Jeremy Corbyn says Labour party is “ready to serve”

Jeremy Corbyn has said the Labour Party is “ready to serve” following the election result, but added that he would not do any deals or pacts.

The Labour leader said the party would serve the country because it is “what they fought the election for”.

Mr Corbyn also mocked Theresa May for her pledges for a “strong and stable” leadership.

Speaking on the morning of the election results, Mr Corbyn said: “We are ready to serve this country. That is what we fought the election for. And this is the programme we put forward in this election”.

He mocked Mrs May’s election campaign slogan that she would provide “strong and stable” leadership. “She fought the election on the basis that it was her campaign, it was her decision to call the election”, Mr Corbyn began.

“It was her name out there, and she was saying she was doing it to bring about strong and stable government.

“Well this morning it doesn’t look like a strong government, it doesn’t look like a stable government. It doesn’t look like a government that has any programme whatsoever”.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said Labour expects to oust Ms May from No 10. He expects Labour to form a minority government, saying: “I don’t want to be derogatory, but I think [Theresa May] is a lame duck now”.

Mr McDonnell reiterated Mr Corbyn’s claim that there would be “no deals” –  saying Labour would instead put forward a Queen’s Speech and urge the SNP and minor parties to back it.

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