Leaders debate comes to an end after one hour of debate over the government’s tax hikes
The debate, which was called by the Labour MP Keith Vaz, ended up being the shortest ever at the event, as the PM’s team sought to move away from the subject and focus on other areas of the Conservative’s agenda.
Theresa May used to be a strong supporter of higher taxes but in recent weeks has had to address the issue.
The prime minister did not take any questions but she did appear to put on a show during a speech in Leeds, where she spoke about her plans to help the NHS.
The NHS is not getting enough money and she said she would set up a “palliative care trust” to provide support to patients who have died, a measure she described as one of the biggest steps in its history.
Mrs May has previously been under pressure on the issue after she was forced to take back a warning that high taxes could put her coalition partners behind in May’s election hopes.
During the debate, Ms Liddle urged Mr Corbyn to stand aside because the public want changes in the NHS, arguing she should not have to campaign against his own party’s plans.
MPs debate a series of high-profile issues from Brexit to the general election, including proposals for Labour to pay more into the European single market.
They also discussed the UK government’s Brexit plans, particularly plans to leave the single market, with Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, claiming it would lead to more people leaving the UK.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was also grilled by MPs about why he decided to atte우리카지노nd the meeting and his response. He said: “This morning the Prime Minister went into the chamber and gave a speech… in which she took us through the details.
“I’m not going to get into all that is in that speech because the answer is already in.”