UK election: Jeremy Corbyn ridicules Theresa May for refusing to debate as race tightens - ABC Online

Britain's main Opposition Leader has castigated Prime Minister Theresa May for refusing to debate him on live television, as narrowing opinion polls injected drama into the country's election campaign. In a last-minute change of plan, Labour Party ...

UK election: campaign shifts gear - Irish Times

One hit the campaign trail with the acclamation of her party ringing in her ears and polls pointing to a landslide victory. The other led his party into election season with his colleagues openly hostile to his leadership, the media deriding him and ...

Election 2017: No disasters, no breakthrough in TV debate - BBC News

At the end of the debate, some of the audience I spoke to were clearly pretty fed up that Theresa May hadn't turned up. In contrast, they were pleased that Jeremy Corbyn had shown his face. For him, that decision seems to have been a tactical win. If ...

After Theresa May's missteps, a Corbyn victory is no longer inconceivable - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

On the eve of the US presidential election, experts at Princeton university decided that Donald Trump had a 1 per cent chance of being elected. Before the last general election, Populus, the opinion poll firm, gave David Cameron a 0.5 per cent chance ...

British PM boycotts TV debate as election looms - Free Malaysia Today

The Conservatives enjoyed a 20-point lead at the start of the campaign but this has now fallen into single figures. teresa-may LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May boycotted a primetime television debate Wednesday, just days before the June 8 ...

Debate summary – how did they do? - Liberal Democrat Voice

Apologies for the abrupt ending to the previous post. I have a MacBook that just won't charge which, as you can imagine, is incredibly frustrating. So, I am typing this on my phone. The debate tonight was prettty much Amber Rudd getting some fairly ...

Corbyn wrong-foots May by taking part in UK election debate - Irish Times

Jeremy Corbyn and other opposition leaders piled pressure on the Conservatives in a televised debate on Wednesday night, warning voters against giving Theresa May a blank cheque next week. The prime minister stayed away from the debate, leaving ...

Mistakes leave Theresa May struggling to secure decisive mandate - The Straits Times

With just a week remaining to her country's general election campaign, British Prime Minister Theresa May still looks almost certain to win the vote on June 8. But all opinion polls indicate that the scale of her electoral victory will be much smaller ...

Rivals attack May for election debate no-show - Financial Times

The absence of Theresa May was one of the main talking points as seven senior politicians traded blows in an unconventional television debate just eight days before Britain's general election. Mrs May refused to turn up to the BBC event in Cambridge ...

Election debate 2017: Amber Rudd praised for taking part in leaders' debate despite death of her father - Evening Standard

Amber Rudd took part in Wednesday's General Election leaders debate despite the death of her elderly father, it has been revealed. The Home Secretary's father Tony passed away at the age of 93 on Monday, The Sun reported. A source told the paper: “It ...

BBC debate: Rivals attack Theresa May over absence - BBC News

Theresa May's political rivals lined up to criticise her for not taking part in a seven-way general election debate. She was accused of lacking "guts" and of "running away from the debate" during the 90 minute BBC TV event. Home Secretary Amber Rudd ...

Amber Rudd: Theresa May's saviour... or her successor? - Telegraph.co.uk

Theresa May got Amber Rudd to take her place on tonight's TV debate. Maybe she should get Ms Rudd to take her place for the rest of the campaign, too. Robust and commanding – or, if you prefer, strong and stable – the Home Secretary looked like the ...

Chaotic BBC debate fails to move the dial - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

The BBC's seven-way election debate proved that you can't have a proper debate with seven people in it. It was a shouty, bity affair in which no one really stood out. This meant that Theresa May pretty much got away with her decision not to turn up.

Jeremy Corbyn says Tories planning five more years of austerity - The Northern Echo (registration)

Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Conservatives of planning another five years of austerity to pay for tax handouts for the wealthy if they win the General Election on June 8. In his opening statement in the BBC's election debate, the Labour leader said ...

PM defends TV debate no-show as Corbyn decides on last-minute appearance - BT.com

Home Secretary Amber Rudd accused the opposition parties of offering “bluff, bravado and tempty, shiny election promises”. Share this. Facebook; Twitter; Google plus; Email; Share. 0. Jeremy Corbyn says Tories planning five more years of austerity.

People actually felt sorry for Amber Rudd during the election debate - Metro

Amber Rudd has received an unexpected outpouring of sympathy on social media after the general election debate. The Home Secretary represented the Tories, and took the flak for Theresa May's decision not to take part. Given the other six parties sent ...

BBC Election Debate 2017: House Of Cards Trolls Theresa May On Twitter - HuffPost UK

Theresa May's no-show at the BBC Debate became a bigger story once Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dramatically announced on Wednesday morning he would be taking part. It left Amber Rudd, the Conservative Party minister, to face-off with the leaders of ...

BBC Election Debate audience laughs and boos as Tory Amber Rudd says "judge us on our record" - Mirror.co.uk

Home Secretary Amber Rudd was left humiliated when the BBC Election Debate audience laughed at her after saying: "Judge us on our record." The plea was met with loud cries and laughter from the studio audience in Cambridge. Ms Rudd was debating on ...

Election Debate: Amber Rudd says 'there is no magic money tree' to solve food bank crisis - The Independent

Conservative Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said there is "no magic money tree" to pay for further welfare support after being confronted about a soaring rise in the use of food banks. In a heated early clash in the BBC election debate, Labour leader ...

'Theresa May is a plastic Margaret Thatcher': Labour's Angela Rayner steps in for Jeremy Corbyn at Gloucestershire rally - Gloucestershire Live

Jeremy Corbyn was a no-show but Labour's Angela Rayner visited Stroud yesterday to rally hundreds of party supporters ahead of the final week of campaigning of the General Election. The shadow education secretary came to Forest Green Rovers New ...