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Jeremy Corbyn was addressing his supporters in the Midlands town of Telford close to where the Labour leader was brought up and went to school. During the speech Mr Corbyn insisted he was not “born to rule” in an apparent indication of his imminent resignation as leader of the Opposition. Mr Corbyn also suggested young people should not have to work in life in an astonishing admission. 

Describing his vision for the nation under a Labour Government, Mr Corbyn claimed politicians must build a nation “fit for the next generation”.

He said: “It is time we started building a country fit for the next generation where young people don’t fear the future but look forward with confidence.

“Think of the young people who are given the subliminal message to look after your own education and look after your own health forget about council housing, make your own way in the world.

“It’s depressing, it’s unnecessary and it’s all part of the contraction of the public realm and the public state. It’s within our grasp to do something different in this election, and that’s what we are absolutely determined to achieve.”

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Mr Corbyn also made a bizarre admission during his address, claiming he was “not born to rule”. 

He said: “If the British people elect a Labour Government on December 12, I will be proud to be a UK Prime Minister. 

“But, I have to warn you it will be very different. It will be a very different way of doing things. I was not born to rule.

“None of us in this room was born to rule. I don’t pursue the kind of politics that thinks it’s all a game, a parlour game, a debating society game.

“I want to seek power for our party in order to share all that power out all across the country.

“And with all those communities that will have contributed to this historic Labour election victory which we’re looking forward to on December 12.”

In an attack on the way he has been portrayed in the media, the Labour leader took a veiled swipe at Boris Johnson for a comment piece penned in the Daily Telegraph in which Mr Corbyn was compared to the Russian dictator, Stalin.

Mr Corbyn said: “My view of leadership is different from the one that people are used to, and that’s been deeply analysed by many hostile articles in newspapers, but that’s okay, they’ve got to write things, it’s their living.

“Yes, I believe leaders should have clear principles that people can trust, and the strength and commitment not to be driven off course. You have to stand for something.

“But leaders must also trust others to play their part. Think of it like this: a good leader doesn’t just barge through a door and let it swing back in the faces of those following behind.

“A good leader holds open the door that others may walkthrough in the future – because in our society everyone has a contribution to make.

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“So when I talk about real change, that isn’t something that will be done to you. It’s something that can only be done with you.”

Concluding his speech, Mr Corbyn said: “I want to lead a Government that’s on your side. That puts power and wealth into the hands of the people – a Government that works for you.”

According to the latest YouGov voting intention, Mr Corbyn still has a lot of ground to cover if he is to convince the British people to put him in Number 10 on December 13.

The Labour Party is continuing to fall behind as the promises of “real change” have yet to resonate with voters.

The latest from YouGov on voting intention, the most recent poll surveyed 3,284 British adults between November 1 and 4, puts Conservatives on 39 percent, Labour on 27 percent, Lib Dems on 16 percent, the Brexit Party on 7 percent the SNP on 5 percent, Green on 4 percent, Plaid Cymru on 1 percent and other on 1 percent.

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