From The Labour Party: Jeremy Corbyn takes to social media the day after the “stupid people/woman” row, to say: “Yes, I did call them stupid people”.
From the Morning Star: Jeremy Corbyn exposed Theresa May’s hypocrisy in her withholding of Brexit legal advice yesterday by surprising her with a letter she had sent to the last Labour government that demanded they publish the legal advice they had received over the Iraq War.
During Prime Minister’s Questions the Labour leader urged the PM to reveal to MPs the “warts and all” legal advice on her unpopular Brexit deal so that they can make an informed decision over whether to let it pass through parliament on December 11.
He said she should “practise what she preached” and told MPs that she, as shadow leader of the Commons, had written to the then PM Gordon Brown in 2007 to demand the legal advice on invading Iraq.
The Labour leader said his party could negotiate a better deal that would be in the interests of workers in Britain, pointing out the hollowness of the government’s “vague” Brexit plans during an appearance on Sky News.
Jeremy Corbyn said in the interview on the Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme: “We’ll vote against this deal because it doesn’t meet our tests.
“We don’t believe it serves the interest of this country, therefore the government have to go back to the EU and renegotiate rapidly.
“There’s 500 pages in this document much of which is quite vague. Where’s the guarantee on environmental protections, where’s the guarantee on consumer protections, where’s the guarantee on workers’ rights?”
From BBC News: Jeremy Corbyn will promise to “kickstart a green jobs revolution” if Labour wins power, in his closing speech to his party’s conference.
He will point to Labour’s commitment to reduce the UK’s net carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 – and to zero by 2050.
To achieve that, 400,000 skilled jobs will need to be created, he will tell delegates in Liverpool.
The move will be part of a “radical plan we need to rebuild and transform Britain”, the Labour leader will say.
Much of the money to pay for the policy will come from the public purse – such as the £12.8bn Labour says it will set aside for subsidies to insulate homes in Labour’s first term.
The party says this policy alone will create 160,000 new jobs. There will also be subsidies for offshore and onshore wind and solar energy.
From The Independent: Jeremy Corbyn has suggested creating a publicly owned social media platform to rival Facebook.
Jeremy Corbyn: Trump is putting “millions of lives” at risk – but the Tories give him a “red carpet” welcome
From The Independent: Jeremy Corbyn has accused Donald Trump of putting the lives of millions of people at risk as he criticised the Tory government for welcoming the US president to the UK.
From Daily Mirror: Jeremy Corbyn has called for cannabis to be decriminalised for medical use “as quickly as possible.”
From The Independent: Jeremy Corbyn is set to claim there is mounting evidence Tory austerity and inequality are “killing people”, in a speech marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of the NHS.
Theresa May is owned by Jeremy Corbyn, and the look on her face is highly amusing!
Owen Jones talks on BBC Newsnight about media framing of Jeremy Corbyn‘s response to the Russian spy poisoning.
From RT: Jeremy Corbyn poured his scorn on the May government over announcements that the Tories claim will pull Britons out of poverty and put the young on the property ladder.
Corbyn slammed the government, and mocked them for the policies that he agreed with, stating they had been “lifted” from his own manifesto. “It’s falling pay, slow growth and rising poverty,” he said.
“This is what the chancellor has the cheek to call a strong economy. The poorest tenth of households will lose 10 percent of income by 2022, while the richest will lose just 1 percent. So much for tackling burning injustice. This is a government tossing fuel on the fire,” added the Labour leader.
“8.3 million people are over indebted. If he wants to help people out of debt, back Labour policy for a real living wage of £10 per hour by 2020.” Read more
Jeremy Corbyn writes in the Observer: “Theresa May should never have appointed someone as Britain’s top diplomat who had accused Barack Obama of being anti-British because he’s ‘part-Kenyan’, and notoriously wrote about ‘flag-waving piccaninnies’.
“Now, after 16 months of the foreign secretary damaging Britain’s standing in the world, she should sack him.
From Metro: A lot of people are questioning why Theresa May refused to meet residents during a “private” visit after the Grenfell Tower fire.
From The Guardian: Jeremy Corbyn has once again defied the expectations of opponents and pollsters with a Labour result that may not necessarily put him in Downing Street, but has delivered a hung parliament rather than the anticipated cull of his MPs.
The man who began his campaign to be Labour leader as a 100-1 outsider, and was routinely derided as unelectable, ended up increasing the number of Labour seats, a prospect seen by many as unthinkable when the election was called on 18 April.
As a series of Conservative target seats stayed resolutely in Labour hands, followed by a string of gains for his party, pre-election speculation about what scale of losses would necessitate a Corbyn exit was replaced by exultant talk of a new style of politics.
From the moment the exit poll arrived at 10pm on Thursday, indicating that Labour would increase its number of seats by 34, with a net loss of 17 for the Conservatives, the former was ebullient, with a spokesman saying this would be “an extraordinary result”.
“There’s never been such a turnaround in a course of a campaign,” he said. “It looks like the Tories have been punished for taking the British people for granted.”
Speaking after he held his Islington North seat with an overwhelming majority, Corbyn said he was “very proud of the results that are coming in all over the country tonight. You know what? Politics has changed. Politics isn’t going back into the box where it was before. What’s happened is, people have said they’ve had quite enough of austerity politics, they’ve had quite enough of cuts in public expenditure, under-funding our health service, under-funding our schools, our education service, and not giving our young people the chance they deserve in our society.”
Jeremy Corbyn calls for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister for presiding over police cuts while Home Secretary
From The Independent: Jeremy Corbyn has called on Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister over her record on cuts to police numbers as the political row over recent terror events intensified.
From The London Economic: Thousands of people turned out in the rain to watch Jeremy Corbyn speak tonight in Gateshead after Theresa May struggled to fill a room on the Conservative campaign trail.
John Prescott tweeted that Labour didn’t pull crowds the size of the one tonight in 1997 as pictures emerged of people lining the banks of the Tyne.
Speaking outside the Sage in Gateshead, Corbyn was roundly applauded as chants of his name echoed around.
He thanked people on both sides of the river, saying: “The bridge unites us, the politics unites us, the future gives us hope in unity.”
From The Independent: Jeremy Corbyn has torn into Theresa May’s security record in the wake of the London Bridge attack, accusing her of trying to “protect the public on the cheap”. In a speech in Carlisle the Labour leader highlighted the 20,000 police officers cut while Ms May was Home Secretary and Prime Minister and said the police “must get the resources they need”.
From The Guardian: Jeremy Corbyn will return to campaigning for the general election on Friday morning after the pause following the Manchester bombing. He plans to give a speech criticising police cuts and drawing a link between British foreign policy and terror attacks.
With less than a fortnight until polling day, the Labour leader will tell an audience in London that a government led by his party would provide more resources for law enforcement and the NHS to ensure people were “not protected and cared for on the cheap”.
The longtime peace campaigner and former chair of the Stop the War coalition will also argue that it is the responsibility of government to ensure that “our foreign policy reduces rather than increases the threat to this country”.
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