Mr Daubney took to Twitter to call out Mr Corbyn for his speech. The Brexit Party MEP shared one of the Labour leader’s posts from earlier this year when he met Bill Gates and said: “Corbyn is in Liverpool now saying ‘I’ve never met a billionaire’. Here is Corbyn’s own tweet from January… with him cosying up to billionaire Bill Gates. We can’t trust a word this man says.”
Mr Corbyn tweeted a picture with businessman Mr Gates in January who he met to “talk about aid and development, public health and preventable child deaths”.
It comes as the country is set to go to the polls on December 12.
The Prime Minister is making a three-nation campaign trip today with stops in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Meanwhile Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is heading to Liverpool and Manchester.
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Martin Daubney called out Jeremy Corbyn for comments about billionaires
1.15pm update: Green Party NI opts out of Belfast seats to help pro-Remain parties
The Green Party NI has announced it will not stand in all four Belfast constituencies to help other pro-Remain parties.
Meanwhile, Sinn Fein and the SDLP are both stepping aside in three constituencies to help efforts to unseat DUP candidates.
Carrie Symonds tweeted this adorable picture of Dilyn hitting the campaign trail
1pm update: Boris’s adorable dog hits campaign trail
Boris Johnson’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds has tweeted a picture of their adorable rescue dog Dilyn out campaigning for Zac Goldsmith in the Richmond Park & North Kingston constituency.
She said: “Dilyn is ready to go!”
The couple adopted the cute Jack Russell, who was abandoned by puppy farmers, from the charity Friends of Animals Wales earlier this year.
The Prime Minister drank a cup of tea and met staff at the Tetley Tea factory in Eaglescliffe
12.30pm update: Johnson visits tea factory on first full day of his General Election campaign
Boris Johnson landed in Teesside after taking to the skies on the Conservative campaign plane.
The Prime Minister drank a cup of tea and met staff at the Tetley Tea factory in Eaglescliffe.
He drank a cup of tea and discussed with staff whether it was best to leave the tea bag in the cup, different types of tea and asked: “What about cream tea?”
On the tea he was drinking, Mr Johnson said: “I need it, the plane was freezing.”
He was later given a tour of the production line and weighed boxes of teabags.
11.45am update: Javid announces three rules for ‘new economic era’
Sajid Javid has said the Tories will increase borrowing to invest in infrastructure as he heralded three rules for a “new economic era”.
Speaking in Manchester, the Chancellor announced plans to borrow “some more” to invest in hospital and railway projects.
Mr Javid warned the election would be close between Labour and the Tories and that the party could not “take anything for granted”.
He announced three fiscal rules to “control borrowing, to control debt, and to control debt interest” – describing them as “new rules for a new economic era”.
Speaking in Manchester, Sajid Javid heralded three rules for a “new economic era”
11.30am update: McDonnell claims Tories are ‘always the same’
Speaking in Liverpool, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said: “The Tories are always the same. In the 80s it was dole queues and sky-high inflation. Now it’s zero hours contracts, Universal Credit and queues outside food banks.
“And if they win again, if they win again, it’ll just be more of the same. They’re planning to slash inheritance tax and taxes for the richest, despite, I just give the example of an ever-deepening crisis in our care homes and a crumbling public transport system.
“And there will be a hard right Tory Brexit smashing a hole in our public finances.”
He added: “Well whatever they say, there is an alternative, a chance to change things dramatically and permanently for the better.
“Another world is possible, and it’s not just possible, it’s necessary, and under a Labour government, it’s in sight.”
Jeremy Corbyn’s right-hand man added that the General Election is a “once-in-a-generation chance to get back on track, remake this country, transform everyone’s lives for the better”.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell claimed the Tories are “always the same” in a speech in Liverpool
11.25am update: Jewish Chronicle newspaper warns voters not to back Labour
The Jewish Chronicle newspaper has published a front page warning to voters not to back Labour because of Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of anti-Semitism in the party.
The paper said the “near total inaction of Mr Corbyn and the rest of the Labour leadership in dealing with anti-Semites in the party has both emboldened them and encouraged others” and accused Mr Corbyn and his allies of having “actively impeded action against the racists”.
It added: “If this man is chosen as our next prime minister, the message will be stark: that our dismay that he could ever be elevated to a prominent role in British politics, and our fears of where that will lead, are irrelevant.”
Jo Swinson, pictured on Wednesday, said she is “delighted” that an agreement has been reached
11.20am update: Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid Cymru form pro-Remain alliance
The Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens will not run candidates against each other in 60 seats across England and Wales in a deal brokered by the Unite To Remain group.
Heidi Allen, chairwoman of Unite To Remain and previously MP for South Cambridgeshire, said: “This is a Brexit election, and staying in the European Union is possible – and this is the deciding moment.
“We are putting party politics aside in the interest of our country and have cemented a cross-party arrangement whereby Remain-voting parties in England and Wales are working together to back one Remain candidate.
“With a single Remain candidate in each of these seats we can deliver a greater number of MPs into Parliament. This is our opportunity to tip the balance of power away from the two largest parties and into a progressive Remain Alliance.
“The number of seats achieved, and the scope of what we’re seeking to achieve, is unprecedented in modern British political history. Together, we can unite to Remain.”
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson said she is “delighted” that an agreement has been reached, adding that it is a “significant moment for all people who want to support remain candidates across the country”.
Adam Price, leader of Plaid Cymru, said: “In these deeply serious times we need grown-up politics that puts our countries before parties.
“The single most important thing in this election is that we return as many pro-Remain MPs back in Parliament as possible.”
Sian Berry, co-leader of the Green Party, said: “The crash-out Brexit the Tories are pushing for would be a disaster for people up and down England and Wales. And for action on climate chaos.”
Jeremy Corbyn is less trusted than Boris Johnson, Jo Swinson and Nigel Farage over Brexit – poll
10.45am update: Sainsbury’s boss urges next government to bring Brexit certainty
The chief executive of Sainsbury’s has called on the next government to provide certainty on Brexit.
Mike Coupe said: “The most important thing is we get some certainty around the Brexit scenarios. One way or another that weighs heavily on our customers and our markets.
“I would suggest that the whole Brexit scenario hangs over customers and creates uncertainty, so the quicker we can resolve that situation, the (sooner) economic factors should rebalance themselves.”
The supermarket boss also said holding a General Election in December is likely to have an impact on sales, because polling day tends to be a quiet one for retailers.
He added: “Generally speaking, election day is a fairly dull day for retail sales. I think the last time it happened (in December) was 1923 so we don’t have sales data that goes back that far.
“Almost certainly on the day, regardless of the day, it’s a dull day for trade and the closer we get to Christmas the higher sales are.”
10.20am update: Corbyn least trusted over Brexit – poll
Jeremy Corbyn is less trusted than Boris Johnson, Jo Swinson and Nigel Farage over Brexit, according to a new poll.
The YouGov survey for The Times found that just 18 percent of those polled trusted the Labour leader, while 73 percent said they did not trust him.
Some 37 percent said they trusted the Prime Minister and 55 percent did not.
The Brexit Party leader is trusted by 25 percent of those asked and not trusted by 65 percent.
And 22 percent said they trusted the Lib Dem leader on the issue of Brexit, while 54 percent replied that they did not.
Jeremy Corbyn’s ally Rebecca Long-Bailey hit back at Ian Austin
9.55am update: Corbyn ally hits back at Austin
Jeremy Corbyn’s ally Rebecca Long-Bailey hit back at Ian Austin, insisting that voting for the Tories would be the “worst thing” for Labour supporters.
She told Sky News: “I don’t think there’s any secret there have been differences on policy, opinion between Ian and certainly many of the rest of us within the party at the moment.
“Certainly I wouldn’t advocate for him to support Boris Johnson in the next General Election – that would be the worst thing that anybody could do to protect the communities that the Labour Party has always sought to protect.
“It was sad when he went … I certainly wish him well for the future but wouldn’t support in any way what he’s saying today.”
9.30am update: Austin’s call for voters to support Johnson is ‘truly devastating indictment’ of Corbyn’s leadership
Responding to Ian Austin urging voters to back Boris Johnson over his former leader Jeremy Corbyn in the General Election, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak said: “This is a truly devastating indictment of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
“Ian Austin has been a Labour MP for 14 years so he knows Corbyn better than most.
“He says that a vote for Corbyn’s Labour would put businesses and jobs at risk, that Corbyn’s economic policies would make our country worse and that his ideas on Brexit are a complete fantasy.
“This comes straight after the party’s second most powerful person quit because he could no longer support Corbyn, in another hammer blow to his authority.
“Corbyn’s MPs are saying what we all know – he is unfit to be prime minister.”
In Mr Austin’s interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “I think Jeremy Corbyn is completely unfit to lead our country and lead the Labour Party.”
Boris Johnson will hit the campaign trail in Scotland today
8.50am update: Heidi Allen announces Remain alliance in some seats
Former Tory and Lib Dem MP Heidi Allen has announced that the Lib Dems, Green Party and Plaid Cymru will stand aside for each other in some seats as part of a Remain alliance.
The Greens will be given a free run in the Isle of Wight and Brighton Pavilion, while the Lib Dems will not be opposed in the constituencies of Richmond Park and Cheltenham
Ms Allen, who is not standing in the General Election, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We are facing that real danger of a hard Brexit or a no-deal Brexit under a Boris Johnson government.
“That sense of a common purpose really focused minds. This is ‘country first’ stuff.”
On why Labour was not part of the pact, she said: “Labour are not a Remain party unequivocally. They still want to negotiate a new Brexit deal and potentially facilitate Brexit.”
Nigel Farage will continue to stand 600 candidates unless Boris Johnson changes his Brexit deal
8.20am update: Farage will continue to stand 600 candidates unless Johnson changes Brexit deal
Nigel Farage has said he would continue to stand at least 600 Brexit Party candidates in the General Election unless Boris Johnson makes changes to his Brexit deal.
The Brexit Party leader told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Boris Johnson needs to make it clear that he will fundamentally change the political declaration in two ways.
“Firstly that he will get rid of an extension that will allow it to go on until at least 2022.
“We need to have the clause in the political declaration removed so we have a hard deadline.
“The second point is that we simply cannot, absolutely cannot, bind ourselves to a trade deal that gives us regulatory alignment that would prevent us from doing trade deals with the rest of the world and would mean we are not making our own laws.”
Mr Farage had previously insisted the Prime Minister had to scrap the Brexit deal.
Ex-Labour MP Ian Austin has called on Labour voters to support Boris Johnson in the upcoming General Election
8am update: Ex-Labour MP urges voters to back Johnson – ‘this is quite something’
Ex-Labour MP Ian Austin has called on Labour voters to support Boris Johnson in the upcoming General Election.
The now independent MP, who is not standing in the election, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I’m not a Tory but I wouldn’t say Boris Johnson is unfit to be our prime minister in the way that I say that about Jeremy Corbyn.”
Asked if he was advocating for the electorate to vote for Boris Johnson over Jeremy Corbyn on December 12, Mr Austin said: “I am.”
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg described the comments as “quite something”.
She tweeted: “Ian has been long time foe of Corbyn’s but before that was Labour to his core, and one of Brown‘a staunchest allies and enforcers, this is quite something.”
Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Twitter: “Ian Austin, ex Labour MP on @BBCr4today saying Jeremy Corbyn unfit to be Prime Minister and that people should vote for @BorisJohnson. People who know Corbyn are very worried about what he would do to our country.”
Chancellor Sajid Javid and shadow chancellor John McDonnell are set to clash over the economy
7.45am update: Labour and Tories to clash on economy
In his first speech of the General Election campaign, shadow chancellor John McDonnell will promise an “irreversible shift” in wealth in favour of working people.
He will say: “Our aim as a Labour government is to achieve what past Labour governments have aspired to.
“An irreversible shift in the balance of power and wealth in favour of working people.
“That means change, means investment on a scale never seen before in this country, and certainly never seen before in the North and outside of London and the South East.”
However, chancellor Sajid Javid will warn Labour risks a “decade of recovery” under the Tories.
Speaking in Manchester, he will say: “Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell are like the anti-vaxxers of economic policy.
“Not only did they reject the treatment needed to heal our economy and get the deficit down by four-fifths, they now want to take every step imaginable to make the country sick and unhealthy again.
“After a decade of recovery, of difficult decisions, we can’t let Labour turn back the clock, let spending get out of control and make hardworking families pay the price.”