In UK Election, Many Investors Want the Tax-Raising Socialist

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The UK holds its second general election in two years on Thursday.

Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses supporters at a campaign visit in Colwyn Bay, north Wales on June 7.

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The Tories - "It is a sad indictment on the state of Britain that neither of the main party leaders is particularly impressive..."

May promised to crack down on extremism if she wins Thursday's vote - even if that means watering down human rights legislation.

"If we get Brexit right, we can build a Britain that is more prosperous and more secure, a Britain in which prosperity and opportunity is shared by all", May said in a last appeal to voters to trust her to "knuckle down and get the job done".

Corbyn argued that the real danger comes from Conservative cuts to police budgets.

At least five opinion polls are expected before polling stations open at 0600 GMT on Thursday.

However, the poll predicted that the Conservative Party would win 305 seats, which is just shy of the 326 seats needed to form a majority.

On June 30 2016, MP Theresa May announced she was running to be leader of the Conservative Party to replace David Cameron, after his resignation following the results of the European Union membership referendum.

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

Establishing and maintaining a strong economy takes high priority on the Tory manifesto for the election, and the party says it aims to balance the United Kingdom budget by 2025 and continue with plans to raise personal tax allowances and reduce corporation tax.

Sunderland is a traditional Labour party stronghold and the vote-share with which the party holds on to the seat in the region is often seen as a sign of things to come.

May was criticized for lackluster campaigning and two deadly attacks turned the election into a debate about national security.

Corbyn has criticized cuts to the police under the Conservatives, which saw the number of officers fall by nearly 20,000 between 2010 and 2016.

The Tories, meanwhile, have increased their attacks on Corbyn's security record. He opposed British military interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, wants to scrap Britain's nuclear arsenal and shared platforms with Irish republicans in the years when the IRA was setting off bombs in Britain.

Support for the Conservatives has been hit by a controversy over social care for the elderly, alienating some traditional Conservative supporters over plans that would hit the ability of people to be able to pass on their homes, and earnings to their families. The Daily Mail branded him and senior colleagues "apologists for terror", while the Daily Express exhorted: "Vote May or we face disaster".

In less than a fortnight, the new UK Government (assuming that we have one and there isn't a hung parliament) will start divorce talks with the European Union and it is imperative that whichever party is leading the talks conducts them with British business interests at the forefront. The same poll found that support for Corbyn has risen by 15 points to 36 per cent, while that of May has fallen by 10 points to 50 per cent. "They underestimated the good sense of ordinary people, ordinary people all over Britain".

"We can honour the victims of these atrocities tomorrow by voting".

At the time May faced some criticism for going against her pledges to stay in government until 2020, but most commentators seemed to think calling the election was a smart if cynical move.

"I've thought an bad lot of things about Nicola Sturgeon in the past few years but I never thought she was a clype".

May's day started in London, where she chatted with butchers at Smithfield meat market in the city. She later addressed several gatherings across England, accompanied by her husband Philip, who has kept a low profile through much of the campaign.

ComRes polls are among those showing the biggest lead for Theresa May.

"And, yes, we do need to look as the threat evolves to see whether our police and security and intelligence agencies need more powers and I've also been clear about the sort of powers I'm talking about".

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