June 8 Poll: Theresa May Defends UK Political Debate Boycott

Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his team of Brexit negotiators, moving to dispel accusations by Prime Minister Theresa May that his Labour Party isn't prepared for Brexit talks starting soon after next week's general election.

The opposition Labour party has gradually nibbled away at the Conservative lead in the polls.

The Telegraph recently reported that the Labor Party has gradually been gaining ground against the Conservatives, based on the results of a new poll that brought May's lead down to six points.

Ensure you are subscribed to my always free newsletter for the next analysis in this series as I countdown to my United Kingdom general election 2017 final forecast conclusion and to our youtube channel for videos in this and the BrExit War series.

On Sunday she'll see Jeremy Hunt is being interviewed by Andrew Marr, and run into the studio, grabbing him out of the chair while yelling "WHAT do you think you're doing here asking people to vote for us?"

But after scoring an early hit by accusing Mrs May of running scared of TV debates, he now has a chance to get his party back into the game alongside Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the other party leaders.

Mr Farron said: "Look, I know we don't all agree on Brexit but she is off to negotiate a deal for you, for me, for all of us".

The Prime Minister will try to return withdrawal from the European Union to the heart of the election campaign after coming under fire for ducking a TV debate with other party leaders on Wednesday evening.

Mr Corbyn said analysis from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies showed that the Conservative manifesto for the June 8 General Election showed they were offering no new money for the NHS and a real-terms cut in per-pupil funding for schools.

But Mrs May said "debates where the politicians are squabbling amongst themselves doesn't do anything for the process of electioneering".

Alongside Labour leader Mr Corbyn and Ms Rudd on the stage in Cambridge were Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, Ukip's Paul Nuttall, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru and Scottish National Party depute leader Angus Robertson.

The Tories' lead has been slashed in the latest poll putting Prime Minister Theresa May just three points ahead of Jeremy Corbyn. Since then, the bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert and some policy missteps by May's party have thrown the contest into uncertainty.

According to figures released Wednesday by pollsters YouGov, May's Conservatives could end up on June 8 with 310 seats, 16 short of having a majority in the House of Commons.

But it follows a trend.

He said the Tories are "weak and wobbly" and can not be believed following the PM's U-turn on the so-called "dementia tax" and her failure to set out how many pensioners stand to lose their winter fuel payments, policies which have been widely credited as a major factor in the narrowing of the polls.

  • Salvatore Jensen