JEREMY CORBYN



Jeremy Corbyn’s intervention in the Trade Union Bill debate in the House of Commons

Filed under: Speech

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade (Sajid Javid): … I am also delighted to welcome the new Leader of the Opposition, the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), to the Front Bench. I congratulate him on his resounding victory in the election and wish him the very best of luck in his new role. He and I have two things in common, Mr Speaker. The first is that you will never catch either of us trying to eat a bacon sandwich. The second is that, like Members on both sides of the House, we both came into politics because we wanted to leave the world a better place than we found it. Obviously, you could put a rather large piece of cigarette paper between our ideas on how to achieve that, but his goal is the same as mine: a society that is fairer, more transparent and more just, in which the needs of the many are not outweighed by the wants of a few.

Jeremy Corbyn: He is going to withdraw the Bill.

Sajid Javid: That is wishful thinking by the new Leader of the Opposition.

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