Jeremy Corbyn vows to vote down Queen’s Speech to topple Theresa May : The Telegraph

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to vote down the Government’s Queen’s Speech and put forward his own instead in a bid to topple Theresa May and return a Labour Government to Downing Street.

Following a surprising result in the poll last week which saw the Labour leader win 40 per cent of the vote but fall short of a majority in Parliament Mr Corbyn has said he will not give up his bid for power.

It comes as Mrs May struggles against a tide of anger from within her own party following her failure to win a majority and her decision to form a confidence and supply deal with the Democratic Unionist Party.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper Mr Corbyn said: “I can still be Prime Minister. This is still on. Absolutely. Theresa May has been to the Palace. She’s attempting to form a government.

“She’s then got to present a programme to Parliament.

“We will – obviously – amend the Queen’s Speech. There’s a possibility of voting it down and we’re going to push that all the way.

“We have got a mandate to deal with issues of poverty, justice and inequality in Britain. We want to end austerity and invest in this country and that’s what we’re going to do.

“Nearly 13 million people voted for us to do it. That’s why I’m here.”

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