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Corbyn launches his 'Transport Tuesday'

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>> Read the fine print, and this says, I'm the left wing choice. Jeremy Corbyn kicking off what he's dubbed Transport Tuesday. A snazzy title and a gauntlet being thrown down to his Labour leadership challenger, Owen Smith. But it started with more of a whimper than a bang. This isn't exactly the biggest crowd Jeremy Corbyn's been known to draw but it is another bread and butter photo op for the Labour leader.
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And an example of why he's so popular with grassroots party activists. I'm Reuters reporter, Jacob Greaves, in central London, where the Labour leader is here to renew his pledge to re-nationalize the railways. And he's throwing in fare savings up to 10% as a sweetener.>> Southern Rail have cancelled hundreds of trains, trying to reduce the amount of staff.
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Have unprecedented levels of passenger dissatisfaction, and run a pretty terrible service.>> Smith also backs rail re-nationalization, but Corbyn is extending his reforms to Britain's buses. It's a change of agenda, and likely attempt to wrong-foot his challenger. On Monday Owen Smith made it all about Britain's national health service.
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Promising a 60 billion pound 5 year spending free funded by taxing the wealthiest.>> So, the answer is, we spend more, we need to spend an extra 4% per annum.>> Smith has strong support from Labour's MPs, but to breathe life into his campaign he needs to galvanize its grassroots.
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That's Corbyn's territory, but he didn't have it all his own way here.>> Moron.>> Thank you very much. Very nice of you.>> Joining a protest alongside unions is brave when in earshot of bleary-eyed, strike-weary commuters. But the express train that is Corbyn's campaign, shows little sign of stopping.
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On Monday, he secured the support of over 80% of local Labour parties. The result has no direct bearing on the leadership race, but it is thought to be a barometer of party opinion. Unless Smith can derail him, Corbyn looks well on track to retain his party's leadership.