Corbyn and May battle over Brexit in TV campaign event

May, from the Conservative Party, was heckled and laughed at by some members of the audience at Monday's TV appearance when discussing her education policy.

Ms May was heckled and laughed at by some members of the audience at Monday's TV appearance when discussing her education policy, and when Paxman asked whether the European Union would see her as a "blowhard who collapses at the first sign of gunfire" after she softened her plans on old age care.

Labour continues to close the gap on the Conservatives as the parties head towards the General Election on June 8, according to a new opinion poll.

"It's not just about the numbers of police - people often focus on the numbers of police".

The Prime Minister argued that counter-terrorism budgets had been protected and said more money was being used to target new threats such as cyber-crime.

"Only one of us has the determination to deliver the will of the people and make Brexit happen".

Martin responded: "I appreciate you are protecting the budgets, but we still need the staff to carry out the role of the police officer of keeping the public safe".

He was also challenged on his comments at the time of the 1982 Falklands War, which he reportedly called a "Tory plot".

"It's about ensuring that £100,000 of savings and assets are protected to pass on to their family". While plans to nationalise industries like the railways and the Royal Mail had made it into the manifesto, nationalising banks hadn't - a key pet project of Mr Corbyn, nor had scrapping Britain's nuclear weapons, or the British Royal Family.

Mrs May defended her social care reforms and was repeatedly asked if she had changed her mind on Brexit.

Ms Rudd added on Labour leader Mr Corbyn: "When he was asked to actually say for sure would he take action against Jihadi John, let alone Osama bin Laden, his answers were really worrying for security".

Known for his republican beliefs, he quipped: "Do you know what, I had a very nice chat with the Queen".

Failure to strike a deal that ushers Britain out of the European Union in an orderly way is not an option Brussels wants to consider, its chief negotiator said yesterday (22 June) as the EU gave a final green light for him to launch talks next month.

"I've met pensioners who have said they don't think they should get that winter fuel payment", she said.

But Corbyn set out a different approach.

Challenged over whether he would "soften" the UK's foreign policy, he said: "It's not about softening our foreign policy".

"My point was absolute condemnation".

For Labour, shadow cabinet member Barry Gardiner said of Mr Corbyn: "Jeremy connected with the audience". The Labour leader said he's "not a dictator" and the document is a process from the whole party. You put corporate tax and tax at the top end down, the division gets greater.

Mr Corbyn replied the country was "badly divided between the richest and the poorest", and more needed to be done so children didn't go to school hungry and learn in "super-sized" classrooms.

But this has fallen back in recent weeks since Labour presented its leftist agenda, and after a row over May's plans for elderly social care that could see many people forced to pay more.

"We need to have a government that is open about these things and is willing to find ways of addressing them".

  • Salvatore Jensen