wnol.info May 25 2017


Tony Blair: Theresa May will be PM 'if the polls are right'

May 25 2017, 08:52 | Irvin Gilbert

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron used his question to criticise both the two main parties, claiming the Conservatives "had "never been nastier" while Labour was the most incompetent opposition in history".

That, and perhaps the fact that she is no fan of the media spotlight, or of its ability to find an inconvenient angle on the election campaign that isn't on the Conservative "press grid".

Rachel Reeves, Labour MP for Leeds West, said: "Theresa May has been Prime Minister for nine months, yet this is the first occasion in all that time she's bothered to come to Yorkshire".

The party would scrap May's Brexit plan - outlined in a White Paper in February - which envisages leaving the single market and customs union.

He drew attention to the Labour leader's perceived weakness on security issues.

Under Labour's Brexit strategy, the Great Repeal Bill would be replaced by an EU Rights and Protections Bill. Where we are an open, outward looking country.

"EU nationals do not just contribute to our society: they are our society".

She contrasted this with what she said was her opponent's "refusal to say he would strike against terrorism, to commit to our nuclear deterrent and to control our borders". Boris Johnson (Foreign Secretary) has said no deal is no problem.

"For Britain to get the best possible trade deal, it is totally counter-productive for Theresa May to go into them with a rigid set of red lines".

But a spokesperson for Corbyn now says he will not take part without the Prime Minister, according to The Telegraph.

Leaders of the 27 other European Union countries are due to discuss their negotiating guidelines at a summit in Brussels on Saturday.

European Union nationals would have their right to remain in the United Kingdom guaranteed on day one of Jeremy Corbyn taking power, and the Labour leader would then "seek" reciprocal measures for Britons living in the rest of the bloc.

The Conservatives drove home their central message of the "stronger leadership" needed to deliver a successful exit from the EU.

Answering questions during a campaign visit to Bridgend in South Wales, Theresa May dismissed Labour's Brexit proposals as "nonsensical". "Will remainers cross tribal party boundaries to stop a hard Brexit?"

Coburn, speaking on Daily Politics, asked Andrew Gwynne how the public could be convinced by the Labour leader if politicians within the party could not.

"Because this election is not about who you might have voted for in the past, it's about voting in the national interest, it is about voting for the future".



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