Theresa May Criticised for Missing Leaders’ Debate

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has been criticised for missing the leaders’ debate which took place on 31 May 2017. Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, decided at the last minute to take part on the show, which was also attended by five other party political leaders. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, stood in for the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister defended her decision not to take part by saying:

“I’m interested in the fact that Jeremy Corbyn seems to be paying far more attention to how many appearances on telly he is doing. I think he ought to be paying a little more attention to thinking about Brexit negotiations”.

Tim Farron, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, took part in the debate and said on Twitter:

“Theresa May called this election and now won’t even turn up to debate the issues. Come and defend your record”.

The other participants in the debate were Paul Nuttall (UKIP), Caroline Lucas (Green Party), Leanne Wood (Plaid Cymru) and Angus Robertson (SNP).

 

Jeremy Corbyn confirms he will address anti-nuclear rally in London

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Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, has confirmed that he will address an anti-nuclear rally in London.

The rally will take place on 27 February 2016 and around 50,000 people are expected to attend. The march on Trafalgar Square is being organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Other leaders expected to be attending are Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister and leader of the SNP, Leanne Wood, the leader of Plaid Cymru and Caroline Lucas, the leader of the Green Party.

Seven Party Leaders to Take Part in Debate

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Later today seven party leaders will take part in a live two hour debate answering questions from the host and then later on also from members of the 200 strong audience.

David Cameron (Conservatives), Ed Miliband (Labour), Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Natalie Bennett (Greens), Nigel Farage (UKIP) and Leanne Wood (Plaid Cymru) will feature in the debate taking place in Salford which is being organised by ITV News and presented by Julie Etchingham.