Best Quotes by Jeremy Corbyn

By | May 22, 2020

Riding a bicycle is the summit of human endeavour – an almost neutral environmental effect coupled with the ability to travel substantial distances without disturbing anybody. The bike is the perfect marriage of technology and human energy.

Jeremy Corbyn

I have always had a very busy life. The difference is that a lot more people are helping advise me what to do, and a lot more people are observing what I do. But in terms of time and working schedule, it is not that different from my normal working week.

Jeremy Corbyn

There is nothing wrong with my heart except for wanting a peaceful world.

Jeremy Corbyn

It is time we recognised the huge contribution that migration has made to the economic growth of this country.

Jeremy Corbyn

I do not own a car, and my main form of travel to Westminster and in my constituency is by bicycle. I also take my bike on trains to meetings in other parts of the country, which enables me to see other cities and the other parts of the country.

Jeremy Corbyn

The Zocalo is a magnificent space, at least four times the size of Trafalagar Square, with the National Palace on one side, the huge cathedral on the other, and in one corner part of the old Aztec City so brutally destroyed by Hernan Cortez and the Conquistadores.

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Parliament is supposed to be serious. It’s not a place for jingoistic cheering.

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I’m a leader, not a dictator. I want to persuade people rather than threaten or control them.

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Everybody aspires to an affordable home, a secure job, better living standards, reliable healthcare and a decent pension. My generation took those things for granted, and so should future generations.

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Tony Benn and I were very close, very close friends for 30, 40 years. We talked to each other a great deal, and we were great friends. And I was with him shortly before he died, talking about prospects of the world and prospects for peace. And I’m very sad that he’s gone.

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It is important that politicians defend their ability to act without fear or favour, and it is in the public interest that they hold ministers and public servants to account.

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The Parliamentary Labour Party is a crucial and very important part of the Labour party, but it is not the entirety of the Labour Party.

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I think we should talk about what the objectives of the party are, whether that’s restoring the Clause Four as it was originally written or it’s a different one, but I think we shouldn’t shy away from public participation, public investment in industry, and public control of the railways.

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Trade unions are a force for good – a force for a more equal society.

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If you want a more productive economy, you need to invest in the skills of our workforce.

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It is opposition to economic orthodoxy that leads us into austerity and cuts. But it is also a thirst for something more communal, more participative. That, to me, is what is interesting in this process.

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I find if you are in an office, the crisis finds you. If you’re not in the office, the crisis finds somebody else.

Jeremy Corbyn

Lopez Obrador invokes the appeal of national unity, the revolution of 1910, and the progressive constitution of 1917.

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We are not doing celebrity, personality, abusive politics – we are doing ideas. This is about hope.

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You pay more in wages, get more in in tax, you get people living a higher standard, you get more money. It’s a kind of circle.

Jeremy Corbyn

We oppose the benefit cap. We oppose social cleansing. We will bring the welfare bill down by controlling rents and boosting wages, not by impoverishing families and socially cleansing our communities.

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Diversity in media is something that is intrinsic to a democratic society. We do not want the whole media owned by one person.

Jeremy Corbyn

The idea that somehow or other you can deal with all the problems in the world by banning a particular religious group from entering the U.S.A. is offensive and absurd.

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We’re not going back anywhere, we’re going forward, we’re going forward in democracy, we’re going forward in participation, we’re going forward with ideas.

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Loyalty is about the party and the movement… if you want a better and more effective party, we’ve got to open ourselves up much more to our membership and our supporters.

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I want a world of peace. I’m not interested in bombs. I’m not interested in wars. I’m interested in peace.

Jeremy Corbyn

I still have the Triumph Palm Beach I was given for Christmas when I was 11. By today’s standards, it is heavy and slow, but was my pride and joy at the time.

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I have already said and will continue to say that I won’t respond to personal abuse, and I never make any personal abuse, ever, to anybody. I just don’t do that kind of politics.

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What I find appalling is the intrusive nature towards my extended family.

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I understand the principles of dissent in parliament.

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In my own constituency, the benefit cap has had the effect of social cleansing: of people receiving benefit, but the benefit is capped; therefore, they can’t meet the rent levels charged and are forced to move. It’s devastating for children, devastating for the family and very bad for the community as a whole.

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We’ve got to stand up for what we believe in as a labour movement. And that means the party’s membership needs to be even bigger so it becomes a genuinely mass organisation.

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Politically active people felt more and more disenfranchised, particularly during the ultra-New Labour years.

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We live in a very unequal society.

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I’m not joining in personal attacks… I don’t do personal attacks.

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Mum and Dad met campaigning on the Spanish civil war. Both were active peace campaigners. They died in 1986 and ’87.

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There is not going to be a peace process unless there is talks involving Israel, Hezbollah and Hamas, and I think everyone knows that.

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We are all in the Labour party because we want the Labour party to be a vehicle for social change. There is a thirst for debate in the party, and all those who have joined haven’t joined without a purpose.

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If there is ‘right to buy’ for council tenants and housing association properties, then why shouldn’t that apply to all tenants? Some landlords are decent, very caring people, but some of them are truly appalling.

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I think NATO is a Cold War product. I think NATO historically should have shut up shop in 1990 along with the Warsaw Pact; unfortunately, it didn’t.

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I’ve been in Parliament since 1983, and I’ve been involved in many issues over the time.

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Taken slightly historically, the turning point in the E.U. was actually the Single European Act, the Thatcher/Maastricht-era stuff, which was turning the E.U. into very much a market system.

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I’ve got lots of stamina; don’t worry about that. I cycle every day – it’s OK.

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I think in English history a very interesting character is John Lilburne. Very interesting character because of the way he managed to develop the whole debate about the English civil war into something very different.

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There is a democratic process in the party, and that can be operated at any time. But am I going to resign? No. Of course not. No. No. I will carry on.

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Quite simply, I maintained contact with Sinn Fein and believed that there had to be a political, not a military, solution to the situation in Northern Ireland.

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Our problem in the 2015 general election was that for all the good stuff that was in the Labour manifesto, we were still going to be freezing public sector wages, cutting council expenditure, laying off civil servants. We were offering ‘austerity light’ instead of a real alternative.

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Sure, I’ve met with people I don’t agree with.

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I am just an ordinary person trying to do an ordinary job.

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NATO expansion and Russian expansion – one leads to the other, and one reflects the other.

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I make mistakes like anybody else, I will make mistakes. And you have to reflect on it, and you have to listen to people. That is the key.

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I think there’s good in everybody.

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