We the people DEMAND a TELEVISED Election DEBATE before GE17
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NO - TO SEPERATE, PRE-RECORDED PUBLIC DEBATES ! WE DEMAND a GE17 TELEVISED ELECTION DEBATE - NOW!
We DEMAND ALL elected LEADERS of PARTIES STANDING IN GE17 PARTAKE IN A TELEVISED LIVE DEBATE
N. B: It has just been announced that the political leaders will appear on BBC Question Time (Q and A session)- SEPERATELY. This means selective audiences, selected questions, and carefully rehearsed answers!
This is NOT a much needed LIVE DEBATE. This will NOT enable VOTERS the RIGHT to determine WHICH LEADER IS STRONGEST; for TAKING US OUT OF EUROPE, for strengthening our ECONOMY, COMMUNITIES, JOB CREATION and TRAINING; or for solving the HOUSING, FOOD INSECURITY and HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE CRISES ACROSS THE UK.
Prime Minister Teresa May has called a snap election, which was a shock to many political and popular commentators and to the general public. HOWEVER, the PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN is REFUSING TO PARTICIPATE IN A LIVE TELEVISED DEBATE. BUT, LABOUR LEADER, JEREMY CORBYN HAS STATED HE WOULD HAPPILY DEBATE, IF TERESA MAY DOES SO AS WELL. IT IS THEREFORE, COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE THAT A PRIME MINISTER SHOULD REFUSE THE VOTERS THIS REQUEST!!!.
Considering the outcome of the Brexit referendum and that Article 50 is now invoked - the UK will leave the European Union (EU) within 2 years. It would therefore, not only be democratic, but CRUCIAL for each political leader to convey WHY we should vote for them on June 8th. HOWEVER, WE the VOTERS, CANNOT make an INFORMED DECISION and determine which LEADER IS the STRONGEST for OUR country WITHOUT A LIVE TELEVISED DEBATE!
Given the short notice of this election, it is WHOLLY UNDEMOCRATIC for political leaders to REFUSE VOTERS the opportunity to hear THEIR policies for the next 5 years. WE WANT ACCOUNTABILITY and TRANSPARENCY from our POLITICAL LEADERS! It is crucial, that voters understand fully all party policies. Mainly, because there are undoubtedly potentially serious ramifications, for UK citizens. Essentially, this election will spell out the future direction of the UK; signalling a paradigmatic shift within the UK state; in terms of public service provision, its democratic processes and its long-term relationship with the EU and beyond. A TELEVISED DEBATE is THEREFORE ESSENTIAL AT THIS POINT IN UK HISTORY as voters cannot rely upon mainstream media outlets to present policies on behalf of political parties, as the MEDIA is BIASED!
The UK has a long-standing, world renowned history of proposing democratic values; around citizenship and for citizen engagement. We can be proud of our record. It is therefore, wholly unacceptable, that these be undermined by our own political leaders.
As VOTERS, we MUST be given the opportunity to HEAR ALL PARTIES policy proposals for the future of the UK's and for them to DEBATE these- any decision made now - by UK voters, -will determine the fate of generations of UK citizens, to come!!! .
The recent US and French Presidential elections held worldwide televised debates. As did both the 2010 and 2015 UK General Elections; the recent referendum's around Scotland's constitutional question and EU membership. SO WHY NOT FOR GE17? The 100,000 signatures submitted to the governments, parliamentary petitions dept, calling for a live debate, appears to have been ignored, and shelved, since parliament is now dissolved. We SIMPLY CANNOT ALLOW THIS!!!.
NOW IS THE TIME TO URGE EVERYONE, TO GET IN CONTACT with THE BBC, ITV, POLITICAL PARTIES, WRITE TO THEIR LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, AND DEMAND THAT WE HAVE A FAIR, OPEN AND HONEST PUBLICLY TELEVISED LIVE POLITICAL DEBATE. AND NOT A SEPERATE, PRE-RECORDED, EDITED VERSION. SO THAT WE CAN MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR OUR COUNTRY.
THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR AVOIDING A TV DEBATE: WE ARE THE 5TH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD, WE ARE A GLOBAL PLAYER, THEREFORE WE NEED WORLD CLASS, CONFIDENT AND STRONG LEADERSHIP, WITHIN A GLOBAL COMMUNITY. WE DESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE UK!
Please write to any political party demanding their leaders attend a debate (ITV 18 May). Contact the media using the links below expressing your concern that our political leaders are refusing to debate!
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