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UK News Jeremy Corbyn claims UK foreign policy has 'fuelled' threat of terrorism

01:15  01 december  2019
01:15  01 december  2019 Source:

Jeremy Corbyn blasts UK leaders for fuelling terrorism with war in Iraq and by backing Donald Trump

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Labour leader will resume electioneering with emphasis on links between terrorism at home and wars abroad.

Jeremy Corbyn has made a controversial return to election campaigning after the Manchester bomb attack with a speech blaming UK foreign policy for terrorism at home. The Labour leader claims the so-called "war on terror " is not working and is promising a government led by him would change.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will claim on Sunday that the threat of terrorism has been "fuelled" by UK foreign policy.

In a speech in York on Sunday, Mr Corbyn will turn fire on the Conservatives following the London Bridge attack, after Home Secretary Priti Patel went on the offensive against Labour.

He is expected to say: "For far too long, our country’s leaders have made the wrong calls on our security. Their mistakes in no way absolve terrorists of blame for their murderous actions.

"The blame lies with the terrorists, their funders and recruiters. But if we are to protect people we must be honest about what threatens our security.

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Britain’s security minister has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for helping “justify” terrorism with a speech linking attacks with the UK ’s foreign policy . The Labour leader’s speech came days after he attended a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester. Jeremy Corbyn 'justifies' terrorism by linking UK

Jeremy Corbyn has taken the hugely controversial step of blaming Britain’s foreign wars for terror attacks such as the Manchester suicide bombing. The Labour leader claimed a link between “wars our government has supported or fought in other countries and terrorism here at home”

"The threat of terrorism cannot and should not be reduced to questions of foreign policy alone. But too often the actions of successive governments have fuelled, not reduced that threat.

"16 years ago, I warned against the invasion and occupation of Iraq. I said it would set off a spiral of conflict, hate, misery, desperation that will fuel the wars, the conflict, the terrorism, and the misery of future generations. It did, and we are still living with the consequences today."

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War on terror 'has failed'

He will add: "The war on terror has manifestly failed. Britain’s repeated military interventions in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia have exacerbated, rather than resolved the problems.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

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Our whole nation has been united in shock and grief this week as a night out at a concert ended in horrific terror and the brutal slaughter of Over recent years, the threat of terrorism has continued to grow. You deserve to know what a Labour Government will do to keep you and your family safe.

An overwhelming majority of people agree with Jeremy Corbyn that British involvement in foreign wars has put the public at greater risk of terrorism , according to a new Theresa May’s record as Home Secretary has been questioned and she has faced a call to resign over the matter from Mr Corbyn

"Now we risk being dragged into a further conflict with Iran on the side of a Saudi regime which is an enemy of human rights everywhere, prolonging a desperate humanitarian crisis in Yemen, interfering in its neighbours’ affairs and murdering journalists.

"This policy has not made us one bit safer."


Mr Corbyn will also use the speech to make clear he believes it was "right" to use lethal force force against the London Bridge terrorist, despite previously appearing to question the deployment of lethal force by security forces.

He is expected to say: "I will always do whatever is necessary and effective to keep our people safe.

"First of all, the police who put themselves on the line to protect us will have the authority to use whatever force is necessary to protect and save life. If police believe an attacker is wearing a suicide vest and innocent lives are at risk, then it is right they are able to use lethal force."

The comments mark an apparent change in tone from 2015, when Mr Corbyn had said: "I am not happy with the shoot to kill policy in general. I think that is quite dangerous and I think it can often be counterproductive."

Boris Johnson seeks to blame Labour for early release of London Bridge terrorist .
Jeremy Corbyn said convicted terrorists should ‘not necessarily’ serve their full prison sentence.The Prime Minister said Usman Khan, who was freed halfway through a 16-year jail sentence, was on the streets because of laws introduced by a “leftie government”.

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