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

Michele Moreno
May 15, 2017

Opponents of Corbyn have long framed him as a threat to security due to his cautious views on war and foreign policy.

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In her latest campaign visit, Theresa May accused Labour of "deserting" working class voters.

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Corbyn, a veteran anti-war campaigner who is opposed to nuclear weapons, has faced accusations from Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives that he would put Britain's security at risk if he won power.

Mr Corbyn also ruled out any further "hand holding" with President Donald Trump when it came to foreign defence policy, adding that he would be willing to stand up to the USA commander in chief.

It claims that the current energy market is an "outdated, expensive and polluting energy system" and central to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's plans is a nationalisation of both the UK's transmission and distribution grids.

Mrs May said the leaked draft of Labour's General Election manifesto was a "multibillion-pound ideological wish list of deliverable promises" with a funding shortfall estimated to be "at least £30 billion".

He said he supported military action "as a genuine last resort" but accused recent British and USA governments of "bomb first, talk later" policies.

And the U.S. recently attacked President Assad in Syria in retaliation to a sarin gas attack.

"The fact is that the "war on terror" which has driven these interventions has failed".

"It has not increased our security at home".

"Much of the manifesto is also just pure, bash-the-rich spite", he says.

Mrs May said that the election offered a choice between "me and my team, with our eyes fixed on the future, or Jeremy Corbyn and his allies that want to take us back to the economic chaos of the past".

"So far during this campaign we have learned one thing about Jeremy Corbyn: proud and patriotic working class people in towns and cities across Britain have not deserted the Labour Party - Jeremy Corbyn has deserted them", she is expected to say.

Unsurprisingly, the Tories say that it all shows Mr Corbyn can not be trusted with the nation's defences - accusing him of undermining Trident and dithering over IS while tying the hands of Britain's intelligence services.

"Jeremy Corbyn is a guy who has campaigned all his life to weaken the U.K.'s defenses", Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said.

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