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Labour brag Jeremy Corbyn will be in No10 at Christmas as election win is ‘just inches away’


A LABOUR boss yesterday boasted Jeremy Corbyn will be sitting by No10’s Christmas tree as PM.

And Mr Corbyn sinisterly vowed to “shock the establishment” if he wins today’s election as he went on a dawn till dusk tour of key marginals.

 Labour have bragged Jeremy Corbyn will be in 10 Downing Street at Christmas (mock-up)
Labour have bragged Jeremy Corbyn will be in 10 Downing Street at Christmas (mock-up)

He travelled to Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Rotherham and Bedford in his final bid to try to stop the once rock-solid Red Wall of Labour seats falling to the Tories.

Meanwhile, a “Red Army” of at least 5,600 Momentum activists will spend all day today hitting the streets to get Labour’s vote out.

Labour are mounting their biggest ever ground war to try to oust Boris Johnson and install their man in No10 in time for Christmas.

Tory chiefs have warned a Corbyn government would be a nightmare as fresh research reveals the cost of Christmas would rocket by £100 a family under his party.

Criss-crossing the country in the final full day of campaigning, Mr Corbyn railed against the rich and vowed to change Britain radically.

Speaking at a rally in London, he declared: “We stand at a fork in the road. The choice facing you, the people of this country, tomorrow is truly historic.

“The establishment doesn’t want Labour to win.” He added: “Tomorrow you can shock the establishment by voting for hope.

‘LOOK OUT BORIS’

“Hope for yourself. Hope for your family. Hope for your community. Hope for our NHS. Hope for our country.”

Mr Corbyn jubilantly declared “Labour is going to win the election” as he warned Boris Johnson to “look out”.

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On a 15-minute visit to Glasgow, Mr Corbyn blanked media amid a storm over his health spokesman Jonathan Ashworth trashing Labour’s chances in a leaked phone call. Instead Mr Corbyn declared class war on the wealthy.

Slamming the Tories, he said: “Their’s is the party of billionaires, ours is the party of the many.

“Tomorrow you can vote for despair and vote for the dishonesty of this government, or you can vote Labour and get a government that can bring hope to the future.”

He then zipped down to Middlesbrough where shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald led the audience of around 250 Labour supporters in a festive singalong.

The Corbynista frontbencher sang: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Johnson needs to go.

‘INCHES FROM WINNING LINE’

“He’ll have to leave Number Ten, it’s time to get Labour in, they made a mess the Tories need to go.

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas lots of ho ho ho. But the prettiest sight to see, will be Jeremy by the tree by No10’s front door.”

Labour’s party chairman Ian Lavery also boasted about their chances. Leaping to the stage, he yelled: “It’s within our grasp — we are only inches away from the winning line.”

Brandishing the little red book containing their manifesto, he said Labour will “transform society”.

But Mr Corbyn had to pull out of two planned stops in Ashfield and Broxtowe as he ran out of time.

New evidence of the cost of a Corbyn government emerged. Tory research discovered that Labour’s economic plans could send the cost of an average Christmas rocketing by a third.

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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell would like to implement a tax on food based on the number of air miles travelled. The nation’s favourite roast potatoes – maris pipers grown in Israel – would cost an extra 80p.

LABOUR FOOD TAX

A frozen stuffed Iceland Perfect Turkey Crown would cost another £1.60 — as they come from Hungary. Sprouts, jetted in from South Africa, would cost £1.05 extra.

Christmas day costs the average family £321 — but if Corbyn wins, this could jump up another £103.

Meanwhile, Labour’s shadow treasury minister Clive Lewis has called for the government to give up trying to make Britain’s economy bigger.

Mr Lewis has penned a chapter in Extinction Rebellion handbook This is not a Drill calling for ministers to “abandon the fetish of growth”. He is one of John McDonnell’s key deputies and would help run the economy if Labour win.

Tory ministers warned a Corbyn government would cost jobs, drive down wages, and ruin the economy.

Treasury Minister Rishi Sunak said: “Don’t wake up on Friday the 13th to the nightmare of a Corbyn/Sturgeon coalition.

Corbyn’s plans wouldn’t just make your Christmas expensive, it would cost you an extra £2,400 in taxes every year.”

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Treasury Minister Simon Clarke warned: “Corbyn’s Labour would wreck the economy and leave the country unable to pay for anything.”

Last night Mr Corbyn prematurely declared victory in the social media election war.

Labour said their videos notched up 86.2million views on Facebook compared with 24m for the Tories.

 Transport secretary Andy McDonald led the audience of around 250 Labour supporters in a festive singalong
Transport secretary Andy McDonald led the audience of around 250 Labour supporters in a festive singalongCredit: PA:Press Association/PA Images
 Tory chiefs have warned a Corbyn government would be a nightmare
Tory chiefs have warned a Corbyn government would be a nightmareCredit: AFP or licensors
 Labour are mounting their biggest ever ground war to try to oust Boris Johnson from No10 in time for Christmas
Labour are mounting their biggest ever ground war to try to oust Boris Johnson from No10 in time for ChristmasCredit: Alamy Live News

IRA SHAME

CALLS went out last night for Jeremy Corbyn to front up to more than 100 victims of the IRA after ignoring pleas for him to condemn the terror group.

They are demanding a meeting with the Labour leader after he refused to reply to a letter urging him to apologise for supporting “violent Republicanism”.

Mr Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell need to “hear first hand about the impact of terror on families”, the group said.

It added Mr Corbyn was “not just a sympathiser of the IRA but a supporter”.

Boris Johnson gets festive and pulls crackers with staff at a Christmas wrapping company







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