Ed Miliband had the best response to Theresa May dodging the election debates

Josh Withey@josh_withey
Wednesday 31 May 2017 15:45
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This evening, (most) of the UK's party leaders will get together for a debate on their manifestos and the issues facing the country in the run-up to the 2017 snap general election.

The leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, announced that he was now planning on attending the televised debate, alongside the leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron.

However, one person is missing.

Theresa May has sid that she will not be attending. Proudly claiming that it's not about how many times she appears on TV ahead of polling day, more the number of voters she connects with.

Jumping in to comment on May's move is the previous leader of Labour Ed Miliband.

While being interviewed by Jeremy Paxman in the run up to the 2015 general election (happier times), Ed encountered an unfortunate slip of the tongue while saying:

Am I tough enough? Hell yes i'm tough enough.

Much like baconsandwichgate, it seems Ed is more than happy to poke a little fun at his previous campaign, as long as he gets to throw some serious shade at the Conservatives at the same time.

When news emerged that Theresa May would be skipping the multi-party debates, Mr Miliband tweeted:

Once again, we've got to ask: where was this Ed in 2015?

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