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Returning from Estonia where the United Kingdom has deployed 800 troops to help deter Russian aggression, Conservative sources say Mr Fallon will respond to speculation renewal of Trident could be left out of Labour's manifesto.

Opinion polls point to her Conservative Party receiving between 40% and 50% of the vote, a lead of up to 25 percentage points over the opposition Labour Party, whose leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn was a year ago opposed by.

Instead, he said that if he won power and became Prime Minister on June 8, he would order an immediate review into defence, which would look at "all aspects".

Having repeatedly denied that she would call an election, May is now also poised to announce a raft of policy proposals more commonly associated with the left-leaning Labour party, according to the Sunday Times.

Sir Michael told ITV's Good Morning Britain: "I think you saw Jeremy Corbyn yesterday questioning strikes against terrorists, refusing to back the nuclear deterrent, he's been querying our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deployment and he seems to have fallen out with his own party over the nuclear deterrent".

Several hours after Mr Corbyn's interview, Labour released a statement saying "the decision to renew Trident has been taken and Labour supports that".

Asked whether it could be cancelled under Labour, he said: "We will have a strategic defence review immediately which will include all aspects of defence. He enabled it. It has put us in the situation we are now in".

Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Most recently, a police officer was shot dead and two others injured on the Champs Elysees in an attack on Thursday evening. If the results are confirmed, once all votes are counted, the candidates will face each other in the decisive 7 May runoff.

Pressed on whether it would be in Labour's election manifesto as the party's shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith had previous promised, he said: "We haven't completed work on the manifesto yet".

Sir Michael Fallon has accused the Labour leader of being "staggeringly irresponsible" on defence after the party descended into confusion over its stance on nuclear weapons.

And Lord West of Spithead, the former first sea lord and Labour security minister, told the armed forces would question whether they had Mr Corbyn's support.

She is also looking to capitalise on the disarray swirling around the Labour party, which has been riven with internal division over its leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The Labour leader refused to be drawn on whether he would be prepared to authorise a drone strike on the leader of IS - also referred to as Isis - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi if British intelligence discovered his whereabouts.

"I just feel we're allowing ourselves to be hijacked by what is actually quite a small group of people with a very strong ideology". I am a leading supporter of Open Britain and chair the cross party Vote Leave Watch campaign.

Armageddonist Home Secretary Amber Rudd responded by saying: "This morning we learnt that Jeremy Corbyn would refuse to strike against terrorists, dismantle our nuclear defences and fail to control our borders".


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