The Labour Party is fast catching up with May’s Conservative party.
Resuming his election campaign after the London terror attacks, Jeremy Corbyn, Britain’s opposition leader, has stated Britain will need to have “difficult conversations” with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states on the subject of funding of Islamist extremism.
The comments come just days before Britain’s historic June 8 elections with both of Britain’s parties calling for stronger responses to Islamist extremism.
“We must resist Islamophobia and division and turn out on 8 June united in our determination to show our democracy is strong,” said Corbyn in the text of a speech due to be delivered in Carlisle, north England.
He went on to add, “And, yes, we do need to have some difficult conversations starting with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that have funded and fuelled extremist ideology.”
He came down hard on May for cutting police numbers during her tenure as interior minister and repeated his pledge to recruit 10,000 new police officers, including armed officers.
Opinion polls show that the Labour party is fast catching up with May’s Conservative Party, thus potentially putting into doubt her gamble of calling for a snap election to boost her majority.