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>> During the lifetime of the Parliament->> A last minute change of heart for the Labour Party's Jeremy Corbyn. The British opposition leader deciding to join a live televised debate on Wednesday just hours before it went to air. Senior politicians from seven parties took part in the sometimes heated BBC special, which came one week out from the UK's pivotal general election.
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But it wasn't attended by Prime Minister Theresa May, who's hoping to keep her seat in the election. But who has largely avoided unscripted public appearances during the campaign.>> What we have is a general election in eight days time. Theresa May assuming a colossal landslide. That's why she thinks she can ignore it all and not bother turning up tonight.
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>> The Conservatives instead represented by Interior Minister Amber Rudd, who exchanged angry words with Corbyn on Brexit, immigration, and security.>> And I am shocked that Jeremy Corbyn, just in 2011, boasted that he had opposed every piece of anti-terror legislation in his 30 years in office. And I really think he must be held accountable for that, because I find it chilling.
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>> My opposition to anti-terror legislation isn't opposition to protecting us from terrorism. It is simply saying, there must be judicial oversight over what is done in our name. You cannot give->>
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>> There is, there is.>> One poll suggests the Conservatives' massive initial lead has been reduced to just 3%.
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A YouGov survey for the Times newspaper putting the Tories on 42% and Labour on 39. YouGov suggests May could lose control of the Parliament. The prime minister called the snap election in a bid to strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations. But now it's looking like she might not win the landslide of votes that was predicted just a month ago.