Labour is “staking out the centre ground in British politics”, British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has said in a New Year message. Mr. Corbyn said the prospect of a “new Britain” was “closer than ever” and he was leading a “government in waiting”.
The left wing veteran promised to use 2018 to help people fulfill their hopes in a future where we all share the wealth we create.
Labour defied predictions of a landslide defeat in the 2017 general election to secure a hung parliament. The result saw Prime Minister Theresa May lose her Commons majority, but the Conservatives remain the largest party.
The Labour leader also used the message to attack a failed system of governance and stagnant economy of wealth disparity run by a self-serving elite.
The 2017 general election showed the establishment's secret is out: they're not as strong as they appear and have no idea how to fix their broken system, Mr Corbyn said, adding the old political consensus is finished.
He insisted Labour now occupied the new centre ground in British politics. We are staking out the new centre ground in British politics, backing the things which most people want but are blocked by vested interests.
We are a government in waiting, while the Conservatives are weak and divided and stuck in an outdated rut with no new ideas, he said.
Mr Corbyn said Labor's mission was to give people support and security and use their talents, unleash their creativity and fulfill their hopes.
The hope of a new Britain, run in the interests of the many, not the few, is closer than ever before. Together we can, and we will, deliver it”, he concluded.