Tuesday 2 February 2010

You're not debating, you're not debating, you're not debating anymore!

Lobbydog has learnt that plans for the live leaders' debates have been thrown into disarray – the problem is they’ve been scheduled for Wednesday nights.

Assuming the election is on May 6, that would mean the debates clashing with European football’s Champions League semi-finals.

Given that each debate – like a football match – will last 90 minutes, organisers fear viewers may prefer to watch the soccer over the politics.

Surely people would find the cut, thrust and intensity of the debates far more appealing than elite European football.

Ok. I thought I’d at least write that last line down before totally dismissing it. They need to rearrange.


Anonymous said...

This was in the Telegraph last month: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7062079/Election-debate-fixture-clash-with-Champions-League-football.html

Suspect it's unlikely they'll actually be held on those days.

Oldrightie said...

They won't happen at all.

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