Jeremy Corbyn says under Starmer’s leadership Labour is turning its back on hope.

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Jeremy Corbyn says under Sir Keir Starmer's leadership Labour is turning its back on hope. Image Facebook

Corbyn pointing out home truths on Starmer’s regime.

Jeremy Corbyn made an inspiring speech at the Young Labour rally saying: “You are a generation that won’t just put up with what you’re given – insecurity, a dying planet and grotesque inequality.

“You know that you don’t have to live without power or hope,” he added. “When we come together, we know that things can and they will change.”

However, on Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership, Corbyn went on: “Our party’s leadership seems to be turning its back on that hope for a more equal, democratic and sustainable future.”

Taking aim at and pointing the failures of the Starmer regime and broken promises, the former leader said: “In the last leadership election, our members and unions were promised unity, but instead we are given division.

“We were promised 10 pledges – and where are they? We were promised effective opposition, but instead the Tories have been given a free pass time and again.”

Referring to Sir Keir Starmer’s attempt to push through controversial rule changes, including the return of the electoral college system of electing new party leaders.

Starmer tried to convince trade unions to back a plan to scrap the leadership rules which enabled predecessor Jeremy Corbyn to get elected – but has so far failed to secure their support.

Currently, grassroots members elect the leader – a system introduced by Ed Miliband.

But Starmer wanted to return to an “electoral college”, where ordinary Labour Party members would only account for a third of the votes in a future leadership contest.

Jeremy Corbyn added: “Empowerment was promised in our movement, not stitching up the rules for future leadership elections to prevent the Labour Party truly standing for the many, not the few.”

His remarks came after the Labour leadership retreated on the proposal amid an intense backlash, but put forward a series of revised changes, which were accepted by the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Saturday.

The measures, which include a plan to raise the threshold of MPs’ nominations to 20 percent for leadership elections up from 10 percent.

Starmer also wants members to have been signed up for six months to be allowed to vote in a future leadership contest, while the “registered supporters” scheme, which allowed people to pay to vote in the 2020 contest, would be dropped.

Jeremy Corbyn added in his address: “The electoral college plan may have been defeated for now but we have seen the leadership’s true colours.

“There is another way forward, for the Labour Party and Britain, that is based in peace and justice, in the policies the majority of people actually want, not what the establishment and its media mouthpieces insist they should want. If our leadership won’t champion that path, our movement must and will.”

Using Facebook Jeremy Corbyn posted.

“It was a pleasure to speak at this evening’s brilliant #YoungLabour rally at #Lab21.

“Our movement has the ideas to change the world for the better. I look around this room at the energy and enthusiasm of young people and I’m given great hope. You are a generation that won’t just put up with what you’re given – insecurity, a dying planet and grotesque inequality. You know that you don’t have to live without power or without hope. When we come together, we know that things can and they will change.

“But our party’s leadership seems to be turning its back on that hope for a more equal, democratic and sustainable future. In the last leadership election, our members and unions were promised unity, but instead, we are given division. We were promised ten pledges – and where are they? We were promised effective opposition, but instead, the Tories have been given a free pass time and again. Empowerment was promised to our movement, not stitching up the rules for future leadership elections to prevent the Labour Party truly standing for the many, not the few.

“The electoral college plan may have been defeated for now but we have seen the leadership’s true colours. If we want the Labour Party to be a vehicle to win elections to confront the climate emergency and redistribute wealth and power to the many from the few, then we need to come together and get organised.

“There is another way forward, for the Labour Party and Britain, that is based in peace and justice, in the policies, the majority of people actually want, not what the establishment and its media mouthpieces insist they should want. If our leadership won’t champion that path, our movement must and will.”

Controversially, Labour general secretary David Evans appointment was approved by conference via card vote.

During a speech Labour general secretary, David Evans asked “Everybody, remembers why they joined Labour. What was it for you?”. And people in the conference shouted back “JEREMY CORBYN!”

However, the Labour general secretary David Evans has now been approved by party conference after a card vote was taken – in an unprecedented move, as the endorsement is usually done by a show of hands or by acclamation.

Evans was backed by the Labour conference as general secretary, on the recommendation of the national executive committee (NEC), by 59% to 41% of delegates today. of course, if this was a referendum there would be cries of a second vote.

A Labour spokesperson said: “David was appointed by the NEC 16 months ago. Since then, he has been getting on with the job of reshaping the party so we are ready to fight the next general election.

“He will carry on doing that and we will all focus our energy on building a better future for working people.”

Unite the Union and smaller left trade unions including the Communication Workers Union (CWU), the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) voted against Evans.

It has been estimated that the core Labour left vote among local party delegates – those willing to oppose the general secretary – is 47%. Momentum believes more will align with the left on policy and possibly some rule change votes.

Reacting to the vote ratifying Evans, a Momentum spokesperson said: “Hundreds of delegates today voted to reject the ratification of David Evans as general secretary, whose factional approach has left the Labour Party in chaos and controversy.

“This should serve as a warning shot to the leadership that they cannot continue so recklessly. The fact that a historically uncontested vote has been pushed this far is remarkable.”

“The numbers for this vote are just the starting point for the growing coalition opposed to Starmer’s plans to give near total power to MPs in choosing the next Labour leader. This isn’t about left versus right; it’s about a basic democratic principle.”

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