Jeremy Corbyn casts doubt over Labour pledge to renew Trident

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017

In a major speech setting out his approach to foreign and defence policy, the Labour leader said "fresh thinking" was needed.

Liberal Democrats unveiled plans to legalise cannabis for sale in high street shops, so it can be regulated and raise up to £1 billion a year in taxes.

Leader Paul Nuttall has admitted that the party shed votes to the Conservatives in last week's local elections, but has vowed to win back support in the weeks leading up to the 8 June general election.

The bus was emblazoned with the slogan Theresa May: For Britain, with the word Conservatives relegated to a small logo on the door.

A spokesperson for Room One Films said in a statement: "We were delighted to work with the Labour Party on this video".

"But we want the best, most prosperous and most equal future for our city and our country".

The draft election manifesto says that if elected Labour will re-nationalize Britain's railways and post office, abolish university tuition fees and reverse cuts to welfare benefits.

Though his own position on Trident - he wishes to scrap it - puts him at odds with his party, Corbyn also said he would not seek to overturn last summer's Commons vote to renew the nuclear deterrent system.

She will also say that people have been voting for Labour for generations but many are "appalled" by Jeremy Corbyn's beliefs.

"They have not increased our security at home - rather the opposite - and they have caused destabilisation and devastation overseas".

The document, believed to have been signed off by Labour's shadow cabinet during a meeting yesterday afternoon, paints a picture of an energy market wholly different from its current guise, with large swathes of it brought under government control.

Motivating those supporters, and achieving a decent election result, could be crucial for Mr Corbyn, who said he wants to stay on as party leader even if he loses, as pollsters predict.

Creating a National Education Service to mirror the National Health Service.


In a keynote speech on defence and security at the Chatham House think tank, Corbyn stressed that his "first duty" would be to protect Britain by using diplomacy and defusing tensions around the world. I accept that military action, under worldwide law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary.

Referring to the widely publishing photograph of Trump holding May's hand in the White House during her visit in January, Corbyn said: "Britain deserves better than simply outsourcing our country's security and prosperity to the whims of the Trump White House".