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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 »

Missing May: she was damned if she did and damned if she didn't join the debate - The Conversation UK

Jeremy Corbyn's late decision to participate in the BBC's election debate injected some interest and potential excitement into an event that had risked being ignored. With the polls narrowing in Labour's favour and with the party leader having ...and more »

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 »

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 »

Election debate: Caroline Lucas asks Amber Rudd 'How can you sleep at night?' due to Saudi Arabia arms sales - The Independent

Green leader Caroline Lucas has told Amber Rudd she does not know how she sleeps at night knowing the level of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The scathing attack was made after Ms Lucas demanded to know why the UK has now become the world's second ...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 »

Tories officially complain to the BBC over 'biased' debate audience - Mirror.co.uk

The Conservative Party has complained to the BBC about the audience for Wednesday night's TV debate, which they said was 'biased.' According to the Telegraph, Theresa May's joint Chief of Staff, Fiona Hill, told Tory staff to make the complaint after ...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 »

BBC Debate: Opposition leaders round on 'absent' Theresa May - Business Insider

CAMBRIDGE — The second televised debate of the 2017 UK general election took place last night, where the main opposition leaders did battle in a one and a half hour long debate televised on BBC One. The Prime Minister Theresa May refused to take part ...and more »