Theresa May says she won't debate party leaders before election

UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who surprised the world yesterday when she broke her own promise and called snap elections for June 8, has said that she will not debate the other party leaders before election day.

Instead, May says she will "get out and about and meet voters."

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has mooted holding debates without her, replacing her with an empty chair.

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn accused the PM of "dodging" a head-to-head showdown and the Lib Dems urged broadcasters to "empty chair" her.

Theresa May says no to general election TV debates [BBC]

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  1. They should have them without her. Stage managed rallies that she will be attending at the same time should be boycotted by the press.

    They won't though: because fascist enablers.

  2. Kimmo says:

    I wonder how many British voters will reach the correct conclusion about this, which is of course, that virtually everything about May is indefensible.

  3. Have a glance at British newspapers: it's a cesspit of misinformation.

    Something, something Corbyn unfit to rule. Brexit. Traitors, foreign scum, Brexit. Oh look! Royals!
    Great Britain! Great!

    Fuck Scotland, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar (unless we want to use it to sabre rattle), and the Welsh are poodles we despise.

  4. Why aren't you standing in front of a gigantic starfield?

  5. Not entering the debates turned out to be quite a slick move for Cameron. I suspect May is doing it because she'd spontaneously combust if she had to debate Sturgeon live on air.

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