Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, says his party is ready for government and on the threshold of power at a conference in Brighton on Wednesday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said at his party conference in Brighton on Wednesday (September 27) that his party is ready for government and is on the 'threshold of power'. Corbyn called on Prime Minister Theresa May to end her government's "Brexit bungling", give up power and make way for his negotiators. The Labour leader is keen to press home his advantage over May, who is struggling to unite her party over Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union and to keep her own position, under threat from some in the party who cannot forgive the loss of their parliamentary majority in a June election she called. At the end of an upbeat four-day conference which cemented leftist Corbyn's control over the party, the Labour leader said the June vote had made his team of top advisers "a government-in-waiting" and one which is 'ready'. With Labour closing the gap in opinion polls to stand roughly level with the Conservatives, the party is within sight of winning an election - although the governing party has said it has no plans to call a vote anytime before 2022.