News Exercise #157


My questions are concerning the first five minutes, talking about the Labour Party membership.
1. In what way will the reformed Labour Party be different for party members outside the government?
2. At around 1:10-1:15 Corbyn used an expression that means involvement from all members, including from the lowest level. What was that expression?
3. From 1:50 he listed the areas of choosing austerity measures. What areas of spending did he mention?
4. What was his reaction to his critics, who have said some strong things against him?

Answers:
1. In what way will the reformed Labour Party be different for party members outside the government?
Corbyn plans to give all members more power to make decisions to be sure that all decisions are popular throughout its members.
2. At around 1:10-1:15 Corbyn used an expression that means involvement from all members, including from the lowest level. What was that expression?
Grassroots
3. From 1:50 he listed the areas of choosing austerity measures. What areas of spending did he mention?
Which railways you upgrade, which roads you change, which broadband you bring in, which new industries you support.
By “you” he means the government.
4. What was his reaction to his critics, who have said some strong things against him?
He said that he never says anything personal about any politician, and so he doesn’t respond except to say, “Let’s move on.”

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