A former UKIP voter has given a frank opinion on Theresa May, leaving thousands of people in stitches. The interviewer asked:
If you had to chose between Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May about who was gonna negotiate on Britain’s behalf about Brexit…?
May and negotiation
Many voters are questioning May’s ability to negotiate Brexit after her performance this election. May’s campaign has largely been defined by avoiding as much scrutiny as possible. The Conservative leader has refused to negotiate with not only the public and journalists but also opposition leaders. Among the many examples of such behaviour are the following:
- In Cornwall, the local press reported that “media were locked in a room and banned from filming” at May’s campaign event.
- At campaign rallies across the country, like Harrow and Bristol, May has apparently only answered questions from handpicked journalists and Conservative Party faithful.
- May pulled out of Woman’s Hour.
- The Tory leader refused every single local BBC Radio interview request. Our public service broadcaster covered for her. The news only broke when a whistleblower inside the BBC anonymously messaged journalist Owen Jones.
- May refused to debate Jeremy Corbyn head-to-head, in The Battle for Number 10 and the BBC Question Time election special.
- May has been forced to use stage-managed photos to portray a handful of Conservative activists as a large crowd.
The man said:
So last time I voted UKIP, but this time I’m voting Labour
Asked what he thinks of Corbyn, he said:
I think he’s probably the most refreshing candidate for Prime Minister we’ve had for years.
UKIP has collapsed as an electoral political force since the EU referendum because they are largely perceived as a single-issue party. That collapse has led to a rise in the polls for the Conservatives, who have hoovered up the UKIP vote by adopting a hard-Brexit, anti-immigrant stance. Still, many UKIP votes are floating this election.
In the video, the former Farage voter did not mince his words. Unsurprisingly, May has lost his confidence to negotiate Brexit. Corbyn, on the other hand, has won him over.
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