What happens with Brexit if there's no clear victor of United Kingdom election?

Cheryl Sanders
June 4, 2017

An ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May has said income tax will not rise for higher earners in an apparent new promise to voters less than a week before a national election with opinion polls showing a narrowing of her lead.

Jeremy Corbyn will not "realistically" win the General Election, according to one of his own MPs.

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.

Mr Corbyn faced shouts of "what would you do" when he refused to say whether he would authorise a retaliatory strike if the United Kingdom had already come under nuclear attack.

And by attracting thousands of zealous young new supporters and re-engaging hard-left activists who had abandoned the party under Mr Blair, Mr Corbyn has created a power base that helped him survive an attempted coup by party moderates a year ago.

She said she would "deliver on the will of the people" and also "make sure we make a success" of Brexit.


"I'm not going to make any excuses for the experience you had", Mrs May said.

Another gentlemen in the audience said: "Would you use it as second use or would you allow North Korea or some idiot in Iran to bomb us and say "ooh, we better start talking", you'll be too late!"

She added: "We are putting record levels of funding into the NHS and will continue to put money into the NHS".

He looked comfortable dealing with concerns about his party's proposed tax rises for the well-off by linking them with investment which in turn would lead to growth in the economy.

Her comments were echoed by her finance minister, Philip Hammond, though May has stoked speculation about Hammond's future by refusing to say whether she will reappoint him if she wins the election.

Asked if he would still like to be finance minister after the election, Hammond told the BBC: "Of course I would, that's a silly question". This will test the cross-party support for her pre-election pledges.


He said the "great team of very experienced people" included Sir Keir Starmer, one of the "leading lawyers" in the country.

She focused on Brexit and attacks on Labour over the question of leadership.

Senior polling experts have privately admitted being aware of groups of Labour activists - some of which are led by grassroots Jeremy Corbyn-supporting group Momentum - urging left wingers to apply to attend political events pretending to be Conservatives so as to give the impression Labour won the debate.

The chances are rising that the Conservatives will come up short of a majority and be forced to attempt to forge a coalition government or try and rule as a minority party.

Next up to face the audience was Mr Corbyn who was swiftly challenged over his views on Trident, his views on the IRA and whether the Labour manifesto was "a realistic wish list" or "just a letter to Santa Claus?"


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