Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'

The latest poll comes after ComRes and ICM gave the Conservatives a 21 point lead, suggesting Theresa May could win a triple-digit majority at the general election on 8 June. They oppose democracy. And for the party claiming to be "the real opposition to the Tories", isn't it amusing their leader Tim Farron has refused to rule out going into another coalition with the Conservatives.

The election was made official on Wednesday during a rowdy session of the House of Commons, May won the support of 522 lawmakers in the 650-seat parliament for an election on June 8. Our offer is to tackle elderly poverty and loneliness, invest in our economy, NHS and schools, to improve rights at work and the ten pound living wage.

"Of course those people don't want us to win", he said.

The Tories are set to win dozens of Labour seats around Britain, according to polls. The Conservatives now hold 330 of the 650 seats.

Labour has proposed a number of policies that provide a clear choice between capitalist austerity and a caring, inclusive and just programme.

He said: "I welcome the Prime Minister's decision to give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first".

"The SNP will absolutely win this election - there is no doubt about it", said Craig McAngus, of Aberdeen University's department of politics and worldwide relations. "Unfortunately, a strong leader is what wins elections these days".

So is this why she called the General Election?

Mr Corbyn has led Labour since September 2015, and he was re-elected last September, winning the votes of almost 62 per cent of the party's membership.

UKIP has lost its only MP, its leader is regarded as literally incredible after his performance in the Stoke by-election and, more importantly, Mrs May has shot the UKIP fox. Because the Prime Minister may wield the most power in the country, but without the Conservative party and her Cabinet, she wouldn't be able to do anything.

An overwhelming majority of Hackney residents voted to Remain in the European Union in last year's referendum, with the third highest Remain vote in the country after Lambeth and Gibraltar, at 78.5 per cent.

"It's also a cultural schism. He's an activist, he's not really a public leader", Dr McAngus said.

"I think unfortunately working with others can sometimes be perceived as a form of weakness and obviously he is under a lot of pressure now to demonstrate that his leadership alone can lead Labour to a victory at the next election".

With Labour slumping to an eight-year low in the polls and the uncertainty of Brexit looming, we take a look at what Star readers are saying on our Facebook page about the upcoming snap General Election.

It's a formidable task, so what can the Labour leader do?

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood's suggestion that May should be empty-chaired if she fails to turn up is justifiable.

One of those is Christine Cross, who said: "I'm voting Labour. always have always will".

It will also be hard to unseat Mr Corbyn in an internal election for party leadership if he continues to enjoy widespread support among the membership.

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