Jeremy Corbyn infuriates House of Commons with Russia response
The Labour leader is being attacked for party political point-scoring after highlighting Russia-linked donations to the Tories.
By Greg Heffer,
13 March 2018
Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire from his own MPs over his response to the Prime Minister’s assertion it is “highly likely” Russia was responsible for the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
After Theresa May pointed the finger of blame at Moscow for the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, the Labour leader was met with shouting from MPs as he was accused of party political point-scoring.
Mr Corbyn, responding to the Prime Minister in the House of Commons, called for a “decisive and proportionate” response once an investigation by counter-terror officers in Salisbury has been completed.
He added this should be “focused on reducing conflicts and tensions rather than increasing them”, telling MPs: “Let us do all we can to ensure this never, ever happens again.”