Theresa May approval rating sinks as UK election race tightens

Recent opinion polls suggested that the gap between May and Corbyn is continually narrowing, though she is still leading. If our Sri Lankan politicians rely on the positioning of the stars and those who interpret their movements, politicians here appear to place their faith on the pollsters. British voters rightly dismissed this smear.

“Her description of her phone call to Donald Trump sounded more like a cosy chat between political soul mates than a fight for the future for our planet”.

Jeremy Corbyn has claimed the Conservatives’ tax plans are in “chaos” after Theresa May failed to back a senior minister who said higher earners will not face an income tax hike under a new Tory government.

SCULLY: Well the first week or two of the election campaign, it seemed as if the only question was whether Theresa May and the conservatives were going to win big or win very, very big.

Polls suggest the Conservatives are set to win but are no longer likely to get the kind of landslide victory that would have boosted May ahead of the launch of complicated negotiations on Britain’s exit from the European Union.

She added she would continue to work for a Labour party that “once again can deserve your confidence”.

The comments from Defence Minister Michael Fallon to a newspaper, which May sought to play down, looked like the latest mixed message from the ruling Conservatives who have seen their popular support fall ahead of the June 8 election.

“I am clear about the instruction I have been given, clear about what needs to be done, and ready to get on with the job on day one, May said”. Since the “dementia tax” U-turn, events have shifted the campaign agenda on to security and foreign policy, traditionally stronger terrain for the Tories. Election are due on Thursday. She hadn’t made any obvious major public mistakes. May will have to counter the impression that she is weak on empathy.

The EEF represents 20,000 companies which between them employ more than a million staff. Board members include bosses from Tata Steel, Siemens and Jaguar Land Rover. May argued that she “prefers to reach out to the real voters” while “Jeremy prefers the number of debates”.

THE biggest victor of last night’s BBC Question Time debates with first Theresa May and then Jeremy Corbyn was the audience. She is voting Labour too, as her parents did all their lives, and she is outraged by May’s threat to means test a fuel allowance for the elderly and to make old people pay for their own social care.

May has had to try and wriggle out of it saying that her government would have a cap on the upper limit after consultations with relevant bodies and the public.

Immigration remains a key issue with May accused of not being able to reduce migration as promised during her years as Home Secretary and even now unable to put a figure on how many migrants would be permitted to come here.

YouGov said Mrs May was still the most favoured choice for prime minister, though her 43pc rating is the lowest it has ever been.

In an echo of the 2015 Question Time debate in which Ed Miliband was attacked over Labour’s spending plans, Mr Corbyn was asked whether his manifesto was a “letter to Santa Claus” and what he would do “when there is no money left?”

In addition, he said he was not pleased about the proposal to double the £1,000 levy that companies now pay on each foreign worker they employ. But the national campaign’s arrogance, trying to bank on Leave voters even while neglecting Brexit, has massively backfired.

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