Put­ting May on no­tice, Cor­byn says Labour ready for gov­ern­ment

Times of Oman - - WORLD -


(UK): Op­po­si­tion leader Jeremy Cor­byn told Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May on Wed­nes­day to step aside and make way for the Labour party to lead Bri­tain’s Brexit talks, say­ing his left­ist ideas were now the “po­lit­i­cal main­stream”.

After tak­ing the stage at his party’s an­nual con­fer­ence to a standing ova­tion and chants of “Oh, Jeremy Cor­byn”, the left­ist leader, once writ­ten off by some law­mak­ers for driv­ing the party into un­electable ter­ri­tory, said Labour was ready for power.

Cor­byn is keen to press home his ad­van­tage over May, who is strug­gling to unite her party over Bri­tain’s ne­go­ti­a­tions to leave the EU and to keep her own po­si­tion.

She faces a threat from some in the Con­ser­va­tives who can­not for­give her for the loss of their par­lia­men­tary ma­jor­ity in a June elec­tion she called. “Against all pre­dic­tions, in June we won the largest in­crease in the Labour vote since 1945 and achieved Labour’s best vote for a gen­er­a­tion. It’s a re­sult which has put the Tories (Con­ser­va­tives) on no­tice and Labour on the thresh­old of power,” Cor­byn said in his speech.

“Yes, we didn’t do quite well enough and we re­main in op­po­si­tion for now. But we have be­come a gov­ern­ment-in-wait­ing. And our mes­sage to the coun­try could not be clearer: Labour is ready.” Labour is clos­ing the gap in opin­ion polls to stand roughly level with the Con­ser­va­tives, put­ting it within sight of win­ning an elec­tion. Full story @ time­so­fo­man.com/world

- Reuters

CON­FER­ENCE: UK’s op­po­si­tion Labour Party Leader Jeremy Cor­byn waves after his key­note speech at the Labour Party Con­fer­ence in Brighton, Bri­tain, on Wed­nes­day.

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