“Burston Rally march was fantastic” says MP Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech at the Burston Strike Rally. ANL-150609-174519001

Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech at the Burston Strike Rally. ANL-150609-174519001

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Labour leadership contender and North Islington MP Jeremy Corbyn described Sunday’s Burston Strike Rally match as “fantastic”.

A crowd of more than 3,000 gathered to hear Mr Corbyn speak, just days ahead of the leadership contest result on September 12.

Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech at the Burston Strike Rally. ANL-150609-174540001

Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech at the Burston Strike Rally. ANL-150609-174540001

“I am always happy to be in Burston,” he said. “Normally I get the train to Thetford and cycle over but today I got the train to Diss and just came up here and we marched round the village, it was fantastic.

“What I love about it is, it is showing respect for the memory of the way the Higdons stood up for working class children, farmworkers’ children in this area, and we should remember many of our rights and liberties were won by people who made brave stances in the past.

“This is a massive educational exercise today, and what fun it is too.”

Asked about the media whirlwind that has surrounded him since he was announced as a contender for Labour leadership, he added: “It’s been huge attendances wherever we go and that’s because people are buoyed up by the idea that there is optimism about, we can do things differently, we don’t have to bequeath to the next generation greater poverty than this generation has.

“We can do things differently.

“I’m just an individual who has been asked to be a spokesman for this issue and put myself forward, and I’m doing that, and I’m doing that the best way I know how.”