Jeremy Corbyn to hammer Tories on schools and NHS

Laverne Mann
June 1, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Conservatives of planning another five years of austerity to pay for tax handouts for the wealthy if they win the General Election on June 8. "Sometimes you have to be hard in order to do that".

The 68-year-old leader of the Labour party was asked questions about growing up in rural Shropshire, his much-loved allotment and, bizarrely, his opinions on manhole covers during his appearance on The One Show last night.

Labour leader Corbyn had previously said that he would not attend the seven-way clash on Wednesday if May was absent - only to announce hours before the event that he would take part after all.

Amber Rudd took part in Wednesday's General Election leaders debate despite the death of her elderly father, it has been revealed.

Ms Rudd, put in a tough performance, focusing her fire on Mr Corbyn, but she failed to rebut criticism of the Conservatives' record, particularly on public services and the difficulties faced by those on low incomes.

"Every single pollster, using whatever method, has found a rise in Labour support and something of a decline in Conservative support", said polling expert John Curtice.

Nigel Farage, former leader of the UK Independence Party and a leading Brexit campaigner, said in a surprise tweet that Corbyn came across in the broadcast as being "totally sincere", although he did not agree with him.

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She said: "I've been very clear from the start that the sort of campaign I want to do is about meeting people and taking questions".

Darren said: "When right-handed people are constructing or coming up with an answer they either have no confidence in or have to answer quickly, their eyes show how they are thinking. We have to be prepared to walk out", she said to applause during a Sky News interview on Monday.

Earlier on Wednesday, a polling projection by YouGov for The Times predicted a hung parliament after June 8th, with the Conservatives losing 20 seats and Labour gaining nearly 30.

May's critics were quick to note that if she does see electoral politics as a distraction from the important work of trying to keep Brexit from imploding the British economy, it seems reasonable to ask why she chose to dissolve Parliament and force this election in the first place.

Questioned at a rally in Bath, western England, May said that "debates where the politicians are squabbling among themselves doesn't do anything for the process of electioneering".

Mr Corbyn defended journalists after Barnett said she was subjected to abuse online, some of which appeared to be anti-Semitic, with several Twitter users calling her a "Zionist".

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