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UK would ‘recognise Palestine as state’ under Labour government, Jeremy Corbyn says

Party leader says Labour would take step 'very early on' after winning power as he visits Palestinian refugees

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The UK would swiftly “recognise Palestine as a state” under a Labour government, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

The party’s leader said he would take steps towards “a genuine two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “very early on” if Labour won a general election.

Mr Corbyn was speaking in Jordan during his first international trip outside Europe since he was elected Labour leader in 2015.

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The Independent

 

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