Corbyn leads Labour push on ‘day of hope’
across the UK, setting out our message of hope.
“Labour is ready. Ready to provide hope for young people held back by lack of opportunity, for pensioners anxious about health and social care, for public servants trying to keep services together and for low and middle earners, the selfemployed and employed, facing insecurity and squeezed living standards.”
Mr Corbyn said the Conservative party conference would expose divisions.
“The Tories will meet tomorrow in Manchester as a weak and divided party, bereft of ideas and energy, too distracted by the squabbling and plotting in their Cabinet of chaos to offer any solutions to the momentous issues facing our country.
“Since the election, they have been forced to U-turn over some of their most damaging policies.
“The cruel dementia tax was scrapped within three days of being announced, their threat to the pensions’ triple lock has been abandoned and their plan to end free school meals in primary schools has been binned.
“Labour is offering hope for the real wealth creators – all of us – and winning the arguments for a new commonsense about the direction our country should take, one that transfers wealth, power and opportunity to the many from the few.”
The vote-drive happens as Labour calls for a “rescue package” for social housing, including switching £1.1billion of starter homes funding into social rent. Labour’s shadow housing secretary John Healey said: “The social housing system is on its knees. It needs a big adrenaline shot to kick it back into life.”
A Conservative spokesman said: “This Conservative government is committed to building and improving all types of housing – including social housing.”
Jeremy Corbyn accuses the Tories of being divided