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Jeremy Corbyn: Think about the lonely and vulnerable this Christmas

The Labour leader highlighted Britain’s pride in being a “compassionate nation”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (John Linton/PA)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (John Linton/PA)

Jeremy Corbyn has urged people to think about others who are “cut off and lonely” or living in war-torn nations at Christmas.

The Labour leader urged Britons to “show them you care” while stressing that his Christmas wish is to improve their circumstances and society.

In his second Christmas message as Labour leader, Mr Corbyn highlighted Britain’s pride in being a “compassionate nation”.

“At Christmas we spend time at home with family and friends,” he said.

“It’s a time of the year when we think about others. Like those who have no home to call their own or who are sleeping rough on our streets.

“We think about those who feel cut off and lonely. Many older citizens to whom we owe so much will be spending what should be a time of joy alone.

“We think of others such as carers who look after loved ones, people with disabilities or dementia.

“And abroad we think of those living in nations like Yemen, Syria and Libya in fear of bombs and bullets, of injury and death.

“None of this is inevitable. We pride ourselves on being a compassionate nation.

“My Christmas wish is that we all do more to help bring about the kind of society and world we want to live in.

“Whenever you can show people love, show them you care and enjoy your Christmas.”

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From Belfast Telegraph