Opposition Mocks May's Absence From Election Debate - malaysiandigest.com

UK opposition leaders have mocked Prime Minister Theresa May's absence from a key election debate as a new poll suggested the Conservatives could lose several seats in next week's general election and leave the country with a hung parliament. May had ...

British PM boycotts TV debate as election looms - Rappler

FACE OFF. (L-R) Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Ukip leader Paul Nuttall and SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson ...

Good for British industry? Amber Rudd makes 'no apology' for UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia - Newsline

Amber Rudd, the British Home Secretary, has suggested that arms sales to Saudi Arabia are strengthening the British defense industry while refusing to consider the multibillion deals as controversial. Rudd made the comments while standing in for Prime ...

Seven days to keep Corbyn out of power, May warns voters - Daily Mail

Theresa May today warns voters they have just seven days to ensure the 'promise of Brexit' is not squandered by Jeremy Corbyn. With just a week to go until polling day, the Prime Minister will offer an upbeat assessment of Brexit, saying it offers the ...

The most entertaining moments from the Election Debate - South Wales Argus

Despite not being at the BBC Election Debate, Theresa May still found herself taking multiple hits from the other party leaders as they debated the topics of Brexit, public services, security and leadership. Here is a round-up of some of the more ...

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 ...

Theresa May branded 'weak' for refusing to take part in BBC election debate - The Independent

Theresa May's refusal to take part in a live TV election debate has come under fire from her political rivals, who accused her of “weakness” and taking the British public for granted. Seven politicians took to the stage to fight it out on Wednesday ...

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 ...

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

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Theresa May slammed for no-show in noisy and ill-tempered debate - Mix 96

A noisy and ill-tempered TV election debate began and ended with Jeremy Corbyn and the UK's minor parties condemning Theresa May for failing to turn up. In a seven-way debate, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd stood in for the Prime Minister and was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'I was hoping she was here' Diane Abbott ridiculed by Amber Rudd in BBC debate jibe - Express.co.uk

DIANE ABBOTT was skewered with a sly dig by Amber Rudd during the live BBC TV debate as the Home Secretary answered a leadership question. By Darren Hunt and Chris Campbell. PUBLISHED: 21:27, Wed, May 31, 2017 | UPDATED: 21:55, Wed, May ...