Cor­byn leads Labour push on ‘day of hope’

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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

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