Just watching some of the debate….no wonder May wants to stand aside….it’s a mess…. interruptions, dodgy stats, usual emotive bluster and bluffing…Corbyn’s supporters out in force…Mishal Husain out of her depth. Format is completely flawed, C4’s much better and allowed the leaders to give rounded answers that inform the viewer without a loudmouthed disruption from your opponent trying to shout you down….Paxo of course was useless…but that’s him not the format.
Looks like pretty much everyone, including the lefty New Statesman, think audience packed with Corbynistas…maybe they’re just louder….
This feels like most left-wing audience in any election debate. #BBCDebate
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) May 31, 2017
Complete farce that is more Colosseum than collegiate [Eaton called it a ‘pub brawl’….quality]. No one learns nuffink. They just get to make splendid grandstanding statements that everything is going to wrack and ruin with no proof and no challenge….and of course Amber Rudd is vastly outnumbered as everyone is against ‘her’.
The FT has had its own debate and despite being Remain it has come out in support of May as the least worst choice…
Yet the alternative to Mrs May is worse. Mr Corbyn is a fringe figure who has spent his entire political career in opposition — to his own Labour leadership. Despite his recent media makeover, he is a pacifist relic of the 1970s, in hock to the trade unions, with no grip on economic issues.
It is no accident that the arrival of Mr Corbyn and his hard-left supporters in mainstream politics has coincided with a revival of anti-Semitism and misogyny. Labour’s team is unfit for government, let alone the delicate Brexit talks.
The Liberal Democrats have failed to make an impact with their pledge of a second EU referendum. All the evidence points to the end of European-style coalition and the return of two-party politics, with the exception of Scotland where the independence movement remains slightly diminished but a potent force.
Faced with such uncertainty at home and abroad, Mrs May is the safer bet.
But accepting her as prime minister does not amount to a blank cheque. A substantially increased Conservative majority, even a landslide, could lead to an increase in the number of hardline Eurosceptics, who advocate a crash exit from the EU, a contemporary version of the Charge of the Light Brigade.