Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Ben Bland: Jeremy Corbyn vows to 'overturn the rigged system'


In a video message to constituents, Mr Woodcock said: "I am intending to seek renomination from my local Labour and Co-operative parties to be their official candidate, but I will not countenance ever voting to make Jeremy Corbyn Britain's Prime Minister".

The party is also calling for votes at 16 so 16 and 17-year-olds can have their say on June 8.

Corby, on Thursday also said that Labour was the only party that would "focus on the kind of country we want to have after Brexit" - dismissing May's election campaign as an "ego trip about her own failing leadership", reports the BBC.

She said: "This is the opportunity for Jeremy Corbyn to do an election campaign".

The next vote was expected in 2020, but the Fixed Term Parliaments Act allows for one to be held earlier if it can gain the necessary level of agreement from MPs. "But if they get 45-50 percent of the vote that would not be enough to suggest that support for the SNP has significantly nosedived".

The Leader of the Opposition welcomed the move and he and other MPs prepare to hit the campaign trail today (April 20).

However, they declined to do the same in this year's Copeland by-election because of the Labour candidate Gillian Troughton's pro-nuclear views. "Why should anyone believe a word they say over the next seven weeks?"

As a Remainer (albeit not a very convincing one), she has persuaded voters that she is serious about taking the United Kingdom out of the EU.

Labour Scottish leader, Kezia Dugdale, was also in London meeting with United Kingdom party leader Jeremy Corbyn and attending the party's National Executive Committee.

He said: "Much of the media and establishment are saying that this election is a foregone conclusion".

That's not just about who serves your morning coffee but who nurses our elderly and sick, who builds our homes and offices and provides so numerous skills that, to our shame, we lack as a country.

A second pitfall with Corbyn's populist playbook is that it may be too late for the party to get a hearing.

But Corbyn and his close advisers, many of them veterans of decades-long battles on the left, are never happier than when they are the underdog; and sometimes with the latest polls showing Labour lagging up to 24% behind, they have a mountain to climb.

He said: "There will be no coalition deal with the SNP and a Labour government. Independence would lead to turbo-charged austerity in Scotland - not progressive politics".

No Prime Minister, not even Mrs Thatcher, has complained that there should not be robust debate in Parliament.

Mr Corbyn has insisted he will not go into coalition with the Scottish National Party, despite Nicola Sturgeon's offer of a "progressive alliance" with Labour and the Lib Dems to keep the Conservatives from power.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is firing a warning shot at Mike Ashley and other controversial business figures as he officially beings his party's General Election fight. "The British people know that they are the true wealth creators, held back by a system rigged for the wealth extractors". That's how we will overturn the rigged system.

Labour is "prepared to make radical change" and stand up to the elites, but this did not mean "picking off people of particular incomes", she said.

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