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Jeremy Corbyn's election pledges on Cornwall visit

Jeremy Corbyn's election pledges on Cornwall visit

Published by Emma Carton at 7:51am 28th November 2019.

Archive photo of Jeremy Corbyn in Cornwall: Debi Evans

The Labour leader has taken to the stage in Cornwall, to chants of 'oh Jeremy Corbyn'.

He spoke at a Green Industrial Revolution Rally in Falmouth on Wednesday night.

The party says it will create 10 new national parks to tackle global warming, if it wins the election.

It is also pledging to plant two billion trees by 2040.

What were the key pledges from Jeremy Corbyn?

Jeremy Corbyn began his journey to Cornwall with a picturesque tweet from the train in Devon.

He took to the stage at the Green Industrial Revolution Rally in Falmouth with big promises on climate change.

His speech teased ahead to Labour's 'brilliant' green manifesto, due to be revealed in Southampton on Thursday.

"Climate change is here, it is happening and it is dangerous. We are polluting too much, extracting too much, damaging too much.

"I think those people that have been demonstrating and demanding we do things better are the real heroes of our time.

"On May 2020 a motion for this country to be the first in the world to declare climate crisis needs to be made".

Jeremy Corbyn

Unsurprisingly, the NHS came up after Jeremy Corbyn accused the Tories of planning to 'sell off' the NHS.

"Voters need to ask themselves some very serious questions; is the NHS safe in Boris Johnson's hands?

"We've now got evidence that under Boris Johnson, the NHS is on the table and will be up for sale".

Jeremy Corbyn

Earlier in the day, the Labour leader accused the Tories of holding secret trade talks that would give US drugs firms access to the NHS.

At the rally, he reaffirmed his commitment to the health service but admitted it has problems.

"I believe passionately in the NHS. It was founded by a Labour government. But it has problems.

"NHS workers shouldn't be working for different companies that might be underpaying them. The price of drugs. Drugs are very expensive. I think generic drugs are much cheaper".

Jeremy Corbyn

Boris Johnson, who also visited the Duchy on Wednesday, has denied the claims - insisting the NHS will NOT be sold-off.

Jeremy Corbyn also spoke about foodbanks, saying he was "ashamed" at the level of foodbanks and poverty in the UK and blaming that on austerity.

He went on to make promises to 'invest in housing, jobs, health, education and protect our planet' and free education.

Boris Johnson promised to 'get Brexit done' after touring Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm and even sampled a cream tea, jam first!

You can read what happened on the Prime Minister's visit to Cornwall here.

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