Establishment attacks Corbyn for hiding in bunker. Meanwhile, he goes to Liverpool to announce £3.5bn ‘green industrial revolution’ plan – and then on to Manchester
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will visit Liverpool today to announce the party’s plans for a £3.5 billion investment in the Mersey Tidal Power Project as part of Labour’s ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ to address the climate emergency and boost investment in the North of England.
On a visit with Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram, Corbyn will pledge that the next Labour government will “ramp up” investment in green industries to “power up the north”.
Corbyn is also expected to accuse new PM Boris Johnson of looking to the past with his failed policies of tax cuts for big businesses and the rich while neglecting Britain’s communities. Labour is looking to the future.
The announcement forms part of Labour’s plans to tackle the North-South economic divide with a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’, creating 400,000 new jobs through schemes including the world’s biggest offshore wind-farm in the North Sea.
Labour’s fully-costed £250 billion National Transformation Fund will be based in the north, to ensure that investment is focused in areas that have lost out under the Tories – including a ‘Crossrail for the North’ plan to upgrade the region’s rail infrastructure.
The Mersey Tidal Power Project will harness the power of the River Mersey and Liverpool Bay to produce clean, renewable energy to power up to a million homes, create thousands of jobs and contribute toward the UK’s zero-carbon economy.
The Party has also committed to net zero UK carbon emissions before 2050.
From Liverpool, Corbyn will travel to Manchester to speak to an anti-Johnson rally and demand a general election for the countrys sake.
Boris Johnson pines for the days of empire and has set up a team to strip the UK of what makes it great – while the media attack Jeremy Corbyn with false claims of an inward-looking ‘bunker mentality’.
Meanwhile, Corbyn gets on with Labour’s preparations to make this country more equal, prosperous – and a world-leader in solving the climate emergency.
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