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Corbyn calls on May to resign over police funding row

SPEAKING OUT: Jeremy Corbyn

JEREMY CORBYN has called on Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister over her record on cuts to police numbers as the political row over recent terror events intensified.

Speaking three days ahead of the general election, the Labour leader said he backed similar calls by “very responsible” people who are “very worried” about May’s record.

Cornyn's statement, follows the third terror attack to hit Britain in just over three months. On Saturday seven people were killed and 49 injured at London Bridge when attackers rammed a van into pedestrians before stabbing revellers in bars in the nearby Borough market.

While Corbyn said the election on Thursday (June 8) was “perhaps the best opportunity” to remove the PM from her post, he also backed calls for her to resign, telling ITV:

"Indeed I would, because there's been calls made by a lot of very responsible people on this who are very worried that she was at the Home Office for all this time, presided over these cuts in police numbers and is now saying that we have a problem - yes, we do have a problem, we should never have cut the police numbers."

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