No change in election polls as leaders battle over NHS


Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host Trump and the other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders at back-to-back receptions Tuesday evening.

But today Donald Trump said he wouldn't want to service even if it was "handed on a silver platter" as he arrived in the United Kingdom for a two day North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

Labour managed to narrow the gap with its rival on Wednesday after Jeremy Corbyn unveiled purportedly leaked documents which he said proved the NHS was up for grabs in a post-Brexit US trade deal.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg rejected Wednesday French criticism that the military alliance is suffering from brain death, and insisted that the organization is adapting to modern challenges.

Trump has featured heavily in the British election campaign, where his name is used by the Labour Party as a by-word for a capitalist system that Corbyn, a veteran socialist campaigner, has promised to tear up if he wins power.

He described Johnson as "very capable" and said "he will do a good job". "Mega-corporations see Johnson's alliance with Trump as a chance to make billions from the illness and sickness of people in this country".

But No 10 said they had an off-camera, one-to-one meeting in No 10, where a reception for world leaders was talking place.

Trump said: "We have absolutely nothing to do with it, and we wouldn't want to". You know that I was a fan of Brexit.

Mr Johnson will return to the campaign trail later this afternoon and has announced plans to ramp up security at public venues against the threat of terrorism - requiring venues to assess the threat of an attack and take steps to prepare as part of their health and safety strategy.

A Channel 4 investigation earlier this month found the redacted documents suggesting U.S. and United Kingdom officials had already discussed drug pricing in initial talks over a future trade deal.

The US president has previously criticised Corbyn as "bad" for Britain, but he declined to repeat this on Tuesday.

Meanwhile on the campaign trail, Labour vowed to end "rip-off Britain" as party research alleges the Tories have cost families almost £6,000 a year by failing to curb rising bills.

He claimed the Conservatives were "passionate about the NHS" and warned that a risk to the service would be "if the economy tanks" under Labour's "hard left policies".

Here are the general election candidates for North East Cambridgeshire on December 12.