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General election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn called a 'terrorist sympathiser' as he begins Scottish Labor campaign – latest news – Telegraph.co.uk, Google News


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Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of being a “terrorist sympathiser” by a Church of Scotland minister at his first event of the Scottish Labor campaign, as he announced a £ 77 BN FUND for spending on capital investment projects in Scotland.

Mr Corbyn arrived at the event wearing a tartan scarf, which he said was in support of children in care.

A heckler in the crowd – named as Richard Cameron, the minister at Scotstoun Parish Church – called him a terrorist sympathiser and asked him why he was not wearing his “Islamic jihad” scarf.

He shouted: “Do you think the man who is going to be prime minister of this country should be a terrorist sympathiser, Mr Corbyn?”

The Labor leader did not respond, and walked into the community center where this morning’s campaign event took place.

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Mr Cameron shouted after him: “Who’s going to be the first terrorist invited to the House of Commons when you’re prime minister?”

Mr Cameron accused Mr Corbyn of “running away”.

Inside, Mr Corbyn pledged £ 77 bn to be spent on “capital investment projects” in Scotland, which he said would tackle “grotesque” levels of inequality of poverty.

The money would also be spent on a “green industrial revolution”, he said, boosting clean energy initiatives.

Mr Corbyn rejected Jo Swinson’s claim that she could form a Lib Dem majority Government, saying: “This is a general election where there is a simple choice about which government you want in Westminster.

“It’s either going to be a Conservative government or a Labor government,” he said.

“Nobody else is going to form a government.”

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Jeremy Corbyn rules out Indyref2 in first term

Potentially big news, this.

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Emily Thornberry at risk of losing her seat

At lunch, here’s a reminder of one of our most popular stories today.

Shadow foreign secretaryEmily Thornberry might be about to lose her seat.

According to our political correspondent Harry Yorke, the Liberal Democrats fancy their chances in South Islington and Finsbury thanks to Brexit.

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What have the main parties promised during the campaign?

We haven’t had any manifestos yet, but all the major parties are slowing revealing where they stand on the major policy issues in advance of polling day.

Here’s our manifesto watch, with all the latest news on the wonkery behind the campaign stunts.

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SNP tells Westminster to ‘get its act together’ on green energy

Nicola Sturgeon has challenged Westminster to “stop obsessing” about nuclear power and “get its act together” on green energy. )

She vowed that a large team of SNP MPs in the House of Commons would push the UK government to act on the climate emergency.

The Scottish Government is “already a world leader” in tackling the issue, the First Minister said, as she called on politicians south of the border to follow in her footsteps.

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Nicola Sturgeon at a community woodworking project this morningCredit:Getty Images Europe / KEN JACK

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Campaigning in Edinburgh ahead of the December 12 General Election, Ms Sturgeon said: “At this election, Scotland can elect a strong team of SNP MPs to demand the radical action needed to tackle the climate emergency and secure the future of our green energy industry.

“Scotland is already a world leader on tackling the climate crisis and delivering green energy. By contrast, Westminster has wasted years obsessing over nuclear power and a complete lack of vision and ambition over the energy technologies of the future.

“Put bluntly, there is no more time to waste – it’s time for Westminster to get its act together.”

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We will stand against David Gauke, says Jo Swinson

Home Affairs Editor Charles Hymas reports from a Lib Dem campaign event:

The Liberal Democrats will stand against David Gauke next month, despite his request to be given a clear run as an independent.

Mr Gauke said that while the decision to run in South West Herts was for the Lib Dems, he hoped they would decide not to oppose him.

Ms Swinson denied she was losing control of her candidates, following the decision by Lib Dem Tim Walker to stand down in Canterbury in order to support the Remain Labor candidate Rosie Duffield.

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Jo Swinson at a boxing gym this morningCredit:NIKLAS HALLE’N / AFP

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The Lib Dem leader pledged to stand candidates both in the Kent constituency against Ms Duffield and against David Gauke, the former Justice Secretary who was thrown out of Tories for voting against no deal and who announced overnight that he would be standing as an independent in his safe Tory seat.

Asked if she was losing control of candidates, Ms Swinson said: “No, clearly as Liberal Democrats we are committed to stopping Brexit. WE have a healthy debate in the party. Some candidates make their own decisions. to them.

“If they choose not to be a candidate, there are lots of people determined to stand as Liberal Democrat candidates.”

Mr Walker declared he was standing down in Canterbury to avoid splitting the Remain vote and so give Ms Duffield a stronger chance of defeating the Tory candidate.

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Here’s our series that wargames the general election, looking at each party’s strategy for polling day.

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‘Lizard Squad’ hacker group claims responsibility for Labor DDOS attack

ATwitter account purportedly representing the hacker group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for the DDOS attacks on the Labor Party.

Due to the nature of the attack, it is extremely difficult to independently verify their claim.

The tweet says the website was targeted “to show that no terrorist supporting government should allow to rule a country”.

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Lizard Squad is claiming to be behind Monday and Tuesday’s cyber attack on Labor.

The group is one of the pioneers of the DDoS attack and made its name targeting the gaming industry.https://t.co/4emTK5Whno

– Henry Bodkin (@HenryBodkin) (November) , 2019

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Labor will ‘literally rebuild’ NHS, says Jonathan Ashworth

Mr Ashworth said the NHS would be “literally rebuilt under a Labor government” as he pledged to commit an additional £ 15 billion capital investment to rebuild ” Crumbling Hospitals. “

He said Labor’s investment plans – “more than the Tories are offering” – would mean an increase in funding for primary and secondary care services.

“We will invest more to relentlessly drive up performance and drive down waiting times. We are determined to see expected standards of care enshrined in the NHS constitution met,” he told a Labor campaign event in London.

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John Ashworth said the NHS would be ‘literally rebuilt’Credit:ANDY RAIN / EPA-EFE / REX

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“Patients should not be told they have to wait longer and longer in pain and distress as they are under the Tories, especially cancer patients when we know cancer waits for no one.

“Long waits risk a person’s health deteriorating further. It is shameful.

“Years of Tory cuts to capital budgets have left our NHS with a £ 6.5 billion repair bill – we will clear the maintenance backlog. The NHS will be literally rebuilt under a Labor government.”

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Boris Johnson: Government ‘must do more’ on flood defences

Speaking near Doncaster in a flood-affected area, Boris Johnson said: “In the long term you have just got to be putting in flood defences, and since the Government came in 2010 there has been a huge amount allocated to flood defences.

“But it’s plain we are going to have to do more.”

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The Prime Minister visited a town near Doncaster this morningCredit:Getty Images Europe

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“We’ve been working very hard – we decided last night to send some of the troops we have seen,” he said.

“They are doing a great job in trying to repair the flood bank there.

“There is a lot more still to be done and householders need the resources – they are going to get the compensation we are putting in place under the Bellwin scheme.”

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John McDonnell pledges four-year boost for health budget

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said Labor’s plans for the NHS offered a £ 26 billion real-terms healthcare funding boost from 2018 – 19 to 2023 – 24 – an annual average 4.3% real-terms increase for health spending over the next four years.

He said it would take the total Department of Health and Social Care budget to £ 178 billion in – 24.

“On each of these fronts, the Tories have offered weak commitments, reflecting their hostility to free public services and the need for us to care for each other,” he told a Labor campaign event in London.

He said they appeared to be on course for “the worst winter the NHS has ever endured”.

“The NHS is in crisis under the Tories. Labor is the party of the NHS. We are the creators of that jewel in our crown,” he said.

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‘Church of Scotland minister’ calls Jeremy Corbyn a terrorist sympathiser

AChurch of Scotland minister has heckled Jeremy Corbyn and accused him of inviting terrorists to Parliament at a Glasgow campaign event.

Sky News reported that a man responded to Mr Corbyn talking about the tartan scarf he was wearing, shouting: “I thought you’d be wearing your Islamic jihad scarf.”

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He added: “Do you think the man who is going to be Prime Minister of this country should be a terrorist sympathiser, Mr Corbyn?”

Mr Corbyn did not answer.

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John McDonnell: Tories cannot be trusted on the NHS

Ina move that looks to be designed to make journalists’ lives difficult, John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn are speaking at exactly the same time on opposite sides of the UK .

In London, John McDonnell said the Tories cannot be trusted with the NHS, at the party’s health policy announcement.

“Their record is one of running down the NHS and imposing in this last decade the biggest funding squeeze in the NHS’s history,” he said.

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John McDonnell at Labor’s campaign event in LondonCredit:PA / Yui Mok

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“It’s been nearly a decade of savage cuts to health and care services, privatisation as well and the failure to just recruit the nurses that we need which has now left the NHS in crisis.”

He also criticized Chancellor Sajid Javid for refusing to debate with him, claiming he “ran scared”.

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Labor would spend £ 77 bn in Scotland, says Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn said the party would spend £ 77 BN in Scotland under a Labor government.

In Scotland, we will be investing £ 77 bn in capital investment projects, “he said.

He said it would deal with the “grotesque levels of inequality and poverty” in Scotland.

It would also pay for new green technology, as part of the party’s “Green Industrial Revolution”.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Jo Swinson cannot form a Government

Jeremy Corbyn is speaking in Glasgow, launching Labor’s Scottish general election campaign.

He spoke out against Jo Swinson’s claim that the Liberal Democrats are a viable governing party.

“This is a general election where there is a simple choice about which government you want in Westminster,” he said.

“It’s either going to be a Conservative government or a Labor government. Nobody else is going to form a government.”

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Boris Johnson visits flood victims in Doncaster

Boris Johnson is up in Doncaster, visiting the victims of a flood that hasdevastated parts of Yorkshire.

The Army has been deployed on the ground to help residents.

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************************************** (Mr Johnson surveys the damage in Stainforth, near Doncaster)Credit:Danny Lawson / PA

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But who is actually the fittest broadcaster?

Answering the questions that no one is asking, Guy Kelly explores the relative physical attractiveness of Britain’s political broadcasters.

Can you guess Who wins?

Clue: he’s got lilting Welsh tones and presents the News at 6.

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MP’s office targeted with homophobic graffiti

Luke Pollard, Labor MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, has posted a video of homophobic graffiti sprayed on his constituency office.

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My office was attacked again last night with more homophobic graffiti. There is no place for hate in our city and I will continue to call it out wherever and whenever I see it.#plymouthpic.twitter.com/r2sEC (Yix)

– Luke Pollard (@LukePollard) (November) , 2019

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Jeremy Corbyn speaks in Glasgow

The Labor leader is announcing a pledge of “massive investment” in Scotland under a Labor government.

Watch the live stream here:

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Lib Dems divided over standing down candidates

The Liberal Democrats are divided over whether to stand against average Labor and Tory MPs at the next election.

Tim Walker, former Telegraph diarist, announced he would stand down as the Lib Dem candidate in Canterbury, making way for Rosie Duffield, the incumbent Labor MP.

The party said it would replace him and run against her, although local activists reportedly said they would prefer for the Lib Dems to stand aside.

The People’s Vote campaign have endorsed a number of anti-Brexit MPs, including Rosie Duffield and Dominic Grieve.

This morning David Gauke, who is running as an independent, said he hoped the Lib Dems do not run against him in South West Hertfordshire.

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Majority of Britons support raising tax to fund the NHS

Labour today announces it will spend an additional £ 6bn on the NHS, compared with the Tories’ plan to increase funding by £ 20 bn over the next four years.

New polling by YouGov this morning suggests a majority of Britons would support an increase in income tax to fund the NHS.

Separately, a majority also support a rise in National Insurance.

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Tory £ 20 bn boost for NHS ‘not enough’, says Jonathan Ashworth

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said Labor’s proposed level of investment in health was the “second biggest boost in NHS spending after the Blair-Brown years”.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today program: “When the Government announced their funding settlement for the NHS last year, many of the experts came out and said this is not enough to transform services.

“The level of investment that would be needed to improve performance after a decade of cutbacks in health services would be an investment of around 4 per cent, that is what we are introducing.”

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Former Labor minister will vote for Boris Johnson

Aformer Labor minister has revealed he will be voting for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the General Election, saying the idea of ​​Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister “chills me to the bone. “

Tom Harris, who served as a junior minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, branded the Labor Party leader an “extremeist” and claimed he was “not someone who can be trusted with the security of the nation”.

The former Glasgow South MP spoke out as Mr Corbyn began a two-day campaign tour of Scotland.

Mr Harris, who announced in 2018 that he had left the Labor Party, said Mr Corbyn “represents a kind of strain of left-wing politics that is a compete anathema to the traditional Labor Party “.

“The idea of ​​him becoming prime minister just chills me to the bone,” he said.

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David Gauke tells Tories: vote Lib Dem

The former justice secretary David Gauke has told Tory voters that they should vote for the Liberal Democrats in seats where they are competitive.

His attack on the Conservative Party came as he announced that he was standing as an independent at next month’s election.

He said he would not stand as a Lib Dem himself in “my particular circumstances and my particular seat”.

His constituency of South West Hertfordshire is a Tory safe seat. The Lib Dems took just 11 per cent of the vote at the 2017 election, finishing third.

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Good morning.

It’s another busy day of campaigning today. Here’s what the major parties are talking about.

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Britain goes to the polls in 29 days’ timeCredit:AFP via Getty

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  1. Boris Johnson will give a speech in the West Midlands , where he will promise to get the “groundhoggery” of Brexit done and invest in clean energy.
  2. Labor will campaign on the NHS and Scotland. John McDonnell and Jonathan Ashworth will pledge £ 26 bn in NHS funding over the next four years. Jeremy Corbyn will start Labor’s Scotland campaign, promising “massive investment”.
  3. At a North London boxing gym, Jo Swinson will promise £ 500 m for youth services in an attempt to reduce knife crime.
  4. Nigel Farage will also campaign in a boxing gym today – his second one in this campaign.
  5. The SNP will announce support for a “Green Energy Deal” promising to beef up tidal and wave power.

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