Published: Fri, May 12, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Auto carrying UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn runs over BBC cameraman's foot

"We respect that parents and grandparents taught their children and grandchildren that Labour was a party that shared their values and stood up for their community", Mrs May is expected to say.

It was yet to be signed off by most senior party figures, including the shadow cabinet and Labour's national executive committee.

Theresa May has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for abandoning "patriotic working class people" while the Labour leader has hit back with an accusation that she is "pandering" to Donald Trump.

"It doesn't make me a pacifist".

Supporters wait for the start of the British opposition Labour Party's first campaign poster launch for the upcoming general election, which their leader Jeremy Corbyn did not attend, in London, Thursday, May 11, 2017.

The leaked draft indicates Labour will commit to nationalising bus firms and the Royal Mail, and scrap university tuition fees in England. "I accept that military action, under global law, as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary".

Corbyn, who opposed May's decision to support Donald Trump's military strike on President Assad in retaliation for the Syrian leader's use of chemical weapons, will say today the prime minister is "pandering to an erratic Trump administration will not deliver stability". "But that is very far from the kind of unilateral wars and interventions that have nearly become routine in recent times".

"Our manifesto will be an offer - and we believe the policies in it are very popular - that will transform the lives of many people in our society."

But he will say the "bomb first, talk later" tactics of recent United Kingdom and American governments had failed and that Britain's best defence lay in seeking a peaceful solution to the world's problems.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron told the Press Association: "It doesn't matter whether it was leaked or not leaked, the Labour manifesto ceased to be relevant in any way, shape or form the moment Jeremy Corbyn and his party held hands with Ukip and Theresa May and voted for the triggering of Article 50".

Mr Corbyn, who has a long record of outspoken criticism of British and United States military interventions, including in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, will say the UK's interests are best served by pursuing peace.

The fate of a BBC cameraman taken to hospital after Mr Corbyn's vehicle ran over his foot and Unite union boss Len McCluskey's tumble feature on The Times, Daily Telegraph and The Sun covers.

The Financial Times says the policies show a "misguided bid to turn the clock back" by Mr Corbyn, although it concedes there are elements that "deserve debate".

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