Published On: Sat, Aug 24th, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn news: Labour Party wants special relationship with Cuba claims Toby Young | World | News

The allegation was repeated by conservative writer and journalist Toby Young. Mr Corbyn has previously praised former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, claiming his “achievements were many”. However the Labour Party claims to be committed to NATO and Britain’s place in the western alliance.

Speaking to Mr Young said: “I think that the Labour Party has been taken over by an extremist Marxist faction.

“One of the freakish extraordinary things I’ve heard is that one of the things Labour would do in its first 100 days in office is replace the special relationship between Britain and the United States with a special relationship between Britain and Cuba.

“It would be funny in a Citizen Smith like satire of hard-left socialism but if it actually happens it won’t be funny. It will be an absolute catastrophe.

“The reason the Labour Party leadership has these abhorrent characteristics because they are a hard-left extremist Marxist faction.

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“They have absolutely no love for this country.

“Jeremy Corbyn refused to sing the national anthem, he probably doesn’t know the words of the national anthem.”

Labour strongly denies claims it lacks patriotism or poses a risk to national security, and insists a Labour Government would keep Britain within the western alliance.

The party’s 2017 general election manifesto included a commitment to maintain defence spending of at least 2 percent of GDP and NATO membership.

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The document stated: “Alongside our commitment to NATO, we will continue to work with the EU on a range of operational missions to promote and support global and regional security.”

Mr Young went on to claim a Corbyn premiership would undermine the wider western alliance.

He commented: “I think the Western alliance which has preserved freedom and democracy throughout the 20th century, and certainly since 1945, would be in greater jeopardy if Corbyn became Prime Minister than it ever has been before.

“That would be a gift to the enemies of the West, it would be a gift to Putin, it would be a gift to China.

“It wouldn’t just endanger freedom and democracy in the United Kingdom, it would endanger freedom and democracy across the West.”

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