Jeremy Corbyn visits Leicester as he comes under fire from Tony Blair

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was in Leicester today visiting Abbey Pumping Station.

The visit was to promote the Party’s policy on nationalising the water industry.

Mr Corbyn tweeted and said: “Thank you to volunteers at Abbey pumping station in Leicester for showing me around this historic site, from a time when water was used for public good, not private profit.”

He added: “Labour will bring water into public ownership so it works for customers, not shareholders.”

Mr Corbyn praised the historic steam-powered system, which was used to flush sewage out of Leicester during 1891 up until 1964.

The Labour leader also came under fire from former Prime Minister Tony Blair today, who said Mr Corbyn represents an “existential threat” to the party.

Mr Corbyn responded by saying: “We put forward policies which are actually very popular with the people of this country.”

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“We’re in tune with the wish of people to live in a society which is more equal.”