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Corbyn to attack Johnson's ‘farce’ of a government

JEREMY CORBYN will attack Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “farce” of an administration tomorrow as he lays out plans for a “radical, hopeful” government.

At a rally in Northampton, the Labour leader will attack Mr Johnson’s desperate regime ahead of the Queen’s Speech on Monday.

Parliament was prorogued for the second time in two months on Tuesday night on the grounds that the government needed to prepare for a Queen’s Speech.

Mr Johnson claimed the prorogation is needed in order for the government to “set out a fresh legislative programme.”

However, the move has been condemned by Mr Corbyn as a means for the Tories to promote themselves without political opposition.

Labelling the attempt a “cynical stunt,” he will tell party activists: “This government isn’t going to put any legislation before Parliament.

“It has a majority of minus 45, a 100 per cent record of defeat in the Commons and is seeking a general election which will end the parliamentary session the Queen is about to open.

“Holding a Queen’s Speech before an election is a cynical stunt. Johnson is using the Queen to deliver a pre-election party political broadcast for the Conservative Party.”

He is then expected to urge Mr Johnson to take the prospect of a no-deal Brexit off the table and call an immediate general election.

Addressing Mr Johnson, Mr Corbyn will say: “We can’t trust you not to break the law because you’ve got form.

“We can’t trust you not to use the period of an election campaign to drive our country off a no-deal cliff-edge that will crash our economy, destroy jobs and industries, cause shortages of medicine and food and endanger peace in Northern Ireland.”

Labour will be “champing at the bit” to deliver on its radical manifesto promises, which include a £10-per-hour minimum wage, the abolition of NHS prescription charges, scrapping tuition fees, ending homelessness and banning fracking.

Mr Corbyn will say: “We might be just weeks away from the first Queen’s Speech of a Labour government.

“And in that Queen’s Speech, Labour will put forward the most radical, hopeful, people-focused programme in modern times: a once-in-a-generation chance to rebuild and transform our country.

“This is the real thing, not the pale imitation offered by Johnson and his Conservative Party.”


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