Stormzy backs Jeremy Corbyn, calls to end austerity

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Stomzy has expressed his support for the Labour leader in an open letter published in The Guardian.

Stormzy is among a number of musicians, including Shura, Ghetts and Rinse FM founder Geeneus, who have signed a letter expressing their support for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party in the upcoming general election on 12 December.

The letter calls for an end to the austerity policies of successive Conservative-led governments and follows the launch of Labour’s Arts for All programme over the weekend, where the likes of MIA and Lily Allen spoke in favour of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.

An extract from the letter, which was published in full in The Guardian today, reads: “Ending austerity will, for the first time in many of our lifetimes, use the taxes we all already pay into, to reinvest in the housing, youth clubs, community groups and cultural centres being destroyed by the current government. These spaces made many of us who we are today, and while we don’t rely on them like we used to, we know how important they will be for the next generation. It is only by restoring them that our communities can take charge of our own destinies, and build our own solutions to the problems we face.”

Akala, Charlie Sloth, Katy B, Nadine Shah and more have also signed the letter.

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