Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Concerned with Brexit negotiations, Tony Blair decides to return to United Kingdom politics

Melissa Porter | 01 May, 2017, 12:31

A Conservative landslide in the general election would see the Labour party concentrated nearly exclusively in cities, with a quarter of its MPs based in London constituencies and Jeremy Corbyn's supporters more likely to retain seats than those who have opposed the Labour leader, according to a new report.

He will warn that "a Brexit for the few is now brewing, one where any money saved is handed out as tax cuts to the super-rich and their corporations, where new trade deals with the United States and elsewhere are used to drive down our working conditions, and environmental and food standards".

He said: "It taught me that if leaders go unchallenged, they can make some of the most damaging mistakes".

He made the startling claim that supporting the current leader "means supporting a political strategy that kills people" and vowed to oppose Mr Corbyn in his Islington North constituency, where the party leader holds a majority of more than 20,000 and has been MP since 1983. "I think Mrs May will be Prime Minister", he said.

He said: "You do not need to agree with me or with us on absolutely everything, we can differ on some points, but we can agree on one thing - and that is Britain desperately needs that strong and decent opposition and only the Liberal Democrats can be it".

Jeremy Corbyn will on Saturday make a direct plea to young people to "step up" and register to vote to stop the Conservatives "holding them back".

"Because it's only through unleashing our talent that Britain will succeed on the world stage". Our country is full of potential. It's the unheard story of why so many of us are scaling back our hopes and dreams in favour of just getting by.

He told Sky's Adam Boulton: "Personally I think that if we'd left him in power, he would have turned out like (Syrian president Bashar al) Assad, or the leader in North Korea".

Michael Foster, who has given more than £400,000 to the party since 2010, said Labour faces "annihilation" with Mr Corbyn at the helm.

'We don't know yet what the final deal on Brexit will be.

Their six-point plan was announced recently by shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer as members hit the campaign trails for both the county council and general elections on May 4 and June 8.

"And if you want someone to hold that space open for you to help change the direction of your life and our country, then I am proud to be your leader".

Asked if he would give a copper-bottomed guarantee that Labour would fund schools to plug the £3 billion hole, Corbyn said: "We're very clear on that, and how it will be done will be in the manifesto".