Jeremy Corbyn’s speech: what he missed out

Jeremy Corbyn has closed the Labour conference in Brighton but there are some lines that didn’t make the cut. Here’s what’s missing from the Labour Leader’s speech.


In government, Labour has refused to lift the public sector pay cap.


The Labour government in Wales won’t lift the pay cap for public sector workers, unless the Tory government does so first. Earlier this week Jeremy Corbyn backed the decision.

In contrast, from next year Scotland’s public sector workers can expect a new pay deal under plans announced by the Scottish Government to lift the 1 per cent cap on public sector pay.

The Labour government in Wales increased tuition fees this year.


Despite a General Election promise to scrap university tuition fees, the Labour government in Wales announced a fees increase in July. In Scotland, the SNP scrapped Labour’s back-door tuition fees in 2008.


Labour’s Brexit policy risks jobs.


Jeremy Corbyn has pledged a ‘jobs first’ Brexit but it’s not entirely clear what Labour’s Brexit policy actually is. We do know that they want to take the UK out the Single Market, a policy that would put 80,000 jobs in Scotland at risk within a decade.


We are clear: we support Scotland, and the UK, staying in the Single Market.

In Wales, Labour has chosen not to mitigate the Bedroom Tax.


The SNP Scottish Governmentspends £100 million every year to mitigate Tory welfare cuts. And while no one in Scotland now pays the Bedroom Tax, the cruel cut remains in place in Labour-run Wales.


Labour supports the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system.


Labour’s General Election manifesto this year backed the renewal of Trident. Last year most Labour MPs backed a Tory motion to proceed with a new generation of nuclear weapons on the Clyde.

The SNP remains opposed to nuclear weapons and to the obscenity of spending up to £205 billion on the renewal of Trident.