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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sets out plans for 'a fairer more equal Britain'

A plan to build "a fairer Britain" through policies on wealth creation and distribution has been unveiled by Jeremy Corbyn.

In a speech to the Fabian Society, the Labour leader accused the Conservatives of creating "fairness for a few" and "running the state into the ground" while outlining Labour's plans for a "publicly-owned railway, a lifelong education service and a large-scale housebuilding programme."

Investing in our future, investment in new infrastructure, industries and jobs is guaranteeing fairness. Investing in housing, new railways, new digital infrastructure creates jobs, creates a social and economic return. Cutting investment, as this government has done, cuts opportunity and cuts fairness.

Fairness isn’t just an abstract morality that we claim, it is something we together - as Labour - have delivered over decades in Britain.

– Jeremy Corbyn in a speech to the Fabian Society

Living wage "pay ratios"

He detailed Labour's future policy direction in a range of areas including a proposal to "restrict companies from distributing dividends until they pay all their workers the living wage".

Too much of the proceeds of growth have accumulated to those at the top. Not only is this unfair, it actually holds back growth - as OECD research has found. A more equal society is not only fairer, it does better in terms of economic stability and wealth creation.

– Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn at the Fabian Society annual conference in central London.

Mr Corbyn also accused the Conservative government of "gerrymandering the electoral system to benefit themselves", and carrying out a "serious attack on democratic rights and freedoms".

By directly attacking Labour's funding trough the Trade Union Bill and cutting the public short money support for opposition parties' research, they're deliberately setting out to constrain democratic accountability.

And add to that the gagging law which was passed in the last parliament, which prevents charities, unions and think tanks from taking part in political debate nearer to election time - silencing those that may wish to present a public debate of a dissenting point of view.

– Jeremy Corbyn

Mr Corbyn will travel to Scotland later to address the first-ever Unite Scotland policy conference at a time of growing tension with the unions.

Unions are concerned about the impact UK Labour's nuclear weapons review will have on jobs while Scottish Labour has already voted to scrap Trident.

The Royal Navy's 16,000 ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard Credit: PA

Scottish Labour party leader Kezia Dugdale will also address the conference and is expected to attack the Scottish National Party (SNP) over its budget cuts for local councils.

Scottish Labour party leader Kezia Dugdale will also address the Unite conference. Credit: Danny Lawson / PA Wire/PA Images

Scottish Labour party leader Kezia Dugdale will also address the conference and is expected to attack the Scottish National Party (SNP) over its budget cuts for local councils.

Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, and Unite general secretary Len McCluskey will address the conference on Sunday.