Natasha Hakimi Zapata reports for Truthdig from London.

Billed as an event featuring comedians, poets, musicians and other artists and activists who supported Jeremy Corbyn, the audience at O2 Forum Kentish Town, a London concert hall, expected just about anyone but the Labour Party leader himself to appear Thursday night at the #JC4PM show.

Corbyn began and ended his rousing speech by thanking his supporters and reminding them of the work they have cut out for them in the years leading up to the 2020 election, when he plans to run for prime minister of the United Kingdom. Reflecting on his campaign for Labour leadership in 2015, the British politician said, “The bankers created a crisis, the government’s responded by cutting services, increasing the costs of the poorest people and making the richest even richer. And we said, ‘No, that is the wrong way around.’ “

Corbyn also touched on his recent visit to a refugee camp in Calais, France, as well as several progressive goals he’s working toward. Watch the entire exclusive clip below and check in this weekend to learn more about the #JC4PM event, its organizers and participants, which will be the subjects of our Truthdiggers of the Week column.

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