Corbyn’s u-turn: He WILL appear in leaders’ debate after all. Over to you, Theresa May…

Jeremy Corbyn urged Theresa May to take part ‘and let the public make up their minds’ [Image: Carl Court/Getty Images].

Jeremy Corbyn has announced that he will appear on tonight’s election debate (BBC1, 7.30pm) after all – in his only u-turn of the election campaign.

This Writer reckons it is a good move, wrong-footing certain newspaper writers who (falsely) claimed that both he and Theresa May had refused to appear. In fact, Mr Corbyn’s initial reluctance was only because Mrs May had already ruled out a direct confrontation.

His change of heart means he will be able to face Conservative representative Amber Rudd and ask the question on everybody’s mind: “What is your boss afraid of?”

Jeremy Corbyn is set to take part in Wednesday evening’s televised leaders’ debate, reversing his original decision – and has called on Theresa May to join the event as well.

Speaking at an earlier event in Westminster, Corbyn recounted Monday’s television debate, in which he and May took questions from an audience and presenter Jeremy Paxman, but did so separately, never being in the studio at the same time.

“How ridiculous is that?” he said. “Come on, prime minister, come and have a chat, come and have a debate. I can be ever so polite, but there are a number of questions I want to put to you.”

At the same event, Corbyn criticised the prime minister for her language when she said he would be “naked in the negotiating chamber” if he led Brexit talks.

“I certainly wouldn’t use language like that myself,” Corbyn said when asked about May’s comments, following a press conference to lay out Labour’s plans to commit extra resources to health, education and social care.

“I think it’s totally inappropriate to describe anyone as naked. Even me.”

Source: Corbyn to take part in TV leaders’ debate | Politics | The Guardian

This Writer can reveal that I think we’ve discovered the reason Theresa May came out with this inappropriate comment. It seems she had something on her mind…

(Mm… Maybe not. The image arrived on This Writer’s Twitter feed during a segment of the BBC’s Daily Politics suggesting that Mr Corbyn’s advisors have smartened him up sartorially.)

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook

6 thoughts on “Corbyn’s u-turn: He WILL appear in leaders’ debate after all. Over to you, Theresa May…

  1. Dez

    Good move …. will not be huge exposure as so many others appearing on a short program however it will give him exposure and more important make May look arrogant that she has it in the bag and does not need to expose her nakedness.

  2. Jenny

    Have you heard of the Naylor report. May said in her interview with Andrew Neil last week that they were going to implement this with the NHS. When you read it it sounds the death of the NHS. They want all the hospital to sell off their assets, in a “fire sale”. The 10billion she mentions that is going to be put in to the NHS is going to be used for the fire sale. If hospitals don’t sell off their assets they will be fined. There is quite a bit more to it.

Comments are closed.