The Brexit Crisis and British Labour

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin ... No. 1891 ... September 11, 2019

The Brexit Crisis and British Labour:
Two Speeches from the 2019 TUC Congress

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the UK Labour Party, speaking at the 151st annual TUC Congress in Brighton.

Congress, thank you for that warm welcome. It’s an honour to be asked to address you again. I’m proud that trade unions and the Labour Party are working as closely together now as we ever have. Because together we are one movement -- the Labour Movement, the greatest force for progressive change this country has ever known. So thank you to every single one of you for what you do, for your members and for our society.

And thank you to Frances O’Grady for your work as the TUC’s General Secretary. You are a brilliant voice in standing up for workers.

I want to pay special thanks too to TUC President Mark Serwotka. Mark, you are one of the most dedicated and one of the bravest trade union leaders we’ve ever had and you’re a walking advertisement for our wonderful National Health Service (NHS).
Your union, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), is doing brilliant work representing workers at the BEIS Department in Whitehall, some of whom were here yesterday, and who have been on strike for two months now, because the Government won’t pay them the living wage. Solidarity to them.

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