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Afghanistan has been a ‘complete disaster’ – Channel 4 News August 2021

Jeremy Corbyn: Afghanistan has been a ‘complete disaster’. Matt Frei of Channel 4 News discusses Afghanistan with Jeremy Corbyn and Tobias Ellwood, chair of the Commons defence select committee. See the full video at:

Jeremy Corbyn’s Commons speech on Afghanistan – Parliament 18th August 2021

I spoke in the Afghanistan debate to make two key points : Firstly, we must welcome Afghan refugees and end the ‘hostile environment’ approach towards refugees. Secondly, that there must be a serious appraisal of this failed war of intervention, with a sober reflection on the disaster that has happened. See the full video at

Military Spending Increases – Tribune December 2020

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘There’s Always Money for War, but Never for Our Public Services’ Just prior to last week’s Spending Review, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced £16.5 billion over the next four years in new defence spending over the next four years, ensuring Britain’s role as Europe’s biggest military spender (and the second biggest spender in …

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Report (Islington North) November 2020

London is currently operating under the Government’s national pandemic restrictions that came into force on 5th November (as this report goes to print) and our streets are not at all reflective of this time in previous years.  The crisis in Covid-19 testing remains the single biggest indicator of the Government’s failure to provide us with …

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Report (Islington North) October 2020

As the beautiful autumn leaves once again transform our environment into something very memorable, many of us remain subject to a variety of Covid-19 restrictions, depending of course upon where one lives.  Clearly, in the absence of a decent Track and Trace system, lockdowns have become the order of the day for Boris Johnson’s government.  …

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