Election Debate on TV

TV Election

Good to hear the leaders of the three main parties will have live debates during the election – not before time.

As usual the UK eventually catches up with the rest of the world when it comes to democracy.

But don’t you get that awful feeling that it will be a lot about how the candidates look and the questions will be well rehearsed and a little stale by the third appearance.

I’d like to see more of a Question Time style format where the public ask the questions, preferably live on the phone  and there should be rules set in advance that answers should be real answers and not just the usual fault finding of the other parties policies.

It could be enforced by saying that if a candidate breaks this rule they are removed from the platform – that would be an incentive for them.

Or maybe we could have members of the public, bloggers possibly, on the platform with the candidates and able to contradict and argue with what the candidates say.

I see the SNP and Plaid Cymru are already making legal threats and UKIP has made a (half hearted) attempt to be included – this will no doubt lead to the BNP trying to gain some mileage.

All in all though, this is a good thing.

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