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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 ...and more »

Jeremy Corbyn confronts Rudd over spending cuts in fractious TV debate - The Guardian

Theresa May criticised for not taking part in seven-way election debate as Labour leader makes last-minute decision to attend. General election 2017 – live updates · Heather Stewart , Rowena Mason and Peter Walker. Thu 1 Jun 2017 06.16 EDT First ...and more »

Election debate: reaction and analysis after Jeremy Corbyn and party leaders spar – as it happened - The Guardian

Here is our main story about the debate. Jeremy Corbyn confronts Rudd over spending cuts in fractious TV debate. Read more. And here is John Crace's sketch. The Hand is left to do the heavy lifting while Maybot reboots. John Crace. John Crace. Read more.and more »

'House of Cards' throws shade at Theresa May for ducking UK debate - Mashable

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was called out by House of Cards on Twitter after she didn't appear at a general election debate Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Theresa May announces general election, Twitter explodes with memes. Javascript is required to watch ...and more »

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: BBC's ugly, uninformative and biased debate demeaned democracy - Daily Mail

On Wednesday morning this paper published what was – by any measure – a document of political significance. A secret Labour policy paper showed Jeremy Corbyn's plan to throw open the UK's borders to low and unskilled migrants. With the election days ...and more »

BBC Election Debate Questions Leave Theresa May Awkwardly Stumbling Over Words - HuffPost UK

The prime minister may have had her most awkward moment of the election campaign so far, as she stumbled over questions about her BBC debate no-show. Theresa May was repeatedly burned for 'not bothering' to turn up to the seven-way face off last ...and more »

Amber Rudd's rise through Conservative ranks - Financial Times

Amber Rudd has told friends she was surprised to be appointed home secretary last July, just six years after being elected an MP. But chosen by Theresa May, the prime minister, to represent the Conservatives in Wednesday's televised general election ...and more »

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 ...and more »

Corbyn had a rough ride but May lacked a human touch in BBC Question Time debate - Business Insider

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced a grilling from a live studio audience on Friday evening on BBC One. May faced emotional questions about benefit cuts and the public sector wage freeze while Corbyn came ...and more »

The Snap: what we learned from the BBC leaders' debate - The Guardian

No-show for May, who refuses to be distracted by election she called … Corbyn joins the throng … and Tim Farron gives stand-in Amber Rudd a Bake Off burn. The Snap: sign up for our daily election email · Claire Phipps · @claire_phipps. Thu 1 Jun 2017 ...and more »