British PM boycotts TV debate as election looms - Free Malaysia Today

The Conservatives enjoyed a 20-point lead at the start of the campaign but this has now fallen into single figures. teresa-may LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May boycotted a primetime television debate Wednesday, just days before the June 8 ...

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 ...

BBC Debate: Opposition leaders round on 'absent' Theresa May - Business Insider

Leaders round up on Prime Minister Theresa May for refusing to take part in the debate. BI's political correspondents pick Leanne Wood and Caroline Lucas as the winners. Scroll down to catch up on all the key moments and all the gossip from inside the ...

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 ...

Jeremy Corbyn says Tories planning five more years of austerity - The Northern Echo (registration)

Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Conservatives of planning another five years of austerity to pay for tax handouts for the wealthy if they win the General Election on June 8. In his opening statement in the BBC's election debate, the Labour leader said ...

BBC Election Debate 2017: House Of Cards Trolls Theresa May On Twitter - HuffPost UK

Theresa May's no-show at the BBC Debate became a bigger story once Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dramatically announced on Wednesday morning he would be taking part. It left Amber Rudd, the Conservative Party minister, to face-off with the leaders of ...

People actually felt sorry for Amber Rudd during the election debate - Metro

Amber Rudd has received an unexpected outpouring of sympathy on social media after the general election debate. The Home Secretary represented the Tories, and took the flak for Theresa May's decision not to take part. Given the other six parties sent ...

Due to 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 ...

How the next five years after the election will look: five scenarios - iNews

Her campaign was punctuated by wobbles, but Theresa May's decision to call a snap election has been vindicated by a handsome Tory majority. Mrs May has secured her grip over her party and won a place in Conservative folk lore. She now has an ...

As UK Polls Tighten, Jeremy Corbyn Mocks Theresa May for Refusing to Attend Debate - The Intercept

After a dramatic tightening in the polls ahead of next week's general election in the United Kingdom, and a series of nervous performances by Prime Minister Theresa May, the opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, spent much of the day mocking his rival for ...

Strong, stable... and laughing: the Theresa May interview - Jewish Chronicle

A week after the appalling terrorist atrocity in Manchester, and only a few hours ahead of her first television 'debate' of the election campaign, Theresa May could have been expected to be frenetic. But Mrs May is someone who rarely seems out of ...

Why should I vote Conservative? Where the Tories stand on the NHS, Brexit, immigration and other key issues - The Independent

With just days to go before the country goes to the polls, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are ramping up their efforts to deliver a victory for their parties. The Conservatives have attempted to make the campaign about the Prime Minister's approach to ...

Theresa May ducks live debate as Jeremy Corbyn seizes opportunity - Financial Times

Theresa May denied she was scared to face her rival Jeremy Corbyn in a live television debate as she tried to stabilise a suddenly shaky election campaign on Wednesday. The Conservative leader said she faced her Labour counterpart “week in, week out” ...

Theresa May refuses to join BBC debate after Corbyn challenge - The Times (subscription)

Theresa May will not take part in a live television debate tonight despite the surprise decision by Jeremy Corbyn to attend. The Labour leader challenged the prime minister, saying a refusal to take part would be “another sign of Theresa May's weakness ...

Jeremy Corbyn leaves door open for potential deal with SNP - Daily Mail

Jeremy Corbyn has left the door open to a potential deal with other parties in order to secure the premiership after the General Election. The Labour leader has ruled out forming a coalition with the SNP but after YouGov modelling suggested the June 8 ...