Jeremy Corbyn will ask the country not to count him out of winning the general election as he says Labour is the “party that will put the interests of the majority first”. In his first speech of the General Election campaign the Labour leader will say that if he won’t “play by the rules” if he becomes Prime Minister on 8 June, but stand up for the British people he calls “the true wealth creators, held back by a system rigged for the wealth extractors.”
He will say: “Much of the media and establishment are saying this election is a foregone conclusion,” as the latest YouGov poll on Westminster voting intentions puts his party 21 points behind the Conservatives.
“They think there are rules in politics, which if you don’t follow by doffing your cap to powerful people, accepting that things can’t really change, then you can’t win. “But of course those people don’t want us to win. Because when we win, it’s the people, not the powerful, who win.” He will say the “rules” of the Establishment have created “a cosy cartel which rigs the system in favour of a few powerful and wealthy individuals and corporations”. Mr Corbyn promises change after “years of broken promises” on areas such as the NHS and education. “We will overturn this rigged system. The Conservatives will never do that.” People like Mike Ashley, the billionaire retailer and Sports Direct owner, will welcome another Tory government and those such as former BHS-owner Philip Green would be scared of a Labour one, he will say.