In a performance that even critics would regard as confident and signalling Jeremy Corbyn is as he said today ready to be “on the threshold of power”, the leader of the Labour Party ended an interesting Brighton Conference on a high note with a speech taht brought the house down.
To a rapturous reception, the leader of the Labour Party declared: “we are now the political mainstream!”
And he warned Theresa May that the Labour Party are more prepared than ever for a general election.
The Labour leader attacked Theresa May’s government for a disastrous record of misery for the most vulnerable in society, hapless Brexit divisions, and met criticisms that the conference had shied away from Brexit, by setting out a Labour plan that would “guarantee unimpeded access to the Single Market.”
These are some of the early reactions to his speech which you can see and read in full below:
Grenfell standing for a failed and broken political system is another Corbyn attack that resonates because it is true #lab17
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) September 27, 2017
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 27, 2017
"They're certainly not strong. And they're definitely not stable." Jeremy Corbyn hangs the Tories with their own words #lab17
— Owen Jones? (@OwenJones84) September 27, 2017
Long minutes of chanting for Corbyn. I'm sure it's terribly satisfying for his followers but I find it creepy as fuck.
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) September 27, 2017
Conference on its feet as Corbyn says "end the oppression of Palestinian people and move towards 2-state solution"
— Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) September 27, 2017
IoD's DG "Labour may see themselves as a govt in waiting, but if they are to govern, they need to recognise that business is not the enemy" pic.twitter.com/lRmehtaEtc
— IoD Press Office (@IoD_Press) September 27, 2017
"This issue is too important to leave to the Conservatives". Good line from Corbyn on Brexit #Lab17
— Jonathan Freedland (@Freedland) September 27, 2017
Strong line from Corbyn on public sector workers: "Everyone praises them, but it's Labour that values them." #lab17
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) September 27, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn calls for rent controls and pledges to tax undeveloped land held by developers – "use it or lose it" #Lab17
— Lucy Fisher (@LOS_Fisher) September 27, 2017
#grenfelltower – a burnt out building that stands for a "broken system". Corbyn: it represents a "whole outlook" of contempt 4 working class
— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) September 27, 2017