The largest British opposition party, Labor, started its campaign for the parliamentary elections in December on Thursday. Chief executive Jeremy Corbyn again emphasized that his party stands up for higher wages, a new Brexit agreement and a second binding referendum on the British withdrawal from the European Union.
Corbyn also used his election kick-off to "expose" the "failing policies" of the Johnson government. For example, the cutbacks of recent years have seriously damaged the economy, and the absence of a Brexit is "entirely the responsibility of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and of him alone".
Johnson says the United Kingdom is now at the mercy of the United States, which can exploit the national health care system, Corbyn said. The British health care system, the NHS, is regarded by many British as one of the most important post-war achievements.
According to Corbyn, voters can now "finally deal with" the failing years of the Tories. Under his policy, the Brexit would "be settled within six months".
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Voter settles Labor and Corbyn in polls
With the "ambitious and radical election campaign" Corbyn hopes to win voters. In a poll published by the British research agency Ipsos MORI on Thursday, his party stands 17 percentage points behind Prime Minister Johnson's Conservatives, who would win around 41 percent of the vote. Other recent polls confirm that picture.
Corbyn is also said to have lost quite a number of preferential votes compared to Johnson. The voter is said to have judged him for his wait and see attitude around the Brexit, according to the research agency.
The Labor leader said on Thursday that he was not impressed by the figures, despite the fact that no opposition leader had done worse in the polls since 1977, writes The Guardian.
Labor abstained from voting for elections
A motion for elections could not be piloted by the British House of Commons on Monday after Labor abstained. A day later, the opposition party turned around. The elections will take place on December 12.
According to Corbyn, a no-deal Brexit was "finally" excluded last Tuesday, a requirement for him to go to the polls.
Labor is doing well in the polls, as expected, among younger voters, while the Conservatives receive much more support from people over 55.
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