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bankit
11 May 17 22:24
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Getting a fair bit of stick about this, even just got a dig about it on question time from Dimbleby. Why not go 1 on 1 with corbyn he's hardly gonna maul her...
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Report KeenLeader May 11, 2017 11:33 PM BST
No I doubt he could but she has nothing much to gain by it either given her poll lead -The Torys are still wary after Camerons 2010 debate.
Report akabula May 11, 2017 11:38 PM BST
The main issue will be Brexit and the other leaders would be well aware that she can't be specific and capitalise on this.
As she will no doubt say, No means no. What a woman. Love
Report bankit May 12, 2017 12:22 AM BST
I see the point not going in with 5 or 6 of them, they'd all be having a swing at her but 1 on1 corbyn is a no brainier
Report Breedingmad May 12, 2017 9:39 AM BST
She does appear very uncomfortable and nervous when put under pressure with the
even simplest of questions,she probably would look very bad in a T.V. debate..
Report lfc1971 May 12, 2017 9:46 AM BST
We have had enough of politicians talking. The most important and overriding issue facing the government for the next 10 years is Brexit and the tories are the only possible option to take this through.
And they are certainly not ideal.

But every other factor is miniscule in relation to Brexit.
Report unitedbiscuits May 12, 2017 9:51 AM BST
Theresa May would be vulnerable in situations that are not choreographed because, when her blood is up, her voice sickens.
Report Dr Crippen May 12, 2017 11:03 AM BST
What's the point of a TV debate?

If I choose a builder.
I want to know how well he can build not how good he is at arguing.

Same with politicians, it's good policies we need not good personalities.
Report unitedbiscuits May 12, 2017 11:41 AM BST
Other places would not tolerate a leader incapable of mounting an argument, it is impossible to imagine this lamentable democratic deficit in the USA, for example.

But we've always been a secretive little country.
Report anxious May 12, 2017 11:47 AM BST
The problem being I d not think she can think on her feet without her minders and the strong and stable garbage
Report Dr Crippen May 12, 2017 12:59 PM BST
Other places would not tolerate a leader incapable of mounting an argument, it is impossible to imagine this lamentable democratic deficit in the USA, for example.

What about your beloved EU? They seem to get by without democracy never mind leaders bickering in public.
Report lfc1971 May 12, 2017 1:54 PM BST
It is lovely to be a secretive and inward looking country, do not look outward it is too much trouble to ward off their influence.
Report lfc1971 May 12, 2017 1:55 PM BST
every sensitive person would agree.
Report Dr Crippen May 12, 2017 4:05 PM BST
Thersa May would certainly come out on top in a debate with Corbyn as she does every week in PM's questions.
But what would that do to her image?
Would she come over as overbearing, domineering. She could easily win the debate but come second in the eyes of the public.

I know that's a little too deep for the average Labour voter, but politicians certainly have to look further than the ends of their noses.
Report anxious May 12, 2017 4:12 PM BST
Why would she come out on top with a debate with Jeremy if it came down to policy he would wipe the floor with her, without her minders and the biased right wing press to help her she would be found out, it really is staggering how many people actually think this woman is any good at all
Report Dr Crippen May 12, 2017 8:01 PM BST
What government positions or shadow cabinet  positions did Corbyn hold before he became Labour leader? None whatsoever.

That tells us all we need to know about Corbyn.
Report Dr Crippen May 12, 2017 8:03 PM BST
The pitiful truth about Corbyn is that no one has ever offered him a job since he became an MP.
Report anxious May 12, 2017 10:55 PM BST
Until he became leader of the Labour Party by winning twice
Report FatherMaguire May 13, 2017 1:12 AM BST
She won't debate him because regardless who argued the best about policy (which ultimately is pointless bickering about potential futures) which is open to debate, she would come across as robotic and out of touch. It's a zero sum game - it's a shame she's able to take the cowards way out so easily though
Report Dr Crippen May 13, 2017 12:06 PM BST
''The cowards way''

Absolutely,  we want people to run the country who can think, not building site or factory fodder material.
Report donny osmond May 13, 2017 12:35 PM BST
may sees boris get stabbed in back for suggesting a soft brexit so offers herself up
as wanting hard brexit to see off rivals

but what happened to strong and stable


weak and whatever suits in pursuit of power
Report treetop May 13, 2017 5:33 PM BST
What did we get out of the last TV debates ? Hot air,plenty of cliches and the wimmin hugging each other ? Before that we had Clegg coming across well against the established parties, Brown struggled a bit unfairly because of his style.May has everything to lose and very little to gain by appearing in a TV spectacular,next they will be calling for all our politicians to appear on I'm a Celebrity.... A load of shyte and you have all fallen for this lately.
Report Can't Catch Me May 13, 2017 8:31 PM BST
it really is staggering how many people actually think this woman is any good at all

Anx. It's infinitely more staggering that there are people out there who think Corbyn, Abbot et al should be running the country.
Report PorcupineorPineapple May 13, 2017 9:54 PM BST
Isn't that just media play etc. Agree that Abbott's had a mare but very little was mentioned of May's wish to ban tourismLaugh


I actually think Corbyn's been far more impressive than I'd have thought possible so far in the campaign. The contrast between him going out, connecting with real people, facing questions and giving straight answers couldn't be starker with May's horrendously stage managed, scripted, crowd controlled appearances where she bricks it if she sees a pen.

But you never hear about her being incompetent. She somehow has become Magggie v2. And that's somehow seen as a good thing btw! Suddenly it's all about her, not the Conservatives. Understandable when you're trying to pinch UKIP and Labour voters while also trying to keep the likes of Johnson, Fox, IDS and Jacob Plumby-Plums as far away from attention as possible. But the thing is she was a terrible home secretary. A rotten one. And she's done nothing as Premier to suggest she's any good at that either. She has zero charisma, is clearly terrified of having to think and give a straight answer that isn't choreographed, has looked to block the courts, the House of Lords and Parliament from having any meaningful say in the negotiations at various times and has effectively seemed to narrow our options down even before we've began.

So no. The idea that Corbyn is incompetent while May is "safe and stable" is a lazy stereotype perpetuated by a half arsed media who have their reasons for keeping their mates in Downing St.
Report Solano1 May 13, 2017 10:08 PM BST
Excellent post, PoP.
Report Dr Crippen May 13, 2017 10:16 PM BST
''The idea that Corbyn is incompetent while May is "safe and stable" is a lazy stereotype perpetuated by a half arsed media who have their reasons for keeping their mates in Downing St.''

Along with the vast majority of the electorate.
Report anxious May 14, 2017 12:14 AM BST
Dear me that's all we can hear its like a fruit machine -strong and stable ffs Laugh
Report akabula May 14, 2017 1:33 AM BST
anxious
Why would she come out on top with a debate with Jeremy if it came down to policy he would wipe the floor with her, without her minders and the biased right wing press to help her she would be found out, it really is staggering how many people actually think this woman is any good at all


What policies anxious?
The ones costing about £50 Billion that are covered by an expected increase in Corporation Tax of about £16 Billion.
Will be £16 Billion as long as no company moves it HO to Dublin or America or any of the other countries with a lower CT.
These are policies that will bamkrupt the UK.
La La Land right enough.
Report Burt06 May 14, 2017 3:41 AM BST
What about your beloved EU? They seem to get by without democracy never mind leaders bickering in public.

Pssst, Biscuitbrain, this was directed at you...Grin

Whenever you're ready...Laugh
Report treetop May 15, 2017 12:25 PM BST
''The idea that Corbyn is incompetent while May is "safe and stable" is a lazy stereotype perpetuated by a half arsed media who have their reasons for keeping their mates in Downing St.''

Along with the vast majority of the electorate.

You forgot to add most of the Labour MP's who have witnessed his incompetence at first hand.
Report akabula May 15, 2017 4:28 PM BST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sjiTzeJhwg

Starts with him talking about closing tax havens on British territories and mentions Monaco. Laugh
Report donny osmond May 15, 2017 4:52 PM BST
may and corbyn will be on question time together with dimbo

that should sufice
Report treetop May 15, 2017 5:13 PM BST
Sentiment versus realism,an interesting discussion.
Report TheBaron May 16, 2017 2:22 PM BST
Sensible move by May.  She has little to gain by taking part in debates.
Labour are gifting her an election victory, no need to take any chances.  Just sit back and let Jezza and Abbott do the job for her.
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