Tribute to a Great Labour Leader
100 years ago, the trade unions joined together and campaigned for workers’ rights and they won.
70 years ago, the working people of our country joined together and campaigned for the National Health Service and they won.
40 years ago, working women joined together and campaigned to legislate for the principle of equal pay and they won.
20 years ago, the gay and lesbian community of our country joined together and campaigned for equality in law and they won.
And in all these movements, and in all these moments, when people asked who will fight this fight?
These people didn’t wait.
They didn’t say it was up to someone else.
They said “call on me”.
The campaign for social justice and progress is never simple or straight forward.
Change happens because people don’t give up, they don’t take no for an answer, they keep demanding change.
This is our faith: where we see injustice, we must tackle it. It is people who make change happen. We will never give up on that idea. We will never give up on that cause. We will never give up on fighting for the Britain that we believe in.
That faith will always be our faith, that fight will always be our fight, that cause will always be our cause.