UK Labour chief challenges May to debate as race tightens

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I am referring to Jeremy Corbyn, who in my view is the nearest leader we have had to the great Clem Attlee.

The BBC Election Debate will air this evening (May 31) at 7.30pm (BST).

One positive for Corbyn and the Labour party is the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's support for a "progressive alliance" to lock the Conservatives out of Westminster.

SaharaReporters gathered that each panelist will make an opening statement before taking questions from the audience in the looming debate, which is the latest in a series of special broadcasts ahead of the June 8 general election.

Amber Rudd will step up to the plate to bat for the Tories and will square off against a representative from Labour, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, Ukip's Paul Nuttall, the SNP's Angus Robertson, Green co-leader Caroline Lucas and Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood.

Her strategy has been to hammer home the difference between herself and Corbyn, a veteran left-wing lawmaker who has made a career of championing unpopular causes and refuses to set a target for migration numbers.

Working against massive opposition and personal attacks he has fought two elections to be the Labour leader and winning with a massive 62 per cent of the vote.

Mr Corbyn added: "How ridiculous is that?"

"Labour will invest in our people, schools and hospitals".

Conservative Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green said: "Brexit negotiations start 11 days after people vote and are crucial to our economic security and the future of public services".

UPDATE: the BBC are now reporting that Jeremy Corbyn will be taking part in the televised debate.

"Theresa May is not only risking the health of some of our youngest children, but she will also create bad inequality in the classroom", former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg said as the party launched a poster campaign on the issue in London.

Made up numbers from Corbyn can not hide the fact he's not up to the job of getting the deal we need.

She called a snap parliamentary election for June 8 - three years early - arguing that a bigger majority for her Conservative Party will strengthen Britain's hand in Brexit negotiations with the other 27 European Union nations. "Come on Prime Minister, come and have a chat, come and have a debate and I can be ever so polite, but there are a number of questions I want to put to you".

Mrs May called the snap election last month with surveys suggesting she was on track for a landslide. Labour would gain 28 seats and finish with 257 members of parliament, under the YouGov model.

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