Jeremy Corbyn put on an assured performance against Theresa May in Channel Four’s Battle for Number 10.
“We have to be prepared to walk out”, she said during a Sky News interview on Monday. He said that he expected that immigration “would probably come down” but gave no estimates on numbers.
“The Prime Minister brought it back to the fundamentals – who is going to get the best Brexit deal, and in doing so who will be able to secure our economy, our public services and our national security”.
In the 90-minute programme, the Prime Minister was repeatedly challenged on her policy u-turns – while the Labour leader was grilled on his past support for the IRA. But it is hard to escape the suspicion that he knows how to win elections in much the same way that people I grew up with knew that if you smashed the front bumper of the ’97 Mondeo with a sledgehammer, the passenger side airbag would go off with enough force to pop the door.
JC: I want to give you an accurate figure. It is a probability’. He has also benefited from rules that, during election campaigns, oblige Britain’s broadcasters to balance the airtime given to the different parties, something that normally increases the visibility of the opposition.
Corbyn emerged ahead in the biggest TV event of the general election campaign.
Commenting on a substitute to what might have been a face-to-face debate between May and Corbyn, former UKIP leader and European Parliament MP Nigel Farage pointed out that May’s tough rhetoric on Brexit is likely to serve her well at the polls.
It has become painfully clear in last half hour why the PM is dodging leaders’ debates in this election.
Members of former USA presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaign team are in Britain helping out Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn in his attempt to become the next United Kingdom prime minister, The Guardian reported on Tuesday.
Each of the 650 parliamentary constituencies will elect one member of parliament to the house of commons, the lower house of parliament.
But Callum pointed to a specific commemoration for Republican dead that had been attended by Mr Corbyn.
Mr Corbyn said: “The commemoration I think you’re referring to was a meeting I was at in London where there was a period of silence for everyone who had died in Northern Ireland”, he said.
But the audience member shot back: ‘It was actually to commemorate the people who were killed (an attack). Research by the Family and Childcare Trust revealed that on average British parents are spending nearly twice as much on part-time childcare as they do on food per year .
Interviewer Emma Barnett eventually told him that the cost, given by his shadow education secretary Angela Rayner, was £4.8bn a year, to which Mr Corbyn said it “sounds correct”.
“That’s a new thing in politics, and I think that’s what has got so many people involved”. The point I’m trying to make is we’re making it universal so that we are in a position to make sure that every child gets it and those that can at the moment get free places will continue to get them.