Nuclear weapons are the ultimate weapons of mass destruction that can only kill millions of civilians if ever used.
‘I know things have all pretty much settled down now, but I just want to make sure everybody has my number, ‘ he said at a sparsely-attended press call on the fringe of the Labour conference in Brighton.
Several members of his shadow cabinet have broken ranks to openly criticise their leader’s position.
He had already previously said he wanted to raise the income tax threshold to 50%, a policy which had been backed by his predecessor Ed Balls.
Meanwhile, Angela Eagle, the shadow business secretary, said that ruling out the use of a nuclear deterrent rendered it redundant.
Kezia Dugdale is leader of our party in Scotland and I will be working alongside her to win back support for Labour.
“In fact the cancellation of Trident would give us an opportunity to improve the manufacturing base of our society”.
JC: “I have told you perfectly clearly its immoral to have or use nuclear weapons, I have made that clear all my life”. “I’m grateful to him“.
“This lurch to the left by the Labour Party is worrying nationally and in particular here in Dartford because of the uncertainty it causes Dartford’s grammar schools”.
The Conservative MP told BBC One’s Question Time it was the first duty of any prime minister to protect the public and accused the Labour leader of failing “massively” in that test.
But using his speech to discuss issues like human rights violations in Saudi Arabia and a “social Europe” appears to have alienated numerous participants, who felt Mr Corbyn should have focussed more on the economy and immigration.
Mr Corbyn also insisted that a political solution rather than military action against Islamic State in Syria was needed because “you don’t solve every problem necessarily by going in and bombing”.
The Shadow Secretaries for defence and foreign affairs speedily distanced themselves from this and accused him of pre-empting a party debate.
“The balls have been all thrown up in the air in the Labour Party by Jeremy’s victory, and I’m pleased to play my part in trying to bring those balls back into play and set out our stall ahead of the next general election”. I’ve attended nuclear non-proliferation conferences in New York and Vienna and Geneva, and I’m very committed to the principle of a nuclear-free world.
He added: “Is this the moment to drop our defences?”
“And, frankly, the way the Labour leader has answered that question demonstrates that Labour can’t be trusted with our national security which, after all, is the most important duty of government“.