Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour will run the most "ambitious and radical campaign" to bring "real change" to the country as he launched his party's General Election campaign in Battersea today.

Speaking at the Battersea Arts Centre, he said: "Today we launch the most ambitious and radical campaign our country has ever seen: to bring real change to all parts of this country.

"If you want to live in a society that works for everybody, not just the billionaires. If you want to save our hospitals, schools and public services from Tory cuts and privatisation.

"If you want to stop the big polluters destroying our environment, then this election is your chance to vote for it."

"Some people believe that real change isn't possible. They say that we're asking too much. Really?

"Thirty hours' free childcare for all two to four-year-olds. A good education, from cradle to grave, as a right, not a privilege, and no tuition fees. Is that too much?

"Ending the Conservatives' great rip-off by putting rail, mail and water into public ownership so they work for everyone, not just Tory donors and shareholders in tax havens. Is that asking too much?"

Mr Corbyn said Boris Johnson's failure to take Britain out of the EU on October 31 was "his alone" and that he could not be trusted.

"Friends, today is the 31st of October... the day that Boris Johnson promised we would leave the EU.

"He also said he would rather be 'dead in a ditch' than delay beyond today, but he has failed, and that failure is his alone."

He said Labour would get Brexit sorted "within six months" and "let the people decide whether to leave with a sensible deal or remain".

To chants of "not for sale" from the audience, Mr Corbyn said Labour would not let Donald Trump get his hands on the NHS.

"Despite his (Boris Johnson's) denials, the NHS is up for grabs by US corporations in a one-sided Trump trade sell-out."

Branding the Tories as the "establishment elite", Mr Corbyn said: "And you know what really scares the elite? All of us, the British people.

"What the elite are actually afraid of is paying their taxes.

"So, in this election, they'll fight harder and dirtier than ever before. They'll throw everything at us because they know we're not afraid to take them on."

Mr Corbyn said when Labour wins, "we all win".

"Together, we can pull down a corrupt system and build a fairer country that genuinely does care for all.

"We have something that the Rupert Murdochs, the Mike Ashleys and the Boris Johnsons don't have.

"We have people. Hundreds of thousands of people in every part of our country who will make this the biggest people-powered election campaign in history of this country.

"We're young, we're old, we're black, we're white, we're straight, we're gay, we're women, we're men, we're people of all faiths and none, we're from the north, we're from the south...

"And when Labour wins, the nurse wins, the pensioner wins, the student wins, the office worker wins, the engineer wins. We all win."

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The Labour leader said: "After three long years of Brexit division and failure from the Tories, we have to get this issue sorted.

"We need to take it out of the hands of the politicians and trust the people to have the final say.

"Labour will get Brexit sorted within six months. We'll let the people decide whether to leave with a sensible deal or remain. That really isn't complicated."

Mr Johnson said despite the December election, Labour would be "out there in every city, every town and every village with the biggest and most confident campaign that our country has ever, ever seen, bringing a message of hope and change to every community".

"Even if the rivers freeze over, we're going out to bring about real change for the many, not the few."

He said Labour had the "most radical and exciting plan for real change ever put before the British electorate".

"Friends, the future is ours to make, together it is now time for real change."

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said MPs are expected to return to Parliament on Monday December 16 for swearing in.

Mr Rees-Mogg was responding to Shadow leader of the House Valerie Vaz, who asked him when Parliament is likely to return after the upcoming election.

Leader of the House Mr Rees-Mogg told MPs: "The answer is the expectation is we come back on the Monday after the General Election for swearing in."

Asked about poor poll ratings as Labour leader, Mr Corbyn said: "It's not about me.

"It is not about any individual on this platform.

"It's not a presidential election."

Mr Corbyn urged the media to "just report what we say".

To loud applause from the audience, he said: "I ask our media, as good journalists, to just report what we say."