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 ...

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.

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 ...

Terry Glavin: May's Conservatives have frittered away a commanding lead, but remain far better than the dubious Corbyn - National Post

It started last July. In an unguarded, hot-microphone remark following an interview on Sky News, the former Conservative cabinet minister Ken Clarke was overheard chortling about the “fiasco” of the Conservative leadership race – an event triggered by ...