German media is portraying Mr Corbyn as ‘inexperienced’
Many predict Jeremy Corbyn would be open to negotiating Britain’s Brexit deal with Brussels in stark contrast to the stony rhetoric Theresa May is brandishing.
Despite an outright win for Labour still being a pipe dream, the party has been steadily creeping up the polls with just days to go until the General Election.
Prime Minister Mrs May, who has never been officially elected, performed a U-turn and called the snap election hoping to capitalise on Labour’s dismal support.
When she made the decision the Tories were some 20 points ahead, but this has thinned to just six points according to researchers the ORB institute.
Mrs May has sought to draw the battle lines along the Brexit negotiations
But now German media is portraying Mr Corbyn as ‘inexperienced’ and say he is much more likely to compromise.
An article in Focus.de compared Mrs May’s hard style, citing she repeatedly claims she would rather leave the EU with no deal than a bad deal, against Mr Corbyn’s left-leaning credentials estimating he would favour negotiating a deal.
And they pointed towards his inexperience on the world stage, claiming it is hard to predict how he would act with no prior experience on a global level.
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It is interesting how the candidates have positioned themselves regarding the negotiations so far
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The report says: “It is interesting how the candidates have positioned themselves regarding the negotiations so far. Theresa May is in favour of a hard line: she would rather leave without a deal with the EU than agree to a bad deal for Great Britain.
“Jeremy Corbyn is compromising: he would definitely be in favour of finding a negotiating solution. This sounds like a simpler negotiating partner from the EU perspective.”
The Focus report adds Mrs May appears to have fallen out of favour with voters over another one of her U-turns on social care policy, and her strategy about pursuing the election by promoting herself as a ‘strong and stable leader’ appears to have waned.
Many predict Jeremy Corbyn would be open to negotiating Britain’s Brexit deal
But the report is also critical of Mr Corbyn.
They pointed towards his comments on the IRA as a factor which may count against him in the election.
His popularity is also debatable, as while the party is creeping up in the polls question seem to surround Mr Corbyn as a leader, with his own MPs wavering in their loyalty.
He faced a leadership election, which he won, less than a year after taking up the post.
But he is seeking to capitalise on a no-show from Mrs May in a seven-way leaders debate, featuring the Lib Dems, Ukip, SNP, Green Party and Plaid Cymru alongside Labour on Wednesday evening.
Mr Corbyn has called Mrs May out for her expected absence, after she declared she was taking taking questions "up and round the country" instead.
He is seeking to capitalise on a no-show from Mrs May in a seven-way leaders debate
She took aim at her rival’s stance, claiming he was “paying far more attention to how many appearances on telly he's doing, and he ought to be paying a little more attention to thinking about Brexit negotiations".
Mrs May has sought to draw the battle lines along the Brexit negotiations, which are due to conclude in 2019, pleading with the British public to “strengthen her hand” and give her a sizeable mandate to take to Brussels.
The General Election takes place on June 8.
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