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Jeremy Corbyn to promise revolution in British politics akin to Margaret Thatcher's 1979 landslide

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The Labour leader pictured making a speech in June
The Labour leader pictured making a speech in June Credit: Matt Dunham/AP

Jeremy Corbyn will today promise a revolution in British politics akin to the Thatcher landslide in 1979 if Boris Johnson calls a snap election this Autumn.

Promising higher taxes for the wealthiest and a huge programme of nationalising utilities, he will say that "a general election triggered by the Tory Brexit crisis will be a crossroads for our country. 

In a tub-thumping speech designed to show that Labour is ready to fight the Tories, he will say that an election "will be a once-in-a-generation chance for a real change of direction, potentially on the scale of 1945 or 1979. Things cannot go on as they were before."

He will add: "We will rebuild our public services by taxing those at the...

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