UK Labour leader Corbyn denies honoring Munich Olympics terrorist

Andrew Cummings
May 31, 2017

"Journalists do a job which does require asking hard questions, sometimes in hard circumstances", he said, in comments reported by the BBC.

"In the last week alone more than 65% of bets have been on Labour, however nearly 95% of money is on the Tories, who are still heavy odds-on favourites at 1/14".

'You've only got to look at her handling of the dementia tax issue to know what a poor negotiator she is.'

ComRes said voters are still more likely to say that May best fits the majority of the measures tested but her ratings have fallen, while Corbyn's have risen, on almost every measure tracked.

He said he was fighting the election for "social justice" and to reduce poverty, not to change the law regarding the monarch.

He added: "The important thing is that all children get a chance to grow up together".

Perhaps the Labour leader's most impressive moment came when he stood up to a business owner who claimed to be from a Labour voting family.

Labour has been doing extremely good in the latest polls, narrowing down an initially large gap with the ruling Tories to around five points over the past weeks.

Corbyn replied: "That does sound correct".

There were no major errors and the lack of any head-to-head debate with Corbyn means that viewing figures are likely to have been much lower than they were for TV debates during previous election campaigns.

Mrs May had Mr Corbyn in her sights as she launched a personal attack on his record and ability during a speech in Wolverhampton.

It is worth remembering that he opposed the Anglo-Irish agreement and that Seamus Mallon, the deputy leader of the Nationalist SDLP, said of Corbyn that he "very clearly took the side of the IRA and that was incompatible, in my opinion with working for peace". "I think it's saying to girls "you can do anything", getting that message across". "I'm surprised it's there", he said.

Corbyn denied he was thinking of all women as mothers and said the education policy was about "linking girls to educational opportunities, encouraging girls to go into science and engineering". And beyond that it is about encouraging girls to go into science and engineering as well as all the other subjects.

The Liberal Democrat leader added Prime Minister Mrs May was pursuing former Ukip leader Nigel Farage's "cold, mean-spirited, extreme Brexit agenda".

The Lib Dem Alistair Carmichael called the interview a "brain fade" and compared it to a recent LBC radio interview with the shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, who could not specify the cost of Labour's pledged increased in police numbers. "And only one of us has the plan to make Brexit a success".

But on the Sky News/Channel 4 "Battle for Number Ten" general election TV special, Mr Corbyn condemned the bomber for his "appalling, abominable and atrocious act".

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