September 27, 2017 / 12:34 PM / a year ago

UK must stand up to U.S. over Bombardier trade ruling: opposition party leader

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - Britain must stand up to the United States to protect jobs at manufacturer Bombardier (BBDb.TO), the leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn will say on Wednesday after a U.S. decision to slap heavy duties on the firm’s planes.

Britain's opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, Britain, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

“If the special relationship means anything, it must mean that we can say to Washington: that way is the wrong way,” Corbyn was due to say, according to a text of his speech at Labour’s annual conference.

“That’s clearly what’s needed in the case of  Bombardier where thousands of jobs are now at stake.”

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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