Email from Jeremy Corbyn at Team Labour

Email from Jeremy Corbyn 7th November 2019

Dear David,

I want to tell you what I told the people of Telford yesterday: I will be a very different kind of Prime Minister.

Not the kind of Prime Minister who believes he was born to rule. Not the kind who thinks politics is a game. I will be the kind of Prime Minister who only seeks power in order to share power.

But to become that Prime Minister, I need you. Thousands of you. I need a people-powered movement like the one that elected me as Labour Leader. I need the people-powered movement that came together in 2017's General Election, proving the Tories and the media wrong.

This election isn't about me, it's about all of us.

If all of us chip in just a little, we can fund a campaign that will see not just me, but our entire movement, walk into Downing Street and deliver the real change this country needs.

A good leader holds open the door for others to walk through, because everyone has a contribution to make. For some it's getting out and campaigning with your local Labour Party. For others it's getting online to champion the policies that will make a real difference to people's lives. For many it's chipping in what you can to fund our campaign. For everything that you do, David, thank you.

It's time for real change.

My reply:

The very fact that you say this obvious truth makes me doubt your sincerity all the more. Your political upbringing says the opposite of what you proclaim.

I simply don’t believe you.