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

14 May 2017

"The crucial thing is that there is a sharp distinction between a Government that is willing to stand up for this country, which is willing to make sure this country is properly defended and a Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn that would simply chuck away our ability to defend ourselves".

As Nigel Farage has said, Theresa May is now using the exact words and phrases he has been using for the last 20 years.

Mr Corbyn condemned Mr Trump's USA administration for "recklessly" endangering global security through interventions in North Korea and Syria while opposing President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

The Prime Minister shot back at the Labour leader after he accused her of "pandering" to US President Donald Trump as he set out plans for a major shift in British foreign policy.

In an impassioned speech at Chatham House in London, Mr Corbyn said he isn't a pacifist, but cautioned against military action overseas. "I accept that military action, under global law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary", he will say.

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

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Mr Nuttall said the former prime minister's view illustrated why Ukip was still needed, tweeting: "Cameron's comments prove that UKIP has never been more necessary, we will be the guard dogs of Brexit".

"It's an extraordinary question when you think about it. It would mean world leaders had already triggered a spiral of catastrophe for humankind".

The general election "will be won on the day by real people going out and casting real votes", she told reporters in Brentford, west London, a district the Tories are targetting.

The Labour leader said that the terms of Article 5 of the Nato treaty, which commits member-states to collective self defence, could in some circumstances be fulfilled without the use of military force, by deploying economic and diplomatic pressure. "But we can not obviously decide what the review would decide, otherwise we wouldn't have a review".

The party's official position is to seek to retain the benefits of the single market in exit talks with Brussels, but its Brexit spokesman has previously said that full membership is incompatible with a need to tighten immigration rules.

Mr Corbyn says that on entering No 10 he would order an immediate review of RAF air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

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Instead, Corbyn would create a "Minister for Peace" who would guard against this instinct to "bomb first".

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

Miss Abbott last month suggested that around two-thirds of Labour support was down to the popularity of Mr Corbyn.

The Sun summed up the leak and following drama with the headline "Crash, Bang, Wallies!", The Times and Telegraph report "civil war" breaking out in the party over the "hard-left" manifesto, and the Daily Mail asks: "Who DID leak that manifesto?"

"I think we have to look through the whole process. He thinks North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is nonsense".

The deputy leader said parliament's ability to hold her to account "will go out of the window" if the Conservatives achieve a landslide in the election.

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