In response to figures released by the Department of Work and Pensions on the known number of deaths while claiming incapacity benefits, Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn said: “It is clear that the work capability assessment has failed to adequately assess support needs, and has caused immense distress and suffering for thousands of disabled claimants.Read more
Labour Leadership Candidate Jeremy Corbyn MP vows to recommit Labour to a publicly funded NHS. And if he wins the general election in 2020 he pledges to eradicate Private Finance Initiative (PFI) funding from the health service.Read more
It is unacceptable that many women and girls adapt their daily lives in order to avoid being harassed on the street, public transport, and in other public places from the park to the supermarket. This could include taking longer routes to work, having self imposed curfews, or avoiding certain means of transport.Read more
Responding to the speech today by Iain Duncan Smith to which he barred journalists from attending, Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn, who opposed the introduction of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) under the last Labour government, said:
“Two years ago I backed calls in Parliament led by John McDonnell MP for a full cumulative impact assessment of the impact of cuts on disabled people, calls wilfully ignored by this Government.
Jeremy Corbyn has launched a set of ideas and proposals that aim to tackle the mental health crisis that is happening in Britain today and improve mental health coverage in our country.Read more
Responding to the letter in the Observer from a group of leading economists endorsing his economic policy, Labour Leadership candidate, Jeremy Corbyn, said: “This is a demonstration that there is not only an alternative to austerity but that it is actually mainstream economics.Read more
Responding to the latest interventions on the ‘process’ of the Leadership Election, a Jeremy Corbyn campaign spokesperson said:
“This latest internally-faced intervention is an attempt to distract the leadership election onto ‘process’ rather than real political issues, such Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to move on from the legacy of the Iraq war with an apology. This is because Jeremy Corbyn is setting the political agenda.Read more
Jeremy Corbyn’s statement on the consequences of the Iraq war
“The Labour Party should stand for peace and justice around the world, as it stands for social justice at home.
Labour leadership contender, Jeremy Corbyn MP will outline his plans for an integrated publicly owned railway network.
Under his leadership he pledges a Labour government will introduce a new Railways Act in 2020 to begin the process of bringing our railways into public control, run in the public interest in line with the other social, economic and environmental goals of his overall Vision For Britain 2020
Responding to the announcement today (Monday) of the initial measures of the government’s “Earn to Learn Taskforce”, which includes the scrapping of Housing Benefit for young people under-21 years old, a spokesperson from Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign said: “This is another punitive turn by this Conservative government that is failing young people. They have cut further education places, driven a punitive welfare regime that has failed to reduce youth unemployment, and are raising university fees and taking away grants.Read more