Conservatives send out robotic tweets during May and Corbyn TV interviews

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would walk away from divorce talks with the European Union without a deal if she had to, but her rival in next week's election, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, said he would make sure an agreement was reached if he won power.

Speaking in an interview on Sky News on Monday, Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn ruled out the possibility of the United Kingdom failing to secure a deal with the EU.

In his latest unwelcome interjection, Mrs May's former colleague said the Tory campaign had "meandered from an abortive attempt to launch a personality cult" around the prime minister "to the self-inflicted wound of the most disastrous manifesto in recent history".

The leaders of the Liberal Democrats, the UK Independence Party, the Greens and Welsh nationalist Plaid Cymru, and the deputy leader of the Scottish National Party, are also taking part in the debate.

"If we don't make a success of Brexit, we won't have the financial means to fund the public services upon which we all rely", she said, adding: "Everything depends on getting Brexit right". "Everybody should have the chance to study education for free", he says, adding that the amount of debt he's personally racked up nearly put him off going to uni.

Mrs May's speech came amid reports that campaign chief Sir Lynton Crosby has told her to refocus the campaign on the choice of leader to oversee Brexit, after a clutch of polls showed Labour narrowing the gap in the race for Number 10.

Mr Corbyn's intervention comes as a seat projection by pollster YouGov suggested that the United Kingdom could be heading for a hung parliament, with Labour making gains and Mrs May's Tories suffering losses.

Asked how he would respond should Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn want to tap into his European Union experience, Mr Clegg told the Press Association: "I'm very happy to provide advice and share some expertise".

Curtice, a professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, said there are still many unknowns - especially whether young voters, who have shifted to Labour in large numbers, will actually turn out to vote on June 8.

Looking back at the Labour leader's performance when questioned by broadcaster Jeremy Paxman and a studio audience, Mrs May said: "He is not prepared to use the nuclear deterrent".

Earlier in the show, which focused on his personality rather than his politics, the Labour leader also promised he was "giving it everything" to win the General Election. "Aren't you demeaning the great office of prime minister?" she was asked.

Mr Corbyn added: "How ridiculous is that?"

"What one's bound to say is that if I was sitting in Brussels and I was looking at you as the person I had to negotiate with, I'd think, "She's a blowhard who collapses at the first sign of gunfire", he said.

  • Leroy Wright