“These rules have created a cosy cartel which rigs the system in favor of a few powerful and wealthy individuals and corporations… But things can, and they will, change.” – Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn, Britain’s opposition leader has vowed to defeat what he terms as a “cosy cartel” at the heart of British politics that protects the interests of the wealthy.
The pledge comes in the wake of his Labour Party moving into campaign gear for the national election.
Opinion polls show that the Labour party is likely to be defeated in the upcoming June 8 election.
Corbyn is battling to control the Labour Party which is divided by his left wing agenda and a win support from a public which is unsure of his political views and leadership qualities.
Perhaps Corbyn is borrowing an idea from Donald Trump as he tries to tap into voters’ frustration at the cost of the political establishment.
“They say I don’t play by the rules –- their rules. We can’t win, they say, because we don’t play their game. They’re quite right I don’t,” said Corbyn reading from extracts of his speech which was released beforehand.
“These rules have created a cosy cartel which rigs the system in favor of a few powerful and wealthy individuals and corporations… But things can, and they will, change.”
Last year’s June 23 referendum has divided the Labour Party’s traditional supporter base and working-class voters in less affluent areas who voted in favor of Brexit.
As per an analysis, of polling data, conducted by the Times newspaper, May could win a landslide majority of 114 seats in this election. If that were to happen it would significantly limit the scope for parliament to block or water down her plan for Britain to quit the EU’s single market and to prioritize immigration control.
While May’s focus is on Brexit, Corbyn is looking to tap and harness the powerful anti-establishment mood that has reared its head in the Brexit referendum, which incidentally has roots going back to the 2008 financial crisis.
“How dare they crash the economy with their recklessness and greed, and then punish those who had nothing to do with it,” said Corbyn. “Labour is the party that will put the interests of the majority first…. The British people know that they are the true wealth creators, held back by a system rigged for the wealth extractors.”