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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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

The Snap: what we learned from the BBC leaders' debate - The Guardian

No-show for May, who refuses to be distracted by election she called … Corbyn joins the throng … and Tim Farron gives stand-in Amber Rudd a Bake Off burn. The Snap: sign up for our daily election email · Claire Phipps · @claire_phipps. Thu 1 Jun 2017 ...and more »

Fresh polls crunch fuels Tory nerves as Theresa May pleads with voters to have 'faith' in her despite backlash over ... - Daily Mail

Theresa May was struggling to soothe Tory nerves over the election today amid a backlash over skipping a TV election debate. The Prime Minister appealed for voters to have 'faith' in her as more polls showed Labour gaining ground with just a week to go ...and more »

Election 2017 debate: Jeremy Corbyn to take part in live TV show after Theresa May refuses to attend - The Independent

Jeremy Corbyn has revealed he will take part in tonight's TV election debate and has challenged Theresa May to come and face his questions. The Labour leader threw down the gauntlet to the Prime Minister, claiming it is "ridiculous" that he would not ...and more »

Did the leaders' debate really feature the most left-wing audience ever? - Prospect

“FURY AT BIAS ON BBC TV DEBATE,” said the Daily Mail headline. True, last night's audience did seem ready to cheer on the smaller parties while jeering at Amber Rudd—who was filling in for Theresa May—when she asked that the Tories be judged on ...and more »