U.K. election: Corbyn grills Rudd in seven-way TV duel

Jun 01, 2017, 7:11 AM EDT
Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn
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Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn launched a scathing attack on Home Secretary Amber Rudd over the government’s spending cuts during a seven-way TV debate on Wednesday while other opponents slammed British Prime Minister Theresa May for not taking part in the duel.

May, soon after calling snap election, stated that she would prefer connecting with people on campaign trail instead of “squabbling” with politicians on television, notes the BBC.

At a time when polls show an eroding base for the Conservatives with May struggling to convincingly project herself on social care front, Corbyn’s team believes that there is an opportunity to further capitalize on May’s absence in the debate, writes The Guardian.