Theresa May accused of cowardice after no-show at Leaders debate

Theresa May accused of cowardice after no-show at Leaders Debate

The ITV leaders debate was held in Salford yesterday

Friday, May 19, 2017

The ITV leaders debate saw Theresa May be accused of cowardice, while Jeremy Corbyn held true to his promise of refusing to debate unless May was present.

Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron, Paul Nuttall from UKIP, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Scottish National Party head Nicola Sturgeon and Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood travelled to Salford for the event.

Wood blasted Theresa May for not wanting to come and be challenged over her “weak leadership”, and for not wanting her “U-turns and cruel policies” to be exposed.

Caroline Lucas made it clear in her opening remarks the UK is facing more challenges than ever before, but it could pull through.

The main issue in the debate was, unsurprisingly, Brexit. Nicola Sturgeon maintained in the debate it was only her party, the SNP, who could provide an opposition to “extreme” Brexit, while Nuttall insisted his party was the only one committed to the version of secession which was voted for in the 2016 referendum.

The UKIP leader insisted his party still has a role to play, saying his believes Theresa May will not get the best deal for Britain.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron also hit out against a ‘hard Brexit’, saying a brighter future was possible.

Meanwhile, Caroline Lucas challenged Paul Nuttall over holding a final vote on the negotiated agreement, and blasted Labour for allowing the Tories to cash ‘a blank cheque’ on the issue.

On a lighter note, Nuttall also clashed with Wood because he kept getting her name wrong. The UKIP leader kept calling her Natalie.