The right-wing responses to Theresa May’s latest grilling show she isn’t fooling anyone

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Theresa May refused to face Jeremy Corbyn in a one-on-one debate. Instead, she opted to take turns being interviewed by Jeremy Paxman and a live studio audience. Many people thought that May once more put in a weak and wobbly performance. Others thought that she outperformed her dire showings so far. But it’s clear that she’s lost the good will that many people had for her. And not for the first time, it’s clear among the very voters she’s reliant on.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage has commented that, as Prime Minister, May has adopted much of his rhetoric. This is significant, because UKIP polling numbers have shrunk as the Conservatives’ have risen.

Farage is not ignorant, though, and he acknowledges that May’s conversion to ‘Faragism’ is likely to be insincere. He was clear about who was sincere, though. And it will give his supporters pause for thought:

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The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail‘s comment sections are so famously far-right that there are accounts dedicated to showing just how toxic they are (click to scroll through images):

The person running this account has noticed a recent change in comments, however:

And that change was fully evident following May’s interview by Paxman:

Voters

If the shrinking poll margins are to be believed, the exodus of Labour voters to the Tories seems to have stopped. There are also signs that the Conservatives could in fact lose voters to Labour. And the main concern seems to be Theresa May herself:

The final stretch

It’s clear that May has lost support and favourability among voters. It’s also obvious that many still expect a victory for her party. And this mixture of apathy and expectation could be dangerous for the Tories. Especially if, on the day, Conservative voters expecting an assured victory use their vote to protest May’s deeply unpopular manifesto.

This isn’t something we should sit back and hope for, though. The Tories are losing support because voters are seeing them for what they are. And they are also seeing that Labour is a viable alternative.

It’s time to hammer that message home.

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