Thursday, 22 January 2015

BBC and ITV bid for seven-way debates

Finally, the BBC and ITV have agreed to reflect the diversity of modern politics in the leaders’ debates. They’ve woken up to the fact that if they’re going to invite one minor political party to join the debates (UKIP) then they had better invite the others.

Happily, the planned inclusion of the Green, SNP and Plaid Cymru leaders means that three women – Natalie Bennett, Nicola Sturgeon and Leanne Wood – will be joining the four men.

A victory for democracy and for women.