Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Sir Vince forecast that some Labour supporters – and possibly MPs – would switch to the Lib Dems because of their concerns over the left-wing nature of Mr Corbyn’s politics.
While Labour have said they now want to strip Government support for businesses and the Tories focus on giving tax cuts to giant corporations, we want to focus on entrepreneurs and small business seeking to grow. Labour’s foreign affairs spokesman Hilary Benn said on Sunday...
The Islington North MP had earlier vowed to create a less theatrical PMQs than has been previously exhibited and he started this process by using questions submitted to him by members of the public to quiz Mr Cameron, rather than his own.
Corbyn is expected to receive a rapturous reception from trade union delegates in Brighton which will cap what he describes as his “extraordinary summer” that saw a quarter of a million supporters vote him Labour leader.
Mr Corbyn also indicated he would not attempt to enforce his personal opposition to the Trident nuclear deterrent or welfare cap. “I’ve long argued to abolish it and put a better alternative in its place, but it was rather refreshing today – good”.
But she came under fire from Ms Abbott, a supporter of Mr Corbyn and the new Shadow Secretary of State for global Development, who said she was being “sanctimonious” and told her “you’re not the only feminist in the PLP (Parliamentary Labour Party)”.
Corbyn, who voted “no” to Britain’s membership of the forerunner to the European Union in a 1975 referendum, has been ambiguous about his views, saying he wants to see what reforms Prime Minister David Cameron is able to achieve.