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Wednesday 27 November 2019

Jeremy Corbyn produced a woeful performance last night in his interview with Andrew Neil. The Labour leader was given the opportunity four times to apologise for the rampant anti-Semitism within the party, and failed to do so on each occasion. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was clearly correct when he accused the party of widespread prejudice. It goes all the way up to the top.

It wasn’t just the anti-Semitism issue where the Labour leader spectacularly failed to produce any semblance of an acceptable answer. On both the security and the economy, Corbyn floundered.

Andrew Neil told Corbyn: “If you take the very richest the top 0.1 percent these are people earning hundreds of thousands of pounds a year. They pay 12 percent of all income tax. It would only take a small number of these people to leave the country and there are only 31,000 of them. Your tax base crumbles.” The Labour leader couldn’t provide an answer.

The Scottish broadcaster has a knack of succinct take downs. He challenged Corbyn: “Is there no-limit to what can go on the Corbyn credit card?”. Labour’s plans for reckless spending are not supported or trusted by the British public, it’s not hard to see why. 

The Conservatives continue to provide warnings of Labour’s policies and their economic realities. Their plan to ban private companies from housing asylum seekers would cost £2.5 billion and pile pressure on local authorities, according to security mnister Brandon Lewis.

Lewis said: “This is yet another staggeringly irresponsible move by Corbyn’s Labour that will cause misery for those waiting for social housing by substantially increasing waiting lists overnight.” Staggeringly irresponsible moves, Corbyn’s speciality.

Nicola Sturgeon has listed her conditions for the SNP to back Labour. Unsurprisingly, she wants another referendum on breaking up the Union. Sturgeon claims she wants to take “Scotland’s future out of Westminster’s hands and into Scottish hands.” A fundamental lie, she would place Scotland’s future into Brussels’ hands.

If the SNP leader was truly concerned about Scottish independence, she would not be such a fierce advocate of the European Union. A vote for Labour not only risks a Corbyn Government, but a hung Parliament with Corbyn leading, and Sturgeon pulling the strings in the background. And honestlt, who other than a minority of scots wants that.