Leaders' debate: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn absent from five-way clash

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The leaders of 5 political parties have taken phase in a are living TELEVISION election debate – however Theresa Could and Jeremy Corbyn sat it out.

There was once little disagreement between the leaders of the Lib Dems, Inexperienced Party, Plaid Cymru and the SNP as they many times clashed with UKIP’s Paul Nuttall.

Brexit was once a dominant theme, and the panellists additionally turned their hearth on the absent Tory and Labour leaders.

The ITV debate passed off in Salford.

4 of the give panellists – Lib Dem Tim Farron, the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon, Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood and Inexperienced Party co-Chief Caroline Lucas – had backed staying in the EU.

Mr Nuttall – who apologised after twice calling Ms Wood “Natalie” – discovered himself the goal of their attacks throughout, with Ms Sturgeon calling him Theresa May’s “spokesman”.

“There Is No single Query to which the reply from Paul Nuttall isn’t immigration,” mentioned Ms Lucas.

‘Just About left out’

The 4 pro-EUROPEAN parties warned of an “excessive Brexit” and Mr Farron and Ms Lucas both said people must get the chance to remain in the EU through every other referendum.

Brexit “is where our future lies,” hit again Mr Nuttall, telling Mr Farron he could “cry all he wants” concerning the referendum result.

The UKIP Leader warned the united kingdom government could nonetheless “sell out” over fishing rights, “capitulate” over the Brexit divorce invoice and do a “dodgy deal” on immigration.

Ms Wooden warned of producing job losses after Brexit and mentioned Wales had been “Pretty Much overlooked” because the EU referendum.

“Gibraltar has had extra consideration than Wales has had,” she mentioned.

Mrs May Just has stated she is not going to participate in any reside debates, and Mr Corbyn has stated he will handiest participate if she does, so neither the Conservatives nor Labour have been represented on the rostrum.

Ms Sturgeon mentioned Labour could now not hang a Conservative govt to account and promised her Party would “ensure that Scotland’s future is always in Scotland’s fingers”.

‘Final choice’

She additionally defended Scotland’s training gadget, announcing the Scottish executive had “some challenges which we are working truly laborious to handle”.

Lib Dem Leader Mr Farron every now and then discovered himself criticised over training fees and his Birthday Party’s position within the coalition govt of 2010 to 2015.

He warned of a “Theresa Could majority of Margaret Thatcher proportions”, and on his pledge of a second EUROPEAN referendum, delivered: “I offers you the ultimate possibility on the final deal – and if you want to stay, you will have to be capable of stay.”

It was once the first of several election specials scheduled to happen in advance of the 8 June normal election.

The BBC will hang a Question Time different on 2 June during which Mrs May Just and Mr Corbyn will face target market questions consecutively.

Ms Sturgeon and Mr Farron will seem in any other on 4 June and there will probably be a are living debate featuring senior figures from seven parties on BBC One on 31 Could.

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