The UK remains one of the world’s most unequal countries
UK LABOUR LEADER Jeremy Corbyn will tell his party’s formal launch event that his focus will be tackling the power of the rich rather than a “settled” Brexit debate.
Speaking later today in Manchester, Corbyn will rule out any attempts to prevent the UK’s exit from the EU, which was voted for by a 52 per cent UK majority last summer.
Instead, he will gear his party to campaign on economic and social inequality in the UK, which is one of the most unequal countries in Europe.
Speaking at the launch in Manchester alongside Andy Burnham, who was re-elected on Thursday (4 May) as Mayor of the city, Corbyn will warn the economy “is rigged in favour of the rich and powerful”.
“When Labour wins there will be a reckoning for those who thought they could get away with asset stripping our industry.” Jeremy Corbyn
“When Labour wins there will be a reckoning for those who thought they could get away with asset stripping our industry, crashing our economy through their greed and ripping off workers and consumers”, he will say.
“Don’t wake on up on June 9 to see celebrations from the tax cheats, the press barons, the greedy bankers, Philip Green, the Southern Rail directors and crooked financiers that take our wealth, who have got away with it because the party they own, the Conservative Party, has won.
“We have four weeks to ruin their party. We have four weeks to take our wealth back.
“We have four weeks to win and transform Britain for the many not the few.”
“We have four weeks to ruin their party. We have four weeks to take our wealth back.” Jeremy Corbyn
dSince the first sings of the global economic crash in 2007, real wages have collapsed in the UK by 10.4 per cent.
Prices of essentials including food and fuel have increased and major public services have shown the strain of austerity measures, with the British Red Cross declaring an emergency in NHS England, which has seen substantial privatisation and restructuring.
The UK is the only major economy in the EU where incomes have continued to fall through years of economic recovery.
While there was a UK-wide majority for exiting from the EU in 2016, 62 per cent of Scots voted to Remain in the 28 member block.
First Minster Nicola Sturgeon has said that only the SNP can represent Scotland’s national interests in relation to the EU, and Scotland’s economic and political ties with the block.
Corbyn has suggested that he will remain as leader of his party regardless of the outcome of the election on 8 June.
Picture courtesy of Plashing Vole
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