PM’s ‘Corbyn deserter’ comments ridiculed as nonsense
THERESA MAY was ridiculed yesterday for accusing Labour of “deserting working-class people.”
Campaigning in north-east England yesterday, the Prime Minister promised to “earn the trust of all our people” if she wins the election on June 8.
Following the leak of Labour’s election manifesto promising to renationalise key industries and end years of spending cuts, she said the party had lost touch with its core group of supporters under Jeremy Corbyn.
Labour’s national campaign chairman Ian Lavery said: “This is nonsense.
“The wonderful people of north-east England won’t be fooled by this farcical attempt by Theresa May to mask the damage her Tories have done to the lives of working people across the country.”
Communication Workers Union (CWU) general secretary Dave Ward told the Star: “Jeremy Corbyn has set out an agenda which will rebuild this country and benefit the many, not the few.
“It is beyond parody for Theresa May to claim she is the champion of the working people.
“She is the champion of putting people on the streets, zero-hours contracts, pension cuts, a housing crisis and the running down of our NHS.
“There is only one party supporting working people in this election that is capable of winning and it is Labour.”
And at the FBU conference yesterday, union president Alan McLean introduced shadow chancellor John McDonnell as a “true working-class hero.”
In his speech, Mr McDonnell promised corporations and the rich would “pay their way” under Labour and said estimates of the “tax gap” of lost revenue by tax evasion was between £34 billion and £120bn.
He promised a “radically fair, radically more equal, radically more democratic” country, by investing in public services, building council homes and increasing the living wage to £10 an hour.
He claimed a Corbyn government would be like Labour’s post-war Clement Attlee administration, with a “cradle to grave” National Education Service, covering early years childcare to free university education.
Mr McDonnell said he was “proud to use the word socialism, because it is a society in which people can transform life.”