May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with UK vote a week away

Senior politicians from seven parties - although not the prime minister - took part in the BBC election debate on Wednesday.

The results come as Jeremy Corbyn's party continues to fight allegations of systemic anti-Semitism within its membership, evidenced by a string of controversies that have dogged Labour since the last election. A brighter, fairer future for all.

"Jeremy Corbyn with his money tree, wish list manifesto and no plan for Brexit or Theresa May with her record of delivery", she argued.

The debate, organized by the BBC, will have the Liberal Democrats, UK Independence Party, Scottish National Party, Green Party and Plaid Cymru (Party of Wales) also participating, while Home Secretary Amber Rudd will represent the Conservative Party (Tories) instead of Mrs. May.

This would be an extremely valid point, if Corbyn was going on television to commentate on the snooker, or appear in The Chase, or take an old bust of Harold Wilson to Antiques Roadshow as he'd been told it could fetch £60, rather than debating why he should be Prime Minister in an election in which he's trying to become Prime Minister.

Theresa May's decision not to take part in televised head-to-head debates was taken at the start of the election. "She won't turn up to these debates because her campaign of soundbites is falling apart", she said. "Do not give her a blank cheque".

"The registration period has now closed, and I hope that large numbers of young people are going to vote in this election".

The party said: "He showed himself as a leader who wants to change the country for the better, to make it work for the many not just a few".

The Labour leader said: "I utterly deplore the language that Paul Nuttall uses and the subliminal attack the whole time on people of Muslim faith". Take a look out your window. A Britain beyond Brexit that is more global and outward-looking.

Taking questions during a campaign visit in Bath, Mrs May said Mr Corbyn "seems to be paying far more attention to how many appearances on telly he's doing, and he ought to be paying a little more attention to thinking about Brexit negotiations". Let's be clear: "No deal" is in fact a bad deal.

A group of eight protesters waited outside the venue, wearing Tim Farron and Nicola Sturgeon masks, carrying banners which read "I love taxes" and "I'll prop you up Jeremy".

"It's what makes the decision you face next week so vital".

Mr Corbyn also highlighted his plans to end the public sector pay cap and introduce a £10 an hour living wage by 2020.

"Amber Rudd is up next".

She replied: "The truth is we are fighting to win and we are fighting to win with a majority. Some of the offers you will hear tonight are just fanciful".

"Set free from the shackles of European Union control, we will be a great, global trading nation once again bringing new jobs and new opportunities for ordinary working families here at home", she said.

The UKIP leader - who Ms Lucas accused of "hate-filled rhetoric" on immigration - denied claims he was demonising immigrants, but insisted: "We have to get the population under control". The Labour leader was joined on stage at Pitsea Leisure Centre by shadow ministers Keir Starmer, Barry Gardiner, Lady Smith and Thornberry - and he said they would not begin negotiations with threats, unlike the Tories.

  • Zachary Reyes