Jeremy Corbyn has released his Christmas message.
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The short video was posted on the Labour Leader’s Twitter feed this morning, following similar messages from the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Sue Hayman.
Corbyn used the message to urge his supporters to think of the homeless, lonely and elderly over the festive season.
He also asked followers to think of those living in the war-torn countries of Yemen, Syria and Libya. Watch below:
This Christmas, whenever you can, show people love and show them you care. pic.twitter.com/8sLSx5PlfH
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) December 24, 2017
“We pride ourselves on being a compassionate nation,” Corbyn said.
“My Christmas wish is that we should all do more to bring about the kind of society and world we want to live in. Whenever you can, show people love, show them you care.”
The Labour Leader recently came under fire from former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher.
In an interview with Paste, Gallagher compared Corbyn to a “communist”, and called politicians “fucking full of shit.”
Read the full transcript of Corbyn’s Christmas message below.
“At Christmas, we spend time at home with family and friends. 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 such as Yemen, Syria and Libya, in fear of bombs and bullets, injury and death.
None of this is inevitable. We pride ourselves on being a compassionate nation. My Christmas wish is that we should all do more to 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.”