Cowardly May faces humiliating TV no-show after ITV takes up Corbyn’s debate challenge
THE Commons voted overwhelmingly yesterday in favour of a snap general election hours after PM Theresa May repeatedly refused to answer why she would not defend her claims of Tory achievement in TV debates.
Of the 522 MPs who supported the motion, 325 were Conservatives and 174 Labour.
At Prime Minister’s Questions before the vote, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Ms May that she could not be trusted after she made a U-turn on her numerous claims that she would not hold an early election.
This was later echoed by Labour MP Yvette Cooper, who said: “Isn’t the truth that we cannot believe a single word the PM says?”
Mr Corbyn repeatedly challenged the Prime Minister to face him in live television debates which she brushed off — and now broadcaster ITV has pledged to “empty chair” her if she continues to refuse.
As a result Ms May has been accused of being “frit” — a word famously used by Margaret Thatcher meaning “frightened.”
The Prime Minister claimed that she would rather be campaigning out on the streets, adding: “Every vote for the Conservatives will make me stronger.”
Mr Corbyn replied: “She says it’s about leadership, yet is refusing to defend her record in television debates and it’s not hard to see why.