“They underestimated us”: Corbyn launches final day of campaigning in Glasgow

07/06/2017
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Corbyn tells Scottish supporters Labour is not “doing deals” ahead of tighter than expected vote

LABOUR LEADER Jeremy Corbyn has hailed the success of his campaign in Glasgow, as he launched Labour’s final day of national campaigning in the UK General Election.

He told crowds in the city’s Buchanan Street that the Conservatives had misunderstood the demands for change in the country, saying “they underestimated us, didn’t they?” to loud cheers.

Corbyn also told supporters that the party was “not doing deals” following repeated claims by the Conservative party that Corbyn will head a coalition government that will mean “chaos” for the UK.

Addressing around two hundred supporters at an early morning rally on the corner of Buchanan Street and Gordon Street, Corbyn said: “Our communities together are strong, our communities together have achieved so much.

“There has never been a clearer choice.” Jeremy Corbyn

“The Tories don’t understand that.

“So what we are saying is, if you want a Labour government, if you want to get rid of a Tory government, our party is not doing deals, we are not offering anything other than us, our manifesto our principles and our programme.”

Hundreds of supporters gather to hear Corbyn speak at the first stop on the last day of campaigning

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said she will investigate possibilities for a ‘progressive alliance’ following the election.

Speaking about his major campaigning focus for the final day of the campaign, he said: “There has never been a clearer choice.

“Another five years of Tory Government underfunding public services all across the UK, including here in Scotland, or a Labour government investing for all across Britain.”

“We won’t be a government that cuts police numbers and then wonders why there is a problem.” Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn also repeated pledges to increase security, criticising May for cutting police numbers after weeks that have seen terror attacks in Manchester and London.

“We will immediately recruit 10,000 police officers to make us more secure,” he said.

“We won’t be a government that cuts police numbers and then wonders why there is a problem.”

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale was not present at the rally, but was serving bacon rolls with Edinburgh south candidate Iain Murray and former Better Together chief Alistair Darling in Edinburgh.

The rally marked the kick-off of the final day of campaigning, which will see him, May and Corbyn cover as many constituencies as they can before the polls open tomorrow morning (8 June) at 7am.

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