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Nigel Farage and Jo Swinson come out swinging for photo ops… but Corbyn sticks to woolly mittens

On a busy day on the campaign trail, Nigel Farage and Jo Swinson came out swinging for their photo ops – but pacifist Jeremy Corbyn stuck to woolly mittens. 

The Brexit Party leader – who paid a visit to boxing club in Ilford, London – admitted he suffered ‘very heavy blows’ in recent days following his decision to pull out of 317 Tory-held seats. 

Mr Farage – who was photographed sharing a ring with British heavyweight boxer Derek Chisora – is under growing pressure to scrap plans to contest Labour-held Leave-backing marginal seats which will be key Tory targets come polling day.

Jo Swinson made valiant efforts to help the Lib Dems punch above their weight ahead of December 12

The Brexit Party leader – who paid a visit to boxing club in Ilford, London – admitted he had suffered ‘very heavy blows’ in recent days following his decision to pull out of 317 Tory-held seats. Meanwhile, Jo Swinson made efforts to help the Lib Dems punch above their weight

Campaigning in Scotland, Corbyn took a less combative approach by insisting ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi should have been arrested - despite the fact that the terrorist leader blew himself and two of his children up as US soldiers approached

Campaigning in Scotland, Corbyn took a less combative approach by insisting ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi should have been arrested – despite the fact that the terrorist leader blew himself and two of his children up as US soldiers approached

Meanwhile, Jo Swinson made valiant efforts to help the Lib Dems punch above their weight ahead of December 12 – using her visit to a separate boxing gym to pledge her support in ending the knife crime epidemic. 

The self-described ‘girly swot’, whose fight for more than a ringside seat in the election took her to ‘Total Boxer’ in a north London, gloved up to fend off questions about candidates withdrawing from the ballot.

The Lib Dem leader is under mounting pressure after candidates in Canterbury and High Peak withdrew saying they did not want to split the pro-Remain vote.

Both cited concerns they may take votes away from Labour and allow pro-Brexit Tories to win in the marginal seats. 

Campaigning in Scotland, Corbyn took a less combative approach by insisting ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi should have been arrested – despite the fact that the terrorist leader blew himself and two of his children up as US soldiers approached.

The Labour leader questioned the US operation last month that led to the cornered Islamist warlord, whose victims included innocent Britons, triggering a suicide vest. 

Mr Farage - who was photographed sharing a ring with British heavyweight boxer Derek Chisora - is under growing pressure to scrap plans to contest Labour-held Leave-backing marginal seats which will be key Tory targets come polling day

Mr Farage – who was photographed sharing a ring with British heavyweight boxer Derek Chisora – is under growing pressure to scrap plans to contest Labour-held Leave-backing marginal seats which will be key Tory targets come polling day

The self-described 'girly swot', whose fight for more than a ringside seat in the election took her to 'Total Boxer' in a north London, gloved up to fend off questions about candidates withdrawing from the ballot

The self-described ‘girly swot’, whose fight for more than a ringside seat in the election took her to ‘Total Boxer’ in a north London, gloved up to fend off questions about candidates withdrawing from the ballot

‘If we want to live in a world of peace and justice we should practice it as well’, Mr Corbyn said in an interview with LBC on the election campaign trail.

The comments came hours after Mr Corbyn’s two-day general election tour of Scotland got off to a disastrous start as he was heckled and labelled a ‘terrorist sympathiser’ when he arrived at an event in Glasgow.

And they echo remarks made by the Labour leader in 2011, when he described the recent US killing of Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden as a ‘tragedy’.

Mr Farage today refused to budge as he said he would not give into what he described as ‘intimidation’ ahead of a 4pm deadline tomorrow to declare candidates.

And in an incredible admission he hinted that he would be prepared to vote for Boris Johnson’s party himself, as he lives in a Tory constituency.

Mr Farage today refused to budge as he said he would not give into what he described as 'intimidation' ahead of a 4pm deadline tomorrow to declare candidates. And in an incredible admission he hinted that he would be prepared to vote for Boris Johnson's party himself

Mr Farage today refused to budge as he said he would not give into what he described as ‘intimidation’ ahead of a 4pm deadline tomorrow to declare candidates. And in an incredible admission he hinted that he would be prepared to vote for Boris Johnson’s party himself

Mr Farage's decision to stand aside in Tory-held seats stunned Westminster and appeared to have an immediate impact on the election campaign as the Conservatives subsequently soared to a 14 point poll lead over Labour

Mr Farage’s decision to stand aside in Tory-held seats stunned Westminster and appeared to have an immediate impact on the election campaign as the Conservatives subsequently soared to a 14 point poll lead over Labour

Asked on the campaign trail in Ilford on Wednesday whether he could vote Tory personally, Mr Farage said: ‘I want to see the manifesto. Let me see what is in the manifesto.

‘I’m hoping and believing that what Boris said last Sunday is going to be in the manifesto.

‘If that is in the manifesto then the deal as was is about to be changed in quite a big way.’

He later tried to u-turn tweeting: ‘No, given the way the Conservative Party have behaved this week – I could not vote for them.’

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson visits the boxing gym Total Boxer, which offers training to young people as a means of keeping them away from violence during the campaign trail

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson visits the boxing gym Total Boxer, which offers training to young people as a means of keeping them away from violence during the campaign trail

The comments came hours after Mr Corbyn's two-day general election tour of Scotland got off to a disastrous start as he was heckled and labelled a 'terrorist sympathiser' when he arrived at an event in Glasgow

The comments came hours after Mr Corbyn’s two-day general election tour of Scotland got off to a disastrous start as he was heckled and labelled a ‘terrorist sympathiser’ when he arrived at an event in Glasgow

Mr Farage’s decision to stand aside in Tory-held seats stunned Westminster and appeared to have an immediate impact on the election campaign as the Conservatives subsequently soared to a 14 point poll lead over Labour.

But some Eurosceptics believe Mr Farage could still scupper Mr Johnson’s hopes of a majority if he sticks by his plan to fight in Labour seats.

Winning Labour marginals in areas which voted Leave at the 2016 EU referendum will be key to Mr Johnson’s hopes of victory on polling day.

If Mr Farage stands candidates in those constituencies he could split the Leave vote and allow Labour to hold on – or leave the door open for the Lib Dems.

As a result he is facing intense pressure to pull out of knife-edge Labour seats before tomorrow’s candidate deadline.

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