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Johnson and Corbyn attacked by sidelined party leaders

8 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Jo Swinson, Nicola Sturgeon and Siân Berry react to ITV debate Jo Swinson used her appearance on a follow-up programme to the ITV debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to argue that the pair's encounter only went to make the case for the Liberal Democrats. Related: Election debate: Johnson and Corbyn clash over NHS future
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ITV debate: spinners seek the edge their leaders couldn't achieve

8 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Senior figures in both the Labour and Tory parties refight the debate in punchier terms No sooner had the cameras stopped recording Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson than their proxies rushed on to the airwaves to reinforce their messages. Labour figures stressed the laughter at Johnson's claim that he was truthful, while senior Tories repeatedly attacked Corbyn for failing to give an answer to how he would campaign on Brexit. And they were much punchier than their bosses.
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Corbyn dodges Brexit question NINE times as Boris skewers ‘absurd' Labour plan in TV clash

Corbyn dodges Brexit question NINE times as Boris skewers ‘absurd' Labour plan in TV clash

8 monthes ago   |   By Daily Express

BORIS JOHNSON tore into Jeremy Corbyn over his “absurd dither and delay” Brexit policy last night in a furious live television clash that ignited the General Election campaign. In their first head-to-head debate in the contest for the December 12 poll, the Prime Minister asked the Labour leader nine times to spell out whether he would support remaining in the EU or leaving the bloc if a second referendum is triggered - but failed to get an answer.
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Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson slug it out over Scottish independence in crunch TV debate

Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson slug it out over Scottish independence in crunch TV debate

8 monthes ago   |   By Daily Record

IndyRef2 was the centre of clashes between the two men who could be Prime Minister in three weeks' time.
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Johnson and Corbyn on what they would get each other for Christmas - video

8 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

'Leaving politics aside' during the ITV leaders' debate, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn told the British public what they would get each other for Christmas. Johnson and Corbyn locked in unpopularity contest, polls suggest
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General election 2019 debate: Corbyn and Johnson fact-checked

8 monthes ago   |   By BBC

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed in the first leaders' debate, we've been looking into some of their claims.
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5 Genuinely Interesting Things From The Election Debate

5 Genuinely Interesting Things From The Election Debate

8 monthes ago   |   By Huffington Post

Brexit, Brexit, NHS, “NOT FOR SALE” , Brexit, Brexit, Prince Andrew - this, in a nutshell, was the first head-to-head election debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. If thing is you bag then HuffPost UK has a great rundown here. But if you prefer damson jam and weird Twitter shenanigans , then keep reading, for this way lies genuinely interesting tidbits. This little insight into Corbyn's preparations Salad, tea and a chat - a relaxing evening by anyone's standards. Well, if you discount the whole live TV debate bit. “I've eaten a Caesar salad, had a couple of cups of tea, and...
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Leaders' debate: Boris Johnson says Union is more important than Brexit

8 monthes ago   |   By Press and Journal

Boris Johnson said maintaining the Union was more important than Brexit as he clashed with Jeremy Corbyn in tonight's ITV leader's debate.
The prime minister accused the Labour leader of planning a “coalition of chaos” with the SNP as Mr Corbyn declined to make the same commitment to the United Kingdom.
During a stormy encounter, both leaders were laughed at by the studio audience during the first debate of the General Election campaign.
Laughter erupted when Mr Johnson claimed that the truth mattered during the campaign, following the question marks that have arisen about his conduct and...
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6 takeaways from UK election's first debate

8 monthes ago   |   By Politico

LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn went head-to-head Tuesday night in the first televised debate ahead of the U.K.'s December 12 election.
The two leaders locked horns over Brexit and stuck closely to their top campaign messages in the first set-piece clash of the election, although they also engaged in an argument over Corbyn's claim that U.S. health companies will have access to the U.K.'s National Health Service in a post-Brexit trade deal.
A snap poll by YouGov revealed the two leaders were almost neck-and-neck in the eyes of the public, with 51...
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Election Debate: Johnson And Corbyn Fail To Land Knockout Blow In ITV Clash

Election Debate: Johnson And Corbyn Fail To Land Knockout Blow In ITV Clash

8 monthes ago   |   By Huffington Post

Neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Corbyn emerged as the clear winner of the first televised leaders' debate of the general election , a snap poll found. The two clashed over Brexit , the NHS and, in the wake of Prince Andrew's car crash interview , the monarchy, but each failed to land a knockout blow on their opponent. A quick-fire poll by YouGov after the ITV show recored a near-draw, with 51% of Britons believing Johnson won the debate compared to 49% for the Labour leader. Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell. Corbyn dismissed the...
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General election TV debate winners were Jo Swinson and Nicola Sturgeon

General election TV debate winners were Jo Swinson and Nicola Sturgeon

8 monthes ago   |   By Daily Record

Daily Record Political Editor Paul Hutcheon says the mediocre ITV debate will only serve to remind voters that Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are not the only options.
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Boris Johnson says he would get Jeremy Corbyn a pot of JAM for Christmas

Boris Johnson says he would get Jeremy Corbyn a pot of JAM for Christmas

8 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

Boris Johnson tonight said he would give Jeremy Corbyn a pot jam for Christmas as the two leaders tried to play nice at the end of a crunch TV election debate.
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ITV debate viewers 'worry for Jeremy Corbyn's glasses' during head-to-head with Boris Johnson 

ITV debate viewers 'worry for Jeremy Corbyn's glasses' during head-to-head with Boris Johnson 

8 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

The Labour leader's glasses appeared to be askew as he debated with the Prime Minister on ITV tonight, ahead of next month's election, and viewers rushed to social media to comment.
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The first leaders TV debate. Why a draw was always going to be a win for Johnson. And how a draw is what he got

The first leaders TV debate. Why a draw was always going to be a win for Johnson. And how a draw is what he got

8 monthes ago   |   By Conservative Home

Our framework for this evening's ITV debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn was as follows - based on the assumption that, to date, the Conservatives are best placed to date in this election campaign.
“First, must be seen to win it. Second, any such victory must cut through to voters, and start to turn the tables. Third, it must not be eclipsed by a Johnson victory in further debates, or by anything else that happens during the run-up to polling day.”
So how did the Labour leader get on?
Perhaps the best place to find an answer lies in the format of the debate rather than its...
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General election leaders' debate: who won?

8 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn played it safe but the audience were not convinced Full coverage of the TV debate - as it happened
Neither man attempted any jokes, and Boris Johnson's typical verbal flair was not in evidence. Both men played it pretty safe, but the audience was clearly sceptical about their answers on several occasions, scoffing at Jeremy Corbyn's evasion over Brexit and the prime minister's record on telling the truth.
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Boris Johnson's Brexit Christmas gift for Jeremy Corbyn sends audience into hysterics

Boris Johnson's Brexit Christmas gift for Jeremy Corbyn sends audience into hysterics

8 monthes ago   |   By Daily Express

BORIS JOHNSON sent the ITV Leaders' Debate audience into hysterics as he revealed his Brexit-themed Christmas present to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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Boris narrowly defeats Corbyn in ITV election debate but misses out on ‘knockout blow'

Boris narrowly defeats Corbyn in ITV election debate but misses out on ‘knockout blow'

8 monthes ago   |   By Daily Express

BORIS JOHNSON narrowly beat rival Jeremy Corbyn as the “only Prime Minister” on the stage in tonight's Leaders' Debate, according to a new YouGov poll.
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Boris Johnson lashes out at Jeremy Corbyn's 'dither and delay' over Brexit as leaders trade barbs in TV debate

8 monthes ago   |   By Evening Standard

Boris Johnson has lashed out at Jeremy Corbyn's "dither and delay" over Brexit as the two leaders clashed in a head-to-head TV debate.
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