November 11, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party can't be trusted on national security

Britain’s nuclear deterrent has been the bedrock of our country’s national security for decades, safeguarding the nation and helping to secure our place in the world.

It is a decision that no Prime Minister wants to have to make, but the message our deterrent sends to our enemies is clear: no matter the circumstance or threat, the UK will always be capable of responding.

That Jeremy Corbyn wants to scrap our nuclear capability, making us more vulnerable to intimidation by rogue states, is well known. That even his Shadow Foreign Secretary doesn’t trust him to make crucial decisions to keep our country safe is terrifying.

Just like they haven’t been able to decide on Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party can’t be trusted not to dither on fundamental matters of national security that threaten our way of life.

Labour’s position on national security is chaotic and Emily Thornberry has exposed once and for all how weak Jeremy Corbyn really is – and why it’s so important he never gets his hands on the keys to Downing Street.

Region Labour's Pension Tax (£) Extra Months to Work
England 11,167 44
East Midlands 6,150 50
Greater London 12,871 45
North East 9,758 38
North West 6,835 47
South East 14,270 40
South West 7,407 45
West Midlands 10,729 41
Northern Ireland 13,718 35
Scotland 10,653 41
Wales 11,691 36
United Kingdom 11,253 43

Commenting, Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, said:

“Corbyn’s Pension Tax will see ten million savers facing a huge bill forcing them to delay their retirement for almost three and a half years.
“This is just one of the ways a Corbyn government would hammer hardworking people on top of his plans to hike up taxes by £2,400 a year, as well as the cost of his plan for unlimited immigration and the chaos of 2020 being dominated by two more referendums – one on Brexit and another on Scottish independence.
“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party can get Brexit done with a deal, get parliament working again and turbocharge our economy to unleash Britain’s potential.”

Read more about how this Pension Tax will impact millions of savers (PDF)

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