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

April FrancisMay 15, 2017

JEREMY Corbyn and Theresa May have clashed over foreign and defence policy as the General Election campaign focused on leadership.

Describing a refugee crisis of "epic proportions" and a global situation that is getting "more dangerous", Corbyn said the US President was making matters worse.

He accused Trump of "recklessly escalating the confrontation with North Korea, unilaterally launching missile strikes on Syria, opposing President Obama's nuclear arms deal with Iran and backing a new nuclear arms race".

In a reference to the "coalition of chaos" attack used against him by the Tories, Mr Corbyn warned that Mrs May "seeks to build a coalition of risk and insecurity with Donald Trump".

This election is not about who people might have voted for before.

'Every action that is taken over Syria must be judged by whether it helps to bring an end to the tragedy of the Syrian war or does the opposite.

"So no more hand-holding with Donald Trump - a Labour government will conduct a robust and independent foreign policy made in London".

The manifesto states, "We will scrap the Conservatives" Brexit White Paper and replace it with fresh negotiating priorities that have a strong emphasis on retaining the benefits of the Single Market and the Customs Union-which are essential for maintaining industries, jobs and businesses in Britain... "And pandering to an erratic administration will not deliver stability".

Meanwhile, Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning said Mr Corbyn is "pretending he's got what it takes to keep us safe".

Setting out his party's stance on defence and security, Mr Corbyn branded the current war on terror as a "failure" adding that the world had become more unsafe as a result.

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He said it was the fourth general election in a row during which the United Kingdom had been at war.

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

The Labour leader said wars have increased insecurity "at home", and, "they have caused destabilization and devastation overseas".

As a veteran peace activist, Corbyn has always been critical of London's involvement in US-led wars across the world.

"But across the country today, traditional Labour supporters are increasingly looking at what Jeremy Corbyn believes in and are appalled".

A new poll shows that a majority of British voters support the Labour Party's new manifesto, which offers plans for the expansion of social services.

While it must be said the old shibboleth that all politicians are the same was well and truly nailed by Labour's socialist agenda - renationalisation, more pay for public sector workers, more tax for higher earners, and so on - the fundamental point still applies; that however much voters might like individual policies, they do not like divided parties and favour strong leaders.

The document will be published next week, but a draft was widely leaked on Thursday as about 80 members of a Labour committee prepared to meet to discuss it.

Labour's plans involve a target to tackle bed blocking and a new guarantee that patients with the most urgent needs are seen within an hour at A&E departments.

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