Theresa May savaged by party leaders for debate no-show: 'Good leaders don't run away' - The Independent

Party leaders have launched blistering attacks on Theresa May for not showing up to the election debate. The Prime Minister declined to take part in the seven way head-to-head debate broadcast on the BBC, sending Home Secretary Amber Rudd in her ...

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 ...

Debate summary – how did they do? - Liberal Democrat Voice

Apologies for the abrupt ending to the previous post. I have a MacBook that just won't charge which, as you can imagine, is incredibly frustrating. So, I am typing this on my phone. The debate tonight was prettty much Amber Rudd getting some fairly ...

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.

BBC Election Debate audience laughs and boos as Tory Amber Rudd says "judge us on our record" - Mirror.co.uk

Home Secretary Amber Rudd was left humiliated when the BBC Election Debate audience laughed at her after saying: "Judge us on our record." The plea was met with loud cries and laughter from the studio audience in Cambridge. Ms Rudd was debating on ...

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 ...