Jeremy Corbyn Election 2017


Jeremy Corbyn

Recorded coverage of a campaign speech by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in West Yorkshire, from Tuesday 16 May.


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Today, we launched our manifesto in Bradford. That manifesto sets out a

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very clear path for this country. Either we can continue going down

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the road of low investment, greater inequality, greater poverty, more

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homeless people, more food banks, more debt, more young people

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underachieving, more schools where headteachers are told the solution

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to the problem is to collect from the parents to pay the teachers's

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salary, or we can do things differently we could instead say,

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95% of those will not pay any more in tax, VAT or National Insurance,

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but those with the broadest shoulders, will be asked to pay a

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little more. CHEERING

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So that we can establish a national investment bank to ensure a fairness

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of investment the manufacturing and service industries. An investor

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transport into structure but all parts of Britain, not just under the

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selfies. CHEERING

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I say that as someone who represents a London consistent. Bass macro not

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just London and the south-east. I understand the unfairness of all of

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this. Your rail lines need upgrading just like those all over the country

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do. That is why we will set up a national investment bank regionally

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based so there is a fairness in the distribution of those funds all over

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the country. CHEERING

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Then, you look at all the other things and issues we face,

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fundamentally are on the society. We are discovering a couple of

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subjects, in education I'm utterly fed up with the way in which school

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funding formulas is so unfair. It tends to be the poorer schools in

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the poorest places with the poorest children achieve the less because

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they received the least. CHEERING

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And so we will change that and ensure there was proper funding

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balls calls. And, -- proper funding for all schools. I want all our

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children to be properly fed. A child coming into school and we found it

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hard to concentrate and so is less likely to succeed in primary school.

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Leaving primary school without all the skills they should be equipped

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with, less likely to do well in secondary school, less likely to do

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a levels or any other qualification, less likely to go to college or

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university. That means a poor child growing up in poverty does not get

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to be the teacher, the engineer, the doctor, the lawyer or to achieve

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what they want in their lives. Two people lose because of that, one is

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that child who has not achieved what they want in life, their ambitions

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the other people who lose are all of ours.

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CHEERING Because I'm at that point child...

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-- that bright child did not get to be the doctor or lawyer or what they

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wanted to be. They underachieved in life. I'm utterly, utterly

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determined that we will fund our schools properly, pay our teachers

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probably. We will not force them to leave with stress levels that are

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unbearable. And we will make sure that every child gets a good lunch

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every day during primary school. CHEERING

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APPLAUSE And, I am sure you will agree with

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me that we'll share this, learning is about English, maths, science and

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geography and history. They are all crucial and important

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subjects, but it is also about unlocking the creativity and

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imagination that the... CHEERING

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It is about learning about our communities and our life. It is

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about being part of a wider community. The great African saying

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is, it takes a child to bring up... It takes a village to bring up a

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village. It takes a child educate a village.

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LAUGHTER That is the philosophy that will be behind it and I'm very proud

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of what we're doing there. Also, we're going to introduce pupils art

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premiums of every child in every school can learn a musical

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instrument. CHEERING

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APPLAUSE And before some incredible expat

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writer of one of broadsheet papers tells all this is in the Mee or

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necessary and excessive I would say this, you do well at music media

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were maths, you do well at music you do well at maths.

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They are not that far apart, science, music, arts. Let's bring

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them together. We also have other challengers, students going into

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university, those who want be nurses held back because the government has

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cancelled the nurse bursary. I was talking to a group of nurses and was

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the last week, they had decided to go into nursing and done other jobs,

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they wanted to go into nursing, brilliant, because they bring in

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that life experience into nursing. That is great. But, they told me

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they could only do it because they had got the nurse bursary to help

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them through the training. The Tories cancelled it, therefore there

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will be a shortage of nurses, therefore we will have difficulties

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in the NHS. A Labour government, and June nine will bring it back.

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CHEERING -- a Labour government on June nine

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will bring it back. As one who has been in Parliament and been around

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long enough to remember the days when going to university was a

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choice not something you would approach with trepidation because

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you wondered what would happen in the future, we have looked at it,

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we've gone through it very carefully and we're utterly determined to get

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rid of student fees so that everybody can go to university.

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CHEERING APPLAUSE

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These are things are all very important, what is also important is

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the way in which we approach the other issues that are facing so

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many. I am constantly angry and shocked by

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the number of people I meet in all our towns and cities who are

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sleeping rough, who are homeless. Those that have suffered all kinds

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of problems in their lives and are sleeping rough. What is it with

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modern Britain, modern Tory Britain, that somehow or other we just

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condone it, we except it is one of those things? Sorry, it is not, it

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is not always been like that will stop so, we will have a housing

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strategy that does support the homeless and make sure that everyone

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has... APPLAUSE

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In many ways, those that are both sleeping, homeless, or a symptom of

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the problem of a country that has not developed enough secure,

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lifetime tenancy council housing that has not ensured that those who

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wanted to buy get a chance because the deposits are too high or the

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income to low, and those that are living in the private rented sector

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in some parts of the country paid far too much, in all parts of the

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country are living in an insecure way and an insecure place. Next

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week, in banning, we will launch our comprehensive housing strategy to

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support the homeless to give them somewhere to live. -- next week in

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Birmingham. We will be building homes in five-year 's, half of which

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will be council housing. We want to ensure that those who want to buy

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will be able to. CHEERING

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I do not measure the success of a housing policy by the number of

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big-time investors that buy luxury homes in London and the south-east

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and keep them empty while the prices rise and sell them on about them

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ever being used. There was something offensive about places being kept

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empty well there are people with no homes. And it will be different, it

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will be a very different philosophy! And, it is also the world in which

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we live, our generation are faced with the issues of climate change,

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environmental destruction and sustainability, I have a very strong

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you on all of this, I want a government that develops an energy

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policy where 60% of our power is generated from renewable sources.

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APPLAUSE CHEERING

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I want to lead a government that does pay respect to the natural

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world and our ecosystem and does play its part in understanding and

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supporting global emission agreements and doing everything we

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can to protect this planet on which we all live.

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So, you will find a government that is serious about environmental

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policies, and politics and serious about sustainability, because we

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need to leave this plant in a better state for our children and

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grandchildren... CHEERING

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All of this is not romantic optimism, what it is is serious

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about people's lives, about our communities and serious about how we

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invest in our economy. That is where I started my contribution here

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today. It is also about what we do to convince people, between now and

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June the 8th, how they will vote and what's choice they will make. Since

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this campaign started I have now done 41 events all around the

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country, the numbers of people coming are enormous and if you look

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around yourselves at this crowd here today, we're young, where old, with

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black with white women, women and we are every part of our community. --

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we are young, we are old, we are black, we are white, we're women, we

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are men. Some things you can legislate to include health, to

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improve education, you can spend money to improve housing, you can

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invest to improve our economy, you can do many of those things, what we

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can also do is understand the crises that people go through. I'm proud of

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the section of our manifesto and mental health.

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CHEERING -- I am proud of the section of our

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manifesto on mental health. I spoke to a man about his own problems and

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his own life and what he was turned to do about it and what he was

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trying to do to help others. Just as much as those people that are living

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difficult lives, with mental health, waiting months to get support, they

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need help and we need a mental health service that works for them.

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CHEERING We also need to recognise that those

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that rely on pensions in the old age need the security of a triple lock.

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We will guarantee the triple lock for all pensioners. This is

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something that the Conservatives and the Liberals are not doing. We also

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recognise the way in which the women, have been so-so changed by

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this government. I am determined by the -- I'm determined by the end of

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the period of the Labour government, this will not be a society ridden by

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unnecessary poverty and underachievement, but will instead

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be stronger communities, stronger public service is and more efficient

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economy that works for all with a real living wage for all of ?10 an

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hour. CHEERING

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Nine of this -- none of this will be achieved if you are not registered

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to vote and don't vote. It will not be achieved if we don't ensure that

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we are gaining constituencies we don't hold at the moment. This place

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is historically beyond belief in political terms. The political

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battles of here go back hundreds years or more. I've read much of the

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history of it. I've not got time to give you all of that now.

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LAUGHTER In the steps of those that went before, to gain a victory, the

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Justice, the social justice, the decent housing, decent health and a

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decent society, I invite you all to get behind Velma, work with her,

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knock on those doors. CHEERING

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On June nine, we will know the good news that this area once again,

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returns to the Labour filed with the Labour MP to represent you.

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CHEERING Velma and has a copy of the

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manifesto, which I will hold up. -- Thelma.

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APPLAUSE For the many, not the few. That is

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our slogan, our watchword, our message. That is our inspiration. Go

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for it! APPLAUSE

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