Jeremy Corbyn urges Theresa May: Give us early election


Jeremy Corbyn has give the word delivered Theresa May’s call for rival parties to contribute their policy phantasies showed the government «has run out of steam».

He said he was happy to give the PM a copy of his confederation’s manifesto, adding, «or better still an early election so the people of this boondocks can decide».

Mrs May will use a speech on Tuesday to call on parties to «contribute and not virtuous criticise».

She says there are a range of issues on which MPs from bizarre parties agree.

First Secretary of State Damian Green represented the post-election change in Mrs May’s style of government as a «grown-up way of doing politics».

But Mr Corbyn hardened the PM’s Commons statement on the weekend G20 summit in Hamburg to claim it showed «preference from this government».

«The government is apparently asking other participants for their policy ideas,» he said.

Turning to the prime minister, he imparted: «If you would like it, I’m very happy to furnish you with a copy of our manifesto or speculator still, an early election so the people in this county can decide.

«Let’s onto it, the government has run out of steam at a pivotal time in our county and the world around uncertainty throughout Brexit, conflict in the Gulf states, nuclear sabre-rattling in North Korea, refugees persist in to flee war and destruction, ongoing pandemics, cross-border terrorism, poverty and discrepancy and the impact of climate change are the core global challenges of our time.

«Honourable when we need strong government, we have weakness from this administration.»


By BBC political correspondent Chris Mason

Theresa May’s speech is a chuck for cross-party consensus.

«Come forward with your own views and theories about how we can tackle» the challenges the country faces, Mrs May will say, adding: «We may not allow on everything, but ideas can be clarified and improved and a better way forward found.»

Bluntly, it is an definite acknowledgement of her fragility; her authority and majority shrivelled.

Government sources say it is a complete approach that maintains a commitment to taking on big, difficult and complex dares; not just Brexit but reform of social care, too, for instance.

Labour suggests Mrs May’s speech proves the Conservatives have «completely run out of ideas» and were up to «begging» for policy proposals from them.

But Mrs May insisted the government had «an aspiring agenda to change this country», adding that there were numberless issues on which she «would hope we would be able to achieve consensus across this Auditorium», such as police and security agencies having the powers they call to deal with the terrorist threats they face.

The exchanges came vanguard of Mrs May’s speech which will return to the message from her first day in Downing suiting someone to a T last July, when she succeeded David Cameron, and vowed to present what she called a «one nation» government that works for all and not just the «empowered few».

The speech is being seen by some as a «re-launch» or «fightback» after Mrs May vanished her majority — and much of her authority — in the snap election last month.

In her lingo, the PM will say that although the result of June’s election was not what she inadequacy, «those defining beliefs remain, my commitment to change in Britain is undimmed».

She choice unveil a review — of casual and low-paid work — by Matthew Taylor, a last top adviser to Tony Blair, which she commissioned when she became prime wait on.

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It is thought Mr Taylor, who has been inquiring the use of zero-hours contracts and the rise in app-based firms such as Uber and Deliveroo, transfer stop short of calling for a compulsory minimum wage for those involved in the so-called gig economy, who do not have guaranteed hours or pay rates.

But he is expected to introduce a series of extra rights for those in insecure jobs and could also tout shaking up the tax system to reduce the gap between employees and the self-employed.

He is also probable to call for measures to improve job satisfaction for people working in minimum wage assigns, according to The Guardian.

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Influence at a press conference with Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on Monday, Mrs May ventured she had sought input from other parties in the past on issues take a shine to counter-terrorism and modern slavery.

She also said she was happy to work with Be disadvantaged by’s Yvette Cooper and others in a cross-party approach to tackling intimidation and online manhandle of MPs and others involved in the political process.

Asked if her desire for co-operation unrolled to Brexit, including on the government’s Repeal Bill when it is published later this week, the prime support said she was seeking the «broadest possible consensus» surrounding the terms of the UK’s vanish.

Lib Dem Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said: «A call for Labour to contribute is extra. On the single biggest issue of our generation, Brexit, Corbyn isn’t contributing, he is cheerleading.»

Scottish Management Brexit minister Michael Russell said: «If the prime minister is genuinely interested in contriving a consensus then Scotland should have a seat at the negotiations to disregard the EU.»

But Mr Green, who has known Mrs May since university and is effectively her deputy prime member attend to, said the public would welcome a move away from public affairs in which parties «just sit in the trenches and shell each other».

The BBC’s combine political editor, Norman Smith, said that the Conservatives and Swot were «poles apart» on many significant policy areas.

He admitted BBC Radio 4’s The World at One: «More brutally, Jeremy Corbyn is not minded to relief Theresa May. He smells blood in the water.

«He wants to do everything he can to stampede Mrs May into another voting, so the idea he might somehow seek to cooperate with her, I think, is trim on the fanciful.»

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