Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader!

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    1. Danny Boy
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      Here's his policies for young people-

      If you want to vote for him, register here for 3 pound, to join the Labour party and to enable you to vote in the leadership election.

      http://www.jeremycorbyn.org.uk/

      Young people have been forced to disproportionately bear the brunt of this Government’s austerity measures. Jeremy is pledging stand up for youth by:

      • Reducing the voting age to 16 years.

      • An end to all tuition fees in further and higher education.

      • The creation of a National Education Service for all free at the point of use.

      • The restoration of student grants, Education Maintenance Allowance & Disabled Students Allowance

      • The introduction of a statutory £10 an hour living wage for all workers, including replace the current £2.73 per hour apprenticeship rate with an equalisation of a higher, £10 a living wage across the board.

      • A Labour Party committed to properly funding, increasing and improving apprenticeships schemes. Committing colleges to work in partnership with employers to mutually accredit apprenticeships and courses that offer high quality transferable skills.

      • Establishing a Living Rent Commission to implement rent controls and protect tenants in the private sector by capping rent increases.

      • Equal rights at work regardless of age or time worked, with a ban on zero hour contracts, and place a weekly minimum for hours on contracts.

      • An end to different payments in benefits for under 25s and the same rate of Jobseekers Allowance for all seeking work and restoring equal access to housing benefit for under 21s.

      • A statutory youth service to provide advice guidance and support to young people wanting to access further & higher education.

      • Compulsory sexual, consensual and relationship education.

      • More autonomy within the party for Young Labour, enabling them to make their own policy and run their own campaigns with fully funded youth officers.
       
    2. marqualler
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      @Danny Boy He sounds like UK's version of Bernie Sanders. I like it. #FeelTheBern
       
    3. Cheza
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      That's exactly what I was going to say! :beeranimation:
       
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    4. dboy
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      An agenda based on fairness and opportunities for everyone? Where is the priority given to the needs of business? Where is the cut-throat competitiveness of the market or the natural advantage that should be afforded to those from families of established wealth?

      They keep saying he is unelectable. I'm not sure why. I voted labour tactically in 1997 to get rid of the tories. After the way that turned out I said I'd only ever vote Green again... only ever vote for something I actually believe in. But from what I've seen of Corbyn so far I would definitely vote labour to put him in power. He seems to have integrity and genuinely held principles, and to speak openly instead of playing the bs politics game. I think many people probably see that, and that is behind his surge in popularity. The only reason he might be unelectable is because the media seem so biased against him and a huge number of folks don't have the skills to filter what the media say.
       
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    5. Cheza
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      The powers that be always get out the meme of someone being unelectable the moment they perceive a threat to the status quo. Apparently politics is the same all over the world. If I hadn't looked and seen that you're in the UK, I would have thought you were talking about Bernie Sanders.

      One primary reason I support Sanders is because he believes 4-year public colleges and universities should be tuition free. All people deserve a chance to get a higher education. College is where you learn how to think, how to analyze, not just memorize facts and pseudo facts.

      George Carlin summed it up best: "It's a big club, and you ain't in it."

      George Carlin - It's a big club and you...
       
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    6. PaulBe

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      If Corbyn isn't in the Club then he'll never be allowed to stand in a real election (are there real elections anywhere anymore?).
       

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