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Jeremy Corbyn attacks Queen's speech.
Veteran left wing MP supporter of the Palestinians to animal rights Jeremy Corbyn 66 since his leadership election is looking a little smarter these days. Whether it has anything to do with David Cameron's quip across the dispatch box about buying a proper suit and doing up his tie is unknown. Even the permanent beard that has been part of Corbyn's look for as long as he has been in parliament now looks neatly trimmed.
It maybe that Corbyn who wants one day in 2020 to be walking through the door of No 10 as Prime Minister is trying to look professional rather than looking like something from a jumble sale.
Corbyn has had to deal with many turbulent attacks on him just lately one was what was interpreted as his silence on the EU vote due for June 23. Corbyn who has always been anti - EU has suddenly done an about face and is now for staying in the EU providing there are reforms which unlikely as it maybe sounds like Cameron's pitch too. Then there has been the alleged anti - Semitic crisis leading to a full blown investigation and the suspension of Labour MPs about what they said or may not have said or done about Israel and the plight of the Palestinians.
So rough seas for Corbyn just lately but he seems to have breezed through it but obviously at some point these issues will rear up again.
In the House of Commons yesterday Corbyn gave a 40 minute speech about the Queen's speech which takes place in the House of Lords where traditionally all MPs and other officials gather to hear the Queen flanked by the Duke of Edinburgh read out her governments plans for the UK.
Mr Corybn in his speech was not very impressed with what was on offer in the Queens speech and said he would judge the contents of the speech and how they played out in the UK by three things.
Will it deliver a more equal society, an economy which works for everyone and opportunity for all. He also said that doesn't the government get it cuts are not the way Britain should go and its ordinary people at the bottom of society who the axe is falling on. Whether it be cuts to services, the NHS, welfare etc.
Mr Corbyn maybe banging on about the same old rhetoric but he has a point because the cuts and austerity which seem endless and forever are hitting the poorest and the less well off in society.