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UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump

Kelvin Reese | 14 May, 2017, 13:14

Launching her battlebus tour in Northumberland, Mrs May made clearer than ever that she wants to frame the June 8 general election as a head-to-head battle pitching her against Mr Corbyn.

Mrs May has repeatedly urged voters not to believe the polls as she warns against "complacency" creeping into the Tory campaign.

Theresa May's Conservative Party continues to hold a formidable lead over their rivals in the latest general election polls.

After years of contesting Britain's political centre ground, the opposition Labour Party has agreed on what is likely to be its most left-wing election manifesto in more than three decades, complete with some eye-catching policies meant to shore up its core vote. They are on eight per cent.

Labour's manifesto also serves the more prosaic function of shoring up the party's core vote as it approaches a hard electoral contest on June 8.

"We respect that parents and grandparents taught their children and grandchildren that Labour was a party that shared their values and stood up for their community".

Here are five things we learned from the Labour leader's most comprehensive foreign policy speech since succeeding Ed Miliband in 2015.

He said: "I am often asked if as Prime Minister I would order the use of nuclear weapons". "We need to create a dialogue", the Labour leader said, as dictator Kim Jong-un clashes with Trump.

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Meeting pensioners in Norwich on Saturday, Mr Corbyn will say: "The Conservatives' failure to guarantee a decent standard of living for older people, Tory cuts to social care and their failure to protect the NHS are proof that the Tories are abandoning older people.

The best defence for Britain is a government actively engaged in seeking political solutions to the world's problems", he said in a speech in London.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he was not a pacifist and accepted that military action was sometimes necessary, as he sought to bolster his foreign policy credentials ahead of next month's election. "I accept that military action, under worldwide law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary" - from Mr Corbyn's speech to be given at Chatham House.

"But that is very far from the kind of unilateral wars and interventions that have nearly become routine in recent times".

Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership will be going all out for a decisive win. We have Russian Federation causing all sorts of trouble in eastern Europe and elsewhere, not least Syria.

Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry pledged Labour would enact the "ethical" foreign policy once touted by New Labour's Robin Cook. UKIP, which led the charge on Brexit, is campaigning to ensure Britain fully leaves the European Union as well as to cut foreign aid and ban full-face veils, but their supporters are expected to return to the Conservatives given that May is pledging the "hard Brexit" the party wants.

The party would put human rights "back at the heart of foreign policy" and "stand up" to the Trump administration, she added.

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