Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn face tough questions on live TV

The Prime Minister has done that now in the third election and got nowhere near meeting that figure.

Brexit Secretary David Davis said Mrs. May "brought it back to the fundamentals" over Britain's European Union exit, while Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Mr. Corbyn's answers were "really worrying for security".

Mr. Corbyn's decision to rule out walking out of Brexit talks without a deal "means being willing to accept any deal, however bad, signing up to any bill, however vast, accepting any terms, however unreasonable", she said.

Mr. Corbyn replied the country was "badly divided between the richest and the poorest", and more needed to be done so children didn't go to school hungry and learn in "super-sized" classrooms.

Commenting on a substitute to what might have been a face-to-face debate between May and Corbyn, former UKIP leader and European Parliament MP Nigel Farage pointed out that May's tough rhetoric on Brexit is likely to serve her well at the polls. "I saw Jeremy Corbyn close up on television and what I saw was revealing".

And in one of his better moments during the program, he pointed to his ear first and then his mouth, and said: "Leadership is as much about using this as using this". However, it is down from 2015, when 18 per cent of British Jews said they would vote for Labour under Ed Miliband.

LONDON - A series of polls over the past week have shown Labour and its leader Jeremy Corbyn, closing the gap with Theresa May and the Conservatives in the race for Downing Street.

The Labour leader said his party's policy was to replace the existing "patchwork of preschool opportunities" with a universal offer of 30 hours free childcare a week, paid for by the government, regardless of a family's background.

The presenter went on to suggest that Corbyn's failure to come up with a figure showed that "we can not trust you with our money" and that it "hardly inspires the voters".

The Labour leader appeared surprised when asked why he was not proposing to abolish the British monarchy, saying: "It's not on anybody's agenda, it's certainly not on my agenda". Now, after Theresa May was chided by the studio audience for her response to questions on health and police spending, her team might be forced into a rethink.

"We won't start the negotiations with megaphone diplomacy, threatening Europe with some kind of offshore tax haven on the shores of Europe", he said in a dig at May's efforts to handle Brexit. Of course, there is nothing wrong with telling old people they won't be able to pass their estate on to their children if they get ill.

May failed to win the studio audience over to controversial policies she is planning on care for the elderly and how it would be paid for.

She told him: "We will put an absolute cap on the level of money that people have to spend on care".

There was also a suggestion that she allowed a few easy questions past her.

"Everything depends on and will be defined by the outcome of these next five years", she said, adding, "this is no time for a weak leader to be making it up as they go along".