US News Corbyn hijacks May’s Facebook Live event to issue TV debate challenge

18:40  15 may  2017
18:40  15 may  2017 Source:   Press Association

Corbyn relishes Labour's 'historic challenge' to win election

  Corbyn relishes Labour's 'historic challenge' to win election Jeremy Corbyn has acknowledged that Labour faces "a challenge on a historic scale" to win the June 8 General Election after a disastrous set of local ballots which saw the party shed 320 councillors and lose control of strongholds including Glasgow. But he insisted that the gap separating Labour from the Conservatives is "not as great as the pundits are saying", as he urged supporters to campaign hard to win over millions of voters who he said were still "sceptical and undecided, not sure which way to turn".

Ed Miliband taking part in a TV election debatein 2015. Corbyn has said May should debate him. However his spokesman has said there is no point in a debate that does not include the prime minister.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking at Hebden Bridge Town Hall (Peter Byrne/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking at Hebden Bridge Town Hall (Peter Byrne/PA)

Jeremy Corbyn hijacked an appearance on Facebook by Theresa May to issue a direct challenge to the Prime Minister to take part in a TV debate with him.

But Mrs May dismissed his call, saying that it was more important for her to take questions directly from voters.

Mrs May became the first serving leader of a UK political party to take part in a Facebook Live broadcast, hosted by ITV News as part of the campaign for the June 8 General Election, answering questions sent in by users of the social media website.

Corbyn relishes Labour's 'historic challenge' to win election

  Corbyn relishes Labour's 'historic challenge' to win election Jeremy Corbyn has acknowledged that Labour faces "a challenge on a historic scale" to win the June 8 General Election after a disastrous set of local ballots which saw the party shed 320 councillors and lose control of strongholds including Glasgow. But he insisted that the gap separating Labour from the Conservatives is "not as great as the pundits are saying", as he urged supporters to campaign hard to win over millions of voters who he said were still "sceptical and undecided, not sure which way to turn".

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"I am challenging the Prime Minister to an annual televised 'state of the nation' debate of the party leaders," Corbyn said. No political leader should shrink from the chance to engage more fully with the public and to test their arguments in debate ," said Corbyn .

She discussed her experience of type one diabetes, revealing that she injects herself with insulin four or five times a day, and urged fellow sufferers not to allow the illness to hold them back from doing what they want in life.

And she discussed her taste in fashion, saying that her message to other women wondering what to wear in the workplace was: “Don’t be afraid to be yourself.”

Presenter Robert Peston then told her he had received a query from “Jeremy Corbyn of Islington”, who said: “Hi Theresa May, as Prime Minister you’ve served your elite friends by giving them tax cuts when wages have stagnated, house-building is at its lowest since the 1920s, there are 20,000 fewer police on our streets since 2010 and the NHS is in crisis.

Gina Miller says ‘close-minded’ Theresa May is preventing country from healing

  Gina Miller says ‘close-minded’ Theresa May is preventing country from healing Ms Miller has launched a tactical voting initiative to support election candidates opposed to a hard Brexit. Covering Brexit convention today - Gina Miller and Jarvis Cocker among the speakers pic.twitter.com/4CfN77RyUC— Rachael Burnett (@PARachaelB) May 12, 2017During her opening speech on Friday, she said: “Just because Mrs May has called a snap election does not mean we all have to snap into line and jettison common sense.” She added: “By being inflexible and harsh, close-minded, deaf to others’ opinions and concerns about Brexit, Mrs May is preventing the country from healing and recovering.

Find us on Facebook . JEREMY Corbyn has challenged David Cameron to a live television debate about the "state of the nation". Mr Corbyn believes regular TV debates would help voters engage more with politics.

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“Do you not think the British people deserve to see me and you debate live and on television?”

Mrs May responded: “What I think is more important is actually that I and he take questions directly from the voters. I don’t think people get much out of seeing politicians having a go at each other, I think people want to hear directly.”

ITV will on Thursday host a live televised election debate in Salford, and has said that an invitation to the leaders of the seven biggest parties will remain open until the broadcast starts.

But Mrs May has insisted she will not take part in any televised head-to-head clashes with her rivals, and Mr Corbyn has indicated he will not take part if the Prime Minister is absent.

Brexit takes centre stage in leaders' TV debate .
UKIP's leader Paul Nuttall found himself outnumbered by 4-1 on Brexit and other issues in a party leaders' TV debate that was snubbed by Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.  Mr Nuttall was also isolated on immigration and grammar schools as he battled against the Lib Dems' Tim Farron, Caroline Lucas of the Greens, the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon and Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru.But the UKIP leader didn't help his cause when on two occasions during the debate he called Leanne Wood "Natalie", presumably confusing her with former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett.

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