tv Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn Addresses Party Conference CSPAN September 28, 2018 8:00pm-9:05pm EDT
traffic jam. staring at the faces in her rearview mirror, looking at the promise of the promised land. >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. >> british labour party leader jeremy corbin spoke at a card party conference this week. his remarks, next, on c-span three. then, president trump hosting a un security council meeting on iran. later, a discussion about iran's current political crap -- climate. british leader jeremy corbin delivered remarks at the annual labour party conference in liverpool, england. he spoke about healthcare and the economy. he was also critical of president trump's decision to exit the paris climate agreement, and british prime
>> all those that work in the hotels and restaurants all across liverpool, and a big thank you to all the labour party staff to make this whole conference possible, and run it so well. thank you to all of them. >> [ applause ] >> and a huge, huge thank you to the people of liverpool. >> [ applause ] >> it is a fantastic city, and you have made it so welcome here this week, as you always do whenever we are in liverpool. thank you so much for the spirit, and the humor of liverpool. >> [ applause ] >> i also want to say, a big thank you to all of my family,
for the support that they give me, and the help and advice that they give me. >> [ applause ] >> is always a great deal of advice being given. >> [ laughter ] >> in particular, i would like to say a big thank you to my wife. [ foreign language ] >> [ applause ] >> and congratulations to conference, to all of you on watch. i think we can all agree on, unanimously, it's been a great conference. >> [ applause ] >> a conference of the labour party that is ready to take
charge. to start the work of rebuilding , rebuilding our divided country. this year, we've asked to change the representation of the people act, which saw 8 million women getting the vote for the 1st time. along with 5 1/2 million working-class men. >> [ applause ] >> we now have more women members of the labour party then the entire membership, male and female, of the conservative and liberal demographic together. >> [ applause ] >> and we have jenny hornby as our new general secretary. >> [ applause ] >> i have known jenny for many years, her integrity, her determination, they are real assets to our party.
and, since jenny took over, we have registered significant successes. in may, we saw the only bit of blue in greater manchester, as labor one back counsel. >> [ applause ] >> i know there's a bit of liverpool, i've just been told about it. it can become a bit of a thing, i will just say this. there's not a single conservative. [ laughter ] >> [ applause ] >> and not a single tories counselor in his great city of liverpool. and across the country, labor in the general election, we one back plymouth, well done, plymouth. >> [ applause ] >> in the north, we went back
leads, well done, kirk leads. >> [ applause ] >> and we had our best counsel results in london since 1971. in scotland, to. in scotland, too, labor is once again offering a message of hope and real change. the choice is clear. investment and society under labor, or austerity under the tories shouldn't be expected to be accepted by the fnp. >> [ applause ] >> we have also been raising more money for our party, but not a penny of our funds came from a dodgy donor or a shady businessman's club. >> [ applause ] >> our money comes from the
hundreds of thousands of people across our country who believe in what we stand for. so i don't have to play tennis with an oligarch in order to keep the party organization running. >> [ applause ] >> labor is raising hope for the many, not favors but if you. are mass membership is not just a source of funds, of course. that membership, and are millions of affiliated members, are the voice of their workplaces and community. with our new community organizers, we will anchor everything we do, everything we do for these people day today experiences. that is our strength. together, we are going to change britain. >> [ applause ]
>> those of you with eagle eyes may have noticed that not everyone is entirely happy about all of this. it turns out that the billionaires, who apparently on the bulk of the british press, don't like us one little bit. now, it could be because we are going to clampdown on them, or maybe because we don't fawn over them at white tie dinners and cocktail parties. or, it could even be because the campaign for the 2nd -- to be set up. >> [ applause ] >> something the last prime minister promised us, and failed to deliver. we must, and we will, protect the freedom of the press to
challenge unaccountable power. journalists from turkey, and columbia are being imprisoned, harassed, and sometimes killed by authoritarian governments and powerful corporate interests. just for doing their job of trying to find out the truth of the oppression that happens in their societies. here, the free press is far too often the freedom to spread lies and half-truths, and to smear the powerless, not take on the powerful. >> [ applause ] >> you challenge their propaganda and privilege, by using the mass media of the 21st century. social media. and, we will do in traditional ways, too.
on the doorsteps, in the town centers, at the school gates, in the community centers. so that people know there is a labour party that will stand up to them, and is ready to rebuild , and transform britain. >> [ applause ] >> next year, marks the 200th anniversary of the massacre, when 15 peaceful demonstrators were killed and hundreds injured on the streets of manchester. by troops sent in by the tories to suppress the struggle of democratic rights. the great english poet shelley wrote a poem about the massacre. that was the origin of our slogan, for the many, not the few. among those killed at peter liu was a man named john ashwood. and a woman named sarah jones. in the next labour government, our very own john ashwood, terry jones's housing minister,
will be carrying forward the struggle to protect and extend democratic rights, hopefully -- hopefully they won't become martyrs in the process. and, we will honor the heroes, by being true to their course, with a labour party focused on democracy and social justice against inequality and discrimination. if we are to get the chance to put these values into practice in government, we are going to need unity to do it. >> [ applause ] >> our movement has achieved nothing undivided. the only winners have been the rich and the party of the rich. the conservatives. real unity is based on the freedom to disagree, and debate
, and then come together around a democratic decision, as we've done this week. so, we need to foster a much greater culture of tolerance, we must learn -- >> [ applause ] >> we must learn to listen more, and shout less. to focus on what unites us. to accept losing abode while maintaining the right to pick up the debate again. we are on a journey together, and we can only complete that journey together. >> [ applause ] >> our party must speak for the overwhelming majority of our country. labour is a broad church, and can be broader still. i want to leave in that spirit,
after all, i appointed john mcdonald despite him being a liverpool fan. >> [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> as you can see, there's lots of unity around our cabinet. conference, we await the public debates, finding the new common sense, and that's where our party can stand united. this summer was tough, ours is the party of equality for all. the party that has pioneered every progressive initiative to root out racism from our society. >> [ applause ] >> but conference, being antiracist means we must listen to those communities suffering discrimination and abuse. i
believe we are all stronger from listening, and learning from each other. the jewish people have suffered a long and terrible history of persecution and genocide. i was humbled to see that in the memorial, two years ago, when i visited the former [null] concentration camp in the czech republic. the route over anti-semitism has caused immense hurt in the jewish community. i'm grateful, in the labour party. i hope and believe we can work together to draw a line under it. i say this to all in the jewish community. this party, this movement, will always be implacable campaigners against anti- semitism and racism in all its forms. we are your allies. >> [ applause ]
>> we are your allies, and the next age of government will guarantee whatever support necessary to ensure the security of jewish community centers and places of worship. as we will for any other community experiencing hateful behavior and physical attacks. we will work with jewish communities to eradicate anti- semitism, both within our party and wider society. and, with your help, i will fight for that with every breath that i possess. antiracism. >> [ applause ] >> antiracism is integral to
our very being. it's part of who you all are, it's part of who we are, of who i am. conference won't -- i won't accept anything like that when we are attacked by hypocrites who accuse us of anti-semitism, then endorse victor the next day. >> [ applause ] >> or when they accuse other -- others of racism while they work to create hostile environment for all migrant communities. they can never -- we can never be complacent about the scourge of racism. race hate is a growing threat that has to be confronted.
not just here in britain, but across europe and the united states. the far right is on the rise. doing what they always do. blame minorities, jews, muslims, migrants, for the failure of a broken economic system. >> [ applause ] >> its victims include the generation that helped rebuild britain after the war. and then were thrown under the bus by government that reckons there were votes to be had by pandering to prejudice. the hostile environment policies, shameful brainchild of the present prime minister, led to the scandal, and a scandal it is, of british citizens being deported, detained, and left destitute. this is a nasty, cynical politics that demeans our whole country. >> [ applause ]
>> and the tories still haven't learned this week, they received a letter from the anti- semitic and islam a phobic gary in government, thanking them for their solidarity, at the same time as the rest of europe reunited in being appalled at what the hungarian government has been doing. our party will never stay silent in the face of growing islam a phobia, whether from the far right, on the streets, or the former foreign secretary disgraceful jibes at muslim women. >> [ applause ] >> labour will work to bring
communities together . it is only through the unity of all our people that we can deliver social justice for anyone. conference, change in our country is long overdue. every month this government remains in office, things get worse. evidence of the failure of privatization and outsourcing is piling up day after day. what has long been a scam is now a crisis. just look at the last few months. the prison run has been brought back into public ownership after the chief inspector of prisons described it as the worst he had ever visited. the privatized probation service is on the brink of meltdown. the next exterior state for justice will end this scandal. on the railway, the east coast franchises collapsed, for the 3rd time in a decade.
bailed out yet again by the taxpayers. you get a train at kings cross, and you never know who will be running the train by the time you get to edinburgh. >> [ applause ] [ laughter ] >> and our transport secretary will end this shambles and bring about a serious, sensible transport policy. and the giant privateer, karelian, has gone bankrupt. sunk in a sea of reckless greed , leaving hospitals, half built, workers dumped, pensions in peril, while the directors continued to stuff their pockets with bonuses and dividends and small businesses in the supply chain took heavy losses, all went bust. >> [ applause ] >> speaking of bankruptcy, the tories are now extending into their own backyard.
a conservative government with a conservative local counselor have combined to push publisher over the edge, putting private services to those in need underlying them at risk. eight years of destructive austerity and excessive outsourcing have left either councils teetering on the precipice, and this government must be held to account for their social vandalism they are carrying out across the country. >> [ applause ] >> it is labour councils, and only labour councils, that are taking every step to protect people and services. we must thank them for it. think those counselors for the work they do, day in and day out. privatization and outsourcing are now a national disaster
zone. and labour is ready to call time on this racket. >> [ applause ] >> we will rebuild the public realm and create a genuinely mixed economy for the 21st century. and after a decade of austerity, the next labour government will confront the challenge of rebuilding our public services. this year marks the 70th anniversary of the national health service, labour's proudest creation. it stands as a beacon. a beacon all over the world for those fighting for universal healthcare, free at the point of need. its founder, inspired by the collective health provision in his hometown, described a free health service as pure socialism, and so it is. >> [ applause ]
>> we all contribute to our taxes, so that it is there for all of us, whatever we needed. but this conservative government has pushed our nhs into crisis. with more people waiting longer in emergencies, and to see a doctor, and over 4 million people on hospital waiting lists. and, as we were discussing earlier, there is a mental health crisis, too, causing real pain and anguish. a woman named angela wrote to me recently, and said, i mentally ill daughter was told she would have to wait 12 months to get an appointment with an appropriate therapist. as a mother, i am at my wits end to know how to help her anymore. i would hate her to become another suicide statistic. this has to stop.
and under labour, it will. we will deliver real power for mental health services to protect people like angela's daughter. >> [ applause ] >> then, there's the scandal of the tories 6 billion cuts to social care, leaving 400,000 fewer older people receiving care. to many of our older people, condemned to live alone and isolated, unable to leave hospital, because it's not safe for them. austerity, is putting other strains on the nhs, too. one in five homes in england are now unfit for human habitation. 120,000 children are living in temporary accommodations. as john healy has pledged, we
will put a liking on those with 2nd homes. think of it as a solidarity fund. >> [ applause ] >> a solidarity fund for those with two homes, to help those without any home at all. >> [ applause ] >> and labour will embark on the biggest homebuilding program in half a century. >> [ applause ] >> meanwhile, too many people, social security has become a system of institutionalized bullying and degradation. >> [ applause ] >> the tories have created a hostile environment for disabled people. hundreds of people from all over the country write to me
about it every week. people like richard, who says, my wife was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis 20 years ago. a few months ago, we were told she needed to reapply for personal independence payments. she had an assessment by somebody who was not medically trained, and we are now being told that all her benefits will be stopped, and i've tried to be her rock, but the stress and suffering, i can see my wife going through, is so very cruel. i have had to put myself on antidepressants. these are human consequences of the government that puts tax cuts for the wealthy ahead of care for the disabled people of our society. >> [ applause ]
>> but labour is ready to put fairness and humanity back into the heart of our public services. as diane abbott told us yesterday, you can't keep people safe on the cheap. that is reflected in the affairs of people like ruth, who told me we've had an increase in our councils tax to pay for more police, but we have no peace stations. the only increase we've had is in the crime rate, i worry about my elderly parents safety in their own home. ruth's fears are not unfounded. violent crime is rising, well police numbers have fallen to their lowest levels in 30 years. the chief constable of bedfordshire says we do not have the resources to keep
residents safe, and no one seems to be listening. well, labour is listening. we will put another 10,000 police officers back on our streets. playing a vital role in tackling crime, and making people safer. but, if we want to reduce crime, more police are only part of the solution. every study tells us that investing in young people and communities is key. and crime thrives amidst economic failure. >> [ applause ] >> so, under labour, there will be no more left behind areas. no more forgotten communities. we know. >> [ applause ] >> we know the earliest years are a crucial time to open up children's life chances.
yesterday, i visited the greenhouse nursery here in liverpool, and her their experiences, and talked to the children there. across the country, nurseries can't make ends meet. youth clubs and nurseries are closing. decent early years education is now at risk of becoming a privilege. families most in need are not even entitled to it, and many who struggle to claimant because of the systems fragmented and underfunded nature. this government's limited childcare pledge has turned out to be free in name only. so, today, i will announce that labour will make 30 hours a week of free childcare available for all two, three, and 4-year-olds. >> [ applause ]
>> and we will provide additional subsidized childcare on top of the free 30 hours allowance, free for those on the lowest incomes, and capped at four pounds an hour for the rest. labour will also invest in the people who care for and educate our children. we will raise the standards of child care across the board, with a 10 year plan to shift to a graduate lead workforce and improve the pay and skills of all childcare staff. with a new, a new national pay scale for all early years workers, starting at 10 pounds an hour. >> [ applause ] >> this is an investment, and a pay rise. for a workforce, 90% of whom
are women, and 85% of whom earn around the minimum wage. patchy support for child care is holding back too many parents and families, and the life chances of too many children. >> [ applause ] >> this universal free high quality childcare will benefit parents, families, and children all across our country. driving up standards of child care will make the vital difference for millions of our children. labour is offering a long- overdue change that will transform people's lives. and make the needs of 21st century britain for all. we are talking about rebuilding britain this week. i also want to make an appeal to the older generation, who built modern britain. it was you who rebuilt our country after the war, kick started our economy, built our nhs, and created our social
security system. it was your generation that built the council housing, one our rights at work, and made our country a better place for all. it was your work, and taxes, that paid for a better retirement for those who went before you. so we owe it to you, the older generation, to rebuild britain so your peace of mind and dignity. >> [ applause ] >> and we will fulfill that obligation with a triple lock on pensions, protected with a winter fuel allowance, a bus pass, and a national health and care service that can look after you and your family with the respect that you deserve. this is solidarity between all generations. >> [ applause ]
>> conference to rebuild our public services, and our communities, we are going to have to rebuild and transform our economy for the 21st century. we can no longer tolerate a set up where the real economy, in which millions work, is just the sort of sideshow for the city of london, and for banks fixated on piling up profits around the world. the change we need requires new ideas and new thinking. as well as learning from those that have worked in the past, and in other countries. we need to explore new forms of ownership and public enterprise, and learn from creative local initiatives come from those taken by local councils, including preston in the northwest. and let's take up the call from the general secretary, take up the call to use new technologies in automation as an opportunity
, rather than a threat. a chance to raise living standards, and give people more control over their own lives. >> [ applause ] >> inequality is not just a matter of incomes, it's about having a real say. that's why we are not only determined to rebuild our economy, communities, and public services, but also to democratize them. and change the way our economic system is run, in the interests of the majority. mcdonald's proposals for inclusive ownership funds will mean workers sharing more fairly in the reports of successful businesses. listen carefully to the words of the archbishop of canterbury, and really excellent commission on economic justice report he was involved in. which rightly argued economic justice needs to be hardwired into the way the economy works. the 19th century leader and poet
ernest jones wrote this, what we get and what we give, we know, and we know our share. we are not too low, the cloth we weed, but too low the cloth to wear. he was making the point that workers know the reality and injustice of their position. labour believes a workers position is on the board. >> [ applause ] that's why we are proposing to give the workforce the right to elect a 3rd of the seats on the board, giving employees a genuine voice, and a steak and shifting the balance at work in favor of the wealth created, improving decision-making and productivity in the process.
>> [ applause ] >> decisions make ring in board rooms affect pay, jobs, and pensions. workers deserve a real say in those decisions. it's nothing for businesses to be afraid of. they should welcome the expertise and understanding that workers will bring to the company board. we will rebalance -- >> [ applause ] >> we will rebalance power in the workplace, but i say to businesses large and small, labour will also deliver what you need to succeed. and to expand and modernize our economy. more investments and transport and housing and digital infrastructure, more investment in education and skills, so workers can be more productive. action to save the high street, as rebecca long daily set out
yesterday. and action to deal with rip off bills that hit us all. most of all, a commitment to a brexit that protects jobs, the economy, and trade. and determined opposition to one that does not. >> [ applause ] 10 years ago this month, the whole edifice of greed is good deregulated financial capitalism, lauded for generations as the only way to run a modern economy, came crashing down to earth. with devastating consequences. instead of making essential changes to a broken economic system, the political establishment strained every sinew to bailout and prop up the system that led to the crash in the 1st place.
the price of that has not just been stagnation, wages falling for the longest period in recorded history, and almost a decade of deeply damaging cuts to public services. it's also fueled the growth of racism and xenophobia, a crisis in democracy at home and abroad. people in this country know that the old way of running things is not working anymore. >> [ applause ] >> unless we, the labour party, offer solutions others will fill the gap with the politics of blame and division. that is why labour speaks for the new majority. y last year, we won the biggest increase in the labour boat since 1945, and why labour's ideas have indeed caught the mood of the times.
and, conference, it isn't me saying that. no, not me. it's a former conservative treasury minister, lord o'neill. i never thought to capture the mood of his -- let me say, you are welcome. come and join us in the new political mainstream, if you wish. that failed free-for-all, which led to the crash of a decade ago, has also fueled the global environmental crisis, and hamstrung international efforts to tackle it. there is no bigger threat facing humanity than climate change. >> [ applause ] >> 21 years ago, labour leader played a prominent role in keeping and helping secure the
protocol. thank you, john, thank you for being here today reporting us. >> [ applause ] >> that united the world's major economies behind the bribe them to begin poorer countries access to low carbon energy. it was about solidarity, recognizing that the air we breathe does not respect national boundaries. and we all have an interest in every nation of reducing emissions and giving it all just because all cleaner, less polluted air. the contrast with the america 1st posturing of president trump and his decision to pull out of the paris climate change accords, could not be sharper. we only have one planet, so we
must reengage with countries seeking to walk away from paris . we must also lead by example. >> [ applause ] >> yesterday, rebecca bailey set out plans for energy, developed for the environment secretary sue heyman, plans that are ambitious, that will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, and will make britain the only developed country outside scandinavia to be on track to meet our climate change obligations. >> [ applause ] >> that will mean working with unions to ensure jobs and skills are protected as we move towards a low carbon economy. and working with industry to change the way we build, to train the workforce that will retrofit our homes, and work in
the new energy industries, too. i can announce today, that our program of investment and transformation to achieve a 60% reduction in emissions by 2030, will create over 400,000 skilled jobs to ensure that comes about. good job. >> [ applause ] >> good job, bringing skills and security to communities all over the country that have been held back for far too long. and we will go further, with plans to reduce the century. i'm determined that we achieve that. i know that sounds ambitious, and it is.
it will be delivered with the most far-reaching program of investment and transformation in decades. labour will kickstart a green jobs revolution that will help tackle climate change, provide sustainable energy for the future, and create skilled jobs in every nation and region of this country. >> [ applause ] >> it's not just the economic system that is unsustainable. britain's relationship with the rest of the world, our foreign policy, is no longer sustainable either. we are entering a new, fast- changing, and more dangerous world. including the reckless from salisbury, which the evidence painstakingly assembled by the police now points clearly to the russian state. when president trump takes the u.s. out of the paris accord,
and tries to scrap the iran nuclear deal, moves the u.s. embassy to jerusalem, and pursues aggressive nationalism and trade wars, he is turning his back on international cooperation, and even on international law. >> [ applause ] >> we need a government in britain that not only keeps the country safe, but can also speak out to democratic values and human rights. today's conservative government continues to collude with the disastrous saudi led war in yemen, turning a blind eye to evidence of war crimes, and the devastating suffering of millions of civilians. that is why i was honored to attend a vigil this week, held in liverpool by the yemen community in protest against what has taken place.
>> [ applause ] >> labour's foreign policy will be driven by progressive values and international solidarity. led by her international team, this means no more reckless wars of intervention, like iraq or libya. >> [ applause ] >> it means putting negotiations before confrontation, diplomacy before chest thumping threats. >> [ applause ]
>> and it means championing human rights, and democracy everywhere, not just where it is commercially convenient. >> [ applause ] >> working to resolve the world injustices, not standing idly by , or worse, fueling them in the 1st place. >> [ applause ] >> sometimes our hopes can be betrayed. many of us campaign for the release, imprisoned by the military by fighting for democracy. today, the military government which he nominally needs a stand accused of grave atrocities against its people. nearly 1 million have fled to neighboring bangladesh, and women and girls in particular face appalling violence. we demand that this government
and its horrific ethnic cleansing, and allows the people to return home and rebuild their communities and their lives in safety and security. >> [ applause ] >> let me say a few words about the ongoing denial of justice and rights to the palestinian people. >> [ applause ] >> our party is united in condemning the shooting of hundreds of unarmed demonstrators. and the passing of israel's discriminator he nation state law. the continuing occupation -- >> [ applause ] >> the expansion of illegal settlements, and the imprisonment of palestinian
children are an outrage. we support the two state solution to the conflict, with a secure israel, and a viable and secure palestinian state. but, a quarter of a century on from the oslo accords, we are no closer to justice or peace, and the palestinian tragedy continues, while the outside world standby. as my grade is really friend, the late -- who sadly died a short while ago, put it to me, what is the alternative to peace? a catastrophe for both peoples. and in order to help make that two state settlement reality, we will recognize the palestinian state as soon as we take office. >> [ applause ]
determined effort to help bring an end to the terrible war, a war led to millions of refugees from syria. some of whom i met in jordan this summer, wonderful, brave people, desperate to go home, desperate to seek peace. wondering how their families are getting along at home a short distance away. and whose plight, is amazing.
thank you for what you do, and thank you for what you do for refugees, all of the time. >> the syrian fog -- conflict has been fueled by military intervention, by multiple powers and it will lead those same powers, negotiating a peace settlement, to end the killing and allow those wonderful refugees the right that they want. to return home. to their own country. much, they have plans to rebuild with the rest of the world, there is huge uncertainty about trexit. the referendum, no one, no one
can respect the conduct of the british government since the vote took place. we all hope that the people's decision would be followed by effective and responsible negotiations. that would protect living standards, and jobs. instead, the main negotiations that have been taking place, are actually between different factions of the tories party, and the only job that the government is fighting to protect is that of the prime minister. we used to say that no veal is better than a bad deal. now, after two years of botched negotiations, she threatening the country with just that choice. a bad deal, or no deal.
that is a threat to our whole economy. especially our manufacturing history -- industry. and the tens of thousands with skilled jobs here in britain. now, time is right -- it is running out, people are abusing patients with any clarity from the government. they are planning to relocate, jobs abroad, and taking investment with them. some have already started. the tories are well aware of this, but some see trexit as their opportunity to improve a free market, shop doctrine on britain. the prime minister is in new york today, promising that a post trexit will offer the lowest corporation taxes of all g 20 nations. hand out to the few, paid for
by the many, and it already tried and failed strategy, to boast investment. we set a plan for setting out tax giveaways and repeat -- ripping up people's pensions. the thought is that it is a cure scrapping right and privatizing the nhs with a side order of chlorinated chicken. and then, there is jacob recent mark. no, jacob has expressed his perfect face in trexit, britain, he has expressed it so nicely. he decided to base his new investment fund, in the euro zone. the tories breaks it tears, unite the politics of those 1950s with the economics of the
19th century. daydreaming about britannia, that both rules the waves, and waves of the rules. the job is now to win support for a deal that meets the needs of the country, combined with the plan to rebuild and transform with investment in our people and economy. our priority is clear. we aim to get the best trexit deal for jobs and living standards to underpin our plans to upgrade our economy, and invest in every community and every region, that will bring people together, amid concerns of those who believe, and those that voted remain. the way is clear, we will vote against any reduction in
rights, standards, protection, and oppose a deregulatory race to the bottom. let me save the country. let me save the country, as it stands, vote against the checkers plan, and oppose leaving the eu with no deal. and it is inconceivable -- inconceivable that we should stay in europe with no deal it would be a national disaster. that is why if parliament votes down the deal, or the government fails to reach any deal at all, we will press for a general election.
failing that all options run the table. this is the man that would lead our trexit negotiations. here, having got agreement yesterday in this conference call, getting brussel should be a piece of cake. but let me also reach out to the prime minister. who is currently apparently doing the negotiations. trexit is about the future on our country. and our vital interests, it is
not about leadership squabbles or parliamentary posturing. i say this in all sincerity and hopefulness. if you deliver a deal that includes a customs union, and no argument appeared to be packed jobs, people's rights at work, the environment standards, then we will support that sensible deal. deal that will be packed for them most of the world and trade unions. but if you cannot negotiate that deal, then you need to make way for a party that can, and will.
conference, conference labour, offering a real alternative to people in britain. a radical plan to rebuild and transform our country. an alternative to the politics of his charity, of social division, and of international conflict. where the tories have divided, we will overnight -- unite and govern. we represent the new common sense of our time. and we are ready to deliver on it. we must speak for the people. to whom we promised so much, but who have been delivered so little. and they much take our message
lever town, city, and village, united and ready to win. as we were in 1945, 1964, and in 1997. so that when we meet this time next year, let it be as a labour government. a labour government, investing in britain after years of his charity and neglect. bringing our country together, after a decade of division. conference, let every
constituency, every community no, labour is ready, confidence in our ideas, clear in our plans, committed to rebuild britain. we do not want to live in a society where some of our fellow citizens sleep rough. a strong society, is one that gives all young people the chance to realize their potential. and in which, all of us know that if our parents need care, they will get it. our tasks, our task, is to rebuild britain. build britain together, build a bridge and for the security together, and we can. thank you, conference.
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president trump charity briefing at the united nations security council during the 2018 general assembly this week at the united nations headquarters in new york city. the focus of the briefing was on nuclear nonproliferation, specifically iran's nuclear capabilities. representatives of the 14 other members of the security council spoke out against u.s. action toward iran. criticizing the u.s.'s unilateral withdrawal from the iran nuclear agreement.