“Thank you for being the city of solidarity, because that’s what Liverpool is”
Jeremy Corbyn spoke on Monday at a University and College Union (UCU) rally to save jobs under threat at Liverpool University. After praising Liverpool as ‘the city of solidarity’, he called for the fight to save the jobs – already mostly successful – to continue until the job is done, because if the university succeeds in its cuts, more will follow both in Liverpool and at educational institutions around the country.
Corbyn went on to pay tribute frontline workers in the NHS and elsewhere for their efforts during the pandemic, despite the appalling performance of the Tory government and Boris Johnson’s contempt for them – and to point out the huge profits made by firms and individuals who donate to the Tory party.
And he reserved special praise for Liverpool MP Ian Byrne for his efforts to feed people facing food poverty – and condemned the disgrace of mushrooming poverty and the exploitation of vulnerable people by corporations (not to mention Keir Starmer’s Labour party):
It was a reminder of just what the country and the Labour party is missing because of the relentless sabotage of the Labour right, which preferred Tory government to a socialist Labour prime minister.
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