Bernie Sanders has given his backing to Labour in a rousing speech in which he outlines why the age we live in is crying out for a Jeremy Corbyn.
Sanders is the longest serving independent in US congressional history and recently ran against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election.
He gained a world-wide reputation for delivering powerful speeches and has now given his support to Corbyn with less than a week until the General Election.
He said: “What has impressed me – and there is a real similarity between what he has done and what I did – is he has taken on the establishment of the Labour party, he has gone to the grassroots and he has tried to transform that party … and that is exactly what I am trying to do,” said Sanders.
“I am also impressed by his willingness to talk about class issues,” he added during a sold-out speech at the Brighton festival. “Too many people run away from the grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality that exist in the United States, the UK and all over the world. We will never make the kind of changes we need unless we take on the levels of inequality that exist.”
Watch the speech in full below:
Bernie Sanders explains why the age we now live in is crying out for a Jeremy Corbyn. Wisdom. Wisdom. Wisdom. pic.twitter.com/ODLGtVrRFA
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