Jeremy Corbyn dropped a truth bomb in the BBC debate on 31 May about funding our public services, and about the use of food banks in the UK. The Labour leader was on fire as he set out his point. And the audience responded accordingly.
If you put that corporation tax up, you’re then in a position to deal with the crisis in social care, the crisis in our NHS, properly fund our schools…
And I would just say this, since Amber Rudd seems so confident that this is a country at ease with itself. Have you been to a food bank? Have you seen people sleeping around our stations?
The audience erupted with clapping and cheering.
Rudd tried unsuccessfully to assert herself. But Corbyn continued:
Have you seen the levels of poverty that exist because of your government’s conscious decisions on benefits?
The enthusiastic response from the audience shows just how receptive people are to Corbyn. And this is one truth bomb that is very difficult for the Conservatives to ignore.
Highlight of the debate so far. Jeremy Corbyn slams the Tories for being out of touch on Food Poverty & Homelessness pic.twitter.com/kuEu0PpvPp
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) May 31, 2017
Featured image via screengrab
We’re a thorn in the side of the establishment, but we can’t do it without your help
Your fight is our fight. But as many of you will know, speaking truth to power has never been easy, especially for a small, independent media outlet such as the Canary. We have weathered many attempts to silence our vital opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right-wing mainstream media. Now more than ever, we need your support.
We don’t have fancy offices, and our entire staff works remotely. Almost all of our income is spent on paying the people who make the Canary’s content. So your contribution directly supports our team and enables us to continue to do what we do: disrupt power, and amplify people.
But we can’t do this without you. So please, if you appreciate our work, can you help us continue the fight?