(CNN)Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, the official opposition to the British Government, is to draw a link between UK foreign policy and terror attacks as the main political parties resume general election campaigning Friday, following Monday night’s terror attack in Manchester.
Saying the war on terror “is simply not working,” Corbyn will argue that the government must “ensure the police have the resources they need, that our foreign policy reduces rather than increases the threat to this country,” according to advance excerpts of a speech he will give in London.
His comments which come days after 22 people were killed in Manchester following an Ariana Grande concert, bring an overtly political tone to a national conversation that has largely focused on unity following the deadliest UK terror attack since 2005.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May is to lead a discussion on counterterrorism with other key leaders at a G7 summit in Sicily, Italy on Friday. …