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Jeremy Corbyn's Speech at Chatham House


(Cartoon by Jeff Perks)

Jeremy Corbyn set out his approach to security and foreign affairs in a speech at Chatham House.

 He said: 

"If elected Prime Minister, I will do everything necessary to protect the safety and security of our people and our country. 

"The best defence for Britain is a government actively engaged in seeking peaceful solutions to the world's problems.

"But I am not a pacifist. I accept that military action, under international law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary."

The Conservative approach is a recipe for increasing, not reducing, threats and insecurity.


(Cartoon by Jeff Perks)

The Tories are failing working people 

Under the Tories working families are set to be an average of £1,400 a year worse off, real wages are lower now than they were in 2010 and nearly six million people are paid less than the living wage. All this while the few at the top have been given tax breaks worth tens of billions of pounds. 

Under the Tories: 

• The NHS and social care have been pushed into a state of emergency, with soaring waiting lists and hospitals in financial crisis. 

• Schools across the country face cuts and class sizes are rising, while those young people who want to go to university face huge debts. 

• House building fell to its lowest peacetime rate since the 1920s. 

• Our safety has been compromised with more than 20,000 police officers cut since 2010.

Labour will invest to create shared prosperity. We will protect our public services, giving the NHS the money it needs and deliver good teaching in good schools for all our children. And we will take an alternative approach to Brexit: one which protects jobs and the economy, investing in infrastructure, skills, new technology and the green industries for the future. 

Labour will deliver a better, fairer Britain where prosperity is shared, everyone is rewarded fairly for hard work and where a home to rent or buy is affordable. 

Labour will build a Britain for the many not the few. 

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