Austerity, racism, the NHS and Brexit: Corbyn and Johnson clash in BBC debate

Austerity, racism, the NHS and Brexit: Corbyn and Johnson clash in BBC debate


What Conservative governments always do is
look after the very richest within our society. They’ve done very, very well in the years
of austerity, while it’s communities all over the country that have paid for it
with closed libraries, closed swimming pools, out of reach, pricing on sports facilities,
lack of housing, increased stress, increased mental health stress. We have to redress the imbalances within
our society. And I think that to attack capitalism,
which is what Mr Corbyn and Mr McDonnell do, is absolutely senseless. We’re a government that understands that
if you’re going to have a dynamic market economy, you cannot clobber them. You can’t clobber companies with the
highest taxes in Europe, which is what Mr Corbyn and
the Labour party would do. It would be entirely wrong for this country. His unwillingness to take a stand
to stand up for Jewish people in the Labour party, his unwillingness to
protect them, to put an arm run is, in my view, a failure of leadership. A failure of leadership is when you use racist
remarks to describe people in different countries or in our society. I will never do that.
My party will never do that. We cannot go on forever saying we represent
the 48 or the 52. I want to lead a government that represents
the whole country and the whole community. So we will within three months negotiate
a leave agreement with the European Union that will protect trade and jobs and the
peace process in Northern Ireland. Everybody on the Labour frontbench is
campaigning to remain apart from Mr Corbyn, who is neutral on the matter. Who is going to secure this deal? How can you get a deal, a new deal from
Brussels for Brexit if you don’t actually believe in it? President Trump has said many time
people take too little for US medicines around the world. That’s the kind of agenda the prime minister
wants to get involved with. That’s the kind of deal they’re trying to
make with the US. This pure Bermuda Triangle
stuff. We’ve heard it time and time again
from the Labour party during this election campaign. We’ll be hearing about deliverymen next week. I believe very passionately in …
I use it I love it. It’s one of the most incredible things
about this country. It is admired around the world. The central idea that if anybody gets sick,
all of us take care of them. It’s a fantastic thing. Now we believe in the NHS.
Free at the point of use. And no, under no circumstances will we
sell it off to anyone. We can tackle the climate emergency,
end child poverty and properly fund our national health service. A vote for Labour is a vote for hope,
for real change, and for a country that works for the many,
not just the few. We can choose another hung parliament
under Mr Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon with two chaotic referendums, or else
we can get Brexit done, get out of neutral and get a parliament
that works for you and on your priorities.

100 Comments on "Austerity, racism, the NHS and Brexit: Corbyn and Johnson clash in BBC debate"


  1. We, in occupied North of Ireland, do not wish to be ruled by paedophiles and child rapists, in the British Establishment!!! AND WE ARE NEVER !! GOING TO ALLOW THE ENGLISH PEOPLE TO LIVE THIS DOWN!! UNTIL WE GET A UNITED IRELAND!! 😉

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  2. We, in occupied North of Ireland, do not wish to be ruled by paedophiles and child rapists, in the British Establishment!!! AND WE ARE NEVER !! GOING TO ALLOW THE ENGLISH PEOPLE TO LIVE THIS DOWN!! UNTIL WE GET A UNITED IRELAND!! 😉

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  3. @ Guardian … you know find rightly what I'm taking about … it all over the internet … DO YOU JOB AS JOUNALIST AND EXPOSE THE PAEDOPHILES AND CHILD RAPIST IN THE BRITISH ESTABLISHMENT!!

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  4. Can someone please tell me a credible benefit of brexit, not that we voted for it, so I want it, but a REAL BENEFIT? I have asked this question in many places and no one ever answers my question, I don't want an argument but to understand.

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  5. Tory = Free at the point of use… Aka Virgin Care etc running the NHS and us playing the bill of profit.
    Read between the lines "free at the point of use".

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  6. odds of labour winning have doubled…. still low though. I think Labour will do far better as folks are fed up of the consequences of austerity cuts and having a big mouth as leader.

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  7. Respect for Mr Corbyn for going for straight facts & staying calm, whereas bumbling Boris went for cheap personal attacks, hyperbole & some delusion about 'getting Brexit done', despite the fact that it is his own party that has consistently failed to do so for three and a half years.

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  8. Probably as Guilty as most as to use Amazon and EBay etc and destroyed the town's and cities economy's by doing so, not Mr Corbin's or Mr Johnson's fault but simply plain sensible. Meanwhile have been very happy to see the top 5% rich to contribute 50% of Tax Revenue into the limitless coffers of the State. Nationalise everything and all we be sorted within 5 years at least – yea right

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  9. Anyone who has seen the Tory YouTube ad campaign may have noticed that after 24 hours they disabled comments. They know that years of under-funding the NHS and over-funding themselves and their wealthy friends is NOT going to slip under the radar.

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  10. essentially conservatives focus is brexit and labours focus is NHS

    now frankly at this point the lacking funding of the NHS is the major priority here since we know from 3 years everything can still function in this limbo while our NHS working with lower funding is an uncertainty, hell arguably it doesn't even work properly now, had someone passed out for half an hour in my workplace until an ambulance arrived, had it been from something serious then it could have became disastrous within that time.

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  11. UK is an industrialised nation. You've done everything including conquering the world.
    What's the need for economic growth?
    If you won't focus on the social issues now, when will you?

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  12. Let's be honest not one of the leaders actually looks like a leader anymore. They all lie they all twist and divert just to try and please those extra few voters.
    Soon as they are in power they will drop there act of look at me I can pull a pint in a pub, I'm just like you.

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  13. Nothing about how the conservatives want to win by lying and confusing everyone, like they won the brexit referendum?
    Boris doesnt even want to be interviewed by Andrew Neil, who is a fellow conservative btw.

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  14. Corbyn has no government experience and it shows. Absolutely no idea what he is talking about regarding Brexit, the economy or services. Can't imagine anyone with any sense voting Labour.

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  15. It's the same tired old bollox on the same topics with the usual play on words that have no meaning except this time after a public referendum vote on do we stay in or get out of European union 3 years ago parliament has tried it's best to stop us leaving the EU. This may of course have something to do with MP's pensions and other little sweeteners that will vanish for many when we leave like farming subsidies. I don't get one in my job as a builder so why should they?

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  16. I have watched no debates not even this one. My mind was made up when all parties banded together to stop Boris getting the will of the people, It was disgusting disgraceful! I hope that other fair minded Brits feel the same way. Landslide

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  17. Has Britain ever been more xenophobic than it is now? Maybe it's a natural progression as the wealth gap expands?

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  18. Most of Boris's final speech was about Labour and the SNP. Same goes for most Conservative voters when asked the simple question, "Why are you voting for the Conservatives?"

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  19. We've had 9 years of a Tory government where they have implemented austerity but theres nothing to show for it other than the poorest of our society keep getting it worse
    Voting for the same party and expecting a different result after all this time is insanity

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  20. Notice Corbyn didn't say anti-Semitism when Johnson outted it against him he said "racism"….he won't even say the words anti-Semitism because he's that far gone.

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  21. Anyone votes for Labour has blood on there hands we have only just cleaned up the mess they created in 2010

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  22. Politics today –

    Labour " YOU ARE MORE RACIST THAN WE ARE! WE ARE TOTALLY NOT RACIST!"
    Conservatives "NO, YOU ARE MORE RACIST THAN WE ARE, WE ARE NOT RACIST!"

    Literally 99.9% of debates are just one party trying to paint the other party as racist……

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  23. With the release of internal documents that reveal the widespread extent of anti semitism in labour… its time for anyone considering to vote for comrade corbyn to think again. Plus if we don’t vote conservative, a labour SNP coalition government is a frightening possibility !

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  24. In order to be a healthy and happy our society should get rid of all this national, political and religious nonsense.

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  25. People seemingly have forgotten that if Corbyn gets in his fuckbuddy Abbott will be in charge of Security.. including MI5…

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  26. Capitalism is killing us, and those companies are destroying us, Boris, your soul is corrupted by financial gain

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  27. Voted Labour last election. Lost to Theresea. Voting on the 12th for Labour and if we lose I am emigrating

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  28. Any deal which scraps the free movement of labour…removes the cold hand of Brussels from our domestic affairs… allows Britain to negotiate our own trade deals….scraps VAT payments to Brussels…..scraps external tariff payments sent to Brussels…. scraps CAP and tells the ECJ to jog on is a better deal than the one we have.

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  29. DONT EVER BELIEVE THE LIVE POLLS ON TV. THEY ARE MEANT TO DISCOURAGE HESITANT VOTER.
    ALL REMAINERS AND EAST EUROPEANS AND EUROPEANS…IF YOU WANT UK TO MAKE LIFE SMOOTH AND IGNORE BREXIT:
    VOTE LABOUR AT ALL COSTS.

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  30. none of this or anything said by either side of the argument makes any difference. It's all theatre and plans roll along anyway. We get pulled one way and then back the other all the while there's this spit down the middle on what's the correct way. It's all rubbish that plays out so that the people think they're somehow important or that perhaps there being listened to. The plan I guess is to fill the country with as much diversity in the form of various angles of ever increasing gender and race fuelled by stoking of every type of phobia etc with that so that people simply don't come together as a whole. People are taken in by promises or by feeling they are being heard. The whole thing is absurd and the idea that we're being listened to is farcical Perhaps it just doesn't work the other way but one thing is certain and that's there's no point getting worked up in any way over any of it because most of it at least is likely made up

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  31. I would rather trust a spitting viper at my back than any politician in front of me I have no trust in lying conniving politicians I will never vote again
    Because votes can be ignored by the government as they have on Brexit politicians are worse than any Mafia the most dangerous thing on earth
    Are politicians.

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  32. Boris Johnson is a blunt tool. "Our NHS is admired around the world". Except by the country he wants to do most of our trade with. I swear our country will end up like that sink hole across the pond if he has his way. Corbyn ain't perfect but labour gets my vote easy. It will be much easier to sort ourselves out post Brexit with a decent deal with the rest of europe, than too scramble at the teet of America.

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  33. The tories knew what they were doing when they held the referendumin 2016. It’s split the country to its core. Families, friends turned against each other. It’s taken everyone’s eyes of what actually matters. It won’t make life better for the millions of people who have been tricked. It will result in lower standards across society. You will lose your rights, your freedoms. The only people who will benefit are those at the very top who are insulated from any volatile outcomes. 52 percent will get what they want and once the dust settles 48 percent will be able to simply sit back and say “ We told you so “. For me It’s not about leave or remain. It’s about warning people. Be very careful of what you wish for..

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  34. Oh please Boris 2 days ago my son was ill and I've been waiting for 3 and half hours and no one came to see us and we left the hospital with a small 10 month old baby went home and trying to do ourselfs what we could do, rang the 999 ambulance they said it will take up 2 hours to arrive, up to you if you want to wait, we never had this before the fu… Brexit is damaging this country

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  35. People who vote for Johnson seriously need a mental health check up. Only sociopaths would vote for a sociopath.

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  36. Bring back Diane Abbott, she's the one who can save the labour party, She'd tie Andrew Neil in knots, whats happened to her?.. haven't seen her for ages, strange!

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  37. Labours mass migration overwhelm the NHS & put up waiting times, overwhelm housing market and allowed 10 million into the country, making the streets more unsafe?????

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  38. Johnson v Corbyn: who won the day? ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/06/johnson-v-corbyn-who-won-the-day
    BBC debate: Corbyn hits out at Johnson's ‘racist remarks’ ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/06/bbc-debate-corbyn-hits-out-at-johnsons-racist-remarks

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  39. Tories are a thorn on the side of the country they had more than enough time 3 elections and 10 years…

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  40. The PFI schemes have left hospitals paying more than £2billion a year to private companies (Pictured: Matt Hancock on the train heading to Chester today)

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  41. one thing. Hold banks/creditors accountable for the inflation rate and theft of the world's economic stability.
    This will not improve under the control of unelected politicians in Brussels and constant loss of liberties.

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  42. TREATS FOR BILLIONAIRES …OR SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS.?

    HOW MANY LIES HAVE YOU TOLD SO FAR, BORIS?

    The Conservative Party means SICK CHILDREN on HOSPITAL FLOORS..!!

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