‘Britain’s Trump’: Corbyn attacks Johnson as he makes election pitch

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Jeremy Corbyn has accused Boris Johnson of being “Britain’s Trump, the fake populist and phoney outsider” as he urged voters to back Labour if a snap general election is called in the autumn.

The Labour leader said a national poll will provide a “once-in-a-generation chance” for a change of direction of politics on the scale of 1945 or 1979, when Clement Attlee and Margaret Thatcher won the keys to Number 10, respectively.

He warned the country is facing a Brexit “crisis” and vowed to do “everything necessary” to prevent a no-deal exit from the European Union.

Mr Corbyn said: “While Brexit is the framework of the crisis we face, the problems facing our country run much deeper.

“A general election triggered by the Tory Brexit crisis will be a crossroads for our country.

“It will be a once-in-a-generation chance for a real change of direction, potentially on the scale of 1945 or 1979. Things cannot go on as they were before.”

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