UK foreign policy would change under a Labour government to one that “reduces rather than increases the threat” to the country, Jeremy Corbyn has said.
He said “many experts” had linked UK involvement in wars abroad to terrorism at home, as election campaigning resumed after the Manchester attack.
He also pledged to reverse police spending cuts – but stressed the blame for attacks lay with the terrorists.
Opponents criticised his speech, coming days after the attack which killed 22.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was “absolutely monstrous” that the Labour leader had attempted to “justify” or legitimise the actions of terrorists.
And Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron accused Mr Corbyn of using the “grotesque” attack in Manchester to “make a political point”.