Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party addressing delegates at the Unite Policy Conference 2016.
"This isn’t just about an individual, this is about the way in which we do politics, the way in which we mobilise people who haven’t been very politically active before, who can see some hope in what we are offering. That is what brought so many people into the elections last year, and has brought so many more over the past few months. United as a movement we stand, when we divide we all lose and we all fail".
He repeatedly attacked David Cameron’s government, accusing it of favouring corporate companies over the ordinary taxpayer; of peddling an economic policy that left many behind; of imposing austerity because of political choice not necessity, and of creating “hateful campaigns” during the EU referendum and the London Mayoral elections.
With his powerful statetment to the government Corbyn said.
"I call now for the maximum unity of the whole Labour movement against this government."
Corbyn has the full backing of the majority of trade unions – Unite general secretary Len McCluskey had called the attempted ousting of the Labour leader as a “squalid Westminster bubble coup, an attempt at political lynching”. He also would appear to have the backing of swathes of the membership.
This is a man with a belly full of fight and determination.
And he’s a man who is not going anywhere.
Source: The Canary
Article: Steve Topple
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