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Labour the party of equality, says Corby

28th Sep 2018
Labour the party of equality, says Corby

[Photo: Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, speaking at the Eid Al Adha celebration on Sep 12.]

 

Ahmed J Versi

Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said that his party stood against racists in UK and Europe during an Eid Al Adha celebration event on September 12.

Corbyn gave an example of Labour voting against racism in Hungary at the EU Parliament earlier this month.

“British Labour MEPs voted for a resolution condemning the rise of racism and intolerance in Hungary,” he said.

The Tories were the only governing conservative party in western Europe to vote in support of Prime Minister, Viktor Orban’s far-right Government.

The European Parliament voted by a two-thirds majority, 448–197, to start the Article 7 process against Hungary, which has been accused of judicial independence, freedom of expression, the rights of minorities and migrants.

Continuing with his theme of anti-racism, Corbyn said at the event organised by British Muslim Friends of Labour, his party stands up against racism and intolerance “that is ever present as a threat in our society.”

He added that he is intending to change the law “to guarantee at least some of the unaccompanied child refugees access from Europe to a place of safety in our country.”

Corbyn said that the first thing he did when he was elected as the leader of the Labour Party, was “to welcome refugees because we have to open our heart to support human beings who are victims of war and famine.”

He praised the faith communities played in helping the needy. “The first people who responded to Grenfell Tower fire were not the Borough of Chelsea but the faith communities. Day in day out you do a lot to help and empower people,” he said.

“You help in food banks and I don’t want to live in a society where we have to visit a food bank.” So, “as a party we will reduce inequality, reduce poverty and give every child a decent chance in their lives to achieve as best as we can.”
Corbyn continued with the Party’s concern to reduce poverty. “Fundamentals of our party are about injustice, about poverty, about creating a better society.”

He said a multicultural and multi-faith society “is a strength, not a weakness” and give “strength, confidence and engage with all who have suffered so badly because of the Government’s economic policy. Ours is not the party of division, not to blame minority communities, our is the politics of unity.” Labour Party is the party of equality and anti-racism, says Corbyn

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