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Jeremy Corbyn: Nobody Should Be Destitute Or Sleeping Rough In The UK

Jeremy Corbyn has expressed his views on welfare at a Labour leadership hustings, saying nobody should be living in poverty in the UK.

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Jeremy Corbyn has expressed his views on Britain’s welfare state at a leadership hustings hosted by the Guardian newspaper.

Mr Corbyn said Britain “should have a bit of a heart” for people living in poverty and those reliant on social security to make ends meet, while criticising the way benefit claimants are portrayed by some sections of the media.

He added that the welfare bill is high because much of it is spent on subsididising low wages for working people and high rents in the private rental sector.

Britain needs to build a society where “nobody is destitute, nobody is sleeping rough and nobody is forced to beg”, said Corbyn.

The hustings was held at the Emmanuel Centre in London and hosted by the Guardian newspaper.

Video provided courtesy of the Guardian.


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15 COMMENTS

  1. What sort of “unelectable” lunacy is he suggesting now? How can one of the richest countries on earth – that even has nuclear weapons and a space programme – possibly afford to give food and shelter to everyone? 😉 wink emoticon

  2. UN ARGUABLEONLY TORY MUPPETS WON’T ENSURE TE CASH IS FOUND TO SORT IT, THEY COULD NOT GIVE A TOSS HOW MUCH MORE WILL PEOPLE PUT UP WITH PEOPLE POWER WORKS TIME WE USED IT

  3. Step 1, and acid test of Corbyn’s sincerity :

    Get rid of the Minimum Wage and other labour market regulation, all of which necessarily strangles job creation.

    • And watch as poverty soars, workplace deaths soar and the workers get in in the neck, since you’ll end with step 1.

      Throwing acid at workers is along the same lines, yes.

  4. I think he would get more votes if he’s tough on those non EU economic migrants
    trying to come into the country, taking up our housing and jobs etc.

    • No need to think Suzanne as that’s exactly how the Tories got voted back in a second time. Its just a crying shame the public was just so gullible to believe Cameron could write a cheque he could never cash, especially when you consider his party is a party for businesses who routinely lobby and fund them yet are currently moaning at the Tories for even thinking about stifling there future profits as regards immigration.

      You say there taking our jobs like there some sort of tin on a supermarket shelf that anyone can grab. Employers decide who gets hired, not the prospective employee. Are you aware that most UK businesses are actually foreign owned be it outright ownership or via majority share holders. Are you aware that most all government contracts go to foreign/foreign born companies like maximus, siemans, ATOS, ingeus, etc to name but 4 of the myriad all taking taxpayer money.

      Then there is the scandal that is the transatlantic trade investment partnership and how thats going to push the NHS from a free at the point of use contribution based service to a american style insurance based service.

      Oh and there’s no our housing and jobs as its only ours if it was ours to give in the first place (ie, if you don’t own it, its not ours or yours).

      • the tories have no moral mandate or authority over 75% of the voting agepublic did not and do not support cameron’s right wing junta the most right wing bunch of thugs ever to get power in the uk which is hy like the USA HE IS PROMOTING AN ISOLATIONIST INSULAR LOOKING REGRESSIVE AGENDA

  5. Even the homeless are expected to look for and apply for work inorder to receive unemployment benefits yet who are these employers who take on people who are living on the streets ?

    The homeless subject is a dirty word for DWP and the Tories who even now sanction them despite knowing they have absolutely no chance of gaining employment without a roof over there head. Equally as strange is how there still not on the list for people who can claim the new universal credit.

    • “Will the DWP ever state why without the need to drag them kicking and screaming down the FOI route ?”

      Hahahahaha.

      That is all.

    • I am homeless after escaping domestic violence a year ago with two kids and not entitled to all benefits. I am expected to do a hell of a lot of justifying and proving what I’m doing to get back into work despite having a 2 year old, no hot water, heating and no employer that takes homeless people. No childcare, no places. Where’s this free 30 hours childcare? Another lie I’m sure! Completely reliant on food bank for us all and we are malnourished because of it. I’m an experienced teacher and studied nursing by the way who never drinks, smokes or does drugs. Wanting work, want to find a home but can’t. Let me tell you councils treat us like we are the worst people, they do anything to by deal with us.

      • Strange isnt it how employers state theirs a shortage of skilled teachers and engineers to name but two recognized shortages yet here we both are with decades of experience each in the two sectors being ignored by employers, speaks volumes i think.

        Its as though common sense and logic have been discarded all for the sake of belief, that despite the evidence to the contrary, the majority simply refuse forcibly to except it as the undeniable truth, that the Tories will deliver them to the promised land.

        Well what i said a while ago about this all being whats good for the goose is good for the ganda ploy, sure enough, the Tories have set there sights on the workers by introducing fit for work tests for all and conditionality on those claiming child/tax credit and housing benefit in universal credit areas but soon to be expanded everywhere.

        Unlike JSA/ESA and part time work currently, housing benefit cannot be sanctioned so if we know employers dont hire homeless people then why on earth are the Tories going to allow it in universal credit (no where in the welfare reform act does it state housing benefit cant be sanctioned) and why when the data has been available for around 5 years has no other political party or news media brought it up ?

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