"It’s been an enormous honour to speak at the Durham Miners' Gala. It is simply the greatest demonstration of working class culture in Britain.
The Big Meeting brings together a fantastic array of miners lodges and their banners into the city of Durham and attracts trade unions, political and community organisations from all over the country. It’s a place of confident assertion of our values, and our hopes for a world of peace, equality and justice."
Jeremy Corbyn MP Leader of the Labour Party