Labour leader visits Bootle in Merseyside a day before far-right figure. His speech and those that came before show why Labour is the answer to right-wing hate and division
Jeremy Corbyn showed the confidence of Labour’s message for both sides of the Brexit divide today when he visited leave-voting Bootle on Merseyside, immediately to the north of remain-voting Liverpool, the day before far-right European Parliament hopeful ‘Tommy Robinson’/Stephen Yaxley-Lennon targets the town.
Corbyn started his speech with a tribute to Liverpudlian legend Jack Jones and a reminiscence about Merseyside mayor Steve Rotheram telling him to ‘go for [David Cameron’s] effing ankles’.
But he went on to speak powerfully of the threat posed by the far right in this country and Europe – and of Labour’s message of hope and the party’s relevance to ordinary people no matter their opinion on Brexit:
Corbyn’s speech was preceded by other powerful messages from other leading Merseyside Labour figures. To hear them too, see the Facebook Live feed here.
Corbyn gave a powerful and timely reminder of why he’s the real people’s politician – and why Labour is the hope of the people against hatred, division and exploitation.
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