Video: Corbyn criticises budget in Dagenham civic centre speech

Jeremy Corbyn visited Dagenham on Saturday

Jeremy Corbyn visited Dagenham on Saturday - Credit: Archant

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hit back at the budget during a visit to Dagenham.

He showed his support for the party’s mayoral candidate, Sadiq Khan, and GLA candidate, Unmesh Desai, in a speech outside the Civic Centre on Saturday.

Mr Corbyn said he had known Mr Desai for a long time and that he fought for “racism, justice and equality”.

He also spoke of the need to ensure permanent housing and the need for a “cleaner and better” city before criticising the government for introducing more cuts for the disabled.

“Iain Duncan Smith resigned last night,” he told the crowd.

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“I think some other resignations ought to follow.”

Corbyn held a shadow cabinet meeting at the civic centre earlier this month to mark International Women’s Day.

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