Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn launched the party's general election campaign today but was quickly caught in a muddle over his position on Brexit.
A Labour activist who introduced Jeremy Corbyn at his local election campaign launch has apologised for sending "anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist" tweets.
Mr Corbyn has so far steered away from Mrs May's focus on forthcoming European Union negotiations towards Tory cuts to public services and his own party's spending plans.
The rhetoric echoes the approach taken by Ed Miliband, who led Labour to defeat in the last general election in 2015 - despite being neck and neck in the polls in the weeks before that vote.
A BBC spokeswoman said: "Jeremy Corbyn will be appearing on the One Show, but we haven't confirmed all the details as yet". The lead could be used to gain room for negotiation within the party, but also to mold the institutional outlook of the United Kingdom outside the EU.
And while a YouGov survey of Labour members from last March indicated that 68 percent were keen to see Corbyn go if the party lost an election, some analysts believe his departure would be a far worse prospect.
In a HuffPost UK-Edelman Focus Group in Slough last month, men and women from "ordinary working families" in the key seat were scathing about everything from the scruffy state of the Labour leader's garden to his failure to sing the national anthem. And he accused Conservative rivals of making the June 8 election "all about Brexit and who can play at being toughest with Brussels".
He'll add: "This election isn't about Brexit itself".
Speaking at a rally in Manchester to announce his party's program, Corbyn promised a reckoning for "tax cheats, rip-off bosses and greedy bankers" if he won - but avoided directly answering questions about whether he would offer a second referendum on Brexit, saying the issue was settled.
The veteran socialist said Labour wanted a "jobs-first Brexit" that safeguarded industry and improved the economy.
"I'm serious about going out there, I've been in Worcester and Leamington, I've been in Warrington, I've been in Croydon, I'm going all over the country on this because ours is an election to win".
"When people voted Corbyn as leader they did it hoping he'd be supported by party & then endorsed by electorate".
Corbyn said the British system is rigged and vowed to dismantle it.
"We simply can not take the risk of Corbyn in Downing Street in four weeks' time negotiating Britain's future". Indeed, under its current leadership the Labour Party is more interested in serving its own ends rather than those of hard-working people for whom the party was originally established. "We have four weeks to win and transform Britain for the many not the few".