Jeremy Corbyn dismisses 'empty chairing' Theresa May in televised debates

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With May's surprise decision to hold an early election on June 8 sending opposition parties scrambling to prepare in just six weeks, the Labour Party, which is around 20 points behind the Conservatives in the polls, will criticise what it calls May's "reckless" approach to the divorce negotiations.

"A vote for any other party would be a vote for a weak and failing Jeremy Corbyn propped up by a coalition of chaos which would risk our national future".

According to an ICM opinion poll for the Guardian newspaper released on Monday, 48 percent of British voters said they would vote for the Conservative Party, while support for Labour hovered at around 27.

ICM interviewed 2,024 adults between April 21 and 24.

"But we don't accept that immigration should be the only overarching priority, the only red line".

"What we have seen today from Labour is I think their seventh Brexit plan".

"The White Paper will have a strong emphasis on retaining the benefits of the single market and the customs union as Labour know that is vital to protecting jobs and the economy", Starmer told a press conference on Tuesday.

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The Labour leader has also won the support of the Communist Party of Britain, whose general secretary Robert Griffiths said a Labour victory would be an "essential first step" towards a left-wing United Kingdom government, and crucial to stop Mr Corbyn facing a leadership challenge from "right-wing" figures in his own party. In Wales, where May stands a good chance of ending Labour's dominance, the premier will make the case that a vote for her will strengthen her hand in negotiations.

Late Monday, campaign group Open Britain published an "attack list" of 20 seats held by Brexit supporters where constituents voted to stay in the European Union and called on voters to oust their representatives.

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell said: "Under Theresa May's strong and stable leadership, we recently set out a clear plan to build more affordable housing - and the number of housing starts is up by three-quarters since 2010".

Britain's opposition Labour Party said Tuesday that it will tear up the government's negotiating plan for Brexit and guarantee all European Union citizens in the United Kingdom the right to stay if it wins the June 8 national election.

The UK could relinquish its right to cut post-Brexit global trade deals if it gets a good withdrawal agreement with the EU, Labour has suggested.

Sir Keir said there would need to be an end-date for such renegotiations, and Britain would switch to emergency transitional arrangements once it exited the European Union in order to avoid an economic "cliff edge" if no deal was in place.

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