November 19 2017

British PM, rival face angry voters as election nears

November 19 2017, 01:02 | Clarence Walton

Pound Plunges as Poll Predicts Theresa May's Tories Could LOSE Seats, Lead to a Hung Parliament

British working class

In a sign of how much her campaign has soured just five days before voting begins, Survation said the Conservatives were on 40 percent and Labour on 39 percent, indicating May's lead has collapsed by 11 percent over two weeks.

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University of Queensland political science lecturer Joff Lelliott told The New Daily the Conservatives will "still nearly certainly win the election", but it was unlikely they would now win with the huge majority of 100-150 seats that many initially predicted. That would give her more room and flexibility to handle her own backbenchers and deal with the EU. The UK Labour party leader has received an important boost from the Vermont senator and leading American progressive Bernie Sanders, who faced off against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic party primaries past year.

In a two-part BBC Question Time broadcast last night the Prime Minister defended her decision to call a vote and denied that her campaign was an
exercise in hiding from the electorate. "But I have been very impressed by the campaign that he has been running and I wish him the very best".

"Realistically no one thinks Theresa May will not be Prime Minister, or that she will not have the majority she needs".

The British politician tweeted a pro-Labour ad Friday titled "We Demand", calling for economic equality. We have set it out in the manifesto. The truth is that the presidential-style campaign does not suit Theresa May.

Once the party of choice for Jews, including impoverished immigrants from Eastern Europe, it lost some ground to the Conservative Party as Labour adopted an increasingly critical attitude towards Israel - part of a larger shift in the West of sympathy toward Israel from the center-left parties to ones on the right. Their campaign slogan was strong and stable leadership.

Here is the state of play, as it stood prior to the Conservative manifesto launch on 18 May.

That's the impression left by voters during Jeremy Corbyn's stint on the Question Time Leaders Special when the subject of whether or not he would be prepared to push the big red button repeatedly came up.

She then faced questions from NHS nurse Victoria Davey who appeared to leave Mrs May faltering for an answer after confronting her over the 1% pay increase received by NHS staff.

There was no gentle warming up, with the opening questioner accusing her of "broken promises and backtracking". "The only way they can be sure their taxes won't rise is to vote Conservative".

The plan has been labelled a "dementia tax" as it would see people with conditions that keep them in the home - such as dementia - forced to pay while patients in hospitals would not face the same sanction.

Not only has Labour eaten up ground on the Conservatives, but we are seeing major variation in estimates between pollsters releasing data on the same day. Even if she wins, her position is tarnished.

May, who won the top job in the political chaos following the shock 23 June Brexit vote, had hoped the election would strengthen her hand ahead of Brexit negotiations, and the party was expected to take advantage of the apparent weakness and disarray of its main rival.

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