Labour’s position has been to say it will wait to see what proposals Cameron puts forward.
Although a Scottish national MP did say he was supporting Jeremy Corbyn’s policies particularly on welfare cuts. He does pose a danger to them – because they don’t understand how he won when the full weight of the political and media establishment was against him. But in a repudiation of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and other past leaders who engineered the rightward shift, the party has now elected the most left-wing leader in its history.
“He was about to go and do his big speech at the TUC”.
The veteran left-wingers performance will be welcomed by the Corbyn camp, following a rocky start to his leadership.
He learnt that 100 Labour MPs were preparing to defy him by preparing to campaign publicly for Britain to stay in the European Union “with or without” the new leader’s support.
He also hit out at the suggestion that Mr Corbyn might wear a pacifist white poppy on Remembrance Sunday.
Another potentially serious policy fault line emerged on Tuesday night when the freshly-installed shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith contradicted Mr Corbyn over whether the party wanted to abolish the Government’s benefits cap. ‘Young people need to eat as much as old, ‘ he jokes. Thousands flocked to his rallies around the country and tens of thousands joined the Labour Party as members or supporters to vote in the leadership election.
The criticism comes as he prepares to engage in direct combat with David Cameron for the first time since becoming leader of the Labour Party at parliament’s weekly Prime Minister’s Questions.
The SNP’s Alex Salmond questioned whether it was an effective way of causing damage on Mr Cameron, who wasn’t challenged on his answers.
Labour said that more than 30,000 people had submitted questions in recent days.
Asked repeatedly in the pooled interview whether he would sing in future, the Labour leader merely insisted he would “take part fully” and “did not see a problem” with his actions.
She told BBC radio: “Jeremy absolutely stands with and respects everybody who has fought, who has lost their life, been wounded in fighting oppressions and defending our freedoms”.
Corbyn wore a mismatched jacket and pants and his top shirt button was undone.
“There isn’t time to ask 40,000 questions today”, he joked.
“Jeremy and I agree on our commitment to excellence in state education, raising aspirations for all children and to an accountable, managed system which has local oversight”. The issue surely is that we had a memorial for the Battle of Britain and I was there.
One Labour MP Simon Danczuk predicted that Mr Corbyn would have to change his tune on the EU.
He has also been engulfed in a row for not singing the national anthem at a Battle of Britain commemoration service. If I did that in Rochdale I would get hung, drawn and quartered.