By Campaign Agent Luke Walpole
With the resumption of the campaign after the attack in Manchester, Jeremy Corbyn’s latest speech outlined the shortcomings of Britain’s current counter-terrorism strategies and provided insight into how a Labour government would seek to right these wrongs.
Corbyn opened with an overview of the attack which many have shared; it marked a “sombre time in the country’s history” and ensured that the “whole nation [was] united in shock and grief.” Yet the Labour leader saw rays of optimism amidst the destruction. The emergency services, once again “did our country proud”, and the city of Manchester, in particular, reflected “a mood of unwavering defiance [and] a powerful message of solidarity and love.” Indeed, Corbyn concluded by suggesting that “it is our compassion that defines the Britain I love.”
The Labour leader, whose party has closed the gap to 5% (if polls are to be believed), soon…
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