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UK: Corbyn talks climate at Momentum event on eve of Labour conference

United Kingdom, Brighton
September 22, 2019 at 00:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn spoke about his party's plans for the environment at a pre-conference event organised by grassroots movement Momentum in Brighton on Saturday evening.

"Our party is putting forward the Green Industrial Revolution," he told the crowd.

"Our Labour government will not walk hand-in-hand with Donald Trump and say, 'Yes, Donald, we understand the special needs of your country.' We'll be the ones that say, 'Paris, good. Go further, go faster.'"

His comments follow the global climate strike on Friday, which saw schoolchildren walk out and workers down tools to demand action from government.

The global action follows a series of school strikes initially inspired by Swedish teenager and climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn spoke about his party's plans for the environment at a pre-conference event organised by grassroots movement Momentum in Brighton on Saturday evening.

"Our party is putting forward the Green Industrial Revolution," he told the crowd.

"Our Labour government will not walk hand-in-hand with Donald Trump and say, 'Yes, Donald, we understand the special needs of your country.' We'll be the ones that say, 'Paris, good. Go further, go faster.'"

His comments follow the global climate strike on Friday, which saw schoolchildren walk out and workers down tools to demand action from government.

The global action follows a series of school strikes initially inspired by Swedish teenager and climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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