Trump recklessly making the world more dangerous: Labour leader


Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech on his party's foreign policy at Chatham House in central London on May 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech on his party’s foreign policy at Chatham House in central London on May 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

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

In a major speech on foreign policy on Friday at Chatham House in central London, Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader said Trump is determined to add to existing global problems and accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of pandering to the US president.

“The global situation is becoming more dangerous,” Corbyn said.

“And the new US president seems determined to add to the dangers by recklessly escalating the confrontation with North Korea, unilaterally launching missile strikes on Syria,” opposing the international nuclear agreement with Iran and “backing a new nuclear arms race” with Russia, he stated.

Corbyn warned that May was seeking to “build a coalition of risk and insecurity with Donald Trump.”

The Labour leader said he might halt the country’s airstrikes in Syria if he is elected prime minister in the general election on June 8, and accused May of trying to escalate the war in Syria.

“All wars and conflicts eventually are brought to an end by political means,” he said.

Corbyn, whose party is trying to close a popularity gap with the ruling Conservative Party, said that would want a “strong and friendly relationship” with the US administration but added “we will not be afraid to speak our mind.”

“The US is the strongest military power on the planet by a very long way. It has a special responsibility to use its power with care and to support international efforts to resolve conflicts collectively and peacefully,” he advised.

“Waiting to see which way the wind blows in Washington isn’t strong leadership. And pandering to an erratic Trump administration will not deliver stability,” he continued.

US-led policy of regime change failed

British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and US President Donald Trump speak in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC, January 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Corbyn said the US-led policy of regime change “in Afghanistan Iraq, Libya, and Syria – and western interventions in Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen have failed… and made the world a more dangerous place.”

“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.

“The fact is that the ‘war on terror’ which has driven these interventions has failed,” he noted.

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The Labour leader said wars have increased insecurity “at home,” and, “they have caused destabilization and devastation abroad. We need to step back and have some fresh thinking.”

The government of the incumbent British prime minister has been participating in airstrikes conducted by a US-led coalition against purported Daesh positions in Iraq and Syria since 2014.

The coalition has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians, without being able to fulfill its declared aim of defeating Daesh.

As a veteran peace activist, Corbyn has long been critical of London’s involvement in US-led wars across the world.

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4 Responses to "Trump recklessly making the world more dangerous: Labour leader"

  1. JohnZ  May 14, 2017 at 5:35 am

    What can be said of Britain that hasn’t already been stated for so many times: Britain is a joke. The Scots need to separate themselves from the queen and her hive of parasites along with the COL/RKM banksters.Ireland needs to tell the queen to shove it where the sun refuses to shine The British government is a joke but then again so is the government in Washington, D.C. albeit a cruel joke.
    .Britain is finished as has been empire now on its way to the cellar of history, dragging along with it will be the lords, knights and other associated worthless entitled wankers and jobsworthy MBEs . A nation that continues to live in a past that faded away long ago. A past that never existed.

  2. Eduardo  May 13, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    In this world there are two painful possibilities to survive.
    The first and majority of choice taken is to live with the head in ones own patriotic rear, enjoying the surroundings and create a vision of wisdom in excrements which appear as gold in ones own dark illusions.
    The second and opposing option is liberating ones head from the darkness of its own backside, open eyes and mind and get overwhelmed and squashed by a reality which supersedes all which was made up in ones own fantasies.
    To breathe freely or to gain freedom seems not possible in any of these choices but the comfort in ones own surroundings seems a better way to suffocate.

  3. Eduardo  May 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Says who? A Pom and leader of labour who lives in a United Kingdom where since centuries votes are casted for the same royal bloodline and Jewish banking cartel?
    Maybe it is time to look under your own British carpet Mr. Corbyn to investigate who really makes the world more dangerous. If coming across labour just look the other way like your ancestors did.

  4. wjabbe  May 13, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Theresa May and Trump appear to be birds of a feather, inhuman people whose only goal in life is to satisfy their own egos. It appears the electorate in England is just as dumbed down as here in the States. They seem to be mentally impaired. Here is a place to begin to solve the problems over there: Revoke the Balfour Declaration.

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