Freddy Gray 19 August 2019 1:38 PM 19 August 2019 1:38 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Jez he did! Jeremy Corbyn has just surprised absolutely nobody by calling Prime Minister Boris Johnson ‘Britain’s Trump.’ He labelled Boris a ‘fake populist’ and a ‘phoney outsider.’ No doubt Labour speechwriters think this is a great attack line ahead of a general election. But it might backfire – for two reasons. First, Trump is not nearly as toxic in Britain as everybody in political circles believes. Secondly, for Labour voters, the uncomfortable truth is that the British equivalent of Trump is not Boris, as everyone says. It’s Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn, 70, and Trump, 73, have far more in common than Boris and Trump. Jeremy and Donald are both anti-establishment insurgents who have been married three times. They both like dictators and dislike Nato. They both have embarrassing pasts which should … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn, not Boris Johnson, is ‘Britain’s Trump’
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LONDON — Labour is almost off the fence on Brexit. Its longstanding policy of "constructive ambiguity" — or "fudge" to normal people — finally buckled Tuesday and gave way to an almost clear position. Jeremy Corbyn announced that the party will demand a referendum on any future Brexit deal agreed by the Tories — or any no-deal Brexit plan — and would back staying in the EU in such a scenario. The decision follows more than a year of wrangling between MPs, frontbenchers and top aides over what course the party should take on Brexit. While the Labour membership and its parliamentary wing are overwhelmingly pro-Remain, millions of its voters backed Brexit at the 2016 EU referendum, leaving a vast electoral minefield for the party to traverse. Corbyn's own position — and that of those around him — has made the puzzle all the harder to solve. The Labour leader has a history of Euroskepticism based on the hard-left tradition that the … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn backs Remain. Almost.
The Washington Post yesterday reported that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a group of American Jewish leaders in a private meeting that the US would seek to block Jeremy Corbyn from becoming British Prime Minister if the US detected what Pompeo called "antisemitism." He said the US government would "push back" against Corbyn and that "we won't wait for him to do those things," presumably meaning oppose Israel. The Pentagon says that it is canceling Turkey's involvement in the F-35 Stealth fighter program over Ankara's plans to buy a Russian S-400 missile defense system. Turkish pilots will no longer be trained on the F-35, and they've been asked to leave a US Air Force base in Arizona. Turkish President Erdogan said that he is undeterred by the US action and will complete the purchase and installation of the S-400. Dr. Gönül Tol, the founding director of The Middle East Institute's … [Read more...] about Secret Recording of Pompeo: US Plots to Stop Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn has backed the Power Up the North campaign urging the government to invest more in Northern communities. Grimsby Live and the Grimsby Telegraph have joined forces with rival publishers to challenge Britain's main political parties to commit to a package of policy measures to turbo-charge the North's economy. The campaign has called on the government to "shift its London-bias on investment and infrastructure development" and give communities in the North like Grimsby and Cleethorpes a chance to prosper. It wants the government to spell out exactly what they intend to do for the North of England, and how it will narrow the North-South divide. The campaign wants the political parties to: Put full weight behind a bespoke Industrial Strategy for the North of England to enable every sector of the economy, from manufacturing to farming, to flourish. Overhaul the region’s road and rail network as a part of a wider environmental plan, with devolved funding and powers. … [Read more...] about Corbyn backs Power Up the North campaign with investment pledge
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has celebrated an "amazing achievement" in Trafford today as the party took control of the council for the first time since 2003. Council boss Andrew Western strengthened his grip on the authority after running it as a minority administration since wrestling control from the Conservatives last year. Labour now hold 36 seats, the Conservatives 20, the Liberal Democrats four and the Greens three. Speaking to reporters in Trafford this morning, Corbyn said: "I wanted us to do better, of course. "But look at the result here in Trafford where you have a Labour administration working very hard in the interests of the community here, and a Labour party that is totally in touch ... all year round." When told by a reporter that Labour is "out of step nationally", Corbyn responded "not at all". Read more of today's top stories here He said: "We've lost some seats across the country ... and also gained seats in various places. I've mentioned Telford, I've … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn celebrates ‘amazing achievement’ in Trafford