“We’re ready to unleash the biggest people-powered campaign we’ve ever seen” – Corbyn’s TUC speech

Below is the full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the TUC Congress 2019///AIWA! NO!//

Congress, thank you for that warm welcome. It’s an honour to be asked to address you again. I’m proud that trade unions and the Labour Party are working as closely together now as we ever have. Because together we are one movement – the labour movement, the greatest force for progressive change this country has ever known.

So thank you to every single one of you for what you do, for your members and for our society. And thank you to Frances O’Grady for your work as the TUC’s General Secretary. You are a brilliant voice in standing up for workers.

I want to pay special thanks too to TUC President Mark Serwotka. Mark, you are one of the most dedicated and one of the bravest trade union leaders we’ve ever had and you’re a walking advertisement for our wonderful NHS.

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Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the TUC congress 2019 yesterday: “And in that election, we will commit to a public vote with a credible option to leave and the option to remain.” What is the credible Leave option? And would Labour back Remain in that referendum?

Amid united outrage over Boris Johnson’s anti-democratic antics, Labour has had some respite from Brexit rows recently. But a public fare-up was due, and it has arrived. Labour’s current position was summed up by Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the TUC congress 2019 yesterday: “And in that election, we will commit to a public vote with a credible option to leave and the option to remain.” No more, no less. That is pretty straight-forward, but it does leave a couple of key questions unanswered. What is the credible Leave option? And would Labour back Remain in that referendum?

British Democracy; Parliament shut down by a Prime Minister with no morals and no plan

This morning in the UK, we have woken up in a dictatorship. In an attempt to avoid being held to account, our Prime Minister has shut down Parliament – and #silenced the democracy we have cherished for centuries.

The old world is dying… Labour must consider constitutional reform

Parliament’s prorogation last night was the climax of a long, chaotic week in British politics. Since the return of MPs from summer recess, we have been transfixed by the government’s manoeuvres to suspend parliament and push through a no deal Brexit that it does not have the votes for, and by MPs’ counter-measures, culminating in the ‘Rebel Alliance’ seizing control of the order paper yet again to pass the Benn Bill.

Boris Johnson could soon be forced to resign as prime minister and make way for Jeremy Corbyn

Boris Johnson could soon be forced to resign as prime minister. Here’s why;

Johnson became prime minister in July on a promise of taking the UK out of the European Union on October 31 with or without a deal.

But last week that plan collapsed after opposition members of Parliament passed a law designed to force Johnson to seek a three-month delay to Brexit.

Johnson immediately tried to overturn this by forcing an early general election before Britain’s planned exit date. However, opposition parties will on Monday vote to veto Johnson’s request when he makes it for a second time.