Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn went head-to-head Tuesday night in the first televised debate ahead of the U.K.’s December 12 election.
The two leaders locked horns over Brexit and stuck closely to their top campaign messages in the first set-piece clash of the election, although they also engaged in an argument over Corbyn’s claim that U.S. health companies will have access to the U.K.’s National Health Service in a post-Brexit trade deal.
A snap poll by YouGov revealed the two leaders were almost neck-and-neck in the eyes of the public, with 51 percent of respondants saying Johnson won the debate and 49 percent calling Corbyn the winner.
The result will be a moderate boost for Corbyn, who went into the debate trailing Johnson in the polls, but will not give the Labour leader the kind of game-changing moment he needs to radically change the campaign….
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