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Watch Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn send Glastonbury festival wild with speech

26 June 2017

After thanking event organizer Michael Eavis for providing the setting, Corbyn opened with a short message for US President Donald Trump: "Build bridges not walls".

Trade union worker Hazel Nolan (30), was working at the music festival's Solstice bar when Mr Corbyn surprised them with a visit.

"Shake your chains to earth like dew/Which in sleep had fallen on you: Ye are many-they are few!"

They did so, he said, "because they were fed up with being told they don't matter and that their generation was going to pay more to get less in education, housing, health, pensions and everything else".

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An image of deputy leader Tom Watson receiving the news of the Labour mutiny on his phone as he hurriedly left the festival came to symbolise the party's turmoil.

The Leader Of The Opposition appeared on the main stage before the US hip hop supergroup Run The Jewels, and paid tribute to festival organiser Michael Eavis, while offering some advice for US President Donald Trump.

"I want children to be able to paint and play music the way they want and this festival gives those children that opportunity".

The late and much loved MP Tony Benn, a friend and mentor to Corbyn, was a regular and popular speaker at Glastonbury.

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"I think more politicians should do things like this", said Claire Herbert, 32, from Llanelli, South Wales. "They need to communicate for the people who will be voting for them", she said.

During Friday's headline slot, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke recited Mrs May's "strong and stable" election slogan, with crowds chanting "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn".

Jeremy Corbyn spoke of his hopes for an end to people living on "the margins of society, euphemistically known as the Fourth World" in a speech focused on issues of social justice and equality delivered on-stage at the Glastonbury festival in England.

"I wore a Corbyn T-shirt previous year, I think he's a wonderful man and I think it's great that he is getting in touch with young voters".

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The singer later muttered: "See you later, Theresa. Just shut the door on your way out".

Watch Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn send Glastonbury festival wild with speech