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English Publication Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Source: The Guardian
David Cameron is yet to commit to taking part in a televised leaders’ debate before this year’s general election and is engaged in a semi-public negotiation with the other parties and the broadcasters about whether a debate will take place and, if...
English Publication Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015 Source: The Guardian
Badly burnt by what happened last time, the Tories set out to sabotage the negotiations right from the start.
English Publication Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015 Source: Daily Mail
David Cameron should be replaced with an 'empty chair' if he refuses to take part in TV election debates, Ed Miliband said today.
English Publication Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015 Source: The Telegraph
The Labour leader accused Mr Cameron of "ducking and weaving" by refusing to sign up to the debates and said they should go ahead with or without the Tory leader.
English Publication Date: Monday, November 10, 2014 Source: The Guardian
The Greens, the Scottish National party and Plaid Cymru have joined forces to ask the BBC to rethink its plans to exclude them from the main TV leaders’ debates in next year’s general election.
English Publication Date: Friday, October 31, 2014 Source: Herald Scotland
Scotland's first minister-in-waiting is demanding that broadcasters think again on their proposals and said "it would be a failure in your duty of impartiality" if the debates go ahead as currently planned.
English Publication Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Source: The Guardian
The BBC has rejected a demand from the Green Party to be included in the proposed TV leader election debates, saying that it, unlike Ukip, has not demonstrated any substantial increase in support.
English Publication Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014 Source: The Guardian
PM has most to lose if broadcasters’ format for party leaders general election shows go ahead.
English Publication Date: Monday, October 13, 2014 Source: The Guardian
Should the party leaders debate with one another in the runup to the general election? Yes, absolutely, they should. Party leaders should be open to scrutiny.
English Publication Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 Source: Independent
David Cameron is under pressure to start negotiations on TV election debates with the other party leaders after Labour and the Liberal Democrats accused him of trying to sabotage the programmes.