Jeremy Corbyn Quotes
This weak and struggling Tory Government is causing untold damage and we need to replace it as soon as is possible.
Today, people around the world have been joining together to promote a culture of peace. Thirty-five years after the first International Day of Peace was celebrated, wars and conflicts around the world show we have much to achieve. A Labour government will pursue a foreign policy based on peace, human rights, and social justice. Happy International Peace Day.
I want our National Education Service to be a source of pride for the country just like the NHS; defining the UK as a place of opportunity.
The Tories offer no plan, no clarity, no transparency, and no chance of scrutiny of the process for developing a strategy for Brexit.
People do have political differences and there is nothing wrong in having those differences. Now it may be that there will be people who do not want anything to do with this election but I hope they would recognise that party members have put an enormous amount of time and effort into this whole election debate and I think that should be recognised.
Some colleagues have said they would not be very keen on working with me, but I am sure these things were said in the heat of the moment.
The historical figure that I would seek to identify with is probably Salvador Allende, because I think he was a very interesting guy in many ways. Very thoughtful, deep man.
I'm putting forward a different economic agenda. And my strong view is that we lost in 2015 particularly, but also in 2010, because essentially we were offering people slightly less hardship than the other side was offering people. It wasn't very attractive to a lot of Labour voters. Compounded by the vote on the welfare bill, this has put Labour on the wrong side of the feelings not just of the people on benefits or who might be on benefits but a lot of other people who think, 'Actually, there's a lot of poverty in our society, which the Labour Party should be concerned about.'
Taken slightly historically, the turning point in the EU was actually the Single European Act, the Thatcher/Maastricht-era stuff, which was turning the EU into very much a market system. Setting up an independent European Central Bank, which then promotes the euro, and I think the sheer brutality of the way they've treated Greece, makes me question an awful lot. The other side of it is, I think, that Labour should be making demands about working arrangements across Europe, about levels of corporate taxation across Europe.
I have put the case for anti-austerity economics. I've put the case for the kind of anti-Trident peace view of the world and I've put the case for Labour being a bigger, more community-based party, and it's been very interesting the discussion we've had at the forums
I'll put this in black and white now - it's absolutely disgusting, the level of serious poverty in Britain.
If we allow unaccountable forces to destroy an economy like Greece, when all that bailout money isn't going to the Greek people, it's going to various banks all across Europe, then I think we need to think very, very carefully about what role they [the EU] are playing and what role we are playing in that.
There are some people who have had no pay rises for a very long time and, working in highly skilled and highly responsible roles and in the health services and education, they deserve to be properly remunerated.