“We’re not alone in this. There are millions around the world who wish to see different, better world for the future.”Jeremy Corbyn MP.
Jeremy Corbyn has made it clear he thinks the place for socialists is both in the Labour Party and being central to campaigns on key issues of the day at this time of health, environmental and economic crises.
As part of his in-depth, hard-hitting upcoming exclusive interview with Laura McAlpine for Labour Outlook, the MP for Islington North says “Let’s make it our party and movement and guide it through the strength of our grassroots,” adding that “My message is stay active in the party, but above all continue to campaign.”
Jeremy was answering a question from Laura (Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate in Harlow at the 2019 General Election) of “A lot of socialists are thinking of leaving the party in light of the leaks and other developments, what advice would you give them?”
Jeremy said in response, “I’m in the Party; I’m arguing for policies in the party; but above all I’m campaigning with other people as well on issues such as jobs, environmental policies and human rights policies.“
He praises campaigns to defend renters against evictions, for an end to callous benefit cuts and for better workers’ rights, before going on to argue socialists should draw strength from rising progressive movements internationally, saying “We’re not alone in this. There are millions around the world who have seen a different world as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, and wish to see different, better world for the future.”
He added that he sees his own role in terms of these movements for real change as “being as active as I can, to support and promote a generation of people who have been inspired by the possibility of an alternative future.”