May's lead widens ahead of June 8 election - ORB poll

06 Июня, 2017, 05:32 | Author: Essie Rivera
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Prime Minister Theresa May announced the snap general election for June 8 to "make a success of Brexit" and claimed divisions at Westminster risked the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

After being criticised for failing to take part in a live TV debate with other party leaders, Mrs May said: "I don't think seven politicians arguing amongst themselves is that interesting or that revealing".

Ryan went on to seemingly throw in the towel to the Conservatives nationally, saying: "The polls are all saying that the Conservative Party will win a large majority, possibly with more MPs than they have ever had before". It would have been easy for me as prime minister to stay on and keep a hand on the job.

Mrs May faced hostile questions over her plans for elderly care, dubbed the dementia tax, and her failure to put a figure on the cap on social care costs she promised after consternation in Conservative ranks over the policy as it was set out in the manifesto. "I will decide on the circumstances at the time", Corbyn said. "I think he is doing quite well".

At some point, May warned voters that Corbyn needed to coalesce with other parties in order to form a majority government, saying that it would harm Britain's standing in European Union talks.

"We have a situation where if Jeremy Corbyn was to get into number 10, he'd be being propped up by the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish Nationalists", she said.

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Corbyn was challenged about his attitude towards the nuclear deterrent and May was asked about her plans for a post-Brexit deal with Europe.

Mrs May was confronted by a partially-sighted woman who fought back sobs as she told how she had waited over a year for NHS mental health counselling and had been reduced to tears by personal questions in a Work Capability Assessment.

Corbyn ruled out a deal with other parties, including the Scottish National Party (SNP) in case of a hung parliament, saying he was looking forward to forming a majority Labour government.

"I want to form a Labour government with a majority to carry out this fantastic programme which can give so much hope and opportunity for so many people".

"What is the point of us working our whole lives and building up a pension if it's all going to be taken away again to pay for our care should we need it?" she was asked, and only responded by calling it a "fair" question.

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