Jeremy Corbyn suffered new humiliation by staying separated from Donald Trump during the Buckingham Palace reception on Tuesday evening after promising to confront the American president with the inviolability of the NHS.
The Labor leader said he would warn the president that & # 39; public services are not for sale & # 39; during a meeting of NATO leaders and royals organized by the queen.
But in a shameful setback, the left wing never got the chance to talk to Trump and keep his promise, which a minister ridiculed as a & # 39; desperate stunt & # 39 ;.
It is the second blow Mr Corbyn received today after the President murdered his most important election attack by rejecting the idea that he wants a post-Brexit trade deal to open up health care to American companies and to raise drug prices. to increase.
Speaking as he led the glove of a NATO summit in London, Mr. Trump insisted that the US & # 39; would not touch the NHS if you gave it to us on a silver platter & # 39 ;.
In what seemed to be a carefully designed piece of royal choreography, Mr. Corbyn and Mr. Trump hardly succeeded in seeing each other in the palace.
Whether it was an accident with the dynamics of a party, or an intentional attempt to keep the couple apart, it seemed that the two men were destined not to meet.
Instead, they were not even in the same room for most of the reception.
Work sources confirmed that Mr Corbyn had not succeeded in personally challenging Mr Trump during the meeting.
US President Donald Trump and wife Melania arrive at Clarence House to meet Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall before being taken to Buckingham Palace for a meeting of NATO leaders
Jeremy Corbyn (pictured on This Morning on Tuesday) suffered new humiliation by being separated from Donald Trump at Tuesday's Buckingham Palace reception after promising to confront the American president about the holiness of the NHS.
The dramatic spit came when Mr. Corbyn tried to arm the arrival of the president & # 39; while he is desperately working to recoup the gauge advantage of the Tories. A poll today showed that the conservatives have 12 points ahead, enough for a comfortable majority.
On Monday, Labor released an extraordinary video blaming Britain's close relationship with the US for the London Bridge terrorist attacks – despite pleas to prevent politicization of the atrocities.
The experienced left winger has written Mr. Trump to encourage him to guarantee that the NHS is not part of a trade agreement.
In a series of interviews, Mr. Corbyn said he intended to challenge the president to the palace health care.
He said he would tell Mr. Trump: & # 39; Welcome to this country. I hope you understand how valuable our national health service is, and in any future trade relationship with the US none of our public services are on the table, none of our public services are for sale and investor protection is unacceptable to our government if we have won this election. & # 39;
However, Mr Corbyn avoided evading pressure from allegations of leaked documents about the US-UK trade debate spread through Russia. He claims that the details showed that the NHS & # 39; on the table & # 39; lag – although the Tories have mocked the idea.
This was while Prime Minister Boris Johnson today presented Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks on Downing Street amid growing tensions within the Western alliance about the conflict in Syria.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at a reception for NATO leaders organized by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, where Jeremy Corbyn has promised to confront Donald Trump
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) talks to guests at a reception in Buckingham Palace, London, while NATO leaders meet on the occasion of 70 years of alliance
Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, arrives tonight at a reception for NATO leaders in Buckingham Palace
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) greets the Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel (left) with a firm handshake
Police are moving tonight to separate the anti-NATO protest with a pro-Trump counter-demonstration outside Buckingham Palace
Scuffles between pro and anti Trump protesters broke out outside the palace, with demonstrator Danny Tommo, a supporter of Tommy Robinson, pictured by the police bundled away
Anti-Trump activists have expressed their anger outside the palace tonight, waving flags and shouting chants destroying the American president
The Princess Royal talks to guests during a reception tonight and laughs during the conversations while guests wait to officially start the evening
Jeremy Corbyn promised tonight to confront Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace about the NHS and his role in a post-Brexit trade agreement between the US and the UK. It follows a difficult joint press conference between the US President and Emmanuel Macron this afternoon. The pair are fighting over the future of NATO after Macron entered the alliance & # 39; brain death & # 39; called
Mr. Corbyn said he would tell Mr. Trump: & # 39; & # 39; Welcome to this country. I hope you understand how valuable our national health service is, and in any future trade relationship with the US none of our public services are on the table, none of our public services are for sale and investor protection is unacceptable to our government if we have won this election. & # 39;
On the campaign track: Boris Johnson was todya on the campaign track in Salisbury – where Sergei Skripal was poisoned by the GRU – while hammering Jeremy Corbyn as a & # 39; security risk & # 39;
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2nd R) meets French President Emmanuel Macron (L), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (2nd L) during the Syria Quartet summit in London
Anti-Trump protesters at Trafalgar Square, London, for a & # 39; Hands off our NHS & # 39; protest against the US president who is visiting this week
The US president accepted questions from reporters prior to a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
He initially refused to be involved in the elections and said he & # 39; stayed away & # 39; and & # 39; did not want to complicate it & # 39 ;.
Tories have a 12 point poll poll when the election shows up
Corbyn desperately tries to win back the election advantage of Tories, with a poll showing today that they are 12 points ahead of Labor
Boris Johnson and the Tories have a 12-point lead over Jeremy Corbyn and the Labor Party with the general election now just nine days away.
A new survey conducted by Kantar between November 28 and December 2 brings the conservative party to 44 percent in total, an increase of one percent over the company's latest poll on November 26.
But while the Tories have improved, Labor got stuck at the 32 percent rating party – the same as the previous poll.
Johnson has forged a hot device with Trump, but Tories is nervous that an outburst at the two-day summit could disrupt the election campaign.
The prime minister will organize a bilateral meeting with the president, although the pair are likely to talk & # 39; in the margin & # 39; will carry.
Despite his initial reluctance, Mr. Trump soon commented on his views and said he & # 39; thinks Boris will do well & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I think Boris is very capable and I think he will do well, & # 39; he said.
He denied rumors that the NHS could be on the table in trade negotiations after the Brexit and said he & # 39; has nothing to do with it & # 39; and & # 39; never even thought of it & # 39 ;.
& # 39; No not at all. I have nothing to do with it, I never even thought about it, & he said.
Mr. Trump then praised the American health care system before adding: & In this country they have to solve it themselves …
& # 39; I don't even know where that rumor started, we have absolutely nothing to do with it.
& # 39; And we wouldn't want it if you gave it to us on a silver platter, we don't want anything to do with it. & # 39;
Mr. Trump gave a thin veiled shout to Mr. Corbyn and said he & # 39; knew nothing & # 39; of the Labor leader. Pushed to see if he could work with him in No10, he replied: & # 39; I can work with anyone, I am a very easy person to work with. & # 39;
Mr. Trump also accused French President Emanuel Macron for suggesting that NATO was at risk & # 39; brain death & # 39; to suffer.
The jibe led to a brutal response from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said that Mr. Macron was the one at risk of & # 39; brain death & # 39 ;.
Best quotes from Donald Trump from his press conference on day 1 of visit to London
About the general election: & # 39; I don't want to make it more complicated. I have won many elections for many people, but this is another country.
Asked why he stays out of the election, he said: & # 39; Because I don't want to complicate it. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; I stay out of the election. You know I was a fan of Brexit. I mentioned it the day before.
Mr. Trump added: & # 39; I think Boris is very capable and I think he will do well. & # 39;
About the NHS on the table in a post-Brexit trade deal: & # 39; No not at all. I have nothing to do with it, I have never even thought of it.
& # 39; I don't even know where that rumor started, we have absolutely nothing to do with it.
& # 39; And we wouldn't want it if you gave it to us on a silver platter, we don't want anything to do with it. & # 39;
About working with Jeremy Corbyn: & # 39; I can work with anyone.
& # 39; I am a very easy person to work with.
& # 39; I know nothing about Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, nothing about him. & # 39;
On Harry Dunn: & # 39; You are talking about the woman who had the accident with the young man on the motorcycle?
& # 39; I had his parents awake and they are nice people.
& # 39; I spoke with the woman who has diplomatic immunity who works for the government and we are trying to resolve something. & # 39;
On Brexit: & # 39; I stay out of the elections. You know I was a fan of Brexit. I mentioned it the day before. & # 39;
About the American accusation investigation: the accusation of hoeach goes nowhere, we have great support.
& # 39; In the entire history of the Republican Party, we have never had such strong support. & # 39;
About Prince Andrew: & # 39; I don't know Prince Andrew, but it's a difficult story. & # 39;
On Emmanuel Macron & # 39; s & # 39; brain dead & # 39; NATO jibe: & # 39; You cannot just make such statements against NATO. It is very disrespectful. & # 39;
On his controversial deal with Turkey: & We left their border. We have been on their border long enough. They are doing fine on their border. We have saved the oil. I saved the oil. & # 39;
Mr. Trump said today that it is a & # 39; very nasty & # 39; explanation had been.
& # 39; You cannot just make such statements against NATO. It's very disrespectful, & he said.
Mr Trump and Mr Macron met today on the sidelines of the summit and the ever-tense relationship was clearly visible to everyone.
The subject of Islamic State Hunters from France, Germany, and the UK being held in the Middle East was raised and Mr. Trump asked Mr. Macron: & Do you want some nice ISIS hunters? I can give them to you. & # 39;
The French president was visibly dissatisfied with the comment.
Corbyn said about the BBC's Jeremy Vine show that Mr. Trump had ruled out he wanted control over the NHS for US companies, & # 39; Mr. Corbyn said: & # 39; I'm glad he said that. But if that's the case, why have the conversations been going on for the past two years? Why are they kept secret? & # 39;
He added that there are still & # 39; very legitimate reasons for concern & # 39; goods.
On this morning, Mr Corbyn was asked about questions that arise as to whether Russian disinformation was behind Labor & # 39; s 451 page & # 39; s non-updated report on trade negotiations.
Repeatedly avoiding the question of whether Moscow might have been involved, he said: & # 39; If the document is not correct, then why, it has been there all along, no minister has claimed it is inaccurate.
& # 39; No government, and in reality there are minutes of meetings involving Liam Fox at an early stage and officials later. & # 39;
Answering questions while meeting veterans in Salisbury today, Mr. Johnson mocked the Labor attack, saying he could & # 39; categorically exclude & # 39; that & # 39; every part of the NHS will be on the table in all trade negotiations & including these drugs.
He said: & # 39; This is pure Loch Ness Monster, Bermuda Triangle stuff. & # 39;
Johnson said the NATO alliance in & # 39; good health & # 39; before he was insisted on his message to Mr. Trump.
The Prime Minister said: “My message to the President, to all Presidents – President Trump, President Macron, President Erdogan, Chancellor Merkel, all our friends – is look, this is a great alliance, it has had fantastic success for 70 years , it has brought peace and prosperity. & # 39; He urged them to tackle & # 39; the threats & # 39; and noted: & # 39; Security in numbers. & # 39;
Later today, Trump and First Lady Melania will attend fundraising at Park Lane and meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
This afternoon he will drink tea with Prince Charles and Camilla for a reception for NATO leaders with the queen in Buckingham Palace and another in Downing Street.
Prior to this morning's meeting, Mr Johnson called for unity among the leaders of the 29 Member States – including Angela Merkel, Frances Emmanuel Macron and the Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – amidst differences over Syria.
The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will formally greet NATO leaders at this evening's reception, which marks 70 years of alliance.
The Queen welcomes NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Buckingham Palace, left, while a group of anti-Donald Trump protesters gathered outside, right
Charles and the monarch then join the politicians for a group photo.
The royals will be in force for the event, including the Duchess of Cambridge, the Count of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra.
Trump blows Macron over NATO & # 39; brain death & # 39;
President Donald Trump abandoned French President Emmanuel Macron for a heated dispute over accepting imprisoned ISIS hunters – offering to & # 39; give you & # 39; – after kicking off meetings in London with an attack on his & # 39; nasty & # 39; remarks about NATO.
Sitting next to Macron on his first day of meetings here, Trump took an excavation in Macron for France and other European countries who were reluctant to accept nationals of their own countries who were taking part in the fight alongside ISIS terrorists.
Trump turned to his counterpart and asked: & Do you want some nice ISIS hunters? I could give them to you. & # 39;
The moment came hours after Trump had destroyed Macron for earlier comments that NATO was to & # 39; brain death & # 39; suffering – although the two leaders seemed to resolve things afterwards.
Prince William is gone in the Middle East, while Prince Harry and wife Meghan have a six-week break from royal engagements during the festive period.
Prince Andrew, who retired from his disastrous Newsnight interview about his association with convicted padeophile Jeffrey Epstein, is also absent.
The president's arrival yesterday came to the end of a day when complaints were seen that both major British political parties have exploited the deadly attack on London Bridge.
Corbyn yesterday in an extraordinary campaign video effectively blamed the Special Relationship for the terrorist attack on London Bridge.
The images showed images including flowers next to the road sign in the capital, with a soundtrack by Mr. Corbyn who condemned Western aggression for feeding terrorism and emotional music.
Mr. Corbyn tweeted the video along with a message that Mr. Johnson & # 39; no longer had to stick to Donald Trump & # 39;
The Labor leader has had a long track record of US influence for 30 years as a relatively obscure Labor backseat.
He has previously insisted that the NATO military alliance should have been scrapped decades ago, the & # 39; global role & # 39; Britain had rejected and said that nuclear weapons should be unilaterally abandoned.
Last week, MailOnline highlighted a 2014 article by Mr. Corbyn's best assistant, Seumas Milne, in which NATO was branded as a & # 39; colonial expedition force & # 39; and calling for the closure of US bases in the UK and the sending of personnel home.
Last night the Labor leader wrote to Mr. Trump demanding that he guarantee that the US will not try to push up NHS drug prices through a trade agreement following the Brexit.
But Mr Corbyn is confronted with questions about leaked commercial documents that, according to experts, had characteristics of a Russian fake news campaign.
Schedule for Trump's NATO visit
4.55 pm Trump and First Lady leave from Winfield House to Clarence House
5:10 pm Trump and First Lady arrive at Clarence House
5:15 pm Couple has tea with Prince Charles and Camilla
5:50 pm Couple Clarence House leaves for Buckingham Palace
6:00 pm Trump and First Lady attend the reception of NATO leaders, organized by Her Majesty The Queen
7:35 pm Trump leaves Palace for 10 Downing Street
7:40 pm Trump and Melania arrive in Downing Street
7:45 pm Couple attends the reception of NATO leaders, organized by Prime Minister Boris Johnson
9:05 pm Couple leave Downing Street to Winfield House
21.30 Return to Winfield House
Last week he published the 451 pages with unclassified, classified files to support his claims about a Tory plot to sell the NHS. The documents were rejected because they did not demonstrate what he said they were doing.
And experts claimed yesterday that the leak resembled a disinformation campaign that came to light this year and originated in Russia.
Researchers from the universities of Oxford and Cardiff, the think tank of the Atlantic Council and the social media analysis agency Graphika said that the way the files were first leaked online was reflected in a campaign called Secondary Infektion.
Secondary Infektion, discovered by the Atlantic Council in June, used fabricated or modified documents to spread fake news on at least 30 online platforms. It came from a network of social media accounts that Facebook said it came from Russia & # 39 ;.
Experts warned about the similarities with the campaign and the way the NHS documents were published might indicate foreign interference in the UK elections.
Ben Nimmo, head of research at Graphika, said: “It is on the same set of websites (as Secondary Infektion), it uses the same types of accounts and makes the same language errors. It is the Russian operation or someone trying to look hard on it. & # 39;
A Labor spokesperson said: & Neither the UK nor the US government have denied their authenticity. Given what they reveal, it is not surprising that there are attempts to mud the water to cover the exposed. & # 39;
Corbyn (pictured in support of a strike at the University of London today) is fully committed to arming the president's arrival & # 39; and released a video yesterday accusing Britain's close relationship with the US of the London Bridge terrorist attacks
US President Donald Trump was questioned during the UK election at a press conference with NATO Secretary General Secretary General Stoltenberg (left) but refused to give anything away and said he didn't want to complicate it & # 39;
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Prince Charles today at Clarence House when the NATO summit started
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania got off the plane in London last night
Mr Trump's arrival in London led to a pro-NHS demonstration at Trafalgar Square when the US president was told to keep healthcare & # 39; off your hands & # 39;
Corbyn wrote to Trump and said: & As you know, the potential impact of a future UK-US trade agreement on our National Health Service and other vital public services is of great importance to the British public.
& # 39; A critical point in this regard are the cost of medicines for our NHS. The cost of patented drugs in the US is about 2.5 times higher than in the UK, and the price of the top 20 drugs is 4.8 times higher than in the UK.
& # 39; Any increase in the NHS drug bill would be an unacceptable outcome of trade negotiations between the US and the UK.
& # 39; Yet you have provided some clear and worrying indications that this is exactly what you hope to achieve. & # 39;
He told Trump that it would be a long way to reassuring the British public & # 39; if he withdraws from the NHS-related negotiating goals seen in the leaked official magazine about the talks between the UK and the US.
Mr Corbyn sent a letter with similar demands to the Prime Minister on Monday, on the eve of the NATO summit.
Trump has previously claimed that it is & # 39; so bad & # 39; would be for Britain if Mr Corbyn were to become prime minister.
Jeremy Corbyn REFUSES to say whether terrorists should receive a life sentence and is forced to deny that he wants to abolish MI5
Jeremy Corbyn refused to say today whether he believed that & # 39; life should mean & # 39; for terrorists convicted of the most serious crimes.
He was also forced to deny that he and his allies wanted to abolish British intelligence services.
He made the comments during an appearance on ITV's This Morning program while being grilled by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
It came after Boris Johnson suggested that Corbyn would be a security risk if he became PM.
Johnson said that the closest allies of the UK & # 39; very anxious & # 39; were that Corbyn was elected number 10 and accused him of being & # 39; naive & # 39; to support the terrorist risk that Britain faces after the London Bridge attack.
Corbyn desperately tries to start Labor & # 39; s general election campaign amid signs that the party is stuck in the polls and still far behind the Tories.
But the appearance of the Labor leader this morning was dominated by questions about his approach to justice and national security.
Corbyn was asked by Mr. Schofield & # 39; must life live & # 39; for terrorists convicted of the most serious crimes.
The Labor leader refused to be drawn when he replied: & # 39; Prison sentences must be decided by courts and the prison sentence management must also be decided by a combination of the prison service.
& # 39; But the point that I make very strongly is that our prison service is miserably under-funded and that rehabilitation and programs to prevent people from being radicalized are often insufficient in prison and I think the lesson is it is from this terrible tragedy that we need to improve that. & # 39;
His last remarks come after he said yesterday that convicted terrorists should only be released from prison after they have a & # 39; substantial portion & # 39; have completed their prison sentence.
The American leader told Nigel Farage's LBC radio program in October: & # 39; Corbyn would be so bad for your country, he would be so bad, he would take you in such a bad way. He would take you to such bad places. & # 39;
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson defended yesterday the launch of a crackdown on the treatment of convicted terrorists after the robbery by 28-year-old Usman Khan, who was out of prison under license.
Former students from Cambridge University, Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, were stabbed to death during a prisoner rehabilitation event on Friday.
Khan was licensed and carried an electronic monitoring label when he launched the attack, injuring three others after being invited to the prisoners' rehabilitation conference on Friday afternoon.
The event was organized by Learning Together, a program associated with Cambridge University & # 39; s Institute of Criminology.
Yesterday he spoke to reporters in Southampton and the prime minister rejected the idea that his action was a fierce reaction.
& # 39; Look at my 2012 manifesto on crime … I have been campaigning for longer sentences for serious and violent offenders, & # 39; he said.
Johnson said it was probably clear from the beginning & # 39; that Khan & # 39; was too difficult to crack & # 39; when it came to rehabilitation.
& # 39; What I am saying is that it is our job to keep the public safe and that is what we want to do & he said.
Meanwhile, demonstrations are scheduled today at Buckingham Palace to coincide with the reception for Mr. Trump and other world leaders in the large state rooms.
Among the demonstrators will be NHS nurses, doctors and employees who are campaigning about potential risks to the NHS of a future US-UK trade agreement.
Nick Dearden, from Global Justice Now, said: “Tuesday's demonstration will be led by nurses and doctors – to symbolize the millions of people who stand up for our healthcare against an American president who simply represents the largest, most greedy business interests in the world. & # 39;
Stand Up to Trump, Stop the War Coalition and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) are among the participating groups.
Lindsey German from Stop the War Coalition said: & We need an alternative to war, militarism and racism – an anti-war government and a massive demonstration against Trump and NATO. & # 39;
CND Secretary General Kate Hudson described NATO as & # 39; a hugely dangerous and destructive nuclear-armed alliance with the ability to destroy many forms of life many times & # 39 ;.
She added: & # 39; This is no time to celebrate and welcome it to London. & # 39;
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives in Downing Street for talks with Boris Johnson
Emmanuel Macron also visited Boris Johnson in number 10, along with Angela Merkel, on the right
Nicola Sturgeon is shown today in campaigns in Perth
Mr. Trump said that Boris Johnson (pictured here today to meet with war veteran James Gammer in Salisbury, the site of the Russian Novichok outrage) the & # 39; good work & # 39; did
Heavily armed British police are also closely involved in the security operation around the American president
Heavy security: a secret service vehicle leaves Winfield House in London where Donald Trump resides
Jeremy Corbyn finally says sorry for anti-Semitism in the Labor party, but insists that he tackled the & # 39; because he is plagued by Philip Schofield in a bad-tempered interview this morning
Jeremy Corbyn finally said sorry for the anti-Semitism crisis that flooded the Labor party – but insisted that he had dealt with it & # 39 ;.
The opposition leader apologized live on This Morning during a bad-tempered exchange after being pressured by host Philip Schofield.
Mr Corbyn has steadfastly refused in recent days to apologize directly in media interviews over the past few days because the issue has turned up in the election campaign – although he was previously sorry.
But when he appeared on ITV & # 39; s magazine show with Schofield and co-host Holly Willoughby, he was forced to say sorry, while Schofield asked: & # 39; Why can't you say sorry? & # 39;
Corbyn finally admitted that he said: & I am very sorry for everything that happened.
& # 39; But I would like to make it clear that we are dealing with it – I have tackled it. & # 39;
Appeared on ITV & # 39; s magazine show with Philip Schofield and co-host Holly Willoughby, he was forced to say sorry, while Schofield asked: & # 39; Why can't you say sorry? & # 39;
Corbyn finally gave in and said: & # 39; I'm obviously very sorry for everything that happened & # 39;
He added: & # 39; Other parties are also affected by anti-Semitism.
& # 39; Candidates have been withdrawn by the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives and therefore by us. We simply do not accept it in any form. & # 39;
Corbyn was embroiled in a row with the Chief Rabbi last week and said he & # 39; wrong & # 39; was to accuse Labor of not tackling anti-Semitism – since the party leader refused four times to apologize to British Jews.
In a bruised prime time pre-election interview with Andrew Neil from the BBC, Mr. Corbyn said that he & # 39; a discussion & # 39; wanted to have with Ephraim Mirvis after he accused the left wing of the & # 39; poison & # 39; of anti-Semitism to take root in Labor.
The Labor leader was challenged because of Mr. Mirvis' claim that Labor claims that it is doing everything it can to tackle anti-Jewish racism a & # 39; lying fiction & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; No, he's not right. Because he would have to provide the evidence to say that it is lying, & Mr 39 Corbyn replied.
He insisted that he had developed a much stronger process & # 39; and had sanctioned and removed members who were anti-Semitic.
But he clashed when Neil described specific cases of anti-Semitism by Labor members who encountered little or no sanctions.
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