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Bring it on, says Corbyn of general election battle against new Conservative Party rival

Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn

By Shaun Connolly

Jeremy Corbyn has said he is "not in the slightest" bit worried about going up against Boris Johnson in a general election.

The Labour leader said the party has most candidates selected in marginal constituencies and a "summer campaign plan" is in place.

Mr Corbyn said Labour also has many policy announcements ready.

Asked if he was worried about competing with Mr Johnson at the next election, Mr Corbyn told Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday: "Not in the slightest. We'll go out there and we'll make our case.

"I don't get involved in personal abuse, I don't make any personal abuse, I don't do personal - as far as I'm concerned the issues are too serious."

He added: "I've got my summer campaign plan in place, we've got most of our candidates selected in all our marginal constituencies.

"We have many other policy announcements in place, particularly the ones on the Green Industrial Revolution and the Green New Deal that we're putting forward, and working out more details on our health and social care policies.

"But fundamentally it's about reducing inequality in Britain and about investing in good-quality, sustainable jobs for the future through the green energy revolution."

Mr Corbyn would not say exactly when he would call a vote of no confidence against Mr Johnson but said he would "look at the situation" when Parliament returns in September.

He added: "But it's also up to the Prime Minister and what he decides to do as well because if he is trying to take us out on a no-deal Brexit at the end of October we will oppose that."

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