Jeremy Corbyn agrees to take part in live televised debate


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will take part in a live televised debate today, hoping to capitalise on his party’s momentum as it narrows the gap with the ruling Conservatives ahead of the June 8 election. Polls carried out since a suicide bombing killed 22 people in Manchester have shown the Conservatives’ lead over Labour shrinking, suggesting prime minister Theresa May might not win the landslide predicted just a month ago. Corbyn had previously ruled out taking part in the 7-way leaders debate, and the decision may reflect an improvement in voter perception. Home secretary Amber Rudd is due to take…

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