November 25th, the day of the Autumn Statement, saw the first of what hopefully will be many victories for Labour under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.
The decision of Chancellor George Osbourne not to proceed with any cuts in Working Tax Credits came after a unified opposition to the measure in the House of Commons and a defeat for the Government in the Lords.
It showed Labour to be a determined and effective opposition and one that is returning to its essential roots.
When the bulk of the membership voted for Jeremy they did so not to embrace so-called 'hard left' or 'loony left' measures (whatever those terms mean) but because they wanted to see Labour fulfilling the purpose for which it was founded-simply standing up for ordinary people who otherwise would have no one to stand-up for them.
The message to working people is 'we are with you and we can make it happen.'
Nor should we forget the commitment not to cut police numbers. Recent events and Mr. Osbourne’s personal ambitions were big factors in this but Labour did oppose cuts which would doubtless have impacted most on already deprived areas.
Onwards and upwards-Things Can Only Get Better!