Jeremy Corbyn has been under attack from right-wing news services since 2015. So why does a man with a proven record of anti-racism and fighting against inequality and injustice come under so much assault? Why do the establishment hate him so much?
In the end, it is not Corbyn they are attacking, it is his principles. Equality, fairness and justice are principles which oppose austerity and the right wing mantras of profit above people. Jeremy Corbyn has and will always put the people first.
Democratic socialism is what the right and centrists fear. This is what they are saying is dangerous. Not dangerous to us or to our country but a danger to the right and its failed trickle-down economic models.
Labour says it will “measure our economic success not by the number of billionaires, but by the ability of our people to live richer lives.” And create a national investment plan to create good jobs and raise the standard of living.
Labour has made a commitment on taxes: “95 per cent of taxpayers will be guaranteed no increase in their income tax contributions, and everyone will be protected from any increase in personal National Insurance contributions and VAT. Small businesses will be protected by the introduction of a lower corporation tax and Labour will give HM Revenue & Customs the resources and skills necessary to clamp down hard on those unscrupulous few individuals and companies who seek to avoid the responsibilities that the rest of us meet.
Strengthening workers’ rights and improving pay – as things stand at the moment, the government is topping up low wages. Labour will introduce a living wage, rather than a minimum wage to all workers.
Building a national education service with quality education and opportunities for every child is vital for the success and economic strength of the country going into the future. “When it fails, it isn’t just the individual that is held back, but all of us. When we invest in people to develop their skills and capabilities, we all benefit from a stronger economy and society.“
It is all these things and more the elite fear because they will not be the elite anymore. We will all be the elite. We will all have the same rights and the same opportunities. That is what they fear. That is what they think is dangerous. You have seen it, Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, etc., they think they are born to lead, yet they are only born to look down on you and destroy our country for the sake of profit.