US News Theresa May says only poll that counts is on June 8

02:00  23 may  2017
02:00  23 may  2017 Source:   Press Association

Theresa May says only poll that counts is on June 8

  Theresa May says only poll that counts is on June 8 Conservative’s double-digit lead over Labour has been eroded in recent surveys.Theresa May has insisted she is not concerned about the Tory opinion poll lead narrowing as she sought to recover from a U-turn over her flagship social care reforms.

- Theresa May has insisted she is not concerned about the Tory opinion poll lead narrowing as she sought to recover from a U-turn over her Mrs May , who has seen a double-digit margin eroded in recent surveys but still enjoys a lead over Labour, said the only poll that counts is on June 8 .

Theresa May has insisted she is not concerned about the Tory opinion poll lead narrowing as she sought to recover from a U-turn over her Mrs May , who has seen a double-digit margin eroded in recent surveys but still enjoys a lead over Labour, said the only poll that counts is on June 8 .

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Theresa May has insisted she is not concerned about the Tory opinion poll lead narrowing as she sought to recover from a U-turn over her Mrs May , who has seen a double-digit margin eroded in recent surveys but still enjoys a lead over Labour, said the only poll that counts is on June 8 .

Theresa May has insisted she is not concerned about the Tory opinion poll lead narrowing as she sought to recover from a U-turn over her Mrs May , who has seen a double-digit margin eroded in recent surveys but still enjoys a lead over Labour, said the only poll that counts is on June 8 .

Theresa May has insisted she is not concerned about the Tory opinion poll lead narrowing as she sought to recover from a U-turn over her flagship social care reforms.

Mrs May, who has seen a double-digit margin eroded in recent surveys but still enjoys a lead over Labour, said the only poll that counts is on June 8.

But in a major set-piece interview with the BBC’s Andrew Neil she was challenged over the announcement that a cap on social care costs would now be included in her plans, having previously been ruled out.

Andrew Neill and Theresa May: Andrew Neill interviews Prime Minister Theresa May (BBC/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Andrew Neill interviews Prime Minister Theresa May (BBC/PA)

“There’s only one poll that counts in any election campaign,” she said.

“That’s the one that takes place on June 8 when people have actually cast their votes, when they have made that choice, which is a crucial choice.

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Conservative’s double-digit lead over Labour has been eroded in recent surveys.

Theresa May has insisted she is not concerned about the Tory opinion poll lead narrowing as she sought to recover from a U-turn over her Mrs May , who has seen a double-digit margin eroded in recent surveys but still enjoys a lead over Labour, said the only poll that counts is on June 8 .

“I think this genuinely is the most crucial election I have seen in my lifetime because it is about getting Brexit negotiations right, getting the right deal for Britain from Europe and going beyond that, a plan for a stronger vision for the future.”

She added: “I have never taken anything for granted in this election.”

Mrs May, who repeated her “strong and stable” leadership slogan despite the reversal on social care policy, denied her manifesto was “uncosted and half-baked”.

She said: “No, what we have set out in our manifesto is a series of policies which address what I see and I think are the five great challenges that we face as a country.”

Mrs May sought to highlight the looming Brexit negotiations as a reason to vote Tory rather than Labour.

“There’s only going to be a choice between two people as to who’s sitting opposite those 27 European countries, me or Jeremy Corbyn,” she said.

Challenged about the social care U-turn, Mrs May said: “What I’ve done today is I’ve seen the scaremongering, frankly, that we’ve seen over the weekend. I’ve seen the way that Jeremy Corbyn wants to sneak into Number 10 by playing on the fears of older and vulnerable people, and I’ve clarified what we will be putting in the green paper which I set out in the manifesto.”

Pressed on how the Conservatives would pay for the promise of an additional £8 billion for the NHS, Mrs May said: “In our manifesto we’ve put some examples of how we’re going to change the way money is used.

“On winter fuel payments, for example, we will means-test that. That money will go into health and social care.”

Jury in Rolf Harris trial discharged

  Jury in Rolf Harris trial discharged The jury in the trial of TV star Rolf Harris has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on four indecent assault charges. The jurors had deliberated for just under five hours at London's Southwark Crown Court over allegations Harris, 87, had indecently assaulted three teenage girls.But they were discharged by Judge Deborah Taylor after failing to reach a verdict on any of the charges.The youngest of the girls was 13 at the time of the alleged assault, with the four charges relating to public events between 1971 and 1983.It had been a retrial for Harris on three of the four charges.

Theresa May has insisted she is not concerned about the Tory opinion poll lead narrowing as she sought to recover from a U-turn over her Mrs May , who has seen a double-digit margin eroded in recent surveys but still enjoys a lead over Labour, said the only poll that counts is on June 8 .

Theresa May has insisted she is not concerned about the Tory opinion poll lead narrowing as she sought to recover from a U-turn over her Mrs May , who has seen a double-digit margin eroded in recent surveys but still enjoys a lead over Labour, said the only poll that counts is on June 8 .

Asked where the money would come from, she said: “What we have done, if you look at our record, is shown that we can put record sums of money into the National Health Service at the same time as we’re ensuring that we’re building that strong economy. And that’s what we’ll do for the future.

“Our economic credibility is not in doubt. It’s the Labour Party who’s in the dock when it comes to responsibility.”

Asked again where the money would come from, the Prime Minister said: “What we will do in the future is ensure that we have the strong economy, growing economy, that enables us to generate the funds to put into our public services.”

'Liar liar': Sales boom for song attacking Theresa May ahead of election .
A song labeling Prime Minister Theresa May a liar has shot to the top of music sales charts in Britain, mocking her "strong and stable" motto ahead of the June 8 national election. "Liar liar GE2017" by Captain SKA now tops Amazon's listing for songs downloaded in Britain, and stands at No.2 in Apple's iTunes UK chart, despite receiving no airplay from radio stations.Hitting out at the austerity policies of Britain's Conservative Party, the song stitches together samples of May's speeches with choruses of "She's a liar liar, no you can't trust her".

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