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Boris Johnson hits out at 'most left-wing' BBC debate audience 'I've ever seen' - Telegraph.co.uk

Boris Johnson has hit out at the BBC, which broadcast the seven-way election debate last night, claiming it put together the most "left-wing audience" he has "ever seen." The Foreign Secretary described the show as a "chaotic cacophony of different ...and more »

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

He also says BBC executives should be sacked because of this although, if you watch the video of him saying this on his LBC show (instead of just listening), you might detect a smile on his face as he's saying this that suggests (at least, it did to me ...and more »

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

Tom Quinn does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. University of Essex ...and more »

Amber Rudd appears on election debate just 48 hours after her father died - Telegraph.co.uk

Amber Rudd took part in the BBC election debate just 48 hours after the death of her father. Tony Rudd, who died on Monday evening aged 93, had been planning to watch Wednesday night's debate with the rest of his family. A family friend said he took ...and more »

Theresa May under fire for sending Amber Rudd to TV debate just 48 hours after her dad's death - Mirror.co.uk

Theresa May faced criticism for allowing Home Secretary Amber Rudd to stand in for her at the BBC Election Debate - despite her dad's death just 48 hours earlier. Retired stockbroker Tony, 93, passed away on Monday, but Ms Rudd insisted she would press ...and more »

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

Jeremy Corbyn challenged Amber Rudd over the impact of the government's spending cuts as he sought to exploit the cracks in the Conservatives' general election campaign with his last-minute decision to take part in a live leaders' debate on BBC1 on ...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 »

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 ...and more »

Reality Check: May and Corbyn's record on anti-terror legislation - BBC News

"I am shocked that Jeremy Corbyn, just in 2011, boasted that he had opposed every piece of anti-terror legislation in his 30 years in office." - Amber Rudd, Home Secretary, BBC Election Debate. "Can I just remind you that in 2005 Theresa May voted ...and more »

Rivals attack Theresa 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 ...and more »