Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to give a speech to Labour’s Welsh conference in Llandudno at 2.10pm today. He will attack the Westminster political system and dysfunctional government for failing to tackle the vital issues facing people in their everyday lives ahead of May’s local government elections.
Corbyn will say that he understands why people are frustrated with arcane and baffling parliamentary procedures dominating the national conversation when issues affecting people’s daily lives are being neglected.
On the failure of Westminster to address the issues people are facing and care about, Jeremy Corbyn is expected to say:
When the focus of our national conversation is dominated by baffling procedures in parliament and when nothing seems to change, I understand why people feel frustrated.
People watch the back and forth in parliament. They see the arcane procedure and hear the alien language. It’s another world. For me, that’s not what real politics is about.
Real politics comes from the ground up. Real politics is about the nitty gritty of life in your community, on your street. It’s about the reality of your life at work.
Real politics for me is about empowering people who don’t have a lot of money and don’t have friends in high places so they can take control of their own circumstances.
My job as leader, and our job as the Labour Party, is to champion those people, to stand up for those communities and push for change.
Corbyn is the only political leader in this country both in touch with the real issues facing people in this country and with the potential to change their daily reality across the UK.
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