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Johnson/Corbyn two party ITV Election Debate stitch up

November 6, 2019 6:00 PM
Originally published by East Suffolk Liberal Democrats


Get Jo Swinson on the ITV election debate

ITV have decided to continue to reinforce the old two party system with just two male Brexiteers, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn monopolising the election debate. This must not go unchallenged.

Clearly these two pro Brexit leaders, both patently unfit to be PM, represent the extremes of right and left and are happy to hold sway and try to set the GE agenda or are they running scared? Neither is going to upset the status quo and are quite happy for ITV and their party managers to clear out any opposition and ensure tht they enjoy a nice easy ride in front of ITVs cameras.

ITV's election debates are rarely memorable, compulsive viewing but when ITV announced an election debate at the end of last week between the two tired old parties it was quite clear that any chance of balance had gone out of the window.

This is a stitch-up by Labour and the Conservatives. Two men having a cosy pro-Brexit debate and shutting out the woman leader of the strongest party of Remain. It's unacceptable, and we want to see it changed.

You agreed with us - almost 40,000 people have signed the #DebateHer petition so far this week. Thank you!

In fact, earlier today, Sky announced they'd be including Jo in their own debate on the 28th November. That's in part thanks to pressure from people like you signing our petition!

Jothrew out a challenge and says:

I'm in. Will you show up @BorisJohnson & @jeremycorbyn?#DebateHer https://t.co/s4e43YxH5D

The question now is simple - will Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn debate her?

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