Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn to face questions on live TV

British Prime Ministerc campaigns for more welfare cuts and curbs to benefits for some immigrants, revealing her conservative party’s election platform on Thursday.

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were left bruised but not battered as they survived tough questioning from voters and veteran interviewer Jeremy Paxman on Sky News.

And a spokesman for Mr Corbyn said: Theresa May floundered on her record on police cuts, on funding for our NHS and schools, and on her manifesto policy on social care that didn’t last more than a few days before it was amended with an unspecified cap.

“And I don’t think anyone could say that Corbyn has had a fair deal at the hands of the press, in a way that the Labour Party did when it was more to the centre”.

The British prime minister’s hardened rhetoric on the process that will eventually see the United Kingdom leave the European Union comes as she bids to regain political momentum in the face of a narrowing lead in polls before a snap election on June 8.

“I never get upset by these things, never be so high and mighty that you can’t listen to everybody else and make sure that you understand the motives of the majority of our people and the kind of society that we want to live in”.

Ms Dugdale said Mr Corbyn was “absolutely and categorically” against Scottish independence.

“Jeremy Corbyn’s minders can put him in a smart blue suit for an interview with Jeremy Paxman, but with his position on Brexit, he will find himself alone and naked in the negotiating chamber with the European Union”.

“We have to look at the evidence that is there at the time to make that fatal decision one way or the other”.

Mrs May had likely been hoping for a relatively easy day on the campaign trail after Mr Corbyn’s awkward Woman’s Hour interview focused the media spotlight on the Labour leader.

Addressing claims that his office was run “chaotically”, Mr Corbyn said: “Well, I beg your pardon, my office is not run chaotically at all”.

He also faced questions about his record of opposing British military interventions overseas, including the Falklands War.

Corbyn insisted that all of Labour’s manifesto policies had been fully costed and will be funded mainly through raising taxes for the top 5% earners and corporations.

“It’s not on anybody’s agenda”. May wobbled on many issues apart from Brexit – but still may have reassured voters that she is a solid commander of a nation reeling from a terrorist bombing that killed 22 people last week.

“Everything depends on getting Brexit right”.

Launching the SNP’s general election manifesto in Perth on Tuesday, the First Minister said victory for her party in Scotland on June 8 would “further reinforce” the mandate for a second independence referendum.

He told the event in Watford: “I didn’t have the exact figure in front of me, so I was unable to answer that question – for which, obviously, I apologise”.

The government’s attempt to portray the Labour Party as the weaker one on economic policy has also struggled at points, with concerns, including from business, voiced about the Conservative Party’s commitments on toughening the immigration regime, to bring net migration figures down to tens of thousands from hundreds of thousands.

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