Update Re: Greens in #leadersdebate
Nov 12, 2014 — Thank you!
You’re one of the more than 250,000 people who have signed my petition to include the Green Party in the TV leaders’ debates ahead of the 2015 General Election.
In the month since I launched the petition the Green Party of England and Wales have been working around the clock to get the broadcasters to reconsider their decision to exclude the Greens from the debates and there has been great progress:
- On 15th October the Green Party issued an ultimatum to the broadcasters: seeking an explanation within two days and a meeting within a fortnight where it could make its case, or they would begin a formal legal process.
- On 29th October the BBC set out its response rejecting the demand to be included in the tv debates.
- And this week parliamentarians from across the political divide called on the BBC to include the Green Party, Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party in the leaders’ debates.
The Green Party is in the process of meeting the different broadcasters face-to-face and making its case to be included.
It has said that while it hopes to resolve the matter without having to take legal action, it will use “all available means” to ensure its inclusion and that “nothing is off the table”.
So on Thursday morning (13th November 2014) I’m going to hand my petition in to the BBC to keep up the pressure. In the coming weeks I’ll also be handing it in to the other broadcasters.
Will you join me on Thursday at 10.15am and share the event in Twitter? http://bit.ly/1v3do8b
We’ll meet outside BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
The nearest tubes are Oxford Circus, Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street.
The more people we have, the more of a stir we’ll make.
Hope to see you there and please spread news of this on social media. Click here to share on twitter: http://bit.ly/1v3do8b
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