He warned that the Christmas strike misery threatened by Labour’s rail and postal union backers are just a taste of things to come under a hardline socialist Jeremy Corbyn administration The warnings come after Mr Corbyn’s union backers from the RMT and CWU, who have donated close to £3 5million to Labour since he became leader, this week announced a series of strikes throughout December Analysis by the Conservative party shows that strikes are at the sixth-lowest since records began in 1891, but Mr Corbyn’s party would repeal trade union laws – lifting the ban on secondary picketing and backing strikes wherever they occur Independent experts have confirmed that Labour’s trade union plans would “turn back the clock decades” Their figures show that in 1979, the year of the winter of discontent and before the Conservative Party put in place trade union reforms, there were almost six million workers involved in strikes, with 38 million days lost to industrial action at a cost of £9 5billion to the British economy. This is an increase of almost 1,400 percent in days lost to strike action compared to 2018 Mr Zahawi said: “Jeremy Corbyn’s union barons are plotting to cause misery for millions this Christmas with a series of strikes over the festive period “But this is just a taste of things to come if he is elected Prime Minister. His plans to roll back the clock and make it easier for his union chums to go on strike could lead to huge amounts of disruption for everyone else This comes on top of his plan to hold another two referendums in 2020. “A vote for Jeremy Corbyn would not just ruin Christmas – it would lead to years of disruption and delays for families We simply can’t afford the cost of Corbyn.” Mr Corbyn today sought to set out the 10 measures by which he wants a Labour government to be judged, including an end to in-work poverty, an end to food bank use and to get Brexit “sorted in six months” Speaking during a campaign visit to Telford he told Sky News he fully intends to serve a full term as Prime Minister if he is elected next month, saying that being 75 was not a barrier to holding the highest office of state “Yes, of course,” he said when asked if he would serve all five years in Number 10 Meanwhile, his socialist henchman John McDonnell is set to promise that “power is coming home” to communities outside of the south east of England if Labour wins the election Making his first speech of the election campaign in Liverpool tomorrow, the shadow chancellor will outline plans to “put power into the hands of communities” with a pledge to make investment decisions less focused on London and the home counties Leader Mr Corbyn and Mr McDonnell will also use their trip to the North West to unveil Labour’s campaign bus emblazoned with the election message: “It’s time for real change ” Chancellor Sajid Javid will tomorrow torpedo Labour’s economic credentials with a blistering attack on Mr Corbyn and Mr McDonnell Setting out the economic choice at the election Mr Javid will point out that a Conservative majority Government will invest in public services in a responsible and controlled whereas Labour’s “reckless plans” risk skyrocketing spending and higher taxes for hardworking families “Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell are like the anti-vaxxers of economic policy,” he will say in a speech in Manchester “Not only did they reject the treatment needed to heal our economy and get the deficit down by four-fifths “They now want to take every step imaginable to make the country sick and unhealthy again “There are serious consequences to these fantasy economics.” He will add: “Only the Conservatives understand that there is no such thing as Government money “After a decade of recovery, of difficult decisions, we can’t let Labour turn back the clock, let spending get out of control and make hardworking families pay the price “We won’t let Labour off the hook like last time. Look to the lessons of history – they’ll ruin our finances, raise your taxes and saddle the next generation with debt “Every single Labour Government has left our country’s economy in a mess”.