Jeremy Corbyn says election is not a 'foregone conclusion'

Nicola Sturgeon during First Minister's Questions

Nicola Sturgeon during First Minister's Questions

LABOUR could upset the odds and "do a Donald Trump" by winning this summer's snap General Election, according to the shadow leader of the House of Lords.

She must believe that Labour is in a worse place now than it was in 1983 when Michael Foot led the party against a Margaret Thatcher who had proved her mettle in the Falklands conflict.

The Labour leader was mobbed by supporters following his brief address, signing autographs and posing for photographs and selfies as he made his way through the crowd.

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Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out backing a second referendum on the terms of the final Brexit deal, after earlier refusing to do so when questioned by Sky News.

"The Prime Minister talks about a strong economy, but the truth is most people are worse off than they were when the Conservatives came to power seven years ago".

And in a sense, the establishment and their followers in the media are quite right. We are deeply concerned too about the prospect of a further Conservative majority and the impact on our crumbling NHS, the housing crisis, the environment and what for young people is a bleak and uncertain future.

She insisted that the only way for Scots to ensure that they were protected from Tory policies would be to vote for the SNP, who could provide a strong opposition. "We want the full tax return of medium and large corporations to be published so everyone can see what is going on".

The party faced an open challenge to Mr Corbyn's authority from prominent critic John Woodcock, who said he was hoping to stand as Labour candidate for Barrow and Furness but would not endorse its leader for prime minister. For all Theresa May's warm words on the steps of Downing Street the Conservatives will never do any such thing.

"Nicola Sturgeon is trying to convince people in Scotland that you can get rid of the Tories by voting SNP".

And attacking top bosses, he will say: "If I were Southern Rail or Philip Green, I'd be anxious about a Labour Government".

'Theresa May has given us an opportunity (by calling the snap General Eection) ... but to use that opportunity we need to cooperate as parties of opposition who don't want that Tory future'.

His speech was the first in Labour's election campaign, which started today. "The British people know that they are the true wealth creators, held back by a system rigged for the wealth extractors". She will try to downplay the issues that affect people's lives every day and instead turn the election into an ego trip about her own failing leadership and the machinations of the coming negotiations in Brussels.

In her first campaign visit, to a Labour marginal in Bolton, the Prime Minister told an invited audience: "There's a very clear choice at this election".

If she can achieve a resounding election victory, that would limit the scope for parliament to block or water down her plan for Britain to quit the European Union single market and to prioritise immigration control.

"Or are we going to be a country that works to make the rich even richer?"

Invoking overtones of the type of message pushed home by US President Donal Trump, the Labour leader framed the election as establishment versus the people.

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