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Jeremy Corbyn insisted he wasn’t a pacifist, in the face of criticism of his record on defence from Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Defence was the word of the day with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson dismissing Jeremy Corbyn as “a guy who has campaigned all his life to weaken the UK’s defences”.

The Labour leader in turn accused Theresa May of “pandering” to Donald Trump during a speech in which the Labour leader insisted he was “not a pacifist”, but would not “automatically” send UK troops to support a Nato member which came under attack.

Meanwhile, Mrs May launched the Conservative battle bus during a visit to Northumberland, while SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon blamed Conservative austerity policies for the growth of food banks in Scotland.

It was a good day for cannabis users after the Liberal Democrats announced they would legalise the substance.


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