Corbyn's Labour faces 'nuclear winter' with support outside London flatlining

Mark Ruffalo has joined a small but select group of USA celebrities who have thrown their support across the Atlantic to Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the U.K.'s Labour Party, ahead of Britain's general election on Thursday.

But it was Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale's views that came under scrutiny on Tuesday evening, after SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon claimed during a television debate that she had told her following the Brexit vote that "Labour should stop opposing a referendum" - a claim Ms Dugdale denies.

Although the report noted that Labour had won the overall support of Londoners, with just the Dagenham and Eltham constituencies remaining "very hard", there is "precious little to cheer" when it comes to the party's progress elsewhere in the country.

Britain's political leaders crisscrossed the country on the last day of the general election campaign Wednesday, with security dominating the agenda in the wake of the London Bridge attack.

"Get those negotiations wrong and the consequences will be dire", she said.

With polls showing her party anywhere from 15 to 20 points up on Corbyn and Labour at the time, and the favorability gap between her and Corbyn even wider, she hoped for a blowout victory that would boost the Tories' position in Parliament to a record level.

"We have just 24 hours to change course and save our NHS, schools, social care and police services by electing a Labour government that will invest to transform Britain for the many, not the few".

On the United Kingdom celebrity front, the likes of Ricky Gervais, Stephen Fry, Ken Loach and Russell Brand have all thrown their weight behind Corbyn, while Steve Coogan has been among those actively campaigning for the Labour Party. Suddenly, it's Conservatives rallying against "untrammelled free markets" and the "cult of selfish individualism" in their new manifesto, where she declared the Tories the party of workers.

The latest polls indicate Labour is still narrowing the Conservative lead, despite repeated attacks on Jeremy Corbyn's opposition to counter-terror legislation and past dealings with the IRA.

Corbyn said Wednesday that Diane Abbott will step down from his "shadow cabinet" because of an unspecified illness. In one she said Labour would hire more police officers at a cost of 30 pounds ($39) each.

But she drew criticism from senior Plaid figures in April for suggesting she might stand for Rhondda at Westminster and then later ruling it out.

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