Labour leader Corbyn says could suspend Syria air strikes if elected

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is certainly not without his critics, and his party is now so unpopular that Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap election in order to consolidate her power.

Echoing a statement from a party spokesman issued after the interview, Labour campaign chairman Andrew Gwynne said renewal of Trident would be in the party's manifesto.

"The absolutely central question at this general election is less who is the prime minister on June 9, and more what is the nature of the mandate", he said.

"We will have a strategic defence review immediately which will include all aspects of defence. We are having that discussion in the Labour Party and we will produce our manifesto early in May".

However, Blair said he "wasn't totally sure" what Labour's position was on Brexit.

'II think in dealing with the deficit and in making sure we have economic confidence in this country, I think we need to have a free hand'.

"There are decisions which prime ministers have to take and those people in authority have to take (which) are sometimes very uncomfortable", Sir Patrick told The Sunday Telegraph.

Speaking at the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) in Aviemore, the Labour leader will promise to Repeal the Trade Union Act, open inquiries into "blacklisting" and require companies holding public contracts to recognise trade unions.

"Scotland knows there has always been a cost to voting Conservative - but the price of voting Tory at this election has never been higher". And we will give schools and colleges - those engines of opportunity - the funding they need.

In his interview, Mr Corbyn suggested he could suspend RAF air strikes on IS in Syria and Iraq, and said he would urge US President Donald Trump to resume worldwide peace talks on Syria in Geneva.

He said: "I thought it was staggeringly irresponsible he has refused to support RAF strikes against terrorists, he is now questioning the nuclear deterrent, and we have already started building the new Trident submarines - and he seems to be at odds with his own party there, that's chaotic - and he is not going to get any kind of grip on immigration". A way of achieving that - suspend the strikes?

He will say: "Labour will challenge the rigged system that is holding our country back".

Theresa May would be prepared to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the UK's enemies, the Defence Secretary said as he branded Jeremy Corbyn a security risk.

  • Leroy Wright