“We will force people like Starbucks, Vodafone, Amazon and Google and all the others to pay their fair share of taxes”, he promised.
The left-wing leader shied away from radical points of view and proclaimed his love of Britain and British values.
He will say: “These values are what I was elected on – a kinder politics and a more caring society”. “Well we’re not having it. Our Labour party says no”.
“Let us put our values, the people’s values, back into politics”. “I know you feel we lost our way”.
The revelation causes further confusion ahead of Jeremy Corbyn’s keynote speech this afternoon, in which the Labour leader is expected to say that Britain should not “spend £100 billion renewing weapons of mass destruction”.
The 66-year-old left-winger represents a sharp break with Labour’s move to the center ground of British politics over the past three decades – a strategy that many credit for the party’s three straight election victories under Tony Blair from 1997.
“In every community and workplace, not just at Westminster”.
Although shadow Cabinet ministers including Vernon Coaker and Hilary Benn oppose scrapping the nuclear deterent, he said he wanted to “make my own position absolutely clear” that it was wrong to spend £100bn on renewal of Trident.
Interim director of communications Kevin Slocombe made the claim to The Argus, Brighton, as the newspaper attempted to interview Mr Corbyn.
But he won warm support from activists for shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s rejection of austerity and promise to balance the nation’s books without hurting middle and low-earners.
It was an approach that went down well with Bolton North East MP David Crausby, who did not back Mr Corbyn as leader and has stated that he remains unconvinced by him as a leader going forward. “I wish he will be successful”.
Speaking to Times Higher Education at Labour’s conference in Brighton, Mr Marsden said the country was at “a stage of critical decisions about funding” of universities “and a few of the really big issues around the black hole that’s developing over non-repayment of loans”. “We believe there is a better way”. “I want open debate, I will listen to everyone”.
“I am not imposing leadership lines”.
His accusation was denied by Vodafone and he also admitted that Labour needs “to prove its credibility” with voters on the economy.
He also wants to restore trade union rights, carry out a review on the Bank of England and the Government’s treasury department as well as build more homes and reduce the pay gap between men and women.