General election now looks almost certain, in spite of Johnson’s speech screw-up – but only one party leader wants to fight for all but the so-called ‘elite’
In spite of Boris Johnson’s complete failure this evening to deliver the threat he had called a televised speech especially to deliver, a general election now looks almost inevitable. Johnson’s bluff will be called by MPs this week – and like any weak man he will follow through to save face.
In a week in which many parents barely scraped the pennies together to pay for school uniforms and send their children back to school hoping for their first decent meal in weeks, ordinary people will see many MPs squabbling among themselves while millions struggle.
This election will be about real life.
The simple reality will be that Boris wants a general election for – at most – the 52%
Jo Swinson and her fellow centrists will go into the general election claiming to represent the 48%.
Only Jeremy Corbyn and Labour will be fighting this election for the 99%.
For the poor. For the hungry. For the hard-pressed. For the underpaid. For the disabled, for the vulnerable.
For the huge numbers of homeless people and the millions in destitution because of government policies, cuts and conscious cruelty. For the students, for the sick and frail and for those who fight to make them well or keep them safe and comfortable.
For our servicemen and women, for our police, our veterans, our doctors, nurses, paramedics and all the undervalued millions exploited by the Tories and the system they represent.
For you and for me – and our children, parents, grandparents, neighbours, friends.
For the many and not the few.
For them – for us – Labour and Corbyn are the hope and promise of real change. For them, Corbyn, Labour and their supporters will fight this election – against all the corrupt power of the Establishment and its media.
And for them – for us – he can, must, will win. Corbyn and Labour are ready – this was some of them out in pouring rain to hear him issue the rallying cry tonight in Salford:
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