British PM May Could Lose Majority in Upcoming Election, Projection Shows

Jeremy Corbyn has been heckling Theresa May on Twitter for refusing to take part in tonight's general election debate.

And although there was no clear victor among the bickering, Ms Rudd's combative performance will have boosted her chances of becoming the next Tory Chancellor and a future leader of the party.

Mr Farron kicked off with a jibe about Mrs May's absence, saying: "Where do you think Theresa May is tonight?"

"I have the plan for the Brexit negotiations but I've also got a plan to build a stronger and more prosperous Britain and I'm confident we can do that".

Asked about the PM's "alone and naked" comment, Mr Corbyn told a Westminster press conference: "I certainly wouldn't use language like that myself, I think it's totally inappropriate to describe anyone as naked, even me".

There's more bad news for the Prime Minister too - her personal poll approval lead over Jeremy Corbyn has shrunk to 13 points, a four point drop from the end of last week.

Robertson said: "Theresa May called this election in the hope of crushing parliamentary opposition but instead the campaign has exposed her weak and wobbly leadership, as well as Tory plans to attack the incomes of older people and their increasingly reckless approach to Brexit".

"How dare you call an election and run away from the debate?"

She added that Labour in Wales was "airbrushing" Mr Corbyn out of its campaign and pleaded with voters to give her a mandate to represent the Welsh. It's about getting out and around the country, it's about meeting voters, hearing questions directly from voters.

"Support for Labour among younger voters has gone up, and gone up dramatically, but then the crucial question is whether these young people will come out to vote", said John Curtice, a leading psephologist who is president of the British Polling Council.

"Labour will make very different choices", he said. She is not the prime minister.

She added: "We will always look after pensioners, ensuring they have dignity and security in retirement".

For political obsessives like candidates, advisers, members and, yes, journalists, there is nothing quite like a bit of late-stage drama to inject life into an election campaign.

Mr Corbyn was forced to defend his speech last Friday linking United Kingdom foreign policy to terrorism at home, claiming British military intervention in countries such as Libya had left "ungoverned spaces" which the extremists had been able to exploit to mount attacks.

Jeremy Corbyn runs through the streets of London, he's flanked by Deliveroo employees, NHS workers, students, and mothers with buggies, while they dodge a bus brandished with the word #LIES.

For many, the debate went exactly as expected - lots of arguing, shouting and put-downs.One tweet, from user Jim Pickard, neatly summarised the key themes and statements for those who were not watching.

  • Zachary Reyes