Poll gives UK Conservatives big lead ahead of June election

Alain Brian
Mai 15, 2017

After learning that a Norwich man had placed £10,000 worth of bets on him to win the general election, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he wished the man well with his winnings.

Experts predict the PM will emerge from the polls on June 8 with a whopping majority of 147.

Speaking at the Chatham House global affairs think-tank in London, Corbyn said the world was "becoming more dangerous" due to war, climate change, the refugee crisis and a "grotesque level of inequality".

"This is the fourth general election in a row to be held while Britain is at war and our armed forces are in action in the Middle East and beyond", he stated.

Its interviews were carried out before the leak of the Labour manifesto on Wednesday. Thursday May 11, 2017. Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg told a Brexit conference in London: "It is a delight to be here on a Saturday morning in the middle of possibly one of the most listless, soulless and dreary General Election campaigns I can ever remember".

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has an 18 point lead over the main opposition Labour Party ahead of a June 8 national election, according to an opinion poll conducted by Comres for the Sunday Mirror and the Independent, reported Reuters.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, during the campaign trail.

"And pandering to an erratic Trump administration will not deliver stability", he added, in reference to May's "strong and stable leadership" election campaign mantra.

"I accept that military action, under worldwide law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary", he said.

He said he supported military action "as a genuine last resort" but accused recent British and US governments of "bomb first, talk later" policies.

The Conservatives were at 46 percent, unchanged from ORB's previous poll, against Labour's 32 percent, up 1 percent.

Corbyn said he would take a different direction, calling the USA -led "war on terror" a failure.

The Labour leader said wars have increased insecurity "at home", and, "they have caused destabilization and devastation overseas".

US President Donald Trump has made the world a more risky place "by recklessly escalating the confrontation" with North Korea and Syria, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

Corbyn said that a Labour government would seek greater global cooperation to end the conflict in Syria and "work to halt the drift to confrontation with Russia. winding down tensions on the Russia-NATO border". "Jobs will be lost, families will be hit, and our economic security damaged for a generation if Jeremy Corbyn and the coalition of chaos are ever let anywhere near the keys to Downing Street".

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