May breaks ‘truce’ to announce future policy, gets wide media coverage; Corbyn speech is widely ignored

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Don’t tell us the TV news media aren’t doing everything they can for Theresa May, even though we all now know she’s a turkey and Thursday’s the day she’ll get stuffed.

Her speech, following the COBRA meeting at Downing Street this morning (June 4) was supposed to be an announcement about the attacks in London last night and what was being done about them – but she chose to break the non-campaigning truce with Labour and other parties and announce future Tory policy instead.

Mrs May announced a four-point plan to combat terrorism, after parties had agreed to suspend campaigning until this evening – and UK television channels broadcast it live.

She said internet companies must not allow extremism a place to exist, but added that there was also a need to tackle “safe spaces in the real world”, which would require “difficult” conversations; and also suggested the idea of increased prison terms for terrorism offences, even relatively minor ones.

The social media reacted appropriately:

https://twitter.com/liamyoung/status/871316207584120833

https://twitter.com/ioanmarcjones/status/871352886453841920

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also made a speech in the aftermath of the London attacks. It was measured and statesmanlike – and I understand Sky News was the only channel to broadcast it. Why not the BBC?

https://twitter.com/alexnunns/status/871466019264630784

Fortunately, due to the magic of social media, you can watch Mr Corbyn’s speech here:

He also announced policy proposals to protect the security of UK citizens – but he did it after the ‘truce’ had ended.

He savaged Theresa May for cutting police numbers.

And he pointed out that the aim of the terror attack in London was to derail the general election. He said it was now a question of democracy, and the election must go ahead on schedule, despite calls for it to be postponed.

His speech has been widely applauded.

 

But more people have seen Theresa May, and more people have heard her inane witterings.

If you’ve made it this far through this article, you’ll have heard what Mr Corbyn had to say. You’ll have noticed that he has attacked Mrs May on several points – not least her support for Saudi Arabia, which has links with the funding of terrorism, and her decision to cut 20,000 police jobs and deride warnings that it would increase the threat of terrorism as “scaremongering”.

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6 thoughts on “May breaks ‘truce’ to announce future policy, gets wide media coverage; Corbyn speech is widely ignored

  1. PJB

    Proved us right again, opens her gob when she promised to stay quiet, how’s she ever be trusted with our lives?

  2. NMac

    Blatant electioneering by the Tory Party of corruption and fraud. As usual one law for the Nasty party and one for everyone else. The most nonsensical part was “longer sentences” – perhaps she can explain how that will deter a suicide bomber?

  3. Roland Laycock

    I’m surprised the Tories have not pulled out the bag Mr Putin as helping Labour if you think back in the miners strick the Tories said the Russian where backing the miners and giving them money

  4. Dez

    As well as the Saudi paid expansion and funding of their religion they have also invested heavily in the construction of UK mosques and providing support for same mosques converting their congrgations to Saudis preferred religion which according to a anti extreme muslim convert on Piers Morgan (yes sorry was totally bored with the lack lustre BBC 1 morning prog) is an extreme religion and not preaching a friendly conexistance with UK religions or populations. Cristianity would probably get short shrift if they tried the same move in muslim countries good supplier relations or not..

  5. Daniel

    Is it me, or does “enough is enough” sound frighteningly familiar to David Cameron’s “For far too ling, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens ‘as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'” in May 2015.. just before the General Election that year!

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