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Petition-Make TV election debates happen - establish an Independent Debates Commission Genuine leaders' debates

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coffee
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Petition-Make TV election debates happen - establish an Independent Debates Commission Genuine leaders' debates

#1 Postby coffee » October 7th, 2018, 1:22 pm

Please Sign This Petition and share it.

Make TV election debates happen - establish an Independent Debates Commission
Genuine leaders' debates took place in 2010, but in the next two elections didn't happen. Amend election law to make party leaders take part in a televised debate.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/228572

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Alan H
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Re: Petition-Make TV election debates happen - establish an Independent Debates Commission Genuine leaders' debates

#2 Postby Alan H » October 7th, 2018, 4:08 pm

coffee wrote:Please Sign This Petition and share it.

Make TV election debates happen - establish an Independent Debates Commission
Genuine leaders' debates took place in 2010, but in the next two elections didn't happen. Amend election law to make party leaders take part in a televised debate.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/228572
It's an interesting idea, but the debates I've seen were little more than opportunities for soundbites and grandstanding. More heat than light. If anything, it reinforces the cult of the leader and his/her personality rather than actually providing solid information that might help a voter decide how to cast their vote. Not sure I have any good suggestions though, other than all news and politics programmes actually improving the way they operate and provide information.
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Re: Petition-Make TV election debates happen - establish an Independent Debates Commission Genuine leaders' debates

#3 Postby Justme » October 8th, 2018, 9:36 am

The trouble I've found about giving up your E-mail for these petitions is that you set yourself up to getting put on political mailing lists you might not want to be on.
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