Jeremy Corbyn agrees to take part in live televised debate


Jeremy Corbyn agrees to take part in live televised debate

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will take part in a live televised debate today, hoping to capitalise on his party's momentum as it narrows the gap with the ruling Conservatives ahead of the June 8 election.

May's pull-out might not be unconnected to the latest decision by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to participate in the debate scheduled to begin in Cambridge at 19:30 local time.

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, the party's only MP and who will also take part in the debate, applauded Corbyn for his decision, while asking May whether she too would finally emerge from her "hiding place".

Mrs. May had earlier in the week said that Mr. Corbyn paid more attention to how many appearances he had on TV instead of concentrating on the Brexit negotiations.

That is why agreeing to take part in the BBC's seven-way TV debate, even though it will not be the hoped-for head-to-head with the Prime Minister, was a no-brainer.

Mrs May brushed off a seat projection by pollster YouGov for The Times, which suggested the United Kingdom could be heading for a hung parliament, with Labour making gains while Tories lose seats.

"Labour will take Britain's railways back into public control and put more money into people's pockets by capping fares".

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Challenging Mrs May to join him at the event, Mr Corbyn told supporters: "I invite her to go to Cambridge and debate her policies, debate their record, debate their plans, debate their proposals and let the public make up their mind".

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".

"I've not been off the television screens, I've been doing things on the television, but predominantly taking questions from voters and listening to voters".

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May could be looking at a smaller majority than what has been anticipated when the 2017 general election happens next week. She said she preferred "to get out and about and meet voters".

But Mrs May said "debates where the politicians are squabbling amongst themselves doesn't do anything for the process of electioneering".

But the chances that a Corbyn-led coalition would seek a softer deal that kept Britain closer to Europe's single market - while also spending more to stimulate the economy in the near-term - makes the impact on the pound a hard call.

The debate, on BBC1 at 7.30pm, follows Monday's Battle For Number 10 programme on Sky News where Mr Corbyn and Mrs May separately faced a grilling from voters and veteran interviewer Jeremy Paxman.

Mr Corbyn added: "How ridiculous is that?" The current UK Prime Minister was challenged about several issues over which she's been noted to have had a change of heart, like the abrupt shift in the recent plans of financing long-term care.