In a speech in Telford today (6 November) Jeremy Corbyn talked about leadership and the problems the country faces. He underscored the fact that politics as currently practiced are not working for most people. Labour’s solution would not be about doing things to people but about doing things together with people.
In laying out how Labour would go about solving the country’s problems he also addressed the issue of how people would know if Labour had delivered in these terms
Here’s how you’ll be able to judge the success of the next Labour government:
Judge us on whether in-work poverty still exists in five years’ time.
Judge us on whether people are still sleeping rough after five years of a Labour government.
Judge us on whether proud women and men are still having to depend on food banks in five years’ time.
Judge us on whether 1.4 million older people are still not getting the help they need after five years of Labour.
Judge us on whether tuition fees have been scrapped for all students so that no one is priced out of education.
Judge us on whether we’ve built hundreds of thousands of genuinely affordable homes, so that decent and secure housing is within the reach of everybody.
Judge us on whether patients are still waiting more than four hours in A&E, and tens of thousands are waiting months for cancer treatment.
Judge us on whether we’ve got Brexit sorted within six months so we can get on with delivering the real change that Britain needs.
Judge us on whether primary school children – including more than 2,500 children here in Telford – are still learning in class sizes of larger than 30 after five years of a Labour government.
Judge us on whether we’ve unleashed a Green Industrial Revolution, created hundreds of thousands of green energy jobs in the communities that need them most and significantly reduced our greenhouse emissions.
The contrast with the approach of the Tories and Lib Dem’s could not be clearer – government for the 1% versus government by the 99%. Apply these tests to the last 9 years of Tory/Lib Dem and Tory government and any justification for voting for them evaporates.
Read the full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s speech