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22 MAR 16
Jeremy Corbyn’s statement on the attacks in Brussels
Today, our thoughts and sympathies are with the people of Brussels. We stand in solidarity with the victims of these horrific attacks, their friends and families, and the men and women of the emergency services.
21 MAR 16
Jeremy Corbyn’s statement in response to Cameron’s EU-Turkey Refugee Crisis Deal
Jeremy Corbyn Leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition 4:25 pm, 21st March 2016 I thank the Prime Minister for an advance copy of about half his statement. Let me deal with the points that he made in order.
22 FEB 16
Jeremy Corbyn’s response to Cameron’s European Council deal
I thank the Prime Minister for advance notice of this statement. It obviously took him a long time to write it, because I only received it at eight minutes past 3 this afternoon.
20 FEB 16
Jeremy Corbyn – Cameron’s deal is the wrong one: but Britain must stay in Europe (The Observer)
For all the fanfare and last-minute theatrics, the deal that David Cameron has made on Britain’s relationship with the EU is a sideshow. The changes he has negotiated are largely irrelevant to the problems most people in Britain face – and to...
08 FEB 16
Jeremy Corbyn’s Chinese New Year statement
I wish the many thousands of people celebrating this Chinese New Year a healthy and prosperous year of the monkey.
03 FEB 16
Jeremy Corbyn’s response to Cameron’s EU negotiation statement
I am grateful to the Prime Minister for sending me a copy of the statement 45 minutes ago—an hour ago; I am sorry—and I am pleased that he has now decided to finally update the House. However, it is a bit unfortunate that despite his trumpeting...
02 FEB 16
Jeremy Corbyn’s Urgent Question Cameron not giving a statement to the House on his EU renegotiations
Jeremy Corbyn (Urgent Question): To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the proposal for discussion of the United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union, to be published later today by the President of the European...
27 JAN 16
Jeremy Corbyn and Hilary Benn letter to Cameron asking him to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Dear Prime Minister...
27 JAN 16
Jeremy Corbyn – Prime Minister’s Questions – Google’s tax deal, Bedroom Tax & arms export licences to Saudi Arabia
Jeremy Corbyn: On behalf of the Opposition, I welcome the remarks the Prime Minister made about Holocaust Memorial Day. It is the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. We have to remember the deepest, darkest days of inhumanity...
23 JAN 16
Jeremy Corbyn on his visit to the refugee camps in northern France
Today I went to the Grande-Synthe refugee camp, near Dunkirk, and the emergency refugee camp in Calais, in northern France.
09 JAN 16
Jeremy Corbyn – ‘Reshuffle? Focus on Tory failings in health, housing and education instead’ (The Observer)
Our democracy is being systematically undermined by David Cameron’s government. Having narrowly won the general election, the Tories are now trying to rig the political system to keep themselves in power and weaken the opposition, both inside and...
05 JAN 16
Jeremy Corbyn’s response to Cameron’s statement about his EU renegotiations
I thank the Prime Minister for his statement, a copy of which I received a short time ago. I wish you, Mr Speaker, the Prime Minister and the House a very happy new year. I hope that the Prime Minister will not misinterpret that greeting in any way...
24 DEC 15
Jeremy Corbyn – The Big Interview (The Morning Star)
by Ben Chacko Government reversals and the Oldham triumph mean the Labour leader enters 2016 with a spring in his step – but reshaping British politics will be a long hard slog, he tells Ben Chacko...
16 DEC 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at the meeting of the Party of European Socialists in Brussels
The Prime Minister has botched his negotiations with European leaders. He has tried to bludgeon them into accepting flawed and phoney reforms, which will not address the real problems of the European Union – and failed.
11 DEC 15
Jeremy Corbyn speech at the Stop the War Coalition Christmas Fundraising Dinner
The Stop the War Coalition has been one of the most important democratic campaigns of modern times.
02 DEC 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s speech against military intervention in Syria
Jeremy Corbyn: The whole House recognises that decisions to send British forces to war are the most serious, solemn and morally challenging of any that we have to take as Members of Parliament. The motion brought before the House by the Government,...
02 DEC 15
Jeremy Corbyn – David Cameron has failed to show that bombing Syria would work (The Guardian)
Since David Cameron made his case for extending UK bombing to Syria in the House of Commons last week, that case has been coming apart at the seams. No wonder he is trying to hurry the debate through parliament this week.
30 NOV 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s letter to David Cameron on debate arrangements for Syria motion
Dear David As of this morning we have not had a clear proposal from the government on when you plan to bring forward a motion to the House on air strikes in Syria or on arrangements for the debate.
26 NOV 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s speech on the credibility of Cameron’s plan for military intervention in Syria
I thank the Prime Minister for providing an advance copy of his statement, which I received earlier today.
23 NOV 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s response to the Prime Minister’s statement on the Strategic Defence and Security Review
I thank the Prime Minister for his statement. As I said to him in the House last week the first duty of a state is to protect its citizens.
21 NOV 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Labour Party South West Region Conference
Thank you for that kind introduction and welcome. It’s great to be back in the south west – the region where I was born. I want to congratulate our new MPs in this region:...
21 NOV 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s statement on the United Nations involvement in the Syria crisis
We welcome the involvement of the United Nations in this crisis, for which Labour has consistently argued.
18 NOV 15
Jeremy Corbyn – Prime Minister’s Questions – ISIL & police cuts
Jeremy Corbyn: Let me start by expressing the horror of all Opposition Members at the events in Paris on Friday evening, and our continued solidarity with the victims and all those affected by conflict and terrorism, whether in Paris, Beirut,...
17 NOV 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s response to Cameron’s statement on G20 and the attacks in Paris
First, I thank the Prime Minister for his statement, a copy of which he kindly sent me earlier. May I also thank him for the measured and careful tone of his public statements since the dreadful events of last Friday in Paris? In the face of such...
14 NOV 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s statement after the attacks in Paris
Today, all our thoughts and sympathy are with the people of Paris. What took place in the French capital yesterday was horrific and immoral. We stand in solidarity with the people of France – as with all victims of terror and violence.
14 NOV 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s letter to President Hollande after the attacks in Paris
Dear François, I write to express my deepest sympathy for the families and friends of those killed and injured in yesterday’s horrific attacks in Paris, and our solidarity with the French people.
08 NOV 15
Jeremy Corbyn on comments made by General Sir Nicholas Houghton
It is a matter of serious concern that the chief of the defence staff has today intervened directly in issues of political dispute. It is essential in a democracy that the military remains political neutral at all times. By publicly taking sides in...
08 NOV 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s statement on Remembrance Sunday
Today we remember the fallen in all wars, both service men and women and civilians. On the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, we honour in particular those who gave their lives to defeat fascism. In their memory, and that of all...
30 OCT 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s reaction to the release of Shaker Aamer
I am delighted to hear that Shaker Aamer has finally been released after 13 years in Guantanamo Bay. He is the last British resident to be detained there despite never being brought to trial.
28 OCT 15
Jeremy Corbyn question on the right to return of the Chagos Islanders
Jeremy Corbyn: I apologise for not being here for the earlier part of the debate. I am doing what I have condemned many others for doing by turning up late and taking part. Please forgive me.
19 OCT 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s response to Cameron’s statement on his EU renegotiations
I thank the Prime Minister for his statement.
13 OCT 15
Jeremy Corbyn commenting on the Government u-turn on the Saudi Arabia prisons contract
David Cameron has been shamed into a u-turn on this terrible contract, but why on earth was it set up in the first place? We should be sending a strong message to repressive regimes that the UK is a beacon for human rights and that this contract...
29 SEP 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at Labour Party Annual Conference 2015
Friends, thank you so much for that incredible welcome and Rohit, thank you so much for that incredible welcome. Rohit, thank you so much for the way you introduced me and the way our family and you have contributed so much to our community. That...
25 SEP 15
Jeremy Corbyn comment on the release of Shaker Aamer
I am very pleased to hear about the breaking news that British citizen Shaker Aamer will be released from Guantanamo Bay. He is the last Briton to be detained there despite never being brought to trial after his arrest in 2001.
17 SEP 15
Jeremy Corbyn – The orthodoxy has failed: Europe needs a new economic settlement (The Financial Times)
David Cameron is traversing Europe, apparently without much idea of what he wants to achieve in his much-feted renegotiation ahead of a referendum in 2016 or 2017. If the prime minister thinks he can weaken workers’ rights and expect goodwill...
15 SEP 15
Jeremy Corbyn speaking on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain
My mum served as an air raid warden and my dad in the Home Guard.
13 SEP 15
Jeremy Corbyn – Britain can’t cut its way to prosperity. We have to build it (The Guardian)
Labour’s leadership election has been an extraordinary demonstration of grassroots democracy and public participation, which has turned the conventional wisdom about politics on its head. We have drawn in hundreds of thousands of people of all...
12 SEP 15
Jeremy Corbyn’s leader of the Labour Party acceptance speech
Can I start by thanking everyone who took part in this election; this huge democratic exercise of more than half a million people all across this country. It showed our party and our movement passionate, democratic, diverse, united and absolutely...
10 JUN 15
Jeremy Corbyn – Our EU referendum debate has been hijacked by xenophobes and money men – here’s what we should really be talking about (The Independent)
What have we learnt so far from the debate on our upcoming EU referendum? We know that UKIP wants to zip up our borders, huddle in a corner, and pretend the rest of the world doesn’t exist. We also hear all the time about what business wants...
20 FEB 16
Jeremy Corbyn responds to David Cameron’s statement on his EU deal
Despite the fanfare, the deal that David Cameron has made in Brussels on Britain’s relationship with the EU is a sideshow, and the changes he has negotiated are largely irrelevant to the problems most British people face and the decision we must...