Jeremy Corbyn launches election campaign naming Mike Ashley as typifying the problem people in UK
Jeremy Corbyn has launched his election campaign, with the big day now exactly six weeks away.
The Labour Party leader using the opportunity to lay out much of what is wrong in this country and how he says Labour would put it right, if getting into power.
Earlier this month, Jeremy Corbyn attacked (verbally…) Mike Ashley when making a speech in Newcastle, saying Ashley typifies those who are the worst kind of football club owners – ‘bad owners’ who put their ‘business interests above everything else’…
Well that is exactly what Mike Ashley has done, for at least 10 years Newcastle United giving massive free promotion to Ashley’s retail empire and even now belatedly, the Sports Direct supremo only arranging for them to allegedly pay a pittance each year going forward.
In this new general election campaign, Jeremy Corbyn is challenging ‘a corrupt system: the tax dodgers, bad bosses, big polluters, and billionaire-owned media holding our country back.’
Five people named by Corbyn as ‘representatives of a rigged system’…’such as the Duke of Westminster, Mike Ashley, Jim Ratcliffe, Crispin Odey and Rupert Murdoch.’
Extracts from Labour Party release as Jeremy Corbyn launches election campaign:
‘Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, will use his first major speech of the General Election campaign tomorrow (Thursday) to take aim at what he calls “a corrupt system”: the tax dodgers, bad bosses, big polluters, and billionaire-owned media holding our country back.
The Labour leader will say: “This election is a once-in-a-generation chance to transform our country, take on the vested interests holding people back and ensure that no community is left behind.”
Corbyn will say that Labour puts its faith in the “spirit and commitment to community” of the British people, saying “it is your country”, not the property of “born-to-rule Conservatives” who “protect the privileged few”.
The Labour leader will call out representatives of “a rigged system”: such as the Duke of Westminster, Mike Ashley, Jim Ratcliffe, Crispin Odey and Rupert Murdoch.
He will say that the elite are scared of the British people, which is why “they’ll throw everything at us” in this election “because they know we’re not afraid to take them on.”
But Labour is on the side of the many against the few who run a corrupt system, Corbyn will say.
“Whose side are you on? The bad bosses like Mike Ashley, the billionaire who won’t pay his staff properly and is running Newcastle United into the ground? Or his exploited workforce, like the woman who was reportedly forced to give birth in a warehouse toilet because she was terrified of missing her shift?”
“You know whose side Labour’s on. And we have something that the Rupert Murdochs, the Mike Ashleys, and the Boris Johnsons don’t have.
“We have people. Hundreds of thousands of people in every part of our country, who will make this the biggest people-powered campaign in history.”
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