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Corbyn downplays Watson claim that Labour has 'mountain to climb'

Corbyn downplays Watson claim that Labour has 'mountain to climb'

"Our manifesto will be an offer, and we believe the policies in it are very popular", Mr Corbyn said, adding that there had been unanimous agreement on a programme that would "transform the lives of many people in our society".

Michael Ashcroft, a former Conservative Party treasurer who is spending some of his fortune on polling, on Friday forecast a Conservative majority of between 162 and 180, depending on turnout, based on a sample of 40,000 people - 20 times the size of the usual United Kingdom poll.

A spokesman for Labour, when contacted by phone on Thursday, declined to authenticate the document, saying the party's policy was not to comment on leaks. Theresa May has, nevertheless, ruled out going head-to-head with him in a TV debate. And in a speech in North Shields, she aimed her barbs directly at the Labour leader. Mrs May's Britain will have more poverty and inequality than even the poverty we saw in the Thatcher-Major years.

A spokesman for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament told the Star: "Jeremy Corbyn has a truly humane and decent approach to global relations".

In the wake of a poor performance in the local elections, which saw Labour voters in many parts of the country switching to the Tories and Labour failing to regain ground in Scotland, some fear the party is headed for its biggest defeat since 1983. Over and over again they say he is "not a leader".

In an address to the Chatham House worldwide affairs think tank in London, Mr Corbyn said he was not a pacifist but that military action - which has wrecked much of the Middle East - would be his very last resort.

Mrs May said: "Nobody wants to see food banks in this country, but there were food banks under the Labour Government".

NHS cyber-attack did not hit Wales - Welsh Government
French carmaker Renault's assembly plant in Slovenia halted production after it was targeted in the global cyberattack. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 48 NHS trusts were affected and all but six were now back to normal.

Many see this a form of damage control because if the election is all about Brexit, then in some traditional Labour heartlands, the party stands to lose some life-long supporters who voted to leave the European Union and associate a "hard Brexit" with the Tories or UKIP and could join the recent exodus over issues such as immigration.

One problem common to all parties is voter apathy.

A statement noted Mr Efford had given his assurances "of his intentions to stand up for the environment, protect the NHS and oppose a harmful Brexit".

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's Labour Party. Many said his heart wasn't really in it.

Labour hold a majority of seats in London, including many constituencies that voted strongly to reject Brexit.

She said that next week's Conservative manifesto will set out "five great challenges" facing the United Kingdom which she will tackle over the coming five years.


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