Mr Corbyn and Mrs May decided to decline the offer of a televised debate with other party leaders on ITV last night. That left the heavily advertised program a bit pointless. The other leaders squabbled like children as if there opinion actually mattered. Most of them won’t even win their local seat and their parties are unlikely to get any seats at all.
Four of the five leaders’ backed staying in the EU and they all pointlessly argued with UKIP leader Paul Nuttall about the subject. Despite the fact that Britain chose to leave the EU months ago this was the main point of discussion. Nuttall was attacked throughout the night particularly by Nicola Sturgeon who simply cannot get past the fact the country voted to leave the EU. Instead of focusing on policies that would actually help Scotland she will talk of nothing but Brexit. It’s all becoming a bit embarrassing.
Theresa May has said she will not take part in any live debates, and Mr Corbyn has said he will only take part if she does. May doesn’t need to do them in fairness to her. She is a mile ahead in the polls and an awkward TV debate will do nothing but weaken her position and give Mr Corbyn a foothold in the race. Corbyn is an expert in debate where Mrs May has repeatedly shown herself up when conducting highly pressurized TV interviews.
It was the first of several election specials scheduled to take place ahead of the 8 June general election. The BBC will hold a Question Time special on 2 June in which Mrs May and Mr Corbyn will face audience questions consecutively.
There will be another chance for Nicola Sturgeon to bore everyone with her anti brexit agenda on 4 June when she and Mr Farron take part in another debate.
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