Labour has denied leader Jeremy Corbyn snubbed the Queen by skipping a Privy Council meeting on Thursday. Mr Corbyn missed his first chance to be officially sworn in to the ancient body, saying he had a prior engagement. But his allies pointed out that David Cameron kept the Queen waiting for twice as long – pledging the oath three months after he became Leader of the Opposition in 2005 . A spokesman for the Labour chief said: “Although Jeremy was unavailable for today’s meeting, he has confirmed he will be joining the privy council. “As the Prime Minister and others did, it is far from unusual to miss the first meeting due to other commitments.” Tory MP James Brokenshire and Labour’s Gisela Stuart were sworn in. Entry to the elite group of MPs, peers and judges requires you to kneel before Her Majesty, kiss her hands and swear to defend her against “all foreign princes, persons, prelates, states or potentates”. Mr Corbyn, a … [Read more...] about Labour denies Jeremy Corbyn snubbed Queen by skipping Privy Council meeting
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All things considered, Labour's election prospects are not looking terribly bright. They're lagging behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives in the polls (granted, they've been wrong before), the party's economic plans are seen as a threat by the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, and to top it off, its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is struggling to unite the disparate factions within the party. And then there's the small matter of what the UK's foreign policy and its international standing would look like under a Labour government. While his procrastination on Brexit has irritated large parts of the Labour Party, and provided fodder for his opponents, it should come as no surprise. Corbyn has a long history of skepticism toward the EU, which is viewed by many on the far left as a capitalist club. Indeed, he voted against Britain's entry to the European Economic Community (the precursor to the modern bloc) in 1975, and opposed the Maastricht and … [Read more...] about UK election: What would Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy look like?
Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, outlined his plans to end Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government and to stop a no-deal Brexit. With the clock ticking down until the UK's current departure date from the European Union on October 31 and with Johnson vowing to leave even if there is no transition deal in place, British lawmakers across the political spectrum are scrambling to thwart a potentially economically disastrous outcome. What is Corbyn's plan? Labour will call for a vote of no confidence against Johnson's government "at the earliest opportunity." Should Johnson lose the vote, Corbyn would be installed as a "strictly time-limited" caretaker prime minister. As the UK's new leader, Corbyn would then secure another extension from the EU, pushing back the divorce date again. Corbyn would also call for fresh elections, saying Labour would campaign to hold a second Brexit referendum with the option to "remain." Read more: Boris Johnson saves … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn unveils plan to stop no-deal Brexit
Voters shouted “Shame on you Boris” as Jeremy Corbyn held aloft the Daily Mirror’s front page about a four-year-old boy forced to sleep on the floor of a hospital at a rally. Mr Johnson was branded “pathetic and cowardly” over his handling of the unfolding crisis. The Tory leader said sorry for "everybody who has a bad experience" in the health service after he was confronted with our front page during a radio interview. But challenged on it in a later interview, he snatched a reporter’s phone and put it in his pocket to try and avoid having to look at the picture of young Jack Willment, lying under a pile of coats to keep him warm. "Vote Labour and you will get the protection of our National Health Service," the Labour leader said. "People ask questions about this and I simply say this: The Tories have had nine years to fund our NHS. "It's time to bring their regime to an end and elect a labour government that's determined to fund our NHS … [Read more...] about Voters shout ‘shame on you Boris’ as Jeremy Corbyn holds up Mirror front page
Jeremy Corbyn desperately tried to get his campaign back on track today with a vicious attack on Donald Trump as the Labour leader looked to repeat the party's 2017 general election surge. Mr Corbyn addressed a mass rally in Bristol this afternoon and claimed it was only Labour that could stop the NHS being sold off to the US in a post-Brexit trade deal. He claimed that a Tory-negotiated deal with Mr Trump would 'put all of our public services at risk' as he continued to put the health service at the centre of his bid for Number 10. Labour will be hoping that the rally - similar to those held during the 2017 campaign - will lead to a spike in support for the party. The race two years ago saw Mr Corbyn win an unexpected 40 per cent of the vote, only just behind the Tories' 42 per cent. But a new opinion poll published today suggests Labour is running out of time to reverse its fortunes with polling day now just three days away. The ICM Research puts … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn launches a vicious attack on Donald Trump at a mass rally in Bristol as the Labour leader desperately tries to repeat his 2017 general election surge