Britain must stop being tied to Trump’s coat-tails: Corbyn
Britain’s Labour Party leader has warned Boris Johnson to stop being a 'sycophant' towards the US President.
“It is time for Britain to stop being tied to Donald Trump’s coat-tails,” the Labour leader said, accusing the UK government of failing to stand up to him taking the world 'on a dangerous path', Independent reported.
In a major foreign policy speech, Corbyn attacked Trump’s record from climate change denial to unconditional support for Israel’s far-right, from racism to the confrontation with China, saying: “Britain must make its own foreign policy, free from a knee-jerk subservience to a US administration which repudiates our values.
Corbyn would stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen
“Labour will stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and work to end the war there, not actively support it as the Conservative government has done,” Corbyn said in a speech setting out Labour’s foreign policy objectives.
“Labour’s new internationalism means we will create a peace and conflict-prevention fund and invest an extra 400 million pounds ($513 million) to expand our diplomatic capacity and increase oversight of arms exports to ensure we’re not fuelling conflicts, as in Yemen, Israel and the Palestinian territories,” he said in the speech in the northern English city of York.