Jeremy Corbyn trolls Theresa May during her first Facebook Live video

Angelica Greene
May 16, 2017

The session featured a variety of questions, with one user asking why former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has not received a knighthood yet.

Theresa May became the first serving leader of a United Kingdom political party to take part in a Facebook Live broadcast this afternoon.

She also claimed that Downing Street staff weren't lying when they previously said there wouldn't be an early election, as May really had said no from the start of her role.

May, who was Home Secretary for six years, said: 'What I think is more important is that I and he take questions directly from the voters.

But Mrs May dismissed his call, saying that it was more important for her to take questions directly from voters.

"Do you not think people deserve to see us debate on TV?"

The Conservative premier sat down with ITV News' political editor Robert Peston, who grilled May with some of the 40,000 questions put forward on the social media platform.

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Corbyn accused May of showing "weak leadership" by refusing to debate him.

And she spoke about her taste in fashion, saying that her message to other women wondering what to wear in the workplace was: "Don't be afraid to be yourself".

"I don't think people get much out of seeing politicians having a go at each other, I think people want to hear directly".

May why she has decided against taking part in live television debates in the lead up to the general election next month.

The general election programme, which is a substitute for the debating format that the broadcasters originally pushed for, will take place just days before May and Corbyn appear on a special edition of BBC "Question Time".

But as the stream came to a close, around 10,000 users had responded with an angry emoji while another 4,400 gave the Prime Minister the thumbs up.

Last week the Prime Minister sad she was "in favour" of the controversial activity, which has been illegal since 2004 after legislation was introduced by Tony Blair's Labour government.

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