UK Labour deputy leader warns of 'Thatcher style' landslide

Elias Hubbard
May 15, 2017

Corbyn has been an active campaigner against every USA foreign policy intervention since World War II - and he's not about to stop now. "They have shown during this campaign that they can not be trusted".

Mrs May said that the election offered a choice between "me and my team, with our eyes fixed on the future, or Jeremy Corbyn and his allies that want to take us back to the economic chaos of the past".

May's Conservatives see Corbyn's opposition to military action and nuclear weapons as a major weakness to be exploited in campaigning for the June 8 election. But I am not a pacifist.

He said he supported military action "as a genuine last resort" but accused recent British and US governments of "bomb first, talk later" policies.

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

The decision to campaign on a different platform from their leader underscores deep divisions within Labour around Brexit and Corbyn's decision to shift the party back towards its socialist roots and away from the political centre ground. "And pandering to an erratic administration will not deliver stability".

He will add: "Britain deserves better than simply outsourcing our country's security and prosperity to the whims of the Trump White House".

Instead, the United Kingdom would have a "robust and independent foreign policy" working towards peace and security. Britain's voters head to the polls for a general electi.

"The war on terror which lies behind these interventions has failed", he will say in a thinly veiled attack on Tony Blair.

Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, signed by the United Kingdom and other Nato members, states that in the case of an armed attack on any of them, all members "will assist the party or parties so attacked by taking ... such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area".

"The "bomb first, talk later" approach to security has failed".

Recent U.K. governments, both Conservative and Labour, have joined USA -led military interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Ian Lavery, Labour's national campaign chair, said voters in the North East "won't be fooled by this farcical attempt by Theresa May to mask the damage her Tories have done".

"All this while the few at the top have been given tax breaks worth tens of billions of pounds".

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.

"She wants carte blanche to do whatever you want".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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