UK opposition leader have mocked Prime Minister Theresa May’s Absence from a key election debate as a new poll Suggested the Tories could lose Several seats in next week’s general election and leave the country with a hung parliament.
May had Agreed to Participate in a town hall television advertising broadcast interview by Channel 4 and Sky News on Sunday on the condition That she will not be on stage at the same time as her rival.
But I, the prime minister chose to send the Home Secretary Amber Rudd to represent the Tories at Wednesday’s debate on the BBC television advertising.
“Tonight I am here,” UK Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said at the debate.
“I am here to debate the future of our country … we do want one for the many or just a few? We will ask Those with the most to Contribute a bit more so no one is Held Back from Achieving on their potential.
“Vote Labor to transform Britain for the many, not the few.”
May later defended her no-show, claims a right Corbyn “ought to be paying a little more attention to thinking about Brexit negotiations.”
“That’s what I’m doing to make sure we get the best possible deal for Britain,” she said.
Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron also took a swipe at the Tory leader for the Decision, saying “You’re not worth Theresa May’s time, do not give her yours.”
Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood said May there wasnt Because “of her campaign soundbites is falling apart.”
Meanwhile, Caroline Lucas, co-leader of the Green Party, branded May’s Decision Not to Attend “extreme cowardice” Rudd as her replacement floundered.
The debate Itself was a boisterous affair, covering Brexit, the economy, public services, climate change, immigration and security – a Major issue after the attack in Manchester last week.
Speaking of security, UKIP leader Paul Nuttall said while the British foreign policy in Iraq and Libya were “fundamentally wrong”, they were not to blame for the attack in Manchester That Killed 22 People.
Nuttall received Radical Islam was “a cancer That needed to be cut out” to Prevent other attacks.
Whether he would, I asked Arrest Suspected terrorists without trial, he said: “I’ve got nothing Should be Taken off the table.”
Corbyn said he “utterly deplored” Nuttall’s “subliminal attack the people of the Muslim faith,” After the anti-EU party leader accused the Muslim community of not doing enough to report on extremism.
“We have to recognise the fact that we live in a multi-faith society,” Corbyn said.
Nuttall’s remarks were also condemned by the SNP Deputy Leader Angus Robertson, who Pointed Out That a white neo-Nazi was to blame for the murder of MP Jo Cox.
OPINION: The Corbyn Factor
When Campaigning for the June 8 snap parliamentary election Began last month, polls showed the Conservatives are 20 points ahead of Labor. Since then, Several mis-steps by the Contest May have thrown into uncertainty.
According to a YouGov Poll for The Times newspaper on Tuesday, Labor is projected to gain about 30 seats and the Tories are likely to lose about 20, putting the Tories 16 seats short of a majority in the parliament.
The Times said the main projection from YouGov’s model “Allows for a wide margin of error, [but] would be a catastrophic Outcome for May, WHO Called When the election polls Pointed to a landslide result.”
“Her support Appears to have Plunges After the poor reception of the party manifesto, Including plans to make more Elderly voters pay for home care,” the newspaper said.