UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will try to force early election

Carla Harmon
June 25, 2017

The pair were neck and neck in the first poll taken after this month's election but the Labour leader has not been in the lead before.

In the days leading up to the vote (5-7 June), Mrs May was ahead by 43% to Mr Corbyn's 32%.

In response, Mr Corbyn said: "You're absolutely right".

It is unclear whether the £10-an-hour wage would apply to apprentices, who can now be paid as little as £3.50.


They detest the majority of Labour Party members and the millions of people who flocked back to the Labour Party when Jeremy Corbyn presented a proper manifesto to undo some of the Tory damage, rather than weakly imitating the Tories like Labour did in 2015.

This suggests the aftermath of the election - in which she has been criticised over her response to the Grenfell Tower disaster - has had an impact.

"The Government is supporting local authorities to do that and together we are making sure that the resources are there to ensure that what is needed to keep people safe is done".

As well as his minimum wage plans, Mr Corbyn insisted that Labour is a government in waiting during his speech in Brighton. She is still yet to form a Government as talks with the DUP have stalled.


Mr Corbyn also told delegates at the trade union's conference that Labour would invest in public services and end the public sector pay gap, calling it "a disgrace" that nurses' pay had fallen by 14% in real terms.

Speaking after the event, Abbott said: "I think we are going to find that the numbers of people that have died will be in triple figures, just because it's a 23-storey [sic] block".

"The prime minister called the election to win a landslide".

"Well, I hope the Prime Minister is listening today when I say that there are not complex reasons for people having to use foodbanks - the only reason is that this Government refuses to ensure people have enough income to feed themselves".


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