Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour is ready to fight an election campaign against Boris Johnson but refused to express a preference between leaving with a Labour-negotiated deal or staying in the EU. The Labour leader said he was “absolutely” gearing up for an election, with a summer campaign plan, new policies on a green industrial revolution and candidates already selected in almost all marginal seats. In his first major broadcast interview since Boris Johnson became prime minister, he told Sky News he was “not in the slightest” bit worried about going up in an election against Johnson, adding: “I’m fit, I’m raring to go.” He said Labour’s programme for government would be “about reducing inequality in Britain and about investing in good-quality, sustainable jobs for the future through the green energy revolution”. Allies of Corbyn say he is very prepared for an election after facing his third Tory prime minister in Johnson and having moved Labour’s Brexit position to a clear commitment to a second referendum. However, some Labour MPs are increasingly worried about the threat of the Liberal Democrats being more unequivocally committed to remaining in the EU if there is a quick election called by Johnson to win… Read full this story
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