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Jeremy Corbyn presents Labour programme for government as MPs vote on Queen's speech

Jeremy Corbyn presents Labour programme for government as MPs vote on Queen's speech
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Jeremy Corbyn will present Labour's alternative programme for government today as Theresa May faces the biggest test of her authority since losing her majority at the election.


The Labour leader will urge MPs to vote for an amendment to the Queen's Speech packed with policies which saw support for his party soar.

They include higher taxes on the well-off, the scrapping of tuition fees and the introduction of a £10-an-hour national living wage by 2020.

The Prime Minister was forced to ditch large sections of the Tory manifesto - including means testing the winter fuel allowance, ditching the triple lock on pensions and bringing back fox hunting - from the Queen's Speech after the election left her relying on the DUP to prop up her minority government.

Mr Corbyn said: "The Conservative programme is in tatters following the public verdict at the general election

"Theresa May does not have a mandate for continued cuts to our schools, hospitals, police and other vital public services or for a race-to-the-bottom Brexit. Labour will fight these policies every step of the way.”

"Labour won support in every region and nation of Britain for our jobs-first Brexit approach and our policies that would transfer wealth, power and opportunity to the many from the few.”

"We invite MPs from across the House of Commons to take on board the strength of public opinion and desire for change in our country and vote for our amendment to bring forward policies to invest and improve public services - and put money in the pockets of the many not the few."

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