Jeremy Corbyn WILL take part in tonight's BBC election debate

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You can only fight for Britain if you believe in Britain.

In a leisure centre auto park on the outskirts of Reading, 40 miles from London, more than a thousand people gathered in the middle of a working day, some leaving behind their desk jobs and even climbing trees to catch a glimpse of Corbyn. Jeremy Corbyn's party are favourites in 175 different constituencies and remain a close second in another 81 areas.

The prime minister stayed away from the debate, leaving home secretary Amber Rudd to face questions from an audience that was sometimes hostile and derisive.

A campaign source said momentum behind Corbyn had been building ever since election broadcasting regulations, which ensure party leaders get airtime, came into force a month ago.

He also said the party would implement a plan for "fair, managed migration", with shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer later hinting the party would seek to reduce the numbers coming to the United Kingdom primarily through hitting skills shortages in the country, and tackling exploitative trafficking of workers.

"The brighter future we want for our country will not just happen", she will warn.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is also expected to deliver a major speech on Brexit on Thursday. Have you seen people sleeping around our stations?

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But Mr Nuttall rebuked by shouting "You invited Hamas, you invited Hamas to the House of Commons", referring to when Mr Corbyn called the members "friends". "It's hard but I think the most sensible thing is for May to stick by her guns - as a PM you lose the gravitas when you're brought to the level of all these other potentials most of whom don't have a chance of winning"."But..."

It was Mr Robertson who led the attack on the Conservatives on their manifesto policies on social care and the winter fuel payment, demanding answers on who would lose out from the "dementia tax".

Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood also came out of the election battle fairly unscathed, after earning particular praise for her cutting Brexit line to Mr Nuttall when asking if would refuse to pay up if he was going through a real divorce: "We all know about blokes like you".

"If you intervene somewhere, the consequences go on for a very long time", he said.

Mr Corbyn responded that Mrs May and other senior Conservatives had voted against anti-terror laws in 2005.

But Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, whose party has struggled for attention during the campaign, was the first to draw attention to the prime minister's absence. Negotiating Brexit will be task of monumental proportions which - even if handled expertly - will do great damage to our prosperity, the state of our public services and Britain's place in the world. "Don't give her yours".

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