In a speech in Salford today, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said that Labour is doing “everything necessary to pull our country back from the brink.” Ahead of a meeting of the Shadow Cabinet to finalise plans to stop No Deal, the Labour leader called Boris Johnson’s plans to shut down Parliament to force through a No Deal Brexit “an attack on democracy which will be resisted.”

 Jeremy Corbyn warned of the threat of a No Deal exit from the European Union, and said that “the battle to stop No Deal isn’t a struggle between those who want to leave the EU and those who want continued membership. It’s a battle of the many against the few who are hijacking the referendum result to shift even more power and wealth towards those at the top.” 

 The Labour Leader said that that the threat of No Deal is adding to the damage already done to industry by nine years of Tory government, as the Labour Party publishes new research which shows workers in manufacturing are losing out on £55 a week since 2010, and set out Labour’s plans to get our economy working in every town, city, region and nation of our country with a record investment blitz.

On stopping No Deal, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party said: 

Today the Shadow Cabinet will be meeting to finalise our plans to stop the disaster of No Deal ahead of the return of parliament tomorrow. We are working with other parties to do everything necessary to pull our country back from the brink.

Like all progressive change, democracy was won from below it wasn’t handed down from above.

 So when a prime minister who hasn’t won an election and who doesn’t have a majority decrees that parliament will be shut down because he knows his plan for a disastrous No Deal doesn’t have the votes we say that is an attack on democracy which will be resisted. The people will not allow a phoney populist cabal in Downing Street, in hock to the vested interests of the richest, to deny them their democratic voice.

A No Deal Brexit is really a Trump Deal Brexit, leading to a one-sided US trade deal that will put us at the mercy of Donald Trump and the big American corporations. 

The pally enthusiasm of the US President for Britain’s new prime minister only underlines that in Boris Johnson Trump has found a compliant British leader who will dance to his tune.

The battle to stop No Deal isn’t a struggle between those who want to leave the EU and those who want continued membership. 

It’s a battle of the many against the few who are hijacking the referendum result to shift even more power and wealth towards those at the top.

On Labour’s plan to get our economy working in every town, city, region and nation of our country with a record investment blitz, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said: 

The threat of No Deal is adding to the damage already done to industry by nine years of Tory government.

The Tories will always put first those who lend and speculate over those who make things. Manufacturing workers have lost out on £55 a week under the Tories. That’s the Conservative record on manufacturing – fewer people employed and lower wages.

With the lenders and speculators in charge, wealth, power and opportunity aren’t shared across the country, they are concentrated around our capital. Labour has a serious plan to get our economy working in every town, city, region and nation of our country with a record investment blitz.

Our £250 billion National Transformation Fund which will be based outside of London in the North, will power a massive upgrade to our infrastructure, from transport to energy to broadband.

Labour will invest in Crossrail for the North to link our great Northern cities – from Liverpool in the North West, across to Hull in Yorkshire, and up to the North East.

And Labour will set up a National Investment Bank backed up by a network of Regional Development Banks to provide a further £250 billion of capital for emerging businesses and co-operatives.

For decades politicians have told us the economy is beyond democratic control – like a force of nature that can lay waste to entire communities and we just have to grin and bear it.

But it’s not true. Through voting, through democracy, you can change in whose interests the economy works.

Suspension of PAriament by dictat
Suspension of PAriament by dictat
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