May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with United Kingdom vote 1 week away
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 2:50
"I think debates where the politicians are squabbling amongst themselves doesn't do anything for the process of electioneering".
They were joined in the debate in Cambridge by the Lib Dems' Tim Farron, SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson, Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas and the UKIP leader Paul Nuttall.
The Greens co-leader was praised for challenging Ms Rudd about why the United Kingdom is the second biggest arms dealer in the world, while Mr Robertson was commended for accusing Labour of "aping Ukip" on immigration.
Were he to take a very different stance on immigration and defence whilst denouncing his appalling record of sympathising with terrorist organisation, he would now be looking at a landslide election win.
After the debate, Labour claimed Mr Corbyn won the debate.
"But the brighter future we want for our country will not just happen".
Amber Rudd accidentally let her poor knowledge of the rules of Monopoly slip when criticising Jeremy Corbyn over his "fantasy economics".
Earlier this week, Corbyn was heckling May over her refusal to attend the debate on Twitter.
In the televised debate, Rudd accused Corbyn of having drawn up a "fantasy wishlist" manifesto paid for with a magic "money tree", and noting that most of his MPs backed a failed coup against him a year ago.
Jeremy Corbyn, her opponent in the race for Number 10, will also be campaigning on Brexit, buoyed by an opinion poll which suggested the Tory lead had been reduced to just three points.
An angry Mr Corbyn was then applauded when he immediately shot back at her: "Have you been to a food bank? Have you seen the levels of poverty that exist because of your government's conscious decisions on benefits?"
Many social media users also mocked the home secretary over the bold remark.
"We can't be sure Theresa May is going to achieve her political objective of a landslide majority", he said.
"I've been taking Jeremy Corbyn on directly week in and week out at Prime Minister's Questions" in the House of Commons, she said. We will protect that.
But speaking of Britain, Mr Mills said: "There's quite a feeling that the balance between the workforce and bosses is way out of whack". Following the Manchester terror attack, last week's First Minister's Questions had a sombre air, but with just seven days before voters take to the polls, a return to heated debate is expected. "The Prime Minister didn't have the guts to come along this evening to tell us". "We don't know whether she is going to achieve her original ambition in calling this election or not".
Ms Rudd said the plans would mean winter fuel payments will not be paid to millionaires but would not give specific figures.
If May fails to win an overall majority, she would be forced to strike a deal with another party to continue governing either as a coalition or a minority government. "Many experts", says Labour's leader, "including professionals in our intelligence and security services, have pointed to the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries, such as Libya, and terrorism here at home".
"If you intervene somewhere, the consequences go on for a very long time", he said.
"I think it's actually about getting out and about, meeting voters and hearing directly from voters".
Mr Corbyn responded that Mrs May and other senior Conservatives had voted against anti-terror laws in 2005.
"If we get Brexit right, we can be a confident, self-governing country once again. Don't give her yours".