Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

Corbyn lashes out at no deal as he brands Boris Johnson’s plan a ‘Donald Trump Brexit’ | Politics | News

Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at Boris Johnson during a 20-minute long speech at the Labour conference. He said Boris Johnson was “unfit to be Prime Minister” and accused him of being “in Donald Trump’s back pocket”. The Labour leader said “a no deal Brexit is in reality a Trump deal Brexit” and warned the NHS was at risk.

Mr Corbyn said: “A no deal Brexit is in reality a Trump deal Brexit

“That would be the opposite of taking back control it would be handing our counties future to the American President and his America first policy.

“Of course Trump is delighted to have a compliant British Prime Minister in his back pocket.

“A Trump deal Brexit would mean US corporations getting the green light for a comprehensive take over of our public services.

“I am not prepared to stand by while our National Health Service is sacrificed on the alter, US big business or any other countries big business – our NHS is not for sale!”

Mr Corbyn, who was due to give his speech tomorrow but moved it forward in anticipation Parliament will be recalled following today’s Supreme Court ruling, also hit out at the Prime Minister, branding him “unfit”. 

He said: “There was no reason let alone a good reason the judges concluded for the Prime Minister to have shut down Parliament.

“He thought he could do whatever he liked just like he has done all his life.

“He thinks he’s above us all… I don’t think he’s fit to be Prime Minister.

“Let me quote the supreme courts decision, I quote ‘unlawful null and of no effect and should be quashed’ – they’ve got the Prime Minister down to a T.”

His comments were met by rounds of applauds, laughter and a standing ovation.

Mr Corbyn also used the speech to pledge that within “three months of taking office”, his party would secure a better deal with the EU.

He vowed to hold a second referendum to “put the power back into the hands of the people” and said he would “carry out whatever the people decide”.

The Labour leader said: “We must get Brexit settled.”

Mr Corbyn used the rest of his speech to promote policy, including an end to zero hour contracts, a £10 national living wage, free prescriptions and scrapping university tuition fees.

To pay for this, he would hike up tax payments for the top five percent.

He also said: “We won’t tell people they have to work until they are 75.”

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