November 19 2017

Labour could be on course for shock election victory

November 19 2017, 06:46 | Frederick Owens

In particular, opinion polls don't demonstrate that Mrs May is a flop.

Johnson echoed Fallon during a Newsnight appearance following Friday's Question Time debate between Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. But its post-Brexit demise seemed to benefit the Conservatives more. Sanders backer prepares to challenge Paul Ryan in 2018 MORE (I-Vt.) heaped praise on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn this week, saying he was "impressed" by the United Kingdom candidate's willingness to talk about class issues.

None of them even seemed remotely interested in Corbyn's actual answers to their questions, they just wanted to vent their fury, and the right-wing propaganda barons have trained them that Corbyn is the Emmanuel Goldstein figure to be attacked and despised, and that stuff like his involvement in the Irish peace process, and his No First Strike nuclear policy are the main attack points.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May stands with nursery owner Tom Horsfield during an election campaign visit to Horsfields Nursery in Silkstone, South Yorkshire, Britain, June 3, 2017. Election are due on Thursday.

Jill Coleman, a 70-year-old party activist dressed in her Sunday best, said May was "absolutely fabulous". She does not have an impressive and charismatic public presence.

It would take the loss of just six seats for the Conservative government to lose its majority.

If she fails to beat handsomely the 12-seat majority her predecessor David Cameron won in 2015, her electoral gamble will have failed and her authority will be undermined both inside the Conservative Party and at talks with 27 other European Union leaders. Instead, the party is running an expensive air war, buying wraparound ads in newspapers and sending voters personal letters from Theresa May, delivered by Royal Mail.

May retains a commanding lead over Corbyn as to who would make the best prime minister.

Many economists have warned about the impact on the British economy - the world's fifth-biggest - of leaving the EU's single market, which enshrines freedom of movement for goods, services, capital and people.

But following criticism of the package, dubbed the "dementia tax" by opponents, Mrs May performed a swift U-turn which saw her commit to a cap on the total costs people would face - but the level of that cap will be determined following a consultation after the election.

Labour MP Wes Streeting - a frequent critic of Mr Corbyn's leadership - has also criticised the party's record on the issue.

May has had to try and wriggle out of it saying that her government would have a cap on the upper limit after consultations with relevant bodies and the public.

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"At the start of the campaign, it was awful and then it got better for a few weeks but in the last few days it feels worse". The prime minister had strong approval ratings and the Conservative party had a huge lead over the Labour opposition.

The accusation that Labour has no plan to negotiate Brexit is fair. However, notes Helen Lewis in the same publication, Corbyn's "benevolent twinkly uncle"-style appearance on BBC's The One Show later that day proved that, unlike May, he can at least do "sofa banter".

"Given the chance to present a united front with our global partners, she has instead opted for silence and subservience to Donald Trump", the Guardian quoted Corbyn as saying.

She said if there was a hung parliament, her pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) would consider backing a minority Labour administration. We are not looking to do deals with anybody, we are not forming a coalition government.

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