Corbyn looks forward to May's 'coalition of chaos'

Labour secured 262 MPs at the June 8 General Election, up from the 232 elected in 2015 while Ed Miliband was leader.

Jeremy Corbyn was pictured joining a children's football training session in Islington as one of his MPs said Labour missed an "open goal" to beat Theresa May and the Tories in the General Election.

Urging MPs to maintain "unity and collective discipline", he said Labour must act as a "government in waiting".

The Labour leader added that he would be focusing on the marginal seats required for the Labour Party to gain a majority, and accused Ms May of putting together a government that is "far from strong and stable".

Nevertheless, the party still ended up with 56 fewer seats than the Conservatives, who are seeking to form a minority government with the Democratic Unionists.

Mr Corbyn was greeted with cheers and a long standing ovation as he arrived at the first meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party since the Conservatives lost their Commons majority, in marked contrast to the hard meetings he had with his critics in the party prior to the election.

"Just as, if we'd have lost seats under his leadership, he would have had to take responsibility, we've gained seats under his leadership, and he can take the credit for that". We must remain in permanent campaign mode on a general election footing.

Theresa May has no mandate to govern, he suggested, and her administration is "on notice from voters".

Corbyn - whose Labour Party on Thursday night defied the polls and all expectations to gain 30 seats and force a hung parliament as a result - was welcomed to Parliament by the applause and cheers of Labour MPs.

Mr Corbyn is expected to reshuffle his shadow cabinet in the coming days with several senior figures who called for him to step down a year ago after the European Union referendum hinting they are open to a return.

Recommended News

  • Chinese insurer reportedly detained amid financial probe

    Chinese insurer reportedly detained amid financial probe

    Anbang denied accusations in April by another magazine, Caixin , that it improperly used payments from policyholders as capital. Anbang has a reputation for unusually aggressive expansion in a Chinese insurance industry dominated by state-owned companies.

    Sessions Denies Collusion Allegations, Defends Involvement With Comey Ouster

    Asked to explain his decision, the attorney general said he believed he had to recuse himself under Department of Justice rules. But Sessions said that despite his sense of problems at the Federal Bureau of Investigation , he never raised that with Comey.

    Stephen Curry's 2nd NBA championship puts him in rare company

    The Warriors won a league-record 14 consecutive games during this year's playoffs and went 16-1 overall in the postseason. He became the third player to score 25 or more points in their first ten finals games, joining Shaq and Michael Jordan .
  • Theresa May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

    The deal also prompted Irish premier Enda Kenny to warn that such an alliance could upset Northern Ireland's fragile peace. May hopes with their backing her Conservative party will again command the majority it lost in last Thursday's election.
    Uber's SVP of Business Emil Michael Just Left the Company

    Uber's SVP of Business Emil Michael Just Left the Company

    Last week, Uber fired 20 employees after 215 harassment complaints were reviewed by another law firm in a separate investigation. There have been reports that top officials, including Uber's CTO and one of its board members, might be put under the microscope.
    Australia's Ten Network Put in Administration After Losing Investor Support

    Australia's Ten Network Put in Administration After Losing Investor Support

    Replacement content agreements, if finalised and implemented, would reduce the company's future liabilities by 50% for U.S. content.
  • US Losing in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Mattis Tells Congress

    US Losing in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Mattis Tells Congress

    The official also said that the United States estimates there are still several hundred ISIS fighters in eastern Afghanistan. About 5,000 other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops are participating in the 28-nation NATO-led mission.

    Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea: A timeline

    US officials appeared to brush aside any speculation of a connection between Rodman's controversial visit and Warmbier's release. But efforts to convince North Korea to release the men now held had not been successful until Warmbier's release Tuesday.
    Canada condemns 'heinous' Kabul bombing

    Canada condemns 'heinous' Kabul bombing

    It was one of the worst attacks Kabul had seen since the drawdown of foreign forces from the country at the end of 2014. No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing that hit in a highly secure diplomatic area of the Afghan capital .
  • Sessions' testimony on Tuesday will be public

    Sessions' testimony on Tuesday will be public

    Third, it says he was involved in the firing of Comey, and the president said Comey was sacked because of Russian Federation . Feinstein is the top Democrat on that panel and a member of both.

    Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey

    Chairman, the opportunity to, at least, be able to say publicly I didn't participate in that and know nothing about it. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asked Sessions whether Trump records his conversations in the White House. "I don't know, Sen".
    Otta Warmbier Release from North Korea

    Otta Warmbier Release from North Korea

    The Trump administration should also consider punitive steps against Iran over the incarceration of Levinson and other Americans. Tillerson added that discussions are still ongoing with North Korea "regarding three other USA citizens reported detained".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.