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bbc debate: rivals attack may over absence

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bbc debate: rivals attack may over absence

media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiongeneral election 2017: rudd and corbyn challenged on coststheresa may's political rivals lined up to criticise her for not taking part in a seven-way general election debate.she was accused of lacking "guts" and of "running away from the debate" during the 90 minute event.home secretary amber rudd, who was representing the conservatives, said "part of being a good leader is having a good strong team".labour leader jeremy corbyn did not directly attack mrs may's absence as he clashed with mrs rudd over cuts.at one point, he asked "where is theresa may, what happened to her?," as he defended his own leadership abilities.but he engaged in a series of clashes with mrs rudd over the squeeze on living standards and cuts to welfare as the debate heated up.mr corbyn told her: "have you been to a food bank? have you seen people sleeping around our stations? have you seen the levels of poverty that exist because of your government's conscious decisions on benefits?"the labour leader also highlighted his plans to end the public sector pay cap and introduce a £10 an hour living wage by 2020.he said labour would "ensure our manufacturing industry and jobs are protected" and he was "absolutely sure" his spending plans added up.media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionwhich party will help those in need?and he clashed with ukip leader paul nuttall, who accused the labour leader of wanting to take the ...