“Because we know whose side we’re on”
Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today to the TUC in Brighton hinted at what Labour insiders say will be the most exciting general election manifesto in the party’s history.
Speaking to massed union delegates, Corbyn touched on just a few of the items in Labour’s plan, such as the Green New Deal – a plan that will create 400,000 well-paid, high skilled, unionised jobs in renewable energy and green technologies – and a Workers’ Protection Agency to clamp down on exploitative bosses – but much more is to come.
And Corbyn laid out the principle that underpins everything Labour is preparing for the next general election and beyond:
Other measures already announced include a £10 minimum wage, a National Education Service like the NHS, workers on company boards, the renationalisation of rail and utilities and the end of privatisation in the NHS.
But this is just a part of what Labour intends to do.
“Real politics is about giving power to 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 lives”
Jeremy Corbyn this morning
Corbyn put it even more directly as he closed his speech:
The general election is coming. In the next few weeks the establishment will come after us with all they’ve got, because they know we’re not afraid to take them on.
We’re going after the tax avoiders.
We’re going after the bad employers.
We’re going after the dodgy landlords.
We’re going after the big polluters destroying our climate.
Because we know whose side we’re on.
Labour sources have told the SKWAWKBOX that the new manifesto the party is preparing will be the most exciting in Labour’s history – and Labour created the NHS.
The leak of Labour’s 2017 manifesto transformed the tone of the general election and shook the Establishment to its roots. This time, the party wants them – and the people – to know it’s coming.
Labour has been the party for the many again since 2015 – but with what the party is planning, it is making a transformative offer – a revolutionary offer – to the ninety-nine percent.
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