Corbyn, others attack May in UK election debate

British party leaders vying for the upcoming June 8 general election have used their first televised debate of this year to attack Prime Minister Theresa May, who decided to skip the face-off.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood, UKIP leader Paul Nuttal, Scottish National Party deputy leader Angus Robertson all took part in the Wednesday night BBC event, while May chose to send her Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

May’s absence

May had made it clear that she would not partake in the debates and prefers “taking questions and meeting people” directly rather than “squabbling” with other politicians.

However, that did not keep the other party leaders from criticizing her decision to dodge their grilling.

While Corbyn did not directly object to the issue, he did say point to the issue at one point, saying, “where is Theresa May, what happened to her?” before defending…

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