General Election 2017: May warns ministers against complacency

Prime Minister Theresa May says giving her Conservatives a bigger majority in the June 8 parliamentary election will strengthen Britain's hand in European Union exit negotiations.

Mr Johnson told the BBC earlier on Thursday that the prime minister shared his view that "it would be very hard for us to say no" if Donald Trump asked Britain to help launch such an attack and that the government could join the action without seeking parliamentary consent.

Britain and the EU have said that securing the rights of Europeans in Britain - and of 1 million United Kingdom citizens living elsewhere in the bloc - will be a priority when divorce negotiations begin after the United Kingdom election.

Voters will go to the polls on June 8 in the most important general election Britain has faced in 60 years, Theresa May insisted as she took the campaign fight to Labour's Welsh heartlands. He has argued disdain for the establishment was behind last year's Brexit vote and the election in the US of Donald Trump.

However, speaking to All Out Politics presenter Adam Boulton, Mr Blair said he wasn't "telling people not to vote Labour - of course I want people to vote Labour".

Labour can't even agree on whether it really wants to end uncontrolled immigration. We need to work through the UN. Because on an issue of this importance the government can't hide from the public or Parliament. For example, the House of Lords will be wary of trying to frustrate Brexit-related legislation if the prime minister has a big Commons majority courtesy of the general election vote.

There have been calls for Labour to discipline Blair for suggesting people should think about voting for other parties' candidates.

He also said that unlike May, Labour would not walk away from the European Union without securing a deal and that the party was clear that no deal would be a "bad deal".

Criticising the government, Starmer added: "Theresa May has said that no deal is better than a bad deal". It's extraordinary that the Prime Minister feels unable to face a direct television debate with the leader of the only other possible government that could come out of this election.

An Ipsos-MORI poll published Wednesday indicated that three out of five of those surveyed said May would make the most capable Prime Minister, compared with just under a quarter who said that of Corbyn.

There will be an attempt to change the leadership contest rules at next September's party conference by lowering the number of supportive MPs and MEPs needed for a candidate to get on the ballot from 15% to 5% of the total.

May was on a tour of Wales today with the hope of gaining ground from Labour in the region.

"The British people have the right to see a head-to-head debate between the only two people who could form the next government", he said.

"The system is rigged, with housing treated as an investment for the few, not homes for the many".