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PM warns voters that Jeremy Corbyn would put ‘Britain’s security at stake’

Boris Johnson has warned voters Jeremy Corbyn is a security risk who backs Britain’s enemies including terror groups and Russia ‘every time he has a chance.’

The PM launched an excoriating attack on the Labour leader today, claiming Mr Corbyn spent the long years of the Cold War ‘basically on the other side.’ 

Mr Johnson’s barbs come ahead a summit of Nato’s 29 leaders including President Trump, as well as Germany’s Angela Merkel, Frances Emmanuel Macron and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. 

The PM launched an excoriating attack on the Labour leader today, claiming that every time Mr Corbyn has the chance he ‘always sides with the enemy’. ‘He spent the long years of the Cold War basically on the other side,’ Mr Johnson said ahead of the second day of the Nato summit

With opinion polls narrowing between the Tories and Labour, Mr Johnson said the prospect of Mr Corbyn makes the UK's closest allies 'very anxious' because he said he cannot be trust with secret intelligence

With opinion polls narrowing between the Tories and Labour, Mr Johnson said the prospect of Mr Corbyn makes the UK’s closest allies ‘very anxious’ because he said he cannot be trust with secret intelligence

He said: ‘Nato is an organisation that Corbyn has said he wants to disband. I am a proud believer in the Transatlantic Alliance, the alliance between the UK and America. 

‘In 70 years it has proved it is absolutely vital for our collective security. I think you have to stick up for this country and defend it. You have to take a stand and you have to stick up for British values.

‘I don’t think it is to be strong to want to disband Nato, to want to scrap MI5, which is the agency that keeps us safe — and to kow-tow to people who mean us harm. That is a huge, huge mistake,’ Mr Johnson told The Sun. 

The PM added that there was the chance Britain’s allies would not share intelligence with a Corbyn-led government because the Labour leader makes the UK’s closest allies ‘very anxious’.

Mr Corbyn was blasted last year after it emerged he laid a wreath in Tunisia to apparently commemorate Palestinian terrorists who killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. 

Mr Corbyn was blasted last year after it emerged he laid a wreath in Tunisia to apparently commemorate Palestinian terrorists who killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics

Mr Corbyn was blasted last year after it emerged he laid a wreath in Tunisia to apparently commemorate Palestinian terrorists who killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics

Mr Johnson hosts a summit of Nato's 29 leaders including Germany's Angela Merkel, Frances Emmanuel Macron, Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as well as Mr Trump

Mr Johnson hosts a summit of Nato’s 29 leaders including Germany’s Angela Merkel, Frances Emmanuel Macron, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as well as Mr Trump

He was also slammed for his tepid reaction to the poisoning on UK soil of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March 2018, widely believed to have been a Russian state-sponsored attack. 

President Donald Trump arrived in the UK last night for a crunch Nato summit, hours after Jeremy Corbyn blamed him for inspiring the deadly terror attack on London Bridge.

Mr Corbyn was accused of using the language of Osama bin Laden after ignoring pleas avoid politicising the atrocity to tear into the US president.

President’s itinerary for three-day UK visit

Last night : Mr Trump is due to land at an airport in London

Today : Mr Trump will attend a reception at Buckingham Palace with the Queen to welcome Nato leaders

Tomorrow : Nato summit takes place at the Grove Hotel, near Watford

A Labour election attack video posted on Twitter used an image of Friday’s bloody carnage, which left two innocent people dead.

It showed flowers beside a road sign in the capital, to a soundtrack of Mr Corbyn condemning Western wars and emotional music.

The tweet has the message: ‘It’s time for Britain to stop clinging on to Donald Trump’s coat-tails.’

Mr Trump and wife Melania arrived at Stansted airport in Essex shortly before 10pm in preparation for the Nato meeting tomorrow.

Today the couple will join other world leaders at a Buckingham Palace reception hosted by the Queen.

The President’s arrival came at the end of a day that saw complaints that both main UK political parties have exploited the deadly London Bridge attack.

What is Corbyn demanding from Trump 

In the letter to the President, the Labour leader highlighted he wanted to keep costs down on pharmaceuticals in the UK, his other key points included:

– Accept the role of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) to set the threshold for the cost-effectiveness of drugs for the NHS

– Explicitly rule out any investor-state dispute settlement mechanism by which the UK Government could be sued for protecting public services

– Ensure NHS patient data is fully exempted from digital trade and data sharing provisions in the agreement

Mr Corbyn also penned a letter to the President asking for reassurances that his administration will not try to include selling higher-priced US drugs to the NHS on its trade wish list.

Mr Corbyn said he wanted ‘assurances’ over the ‘prices paid to US drugs companies as a consequence of any such UK trade deal with the US’.

Labour has warned throughout the election campaign that allowing US medical companies to supply drugs to the NHS would push up the price of medicines.

Mr Corbyn told journalists at a rally in Hastings that a Labour administration would walk away from talks if the US insisted on elements of the NHS being up for grabs.

‘We cannot allow our National Health Service to be put up for sale to American pharmaceutical companies,’ he said.

Writing to Mr Trump, he stated: ‘As you will know, the potential impact of any future UK-US trade agreement on our National Health Service and other vital public services is of profound concern to the British public.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn (pictured centre and right at a vigil in the capital today) have been involved in an extraordinary blame game over the London Bridge attack

‘A critical issue in this context is the cost of drugs to our NHS.

‘The cost of patented drugs in the US is approximately 2.5 times higher than in the UK, and the price of the top 20 medicines is 4.8 times higher than in the UK.

‘Any increase in the NHS drugs bill would be an unacceptable outcome of US-UK trade negotiations.

‘Yet you have given a number of clear and worrying indications that this is exactly what you hope to achieve.’

He told Mr Trump it would ‘go a long way to reassuring the British public’ if he rowed back from the NHS-related negotiation aims seen in the leaked civil service paper on the UK-US talks.

Mr Corbyn wrote: ‘A revision of the US negotiating objectives along these lines would go a long way to reassuring the British public that the US government will not be seeking total market access to the UK public services – that the NHS will not be on the table in US-UK trade negotiations, that a US-UK trade deal will not open up NHS services to irreversible privatisation, and that the US government accepts that our NHS is not for sale in any form.’

Mr Corbyn sent a letter with similar demands to the Prime Minister on Monday, the eve of the Nato summit.

Trump previously said it would be ‘so bad’ for Britain if Mr Corbyn was to become prime minister. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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