Good finish by Corbyn on tuition fees. But overall not a clear win for either, with a peculiarly lacklustre audience. Probably better for May as she exceeded expectations by not positively falling on her arse.
Corbyn finally showing some real passion in responding to a particularly Neanderthal Tory. Dimbleby steps in to undercut him.
Nuclear destruction, IRA, anti-Semitism, Diane Abbott, Brexit – every dull Tory attack line been trotted out. Audience seem half asleep.
Corbyn being helped by some really nasty arrogant Tories being allowed questions on keeping people’s wages down.
Audience Adam thinks that firing a nuclear weapon would preserve his safety. No Adam you would be dust very quickly after that. Without a huge diminution in intelligence evidently.
Dimbleby “I may come back to education and the economy”… but let’s get on to the firing nuclear weapons Tory attack meme. More important obviously.
Corbyn should reference the continual vilification of Diana Abbott as a gross example of racism.
BBC kick off with Corbyn on Brexit followed by coalition with SNP – BBC exactly following Tory attack agenda.
May got out of that without major damage. Unsympathetic and flinty to nurses and slipped into prepared rhetoric on education, but less stilted than usual.
May getting through this OK, aided by the BBC having selected audience critics who are mostly unusually inarticulate.
May told a blatant lie about Diane Abbott wanting to remove terrorists from DNA databases. I don’t think this kind of slur really helps her.
May stuttering and stumbling horribly as she lies about whether her manifesto changed over social care policy
For Theresa May the BBC immediately steer the subject straight on to the Tories’ preferred subject of Brexit.