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Tories lead in latest United Kingdom opinion poll

21 April 2017

Agreement to rule out so-called "trigger ballots" - which would require Labour MPs to secure 50% backing from constituency activists or face a selection contest - came late on Tuesday, after reports that leader Jeremy Corbyn was pushing to make the process mandatory. We will not give her a blank cheque. At the time, some Labour figures, among them Lisa Nandy, Clive Lewis and Jonathan Reynolds, argued their party should consider a similar move. "Only Labour or the Tories can win this election and voting Labour is the only way to remove Theresa May from office".

But just minutes after Mrs May's announcement, one MP vowed not to stand again in protest of Mr Corbyn's leadership.

"Anyone who stands up to create a fairer, more decent society gets vilified. we are bigger than we've ever been, we're stronger than we've ever been, we're more determined than we'd ever been", he said, pointing out that 2,500 people had joined the party in the last 24 hours. It is becoming clearer by the day (as I predicted some months ago) that taking control of our borders will not mean closing them.

So many people in modern Britain do what seems like the right thing to do.

She insisted that the only way for Scots to ensure that they were protected from Tory policies would be to vote for the SNP, who could provide a strong opposition. How dare they ruin the economy with their recklessness and greed and then punish those who had nothing to do with it?

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However, Emily Thornberry, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, played down suggestions new taxes might be introduced at this level, saying she understood why "many people" on this salary might feel they were "not rich".

"You're talking about how Jeremy will overturn a rigged system".

He also defended Londoners against accusations that they formed an "Islington elite" and said he would be a Prime Minister for "the whole country". The Conservatives will never do that.

"Over the last seven years the Tories have broken every promise on living standards, the deficit, debt, the National Health Service and schools funding. But I think probably even he, in his private moments, would reflect that it is going to be immensely hard on their own [to win] and I think more and more people around him are coming to that same conclusion".

Mr Corbyn will hit out at "the wealth extractors", including Southern Rail and the former BHS owner Sir Philip Green, and he will say he will refuse to "doff his cap" to "powerful people".

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'Theresa May has given us an opportunity (by calling the snap General Eection) ... but to use that opportunity we need to cooperate as parties of opposition who don't want that Tory future'. "The British people know that they are the true wealth creators, held back by a system rigged for the wealth extractors".

While recent polls have given the Conservatives a clear lead, Mr. Corbyn was defiant about the Labour's ability to woo voters up and down the country.

"Or are we going to be a country that works to make the rich even richer?"

Earlier on Wednesday, Sturgeon told journalists outside the Westminster parliament that she'd "seek to be part" of an alliance with Labour if the election result turned out in such a way that it would keep the Conservatives out of power.

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Tories lead in latest United Kingdom opinion poll