Commenting on the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour party , Matt Wrack, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, said: â€œJeremy Corbyn has been a long standing friend and ally of firefighters and we were proud to support his campaign from the start and without hesitation.
â€œThe election of Jeremy Corbyn is a welcome and remarkable turnaround in British politics. It has been based on a groundswell of opposition to ever growing inequality, to the destruction of our public services and to the austerity policies which serve the interests of the rich and big business at the expense of the majority.
â€œAll those involved in this remarkable campaign will need to unite to build a mass movement to challenge the Tory attacks here and now as well as to build a new politics based on democracy and on the interests of the majority. Trade unions should be central to that debate.â€
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