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Boris Johnson denies joking about Donald Trump at Nato reception

US president says he criticised Canada’s defence spending and suggests Trudeau was unhappy about thatTrump describes Trudeau as ‘two-faced’ over Nato hot-mic videoFactcheck: would Labour really save families more than £6,700 a year?John McDonnell’s speech and Q&A – SummaryBoris Johnson’s press conference – SummarySign up for Andrew Sparrow’s daily election briefing 4.34pm GMT Before becoming Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described Nato as “a danger to world peace” and said it should have been disbanded at the end of the cold war. Channel 4 News has a round-up of some of his quotes on the topic here.Today, asked what had made him change his mind and commit to the UK remaining in Nato, Corbyn replied: Our party is committed to remain a part of Nato. It’s also what we do in Nato and what Nato does itself that’s important – and that’s why I make the point about the need for criticism of human rights abuses wherever they occur, including Russia, but also an understanding of other countries so that we do reduce those tensions and we don’t recreate the tensions of the Cold War.I have always been in favour of a policy of detente and lowering of tensions and we have decided we will remain in Nato as a party.I think we’ll have to contribute to world peace through Nato and any other alliance – principally through the United Nations. 4.22pm GMT Continue reading…

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Author : Andrew Sparrow (now); Damien Gayle and Kate Lyons (earlier)

Publish date : 2019-12-04 16:34:37

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