Matt Wrack, Fire Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary, said: “This was a fantastic speech which hopefully marks a turning point in British politics.
“Corbyn’s speech was one of hope, offering a real alternative to the Tory agenda of cuts, austerity and attacks on workers. Firefighters and trade unionists alike will be heartened to have a Labour leader who is on their side for once.
“Blairite MPs need to respect the wishes of the vast majority of Labour members and supporters who delivered Jeremy Corbyn a decisive leadership win.
“The campaign to elect Corbyn Labour leader was just the start, not the end of the campaign for a new politics that can deliver for working people. The wider Labour movement now urgently needs to support and organise around this campaign.
“The Labour Party through Corbyn now has the opportunity to offer the public a real alternative. Instead of this government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich we need a movement on behalf of the majority. Corbyn’s election offers us the chance to build that.”
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