‘The rise of the Islamic State, and the rise of extremism has been a symptom of the continued wars and occupations, this is a fact’
In a regional conference, Jeremy Corbyn will tell his Labour members that the UK’s foreign policy must change in order to have an “independent” relationship from the world, were “war is a last resort”
“a different kind of foreign policy – based on a new and more independent relationship with the rest of the world – where war is a last resort”.
Public support for military action has risen, since the Paris attacks which seen over 129 people murdered by Islamic State fighters poll by ORB shows.
The poll also shows some 64 percent of people believe that if the UK had not have went into Iraq and Afghanistan the country would be much safer, a further 36 percent disagreed with this.
Mr.Corbyn was set to give this speech a week ago, but postponed giving it due to the Paris attacks. He was set to say,
“For the past 14 years, Britain has been at the centre of a succession of disastrous wars that have brought devastation to large parts of the wider Middle East. They have increased, not diminished, the threats to our own national security in the process.”
Some within the Labour party had pushed for a change in the speech but this did not sway Mr.Corbyn as he will be giving the speech as planned.