UK PM May says no delaying June 19 start to Brexit talks

Cheryl Sanders
May 31, 2017

Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn faced interviews with a live studio audience and Jeremy Paxman on Monday night - except the party leaders didn't actually appear together as the PM had previously declined to do a head-to-head.

On Tuesday, May repeated her Brexit negotiating goals, including withdrawing Britain from Europe's single market in order to control immigration from the continent, and ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Addressing supporters in Wolverhampton, the Tory leader turned the focus back on her Labour rival, as she warned voters not to "sleepwalk" into a scenario where Mr Corbyn is in the Brexit "negotiating chair". They begin just eleven days after polling day.

At a campaign event on Tuesday she is expected to warn that the European Union has taken an aggressive stance to the negotiations, and that she needs the strong endorsement of the British public to fight for a good exit deal.

"The Europeans know that if they have a weak government in a hung parliament that government won't be able to stand up for Britain". "It does cost a lot to do it, the point I'm trying to make is that we're making it universal so that we are in a position to make sure that every child gets it and those that can, at the moment get free places will continue to get them, those that have to pay won't and we'll collect the money through taxation, mainly through corporate taxation".

Dimbleby is preparing to anchor the BBC's election night coverage for the tenth time on Thursday 8th June and, as Labour gain ground on the Tories and with the impact of UKIP, the Liberal Democrats and other parties still unclear, he believes there may still be some surprises in store.

Mrs May was criticised for her choice of words, with many commentators calling it "weird" and "bizarre".

The party also unveiled its Race and Faith manifesto, which Mr Corbyn presented as proof that Labour "is the Party of equality".

Under the new plans, Labour want to extend the provision of 30 hours of free childcare a week to all two to four-year-olds.

Mr Corbyn said: "The contribution I made to that meeting was to call for a peace and dialogue process in Northern Ireland".

"Only Labour can be trusted to unlock the talent of black, Asian and minority ethnic people, who have been held back by the Conservatives". I'm going to help you out with the figures.

On domestic policy, the Labour leader said he saw himself as a listening politician when challenged by a man who said he did not see Mr Corbyn as "someone who could run this country".

Ms Barnett later informed Mr Corbyn of the figure during the interview.

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