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The Guardian DECEMBER 4, 2019 - by Brian Eno & others
LETTERS: VOTE FOR HOPE AND A DECENT FUTURE
Only Jeremy Corbyn and Labour offer a transformative plan that prioritises the needs of people and the planet, say leading cultural figures
We are alarmed by the global rise of far-right nationalism and the authoritarian turn taken by many governments following the global financial crash of 2008.
We are shamed by extreme levels of inequality, neglect and environmental impoverishment resulting from decades of neoliberalism, in Britain and across the world. We are inspired by growing movements, from Chile to Lebanon and beyond, calling for dignity, accountability and economic justice. People are demanding a future that promises their children decent education, health, jobs and homes, and humane and sustainable solutions to the climate crisis.
In the UK, Labour's election manifesto under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership offers a transformative plan that prioritises the needs of people and the planet over private profit and the vested interests of a few. Boris Johnson's Conservatives have nothing to offer but the prospect of an ever more unequal and divided society, and dog-whistle politics. Between hope and despair, the choice before British voters on December 12 could not be more stark or more urgent.
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