Who Will Be Best To Negotiate Brexit: May Or Corbyn?
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 8:25
He was besieged by Tory questioners on Trident and the IRA and, whereas in previous encounters he has fended them off with plausible evasions, this time he seemed disrupted and nervous. UKIP, whose reason for existence vanished when last June's Brexit vote went its way, had drawn supporters from both Labour and the Conservatives in the general election in 2015.
On defence, Mr Corbyn has been criticised for appearing to waver on his commitment to the Trident nuclear deterrent and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance - of which the United Kingdom is a major player.
Her Labour rival Mr Corbyn was heckled as he refused to say whether he would launch a retaliatory nuclear strike and denied supporting terrorism.
Alone among European leaders, Ms May had only a lukewarm response to United States president Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
"She won't take care of the pensioners and she wants to take your house to pay for care. Because together we can do great things". If you're going to be negotiating with the European Union, you've got to be prepared to say to these blighters "We're not going to do a deal with you".
In poll after poll, the Conservatives had a comfortable lead of some 20 points, as Mrs May endlessly repeated her message of "strong and stable" government.
Some tough questions for the Labour leader.
"If they win, I won't be happy that he's prime minister but I'll be happy that Labour got in".
Betting on this year's General Election as a whole has been a lot more popular compared to what we saw in 2015 and Oddschecker have witnessed nearly twice as more people coming to the site this time round compared to a couple of years ago.
Like Theresa May's snap election - called to foster "unity" in the run-up to Brexit - Baldwin fought on one issue, protectionist trade tariffs.
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Labour ought to have dumped Corbyn long ago and positioned itself as an unambiguously pro-EU, social democratic party.
"You can only deliver Brexit if you believe in Brexit". If the Conservatives win, we believe it will be seen as further support for their ethos of just cut, cut, cut.
Mrs May then faced more heath care questions when confronted by mental health patients who told her they had lost benefits due to failing Work Capability Assessments.
The PM said while she recognised the job nurses do "we have had to take some hard choices across the public sector in relation to public sector pay restraint" and that "we will put more money into the NHS, but there isn't a magic money tree that we can shake that suddenly provides for everything that people want".
Even the professional pollsters are struggling to read the likely outcome - "estimates are all over the place", says the Daily Telegraph's Asa Bennett.
The Opposition Labour party, which was against Brexit but has accepted the June 2016 referendum result, has said its Brexit focus would be to fight to protect workers' rights, environmental protections and access to the single market for United Kingdom business in Brexit talks. It was dubbed the "dementia tax" because it would particularly affect old people with dementia living at home for many years, as opposed to people with conditions resulting more swiftly in death, such as cancer.