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Corbyn accuses May of 'subservience' to Donald Trump

By Conor Coyle

Date: Friday 02 Jun 2017

Corbyn accuses May of 'subservience' to Donald Trump

(ShareCast News) - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused PM Theresa May of being subservient to US President Donald Trump for not issuing stronger condemnation of his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
Trump provoked consternation across the globe on Thursday when he announced that the US would no longer support the environmental agreement as it is not beneficial for American businesses and citizens.

A spokesperson for May said on Friday that the PM called Trump to express her "disappointment" at the decision, but Corbyn said that was not enough.

"Given the chance to present a united front with our international partners, she has instead opted for silence and subservience to Donald Trump. It is a dereliction of her duty both to our country and to our planet," he said. "That is not the type of leadership Britain needs to negotiate Brexit."


Speaking at a campaign event in York, Corbyn said he would be happy to work with Trump if he were to take over Downing Street following next week's election.

"Would I meet and host Donald Trump in Downing Street? Yes. Would I talk to him? Yes. Would I be polite? Absolutely. And I'd offer him some Yorkshire tea."

The leaders of the two major parties in the UK have been trading blows in recent days as the polls appear to tighten ahead of next week's general election.

An Ipsos Mori poll for the Evening Standard on Friday showed the Conservatives at 45%, down from 49%, with Labout at 40%, up from 34% previously.

Just weeks ago polls were projecting a Tory landslide and an increase in May's majority in the House of Commons, but that appears less likely now and some are even predicting a hung parliament following the vote next Thursday.


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