance for prejudice or hate.
Deputy leader Tom Watson and his recent grandstanding were not mentioned – but the closing few minutes of Corbyn’s speech could well be seen as a direct to Labour’s deputy leader, who has fed a constant stream of ammunition to the hostile media estate: get your head in the game – there’s too much at stake for the people of this country:
The full speech can be viewed here.
Corbyn’s speech was not only right on the mark, but a clear demonstration of his stature and statesmanship. Those of lesser stature need to do what’s best for the millions in this country suffering under Tory predations and conscious cruelty – or get out of the way.
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