Countdown to UK election begins; PM May toughens anti-terrorism stance

The British people will vote tomorrow to choose a new government in what's seen as a head-to-head showdown between Theresa May's Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party.

The Prime Minister has endured a difficult campaign, which has seen her come under pressure for dodging debates and backtracking on her party's controversial 'dementia tax' policy. May has attempted to focus her campaign on Brexit, repeatedly arguing that no deal was better than a bad deal. More recently she's had to defend her record on police cuts in the wake of the terrorist attack on London Bridge.
 
On the other side of the spectrum, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has surprised pundits with his rise in the polls, focusing on issues like health care and education. The left-winger plans a major overhaul of the UK economy, including hiking the corporation tax to 26 percent. He's also eager to nationalise some British industries including railways. The Labour leader is also facing tough questions on his leadership. Some critics claim he would be too soft on defence.
 
Theresa May has seen her poll lead slashed in the last month from around 22 points to single digits. An Opinium poll shows the Tories with a 7 point lead while a Survation survey shows Corbyn only 2 points behind. 
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