June 8 Poll: Theresa May Defends UK Political Debate Boycott


JEREMY CORBYN has revealed he will be taking part in tonight's seven-way general election debate on BBC.

Speaking at a Sky/Channel 4 event today he said: 'Come on prime minister, come and have a chat.

"I invite her to go to Cambridge and debate her policies, debate their record, debate their plans, debate their proposals and let the public make up their mind", he said.

As seen in his well-attended campaign rallies, Mr Corbyn enjoys being on the stump, while Mrs May, since her U-turn on social care, appears a little chastened.

Home secretary Amber Rudd will be representing the Tories, alongside Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, UKIP's Paul Nuttall, SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson, Green co-leader Caroline Lucas and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood.

'I don't have the simple answer for it at this stage - I don't think anybody would expect me to, because this election was called unexpectedly, we had two weeks to prepare all of this - but I'm very well aware of that problem'. May of keeping voters in the dark.

For a leader campaigning on the slogan "strong and stable", it's not a good look.

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During a Q&A at a factory in Bath, May was asked by journalists if she was "frightened" about facing Corbyn in a head-to-head debate, to which she replied: "No. Jeremy Corbyn seems to be paying far more attention to how many appearances on television he's doing".

Labour played down reports that Mr Corbyn could open the door to unskilled foreign workers as part of his immigration shake-up, insisting the document leaked to the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail was a discussion paper and "not a statement of Labour policy".

At a press conference in Westminster, Mr Corbyn suggested that he planned to be celebrating a victory rather than engaging in negotiations with other parties after the election.

"We can't be sure Theresa May is going to achieve her political objective of a landslide majority", he said.

Recent opinion polls have showed the gap between the Conservatives and Labour closing.

But she was a "safer bet" than Mr Corbyn, who "is a pacifist relic of the 1970s, in hock to the trade unions, with no grip on economic issues", the FT said in a leader column on its website.

That result would produce what is known as a hung Parliament, in which no party would have the undisputed right to form a government on its own, making it necessary to broker some sort of coalition, like the Conservative alliance with the Liberal Democrats that ruled from 2010 to 2015.