” Gone are the days of ‘they’re all the same.’ The choice has never been clearer. A Jeremy Corbyn government for the many. Or Boris Johnson working for the billionaire class.”Richard Burgon MP
We exclusively publish below Richard Burgon’s speech at the #ToriesOut demonstration:
“Tony Benn once said the choice was socialism or barbarism
He couldn’t have been more right.
Look at the barbarism of Tory austerity linked to 10,000s deaths
The barbarism of Tory policies that have left 100,000s using food banks
The barbarism of the Bedroom Tax, Universal Credit and benefit “rape clauses”
The barbarism of “Go Home” vans targeting working class communities
The barbarism of thousands forced into living on the streets
And the barbarism of doing all this while handing billions more to the super-rich who already had more than enough.
Manchester, gone are the days of “they’re all the same.”
The choice has never been clearer. A Jeremy Corbyn government for the many. Or Boris Johnson working for the billionaire class.
Like Trump, Johnson is a friend of the super rich who poses as a friend of the people.
Billionaire Trump. City Trader Farage. Eton toff Johnson. Friends of the people?
It’d be laughable if it wasn’t so serious.
We’re not going to let these right-wing demagogues divide and conquer our communities.
With the false divide of the “52%” vs “48%”
Because we stand for the 99%
Yes we’ll give our all to stop a No Deal Brexit. But we’re not stopping there.
We’re not the Liberal Democrats. We don’t pretend life was great in 2016 before a Referendum got in the way.
Nor do we think just saying “No” to Johnson and Trump is enough.
We’re going to build an alternative. Fundamentally change society. So it’s run FOR the 99% and by the 99%.
Johnson pretends he’s with the people. So let’s make it clear to him what the people really want
Do you want an end to the demonising of migrants?
An end to scapegoating those on social security?
Do you want the trains back into public hands?
Do you want a £10 an hour minimum wage?
Do you want one-million affordable homes?
Do you want university tuition fees scrapped?
Do you want a Green New Deal?
Do you want a socialist Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn?
Comrades, Nelson Mandela said: hope is a powerful weapon
The Tories want to kill hope
Kill hope as part of destroying the idea that there is an alternative.
The coming weeks are going to be historic. The fight of our lives. To return hope to our country. To win that alternative.
The Tories may have their media friends. And their billionaire funders.
But we have people like you. Pioneers of a better world. Who’ll ensure our message of hope is taken into diverse communities all across the land.
So we can get that Jeremy Corbyn government that’s as loyal to our class as Johnson and Trump are to the billionaire class. “
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