Video Message by Jeremy Corbyn on Christmas 2019
I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas.
People around the world come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus and his message of love, hope and peace. That message is more important now than ever.
This has been a difficult year for many of us. We didn’t succeed in delivering the change that so many people desperately need.
But Christmas is a chance to listen, reflect and remember all the things that bind us together, our compassion, our determination to tackle injustice and our hope for a better world.
At Christmas, too often, the scale of injustice and inequality is in very plain sight. As people hurry home through our busy high streets, often loaded with shopping bags, seeing those who have no homes and no hope beside them. Adverts from mouth-watering Christmas meals, when we know that many children are hungry. And while we celebrate being together, we’re reminded of the many who will be alone and sadly lonely at Christmas.
But our communities are built on generosity and the solidarity that comes from that. So we don’t walk by on the other side.
This Christmas, I know so many people will be out supporting those less fortunate, helping in food banks, working in shelters, and trying to find children who are homeless emergency shelter. And our brilliant National Health Service workers and all those who work in other public services who will keep us safe over Christmas.
Together, we have the power to bring about change in our communities and to make a real difference to the lives of others.
Together, let’s do all we can to make this a country that cares for the many and not the few, and do everything we can to reach out to neighbours and build that sense of togetherness, not just for Christmas but for all the months and years ahead.
Can I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a good New Year.