Corbyn Pledges Another 1945

Demonstrators denounce not leaving the EU on March 29th

Jeremy Corbyn, speaking at a children’s centre in Corby, Northamptonshire yesterday, announced that ‘we will do everything necessary’ to stop a No Deal Brexit and claimed: ‘Labour can be trusted to deliver to end austerity.’

He declared: ‘I will bring a vote of no confidence in the government, and if we’re successful, I would seek to form a time-limited caretaker administration to avert No Deal, and call an immediate general election so the people can decide our country’s future …

‘If there is a general election this autumn, Labour will commit to holding a public vote, to give voters the final say with credible options for both sides including the option to remain …

‘A general election triggered by the Tory Brexit crisis will be a crossroads for our country. It will be a once-in-a-generation chance for a real change of direction potentially on the scale of 1945 or 1979.’

He pledged: ‘We’ll introduce a real living wage of £10 an hour, including for young people who deserve equal pay for equal work.’

Announcing a corporatist policy to seek to tie the working class to the needs of capitalism, he continued: ‘We’ll put workers on company boards and give the workforce a 10% stake in large companies; paying a dividend of as much as £500 a year to each employee.’

He pledged to renationalise some public services, without indicating whether Labour would buy them back or seize them, saying: ‘We’ll bring rail, mail, water and the national grid into public ownership. So the essential utilities people rely on are run by and for the public, not shareholders.’

He concluded by pledging: ‘The next Labour government will take on those who really run our country – the bankers, tax dodgers and big polluters – so that the real wealth creators, the people of this country, can have the services, jobs and futures they deserve.

‘Because when Labour wins, we all win. The nurse wins, the pensioner wins, the student wins, the office worker wins, the engineer wins, we all win.’