Theresa May falters over record on public services

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We're not in the business of punishing people for getting on.

On Wednesday she sent a senior minister to a TV discussion with six other party leaders. "That's the ideal", the host, David Dimbleby, told him.

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that she was confident that Britain could get a good deal in negotiations to leave the European Union, but would be prepared to walk away without an accord on departure terms if necessary.

Considering the backdrop of Labour momentum heading into last night's big final Question Time showdown (yes I know it was not a showdown but the closest thing we are going to get), I suspect the Conservatives will have taken greater encouragement from the performances than Labour.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced the snap general election for June 8 to "make a success of Brexit" and claimed divisions at Westminster risked the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

Theresa May is still on track to win seats and Jeremy Corbyn set to lose some - but after the polling errors of recent years, nothing can be certain this time. I could have stayed on and kept doing that job.

He said it was a "shame" that May refused to debate head-to-head with him before the election, and accused May of failing to stand up to the U.S. over its withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

And she denied she had called the election out of political calculation.

In an echo of the 2015 Question Time debate in which Ed Miliband was attacked over Labour's spending plans, Mr Corbyn was asked whether his manifesto was a "letter to Santa Claus" and what he would do "when there is no money left?"

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Labour have been making hay with images from earlier in the year of Mrs May and Mr Trump holding hands during her visit to the US.

"We've been open about that, and I've also been open that there will be some
hard choices to be made in addressing those various challenges".

In a hard moment, she was challenged by a woman who struggled to hold back tears as she described waiting for more than a year for counselling on the state-run National Health Service.

The Prime Minister promised further investment and a new Mental Health Act to end workplace discrimination.

But following criticism of the package, dubbed the "dementia tax" by opponents, Mrs May performed a swift U-turn which saw her commit to a cap on the total costs people would face - but the level of that cap will be determined following a consultation after the election.

One man accused the Labour leader of speaking with the IRA "when they were killing our people - our women and children".

"I want to form a Labour government with a majority to carry out this awesome programme which can give so much hope and opportunity to so many people".

He was challenged on the Labour Party's response to antisemitism, saying an investigation into Ken Livingston, suspended over comments about the Holocaust, "may or may not continue".

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