- She claims if Mr Corbyn becomes Prime Minister, Britain will face return to 70s
- Shock poll for Mail On Sunday puts the Conservative lead at just one per cent
- But the Prime Minister received a boost last night from a sensational leaked conversation between the Labour leader and his Left-wing spin doctor
Britain will become the ‘laughing stock of the world’ if Jeremy Corbyn wins Thursday’s General Election, Theresa May warns today.
She denounces the Labour leader’s ‘chilling’ refusal to say that he would defend Britain against a nuclear attack and claims that if Mr Corbyn becomes Prime Minister, Britain will face the ‘calamity’ of a return to the 1970s.
In an article for today’s Mail on Sunday, Mrs May evokes the spectre of the notorious 1978-79 ‘winter of discontent’, where widespread strikes under a Labour Government brought the country to a standstill.
Her passionate call comes as a shock poll for this newspaper puts the Conservative lead at just one per cent. With just four days until polling day, the Survation survey gives the Conservatives 40 per cent of the vote, and Mr Corbyn’s Labour 39 per cent.
Other polls last night put the lead at 12 per cent and six per cent respectively.
But the Prime Minister received a boost last night from a sensational leaked conversation between the Labour leader and his Left-wing spin doctor Seumas Milne.
In a phone call two hours after Mr Corbyn was heckled by the audience in the BBC’s Question Time Leaders’ Debate on Friday for refusing to say if he would use nuclear weapons, the two men agree that launching such a strike would be ‘bonkers’.
They discuss finding a ‘form of words’ to ‘shut down’ the embarrassing row over his anti-nuclear views and stop it wrecking the final stages of his election campaign.
And they mock those who support using Britain’s Trident deterrent, including Mrs May, in a series of jokey exchanges.