Published: Sat, May 13, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

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

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

David Bryan created a Twitter storm when he posted a video of the Prime Minister ringing his doorbell, adding: "That time @theresa_may came to my front door but I was too scared to answer".

In a speech marking the mid-point of the campaign, she will reach out to disaffected Labour voters, saying many were "appalled" at the direction he was taking the party, while promising to "earn the trust of all our people" if she is returned to Downing Street on June 8.

Corbyn, a vegetarian, has long tended a plot in East Finchley, near his north London home, where he grows maize, beans and pumpkins as well as fruit to make jam.

But he sowed confusion over the future of the UK's nuclear deterrent by suggesting it would form part of strategic defence review (SDR) under a Labour government.

Green co-leader Caroline Lucas has actively encouraged local deals among "progressives" to block the Conservatives and the party has already said it will not field candidates in a number of other marginal London seats including, Ealing Central and Acton, Brentford and Isleworth and Ilford North.

Corbyn's speech comes as Emily Thornberry, shadow foreign secretary, indicates a return to the era of Cook's "ethical foreign policy".

"I am often asked if as prime minister I would order the use of nuclear weapons", Corbyn said, apparently setting himself up to answer the question.

'Britain deserves better than simply outsourcing our country's security and prosperity to the whims of the Trump White House.

But he was against the now routine "unilateral wars and interventions", a "failed recipe that has served us so badly".

His comments came after a high-profile speech to worldwide affairs thinktank Chatham House, in which he insisted he was "not a pacifist" but cautioned against a "bomb first, talk later" approach to foreign policy. "So no more hand holding with Donald Trump".

The coalition actually on offer, he argued, was a risky one between Theresa May and Donald Trump that would lead to more unpopular military entanglements around the world. "It's an extraordinary question when you think about it; would you order the indiscriminate killing of millions of people?"

Mr Corbyn also said Labour was committed to the renewal of Trident nuclear missile system.

On the plan to ban zero-hours contracts, 71 per cent said they backed the move, while just 16 per cent said they were against it.

"A Labour government will respect global law and oppose lawlessness and unilateralism in worldwide relations", he added.

She said: "He says he wants to change Britain - and that's true".

Speaking during a Conservative Party campaign visit to an indoor market in Newport, south Wales, Mr Johnson said: "I am genuinely anxious about some of the things Jeremy Corbyn stands for and believes in".

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn rejected suggestions that he was a pacifist, insisting on Friday that he would approve military action as a last resort.

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