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Musicians pledge support for Labour Party as the big vote approaches

By | Published on Tuesday 26 November 2019


A group of British musicians, including Stormzy, Kano, Katy B, Nadine Shah and Professor Green, have written an open letter pledging to vote Labour in the upcoming UK General Election. They say that the current opposition party offers “an urgent alternative to the destructive policies of the Conservatives”.

Key to their hopes is an end to so called austerity, saying: “Ending austerity will, for the first time in many of our lifetimes, use the taxes we all already pay into to reinvest in the housing, youth clubs, community groups and cultural centres being destroyed by the current government”.

They add that Labour isn’t a perfect alternative to the Tories, stating that they “don’t think the British establishment is fundamentally going to change”. However, they go on: “We are sick of our taxes being spent on fighting more wars and building more jails”.

As for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, they say that he “has been one of the few people who has fought against injustice all his political life, from apartheid South Africa to the bombing of Libya”.

They then call on fans to exercise their right to vote, noting that the deadline to register – if you are not already – is midnight tonight.

Read the letter in full here.

It has also been announced that the #Grime4Corbyn campaign which emerged around the last General Election 20 minutes ago, or whenever that was, is to relaunch with a livestream this Friday at 7pm.

This all comes after Labour pledged a £1 billion arts fund if elected on 12 Dec.