Jeremy Corbyn uses speech to argue problems facing Britain 'run much deeper' than Brexit – live news



Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Jeremy Corbyn’s speech on Labour’s vision for Britain

11.38am BST

Corbyn proposes a “massive injection of democracy”.

After years of elite-driven austerity and neglect, we will recharge our politics with a massive injection of democracy kicking out the big money interests and putting the people in the driving seat.

We will drive up people’s living standards by boosting pay, improving rights, and running our utilities and economy in the interests of the millions, not the multi-millionaires.

And we will transform our communities with investment in every part of our country breathing new life into our high streets, giving security to older people and hope and opportunities to our young people.

11.36am BST

Corbyn says the future could be “fantastic” under Labour.

We can’t afford more of the same, but even worse. The future could be fantastic. New technologies have the power to liberate us and help tackle the climate emergency.

But for too many, the future is frightening and uncertain because those technologies have been used instead to benefit the wealthy elite while driving down pay and security for millions.

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