— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) May 29, 2017
Tonight at 8.30pm we have the first big set-piece with TMay and Corbyn appearing before a live studio audience on Channel 4 and Sky News.
They won’t debate directly with each other – TMay ruled that out from the beginning. But she’ll face questioning from the audience and from Jeremy Paxman.
Neither leader is particularly good under pressure of which there is likely to be a lot tonight and it’s a programme where anything can happen.
Earlier se was in Twickenham, where the Tories are facing a strong LD challenge, for what was said to have been a manifesto re-launch. Parts of the event were shown live on TV and the most newsworthy part was Quentin Letts of the Daily Mail calling TMay a “glum-bucket”. You can see it here.
Mrs. May looked far from happy with this observation from a senior journalist at a newspapers which has been one of her main backers.